Gimme some Potbelly for my pot belly
Potbelly does not refer to a pudgy kid who could use a trip to the gym. It’s a new sandwich shop in Towson, a great addition for quick, inexpensive dining.
As a person who likes to indulge in the finest delicacies of chicken tenders and french fries, it takes an incredible meal to make me want to eat two servings.
This is exactly what Potbelly was able to do.
For many of us, location is key, and if something is out of the way and difficult to get to, it becomes a college student’s kryptonite (that, and your Biology 115 lab.)
Luckily for us, Potbelly is located conveniently on the corner of La Salle and Joppa Roads, only five minutes from campus.
For those of you, who use their own two feet to get everywhere, like myself, the Tiger Shuttle has a stop only a few hundred yards away.
Some of you may be thinking to yourself, “Well, isn’t this just another Subway?”
Quite the contrary, ladies and gentlemen. Potbelly is similar to a Quiznos on steroids.
But here’s the best part: it’s cheaper.
All jokes aside, what do I really think of the restaurant? For me, customer service is a huge part of the dining experience. If I were treated poorly, why would I want to go back?
I was happily surprised to hear thse lovely words upon entering: “Hello, how are you doing today?”
I mean, how often do you hear that nowadays?
Hardly ever, especially at a relaxed-style restaurant like Potbelly.
And let’s be honest here, no college student really wants to exert a great deal of energy, and Potbelly accommodates with online ordering. You don’t even have to wait in line anymore.
But if you are the type of person who actually works out, you can wait in line with an environment that is reminiscent of a country kitchen.
Now for the most important part: the food.
I decided to try two sandwiches, “A Wreck” and a grilled chicken sandwich, both of which I found to be satisfactory.
But out of the two, I recommend “A Wreck,” a delicious combination of salami, roast beef, turkey and ham topped with your choice of vegetables and dressings.
It’s similar to fireworks exploding in your mouth, without all the pain and death.
My only beef (pun intended) with the sandwich has to be those cursed peppers.
I had to avoid crying throughout my first sandwich in fear of total embarrassment, all because of the hellish flames of the hot peppers.
So unless you are either a hardcore daredevil or interested in making a fool of yourself, remember these words of wisdom: Stay away from those damn peppers.
Overall, I give it four stars. I mean, it’s sure as hell better than Paws.