Regional Mom-And-Pops

Regional Mom-And-Pops

(reprinted from the Rep, May 21, 2001)

By Jose E. Garcia

Chicago Hamburger Co., 3749 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, (602) 955-4137.

Making money isn’t the only thing on Bob Papanduros’ mind when it comes to running his business.

“We have to maintain neighborhood cohesion,” the 43-year-old says. “That’s what neighborhood joints are for.”

Papanduros is apparently playing his part in getting to know his community. He can rattle off the names of some of his customers as fast as you can eat a couple of Windy City Sliders, the popular biscuit-size burgers served at this blue-collar joint.