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Struggling Potbelly unveils new prototype in Chicago

The revamped design switches up the chain’s traditional ordering process in hopes of boosting efficiency.

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Potbelly closes stores, halts new unit growth

The fast-casual sandwich chain saw traffic fall 8.3% and same-store sales drop 3% during Q3.

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The private-equity firm has been buying up stock in the sandwich chain. Exactly why is uncertain.

The sandwich chain said weather and a delayed menu revamp hurt sales, sending the stock down nearly 20%.

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The chain said its same-store sales have slowed so far this year due to the dual January problems.

The sandwich chain has introduced a reconfigured menu with bundled meals and smaller versions of products to get customers to try new things.

Restaurants aim to feed consumers’ often conflicting desires as 2019 begins.

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