2014 Golden Chain Awards: Aylwin Lewis

2014 Golden Chain Awards: Aylwin Lewis

The Golden Chain honorees represent the best the restaurant industry offers. To celebrate the winning executives, NRN dives into the strategies they use to build brands and inspire people. Find out more about the 2014 winners >>

Since he joined Potbelly Sandwich Works as chief executive in 2008, Aylwin Lewis has steered the chain through a period of significant growth. Under his leadership, the Chicago-based sub shop has grown from about 200 units to nearly 350 today, and annual sales of $300 million. He also led the chain through a successful initial public offering in October 2013 that raised about $105 million.

Currently, Lewis, whose 30-y

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