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If you have no idea who Dave Portnoy is, what Barstool is, or what the One Bite Pizza Review platform is, you may be wondering why this is such a big deal.

One Bite Pizza Reviews is a popular video series created by Dave Portnoy, founder of Barstool Sports, where he reviews local pizzerias, taking only one bite to assess the quality (except, not really, that’s the joke). Featured restaurants receive national exposure, boosting their reputation and attracting new customers. A positive review from Portnoy is a coveted seal of approval, potentially leading to increased sales and recognition for the featured pizzeria.

A few days ago, Portnoy hit up Naperville’s Little Pops leaving a positive review of 7.6 out of 10, a solid review! That video had nearly 200,000 views in three days.

His latest stop was in West Chicago to try a slice of New York style pizza at The Pizza Slice (960 Roosevelt Rd.). As you see above, he gave generally positive remarks about the pie’s “undercarriage” and calling it a pie that you might find in “Time’s Square,” which seemed like a lukewarm compliment, but a compliment none the less. He gave The Slice Spot a 6.8 out of 10.

Apparently Portnoy is happy with some of the New York-style offerings in the ‘burbs! His last two pizza reviews in our area have been the large, foldable variety which is different than the “tavern, tavern, tavern, deep, tavern, tavern, tavern, deep” that one usually finds in the Chicagoland area.

This is a significant opportunity for the local eatery, and here’s why:

– Exposure to a wider audience: Barstool Pizza Reviews has a massive following, with millions of pizza enthusiasts tuning in to watch their reviews. This feature will introduce Little Pops to a broader audience, potentially attracting new customers from beyond Naperville. Portnoy himself has 2.4 million followers, so this is no small moment (assuming it’s a good review!).

– Validation from industry experts: Barstool Pizza Reviews is hosted by pizza connoisseurs who know their stuff. A positive review from them is a seal of approval that will further establish Little Pops NY Pizza’s reputation as a top-notch pizzeria.

– Increased credibility: Being featured on Barstool Pizza Reviews will boost Little Pops NY Pizza’s credibility in the competitive pizza landscape. This recognition will set them apart from other local pizzerias and solidify their position as a go-to destination for pizza lovers.

– Local pride: This feature is not just a win for Little Pops NY Pizza but also for the Naperville community. It showcases the city’s thriving food scene and puts Naperville on the map as a destination for exceptional pizza.

– Potential for increased business: A feature on Barstool Pizza Reviews can lead to a significant increase in sales and foot traffic for Little Pops NY Pizza. This exposure can attract new customers, increase brand loyalty, and drive business growth.

Seems like Dave is making his way around the suburbs during his most recent visit to the Barstool Chicago offices! Hopefully we see more local pizza shops featured!