San Francisco 49ers

January 17, 2014

San Jose deli fuels 49ers’ appetite for winning on the road

Chris Bertucelli is one of the owners of Bertucelli's La Villa Gourmet Deli in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose. He's also the creator and namesake of the deli's "Chris's Combo" sandwich, which this season has become a travel-day fixture for some 49ers players and coaches heading to away games.

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