CHICAGO (CBS) — Business is thriving for one Little Village restaurant.
And Friday morning, customers got a surprise.READ MORE: Some Chicago Bars And Restaurants Are Beginning To Require Proof Of COVID-19 Vaccination This Week
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: 'We're Being Especially Cautious': Chicago COVID Vaccine Sites Are Turning Back Into Testing Sites
“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: Person Ends Up On Ramp From I-57 To Bishop Ford Freeway After Being Shot