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Peppo's History

Peppo’s Subs est.1976

Peppo’s Subs was founded by Jim Peplowski, aka Mr. Peppo. In his youth, Mr. Peppo was an avid motorcycle racer, musician and served honorably in the US Army. He opened Peppo’s Subs when he was 28 years old in Palos Hills, Illinois. Our first location, a mere 550qft, was the Original Palos Hills Police department, directly across from the Firehouse. Service  and patriotism was and is a big part of our history. Robert Peplowski, aka Peppo Jr. is also an Army Veteran, continuing his fathers legacy of service to the country and serving the community. 

Today Peppo’s Subs is an innovative restaurant serving up a unique customer experience through our food and service. GUTS, our signature topping was created in 1977 when Jim and friends were hungry hippies testing sandwich toppings to make the best sandwiches in Chicago land! We think they nailed it! Through the years we have come to know and love our customers and community. We have grown our company to a thriving family business through hard work, dedicated family, great employees and several generations of wonderful customers. 

We eagerly look to the future generations to carry on our family traditions of “Subs with GUTS”, and service with pride. 

See you soon! 


Provide the best possible dining experience through our food and service by going above and beyond expectations.

Future Vision

To be the best Sandwich shop in Chicago-land and grow our company with other owner-operators who share our family values of dedicated service and integrity with an appetite to match!