POTBELLY CORP false 0001195734 0001195734 2022-07-12 2022-07-12





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): July 12, 2022



Potbelly Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Delaware   001-36104   36-4466837

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



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(IRS Employer

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111 N. Canal Street, Suite 325

Chicago, Illinois

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (312) 951-0600

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 1.02

Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.

The information set forth in Item 8.01 below is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 1.02.


Item 8.01

Other Events.

As previously disclosed, in 2020, Potbelly Sandwich Works, LLC (the “Borrower”), an indirect subsidiary of Potbelly Corporation (the “Company”), was granted a loan (the “Loan”) in the aggregate amount of $10,000,000, pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”). The PPP was established as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) and is administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”). The Loan was evidenced by a promissory note (the “Note”) between the Borrower and Harvest Small Business Finance, LLC, as Lender (the “Lender”). The interest rate on the Note was 1.0% per annum and was scheduled to mature five years from the date the Borrower applied for loan forgiveness under the CARES Act.

Under the terms of the CARES Act, PPP loan recipients can apply for, and the SBA can grant, forgiveness of all or a portion of loans made pursuant to the PPP, plus any accrued interest thereon, if the recipients have used the PPP loan proceeds for eligible purposes. The Borrower applied for forgiveness of its Loan during the third quarter of 2021.

On July 12, 2022, the Company received notification from the Lender that the SBA approved the Borrower’s Loan forgiveness application for the entire outstanding principal and accrued interest under the Loan, equaling $10,190,958.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



/s/ Steve Cirulis

Name:   Steve Cirulis
Title:   Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer

Date: July 15, 2022