This place is one of those “Since 19—“ places that supposedly has been around for so long because the food is world-class or some other marketed adjective. However, I am happy to say that Pot Belly has great sandwiches. They offer wheat or white bread in subwayesque fashion, and also feature the tried and true assembly line o’ underpaid workers who are forced to be cheerful while they construct your custom made sandwich. However, that is where the similarities stop.
Subway ingredients give you the impression that they have been sent long distances across the Himalayan wasteland in some frozen condition, and then stored for many months inside the Subway refrigerated closet waiting for the moment when they would be semi-thawed and placed on your sandwich. Pot Belly's ingredients are fresh, you can almost smell the cow’s blood when you pick up a meatball in your meatball sub. The bread is toasted in one of those pizza oven type conveyor belt doohickys so it's pleasantly crisp instead of Subway soggy. This produces a sandwich you are proud to cram into your esophagus. The prices are very reasonable too, $4 for an eight-inch sub, although my wife swears it's closer to seven. It’s a sandwich joint that deserves its reputation and its business. It’s great for those on jury duty as well as it’s only minutes from the county court house.