The History of El Popular with South by Southeast

A conversation about the origins and growth of the oldest Mexican owned business in the United States.

Community podcast, South by Southeast, converses with local businesses in Chicagoland and beyond.

Video host, Christa Alvarez, sits down with the owner of El Popular, Edward Garza, to discuss the business’s humble origins in Chicago / Northwest Indiana nearly a century ago. During the conversation get to know how El Popular was founded in 1925, grew operations from the Midwest, and innovated its line of Mexican food products while still using many of the original recipes and natural ingredients from back in the day.

The conversation points within this video include:

  • El Popular Origins
  • Product Line Innovations
  • Business Growth

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