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                          May 11, 2021

       Robert D. Wright
       President and Chief Executive Officer
       Potbelly Corp.
       111 N. Canal Street, Suite 325
       Chicago, Illinois 60606

                                                        Re: Potbelly Corp.
Statement on Form S-3
                                                            Filed May 6, 2021
                                                            File No. 333-255845

       Dear Mr. Wright:

              This is to advise you that we have not reviewed and will not
review your registration

               Please refer to Rules 460 and 461 regarding requests for
acceleration. We remind you
       that the company and its management are responsible for the accuracy and
adequacy of their
       disclosures, notwithstanding any review, comments, action or absence of
action by the staff.

                                                        Please contact Scott
Anderegg at 202-551-3342 with any questions.


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