For 13 years, Chicago's Azteca Foods reigned as the Chicago White Sox's official nacho supplier -- until it was dethroned recently by Mexican-owned Mission Foods. Azteca's Art Velasquez knows that's the way the corn chip crumbles -- business isn't for the sentimental -- yet he can't help but feel a big loss.
Velasquez's family on his dad's side is rife with Sox fans. They've been watching the South Siders play live for more than a half-century, and they've had season tickets for at least 35 years.
Now that Azteca's once ubiquitous nacho carts will be gone from U.S. Cellular Field next season, Velasquez isn't sure he can go back. "I don't want to go around the park and see Mission Foods all around," he said. "It will be like a stab in the heart."