Join SA Current Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Chatting with San Antonio Food Entrepreneurs Francisco and Tomas Pergola of Cheddie's

Posted By on Wed, May 1, 2019 at 11:41 AM

click image CHEDDIE'S
  • Cheddie's
Brothers Francisco and Tomas Pergola dreamed of creating the perfect snack — savory, crunchy and made with quality ingredients that could provide a healthy alternative to popular processed foods.

During his college thesis project, Francisco worked with dialysis clinics in San Antonio and saw how many patients struggled to incorporate nutritious foods into their diet, even at the expense of their own health. Eventually, the brothers created their dream snack: Cheddie's.

“Patients spend so much time on dialysis that they resort to snacking to satisfy their hunger instead of a full meal,” Francisco said. “We wanted something with high protein, low carbs, a great taste with real ingredients and left people feeling full. It’s not a Kale chip and it's not Doritos, but it falls somewhere in between, where it still feels a little indulgent.”

Cheddie’s expanded their manufacturing operations in late 2018, and are largely sold in stores outside of Texas, but snack fans can find an assortment of Cheddie’s flavors including cheddar, white cheddar, barbecue and garlic Parmesan — now available for sale on their home site and Amazon. 
click image CHEDDIE'S
  • Cheddie's
However, the company has begun hiring a local team, and the brothers are eager to make San Antonio their official headquarters.

“San Antonio has always been very opening to entrepreneurs and people with ideas, and the food culture here is amazing as well,” Francisco said. “We really want to bring it back home and just grow our business.”

To learn more about Cheddie's click here.

So many restaurants, so little time. Find out the latest San Antonio dining news with our Flavor Friday Newsletter.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

San Antonio Current works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of San Antonio and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep San Antonio's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

May 20, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2020 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation