Open Letter

Dear Customers of the Potbelly's Located at 17th and L, NW,

Are you all completely insane? The line is at the door. Do you think that the sandwiches are really that good? Seriously? Because there are many fine establishments in the neighborhood, I am sure you walked by a few to get to the Potbelly's. I know you aren't surprised about the line because it is like this every damn day. The only thing that keeps the line out the door is the cold. I have witnessed the insanity that occurs when the weather is nice.

Look, I like their sandwiches also, particularly the use of carrot in the hot peppers, but its just not worth it. I understand that you probably save a dollar or two, but at what cost to your dignity. By standing in that line you are effectively saying 15-20 minutes of your time is only worth about $1.50. That only adds up to between $6.00 to $4.50 an hour. Do you really not think that you are worth more than that, because I do. Hell, you aren't even making minimum wage standing in that line. Maybe you should unionize, you clearly have the time to organize.

So please stop, for your own sake.



  1. Seriously, I don't know what's so great about Potbelly's. Their sandwiches are blah at best. What's with all the hype?

  2. i believe the "hype" with the place is the fact that you get to scream out your order at the folks behind the counter.

    you can also call ahead, order, and simply show up 15 mins later, skip the line and pick up your order. i'm surprised people don't do that more often.