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Something New: Potbelly Sandwich Shop Introduces Flats

The other day I had the opportunity to try Potbelly Sandwich Shop’s new ‘Flats’. If you are not familiar with Potbelly, they serve a variety of hand crafted sandwiches, salads, soups, chili, sides, fresh baked goods, and frozen drinks.

Introduction to Potbelly's Flat with Popchips

Introduction to Potbelly’s Flat with Popchips

On May 6th, Potbelly will offer any of their ‘Original’ sandwiches from the menu on new thin multi-grain flatbread. I experienced the Mediterranean, Turkey Breast, and Grilled Chicken & Cheddar. These three sandwiches are a sample of Potbelly’s ‘Original’ sandwich menu items. What I appreciate about the new flatbread is that the bread did not outweigh the contents of the sandwich.

Of the three I sampled, my favorite was the Mediterranean. Honestly, I was never a fan of sandwiches that only contained cheese and vegetables. The Flat Mediterranean sandwich changed my mind. The Mediterranean is Potbelly’s vegetarian offering that contains cucumbers, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, artichokes, hummus, and feta cheese. The flatbread perfectly married the flavors from the tangy hummus and fresh vegetables.

As previously stated, Potbelly will offer Flats at all of their locations on May 6th. They are currently available for purchase at one of two Chicago locations; 200 S. Michigan Avenue or 222 Merchandise Mart-Floor 1. Select Potbelly Sandwich Shop’s will give you the opportunity to ‘First Taste’ the Flats on May 5th. Register here at participating locations to attend a ‘First Taste’ event. Space is limited so act fast.

The flatbread contains 90 calories less the regular bread used for the ‘Original’ sandwiches. With the decrease in calories, do not forget to add a bag of your favorite Popchips. With less than four grams of fat per serving, you can have all of the crunch without any of the guilt.

Potbelly will also offer Frozen Raspberry Lemonade to add to its frozen drink menu available this June. Raspberry sherbet and Nantucket Lemonade are combined for the perfect thick, smooth, no acidic Summer frozen treat. Keep in mind, that the Frozen Raspberry Lemonade contains more raspberry flavor than lemon flavor.

The Mediterranean Flat with BBQ flavored Popchips

The Mediterranean Flat with BBQ flavored Popchips

Tell me which Flat is your favorite. Don’t forget to register here for your opportunity to try Potbelly’s new Flat sandwiches on May 5th at select locations.

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