Aylwin Lewis to step down at Potbelly

May 31, 2017

Aylwin Lewis will step down as the chairman and CEO of Potbelly Corp. in August, the company said on Tuesday.

Lewis, who had been with the Chicago-based sandwich chain for nine years, will depart on August 8 later this year. The company said it has started a search process for his replacement.

“We are grateful for Aylwin’s leadership during his nine-year tenure at Potbelly,” Peter Bassi, Potbelly’s lead director, said in a statement. “We appreciate his vast contributions. He is a world-class restaurant leader and Potbelly benefited from his leadership.”

Lewis, a former CEO of Sears Holdings Corp., was named