Pete Fasano

Fox’s Pizza in Orland Park & Mokena, Guinness, Madden Funds and Flood Brothers Disposal present the Hibernian Radio Hour at our newest recording location known as ‘The Bunker’ and this week we welcome back an old friend, Pete Fasano. Pete is the proprietor of the family-run pie company ‘Pies by Fasano‘ that his Italian grandfather, Joseph Sr., laid the foundations for in 1946 when he sold pies from a horse-drawn wagon around Chicago. “It’s a great immigrant and American story!” He takes us through the backstory of how he got involved in the business, recounting the first time he made a pie that “tasted like my childhood”. Pete has achieved consistent growth in the company over the years and he encourages our listeners to order their pies for Christmas! You can also donate pies to shelters and others in need via their website. It’s safe to say that Pete is a big hockey nut and plays in some local leagues and he’s currently thinking about helping to create a business course at College of DuPage. Watch this space folks! He talks fondly about his parents, giving a brief backstory on his Irish heritage on his mother’s side and he chats about his wonderful kids who help him out with the business during their busy seasons. Tips on storing pies, the importance of selling direct to consumer and some of the close calls he has experienced in his truck over the years are just some of the other topics these two pals discuss this week. Make sure to get you pies for Christmas from Pies by Fasano! Houli then brings us up to date on some upcoming events including our own Annual Hooligan Ball on December 16th at Barney Callaghan’s with music from Liam Durkin as well the raffle, dancing and plenty of craic – see you all there! Then it’s over to the obituaries followed by a trip to ‘Houli-Town’.