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Bears name Peppo's Subs as third Small Business winner


The Bears will recognize Peppo's Subs as their third Small Business All-Pros Gameday Eats Edition winner presented by Visa from Nov. 17-Dec. 14.

Peppo's Subs is a family-owned sandwich shop in Palos Hills, a southwest suburb of Chicago. It was founded by a trio of jazz players who were inspired to start their business in 1976 after noticing the limited dining options after long motorcycle rides together. They are famous for their sandwich topping called "guts," which includes a mixture of tomatoes, onions, pickles and seasoning, marinated and served in six different flavors. Their goal is to satisfy unusually large appetites by combining a salad and a sandwich into one, using a secret recipe for the toppings. The restaurant (10303 S. Roberts RD., Palos Hills) is currently operating for dine in, pick up orders, delivery and catering services Monday-Saturday.

Other 2021 Small Business All-Pros include Moody's Pub (Sept. 19-Oct. 12), Cocoa Chili (Oct. 13-Nov. 16) and Cleo's Southern Cuisine (Dec. 15-Jan. 9). Each restaurant will receive four weeks of a Bears marketing partnership including placement on the team's official social media channels, and within email newsletters, along with in-stadium promotions. For more information, visit

In addition to supporting the Bears 2021 Small Business All-Pros Gameday Eats initiative, Visa has directed resources to small businesses through a number of its own programs, tailored to fit the needs of local communities since the start of the pandemic. In its own programs, Visa has committed more than $1 million in hyperlocal grants, many to minority SMB owners in disproportionately impacted U.S. cities, including Chicago.

This marks the second year of the Bears Small Business All-Pros initiative. In 2020, 10 Small Business All-Pros winners brought to you by Proven IT were selected. Principle Barbers received a marketing partnership throughout the 2020 season, as well as a technology assessment provided by Proven IT; nine additional Small Business All-Pros received digital and social marketing exposure through Bears assets during a week in the season, including 4P Industrial Cleaning Corporation, Barbee Tax Consulting, LLC, Bark Bark Club, Boco Services, Inc., Colfax Corporation, Jus Sandwiches, Lillstreet Art Center, Small World Bar & Grill and Thalia Hall.

For more information about Small Business All-Pros Gameday Eats edition, please visit More information on the programs Visa has made available to small and micro businesses can also be found on the Visa Small Business Hub and the Visa Small Business COVID-19 support site.

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