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WHICH WICH CLOSES UP SHOP IN LEESBURG

The surprising move comes after four years in business.

Surprising news coming out of Leesburg, where Loudoun County’s only Which Wich location closed down this weekend. Sunday was the last day. A sign posted in the window thanks its many customers who supported the store over the past four years.

The Burn spoke with owner Manny Toor this morning. He explained that the closure was a combination of factors, including shrinking profits in the restaurant industry as a whole. And the December opening of a Potbelly Sandwich Shop across the street was the final straw, pulling away customers. “The opening of Potbelly sealed the deal for us,” Toor said. Fortunately, Toor says most of his employees were able to arrange new jobs prior to the closing.

The news was surprising because the 1,200 s.f. sandwich shop always seemed very busy. It also sits in one of the most coveted restaurant areas in Leesburg. Any area that has a Chipotle, a Five Guys, a Panda Express, a Starbucks and a Chick-Fil-A is considered a hot spot in the commercial real estate world.

The Dallas-based chain has more than 400 Which Wich locations around the U.S. and internationally. The closest one to Ashburn now is in the Ballston area of Arlington.

10 Comments
  1. Jim A. 5 years ago
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    Wow….I didn’t even know it was there or I would have tried it. How anyone can pick Potbelly over just about any other sandwich shop is beyond my comprehension. I work within walking distance of a Potbelly, but I would rather drive 20 miles instead of eating anything they serve.

  2. raj amin 5 years ago
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    This place is 100X better than that Potbelly crud, sad to see them go…

  3. Jerry 5 years ago
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    The one at Southland shopping center in Centennial Colorado closes 2/15/18

  4. Margaret Halseth 5 years ago
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    D____it! Loved that place! Glad I went there just before they closed. Sad. We need to support local! Potbelly is a chain…..

  5. MW 5 years ago
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    Which Wich is also a chain.

  6. Hamilton68 5 years ago
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    Why does this site have so many trackers on it. Just open a browser that blocks trackers show you the list from this site

    Unreal

  7. Kim 5 years ago
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    I feel like I’ve lost a friend. I had gotten friendly with many of the staff there.
    I will miss them.

  8. Anonymous 5 years ago
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    Not sad to see go

  9. Anonymous 5 years ago
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    I went to Potbelly once and won’t return. We loved Which Wich and went often! Will miss it!

  10. Melodee Shepherd 5 years ago
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    Went to which with and it was closed to tried potbelly. It sucked! Please bring which with back

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