04/04/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Potbelly Puts Brakes On Chicago-Area Expansion

Potbelly Sandwich Works is curtailing its rapid expansion in the Chicago area as the economy has more people turning to brown-bag lunches.

In recent months the sandwich chain has walked away from at least two prospective deals in the suburbs, in Hillside and Romeoville, and local real estate sources say company executives have told them Potbelly is pulling back its growth plans here.

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