I don't know about a Portillo's eating contest. It is so good and I force myself to eat the Maxwell Street Polish slowly so I can enjoy it more. Would just be wasting good food shoving it down quickly.What is needed is a Portillos hot dog eating contest since guests pig out while on vacation. Paging Joey Chesnut, Nathan's champ.....
Living in Des Plaines I'm just a short drive from the Rosemont Giordano's and the closest Portillo's are the Schamburg, Niles & New one they built in Harwood Heights/Norridge area off of Lawrence....There was at one point talks about bringing Portillos to the Des Plaines area right around the Mannheim/Higgins area so it would have been close to O'hare and Allstate Arena...I'd be all up for that!It's a well-loved regional chain with few locations outside of the midwest. Many guests will likely go out of their way to seek it, the same way they do with Giordano's, which is very close to this.
The Brandon and Tampa Locations are busy the 1st Portillo's location in Orlando will be a success it's in a busy area and plenty of us have been driving 90 minutes to go to Tampa for our fix. Now that it's local 20 minutes for me I will go weeklyThis enthusiasm cracks me up. I’m a lifelong Midwesterner now based out of South Bend, IN. We have our own Portillo’s and the excitement was equal to what I see in this thread. I hope it finds success in Florida.
Portillo’s Pop Up is now open at Woodfield.Attention, Portillo's lovers: Mark your calendars for a 'bun-believable' pop-up shop coming soon to Woodfield Mall.www.nbcchicago.com
Woodfield sits in the middle of 2 Portillo’s one to the East and one to the West on the same main road of Woodfield.