Samuel Chico III and his son August Chico were honored to represent Chico Bakery at the "Made in America Product Showcase" held at the White House in July 2018. Only one company from each state in the country received the prestigious honor. Julia's Pepperoni Rolls were enjoyed by the President, Congressional members and White House senior staff members!
Founder Samuel Chico, Sr. decided to open a small bakery as a subdivision of Chico Dairy Company to offer a line of cakes, donuts, cookies, and breads to go along with the dairy products. The small bakery continued to operate until next generation owner, Sam A. Chico, Jr., decided that his mother Julia’s pepperoni roll recipe was simply too good to be kept just for the family. Moving into a larger building, Sam Jr. began to mass produce Julia’s Pepperoni Rolls® and Chico Bakery — Home of Julia’s Pepperoni Rolls® was created!
Julia’s Pepperoni Rolls® were an instant local hit. Soon, mothers were packing these ready to eat treats in their children’s lunches. Workers would take them to work as an easy, convenient and tasty lunch. Recognized for their great taste and generous size, they are a portable meal that can be carried just about anywhere. The rest is pepperoni roll history!