Mr. Beef goes to Washington

March 4, 2009 3:39:02 PM PST
The owner of a popular Chicago fast food restaurant testified before a congressional committee on Wednesday.Joe Zucchero described how his line of credit has been cut off by a bank that's received federal bailout money. He says his business now faces foreclosure.

"We hope that we get some banks to refinance. Let loose of some of that money that's out there," Joe Zucchero, Mr. Beef owner.

Local ad agency copywriter Mark DiPietro has launched a campaign to support Mr. Beef. He's going to give away coupons for free sandwiches to the first 50 people who line up at the restaurant at 12:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon.