CHICAGO (CBS) — Business is thriving for one Little Village restaurant.
And Friday morning, customers got a surprise.READ MORE: Chicago Police Restrict Time Off For Officers Amid Battle Between City Hall, FOP Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Governor JB Priztker showed up at La Catedral during the breakfast rush.
It’s their example of how the Paycheck Protection Program and small business loans helped keep places like this alive.READ MORE: Artist Nate Baranowski Uses Chalk Art To Bring Halloween Festivity To Howard Street In Rogers Park
“La Catedral through these relief programs was able to remain open throughout the pandemic,” said Ambrocio Gonzalez, owner of La Catedral. “We were able to retain all our employees.”
Thanks also went to regulars who ordered endless takeout while the restaurant’s doors were closed.MORE NEWS: City Officials, Community Leaders Hit Streets To Urge People To Get First COVID-19 Shots, Boosters, And Flu Shots