Poultry unleashed: Potbelly’s Turducken Sandwich LTO, a food critic review

The Turducken’s arrival signals a season of excess, an era of ostentation, according to one food critic

Potbelly Sandwich Shop announced the arrival of the Turducken Sandwich. The sandwich has hit the press hard due to the perception of its uniqueness and excess. The Washington Post’s Tim Carman, a food writer and Cheap Eats critic ate the sandwich twice and offered up his own review on the experience, which he washed down with a Pumpkin Pie Shake. Carman wrote, “A turducken is not a symbol of humility and gratitude. It’s the opposite. It’s an ostentatious, Gordon Gekko cross-section of meats designed to signal your economic status…”

Read Tim Carman’s review here, and the announcement below. Time is running out on Potbelly’s Thanksgiving feast.

CHICAGO (November 8, 2018)–Beginning Nov. 13, Potbelly Sandwich Shop customers can satisfy their Thanksgiving cravings with the limited-time Turducken sandwich. The sandwich features a delicious combination of turkey, duck and chicken toasted with cornbread stuffing and topped with a cranberry-honey sauce, mayo, lettuce, cheddar cheese, tomato and seasoning. Like all Potbelly sandwiches, the Turducken sandwich can be customized just the way you like it.

And you can round out your Thanksgiving-inspired meal with a unique twist on a holiday dessert classic. The new Pumpkin Pie shake blends a whole slice of real pumpkin pie with hand-dipped vanilla ice cream for a rich, creamy treat. That’s right, there’s an entire slice of pumpkin pie in each shake.

Both the Turducken sandwich and Pumpkin Pie shake will only be available for a few weeks, while supplies last.


“This sandwich is exactly as bizarre as it is delicious,” added Brandon Rhoten, chief marketing officer of Potbelly. “And if you’ve never had a whole piece of pumpkin pie blended into a hand-dipped milkshake, you haven’t lived. Chef Ryan is a mad scientist and is making us go off our diets with his wonderful creations — he needs to be stopped.”

About Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Potbelly Corporation is a neighborhood sandwich concept that has been feeding customers’ smiles with warm, toasty sandwiches, signature salads, hand-dipped shakes and other fresh menu items, customized just the way people want them, for more than 40 years. Potbelly promises Fresh, Fast & Friendly service in an environment that lets you take a well-deserved break. Since opening its first shop in Chicago in 1977, Potbelly has expanded to neighborhoods across the world — with more than 400 shops. For more information, visit Potbelly.com.


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