Mangia! Peapod Is Now Carrying Buona Beef In Chicago Market

Just in time to cheer on the home team, online grocer delivers Italian Beef classic straight to consumer's doors;

Buona Beef (PRNewsFoto/Peapod)

Just in time to cheer on the home team, online grocer delivers Italian Beef classic straight to consumer's doors;Donates $1 per sale in support of The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation

CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago is famous for food, but it's not just deep dish pizza that gets mouths watering. The city's flavorful sandwiches are a must-eat for both locals and visitors to the Windy City. One of the classics, Chicago Italian Beef, originated on the South Side of Chicago, is made with tender Italian beef, thinly sliced and piled high on a sub. Peapod, the country's leading online grocer, has partnered with Buona, makers of the original and official Italian Beef of the Chicago Cubs, to deliver its famous beef to Windy City residents, helping customers create their own versions of the sandwich right at home.

Together with Buona and Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, Peapod is donating $1 for every tub of Buona Italian Style Gravy & Sliced Beef purchased during the months of October and November to help fight cancer. This money will go to the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation—a foundation dedicated to raising money for cancer research.

Chicago's Best
Buona is the latest product featured in Peapod's Chicago's Best—a selection of local and specialty food products that are exclusive to the Chicago area. Buona will be joining the ranks with more than 30 other local favorites like Carson's and Lou Malnati's.

"Our Chicago's Best line has been immensely popular, giving us the opportunity to partner with local vendors like Buona and offer our customers a hometown favorite straight to their doors," said Tony Stallone, Peapod's VP of Merchandising. "Chicago shoppers can now purchase classic Italian Beef with their regular groceries and help support Anthony Rizzo and his foundation's mission."

"We're excited to offer Chicago residents the chance to have Buona Beef delivered right to their doorstep," said John Gill, Marketing Director of Buona. "Not only will they be able to enjoy delicious and mouthwatering sandwiches in the comfort of their own home, but they'll also be helping to fight cancer with their purchase."

To shop Buona Beef on Peapod, visit online or on the free mobile app and tablet.

Peapod – an Ahold USA company – is the country's leading Internet grocer, serving 24 U.S. markets throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Founded in 1989 as a smart shopping option for busy households, today Peapod has delivered more than 37 million grocery orders. Customers can order online or on Peapod's free mobile app for delivery to homes and workplaces or choose to pick-up at over 200 convenient locations. For more information on Peapod, call 1.800.5.PEAPOD (1.800.573.2763), e-mail or visit

Buona first opened in Berwyn, IL 35 years ago and is still family owned. The company has expanded to 17 locations with plans to expand 3-4 locations per year. Defining the next-generation beef-stand as a place that is the perfect blend of old-school indulgence in Chicago classics and next generation menu choices- made with a focus on fresh, scratch-made food. For more information on Buona, visit, Twitter and Facebook.



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