Meet Teddy the Tortoise. Teddy is an old tortoise that lived for many decades in India and brought good luck to the family. He sits atop original, certified ballot boxes from Chicago's mayoral elections between the 1900's-1950's. It is likely that these boxes were used during Big Bill Thompson's election. He was a live Tortoise at one time, living to over 150 years old. He is now stuffed and is the official mascot and muse of the Tortoise Supper Club. Many people ask why our restaurant is named "Tortoise Supper Club". We chose the Tortoise as our mascot because it represents something timeless, consistent, and classic, which is what we are always striving to be.