Aylwin Lewis

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Aylwin B. Lewis (born May 28, 1954) is an American businessman. He served as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Potbelly Sandwich Works, June 2008 - August 2017.

Aylwin B. Lewis


In 1995, Aylwin Lewis became Senior VP of Marketing and Operations Development, a job he left in 1996 for a position as Senior VP of Operations at Pizza Hut. In 1997, he was promoted to COO at Pizza Hut; in 2000, he became COO at Yum! Brands. In 2004 he became CEO of K-Mart and shortly after merged with Sears and became CEO of Sears Holding. At Potbelly, where he was hired as CEO in 2008, Lewis led the drive to take Potbelly public. Lewis stepped down and left Potbelly in August 2017.



• Chain Store Age, December 2004, p. 39.

• Detroit News, October 19, 2004.

• Houston Chronicle, October 19, 2004, p. 11.

• International Herald Tribune, November 19, 2004, p. 19.

• Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News, October 19, 2004; November 21, 2004.

• Seattle Times, November 18, 2004, p. E1.

External links

  • Aylwin Lewis Corporate Bio
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