Slideshow: We Eat All the Sandwiches at Potbelly

Potbelly's Box O' Sandwiches
Potbelly's Box O' Sandwiches
Ordering all the sandwiches was easy. I just placed an order online, and thirty minutes later I picked up this box with all of them ready to go.
Turkey
Turkey
Ingredients: Turkey Breast with Swiss Cheese

This may be basic and straightforward, but it's oddly appealing. Instead of slimy cold cuts, the turkey is fresh and flavorful. All the elements work well, and it's probably best not to go overboard with extras, though some hot peppers should be required.

Smoked Ham
Smoked Ham
Ingredients: Smoked Ham and Swiss Cheese

True to the advertising, this is surprisingly smoky and sweet, resulting in another solid choice. The super thin slices stand out admirably, though mustard and pickles are good additions.

Mediterranean
Mediterranean
Ingredients: Hummus, Feta, Artichoke Hearts, Cucumber, and Roasted Red Peppers

Totally decent for a vegetable sandwich. The artichoke hearts are watery, but add an interesting briny characteristic. This also happens to be the only sandwich where giardiniera doesn't work at all.

Grilled Chicken
Grilled Chicken
Ingredients: Grilled Chicken Breast with Cheddar Cheese

Oddly reminiscent of a chicken soft taco from Taco Bell, but not necessarily in a bad way. There is no spice, but the chicken is juicy and salty. The cheese makes for a rather comforting bite. Giardiniera is an obvious choice, but I suppose packets of "Fire Sauce" would be more "authentic."

Tuna Salad
Tuna Salad
Ingredients: 100% Albacore with Swiss Cheese

Not bad. It's a little salty, and there is a definite fishy aroma from the tuna, but I can see why people order this. Pickles are a good addition.

Pizza
Pizza
Ingredients: Pepperoni, Marinara Sauce, Provolone Cheese, Mushrooms, and Italian Seasoning

This features the same sweet sauce as with the meatball. Fortunately the salty pepperoni helps a little to balance things out. I appreciate that it's not too cheesy or messy.

Meatball
Meatball
Ingredients: Meatballs with Marinara Sauce and Provolone Cheese

Wow, the sauce is very sweet, which is unfortunate because there needs to be more of it to make up for the fact that the meatballs are dry and bland. Hot peppers help a ton here, but it still disappointing.

Italian
Italian
Ingredients: Capicola, Mortadella, Pepperoni, Salami, and Provolone Cheese

Unlike the Wreck, the combination of pepperoni, capicola, mortadella, and salami makes for an overly salty bite. Some might find this flavorful, but it's almost too much to take. This is particularly unfortunate if you compare this to well proportioned Italian subs around Chicago, like Bari and J.P. Graziano's.

Chicken Salad
Chicken Salad
Ingredients: Chicken Salad with Provolone Cheese

Though coated with mayonnaise, the chicken is dry and mushy. Adding more mayonnaise does nothing to save this one.