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‘Really incredible’: Inside a downtown Chicago pizza tour

CHICAGO — The Chicago Architectural Tour gets a lot of glory, rightfully so, but there’s also a downtown tour of one of the city’s other staples — pizza.

Jonathan Porter grew up eating pizza all around the city and became addicted to all the various delicacies Chicago has to offer.

After a career in sales, Porter admitted he was doing it more “for the paycheck” and wanted to find something he truly loved.

“Once the economy took a downturn in 2008, I didn’t have the passion for what I was doing. I told myself at that time, if I was going to have to work the rest of my life, I wanted to make sure it was something that I truly loved,” he told WGN News.

Porter, who describes himself as a “pizza nerd,” knew how popular tours are for Chicago tourists and locals, but noticed no one was doing pizza tours. So in 2010, he bought a bus and established Chicago Pizza Tours.

He has no plans to slow down anytime soon.


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