Portillo's
~ 1963 ~

Famous for: Portillo’s is famous for a few things…their chocolate cake, their cake-shakes, their yummy salads, and their delicious hot dogs particularly the Chicago-style.

Founded by: Dick Portillo who opened the first location as a hot dog stand in Villa Park (out in the west suburbs) it was originally called “The Dog House.

Fun Foodie Facts:

  • Not only known for their food but also their food ordering system that makes their drive-thru super speedy.
  • There are 7 key ingredients go on top of a Chicago-style hot dog.
  • Chicago-style hot dog started with the the Vienna Beef hot dog that gained fame at the 1893 World’s Fair.
  • Vienna Beef produces about 100 million hot dogs each year of which the majority are consumed right here in the Chicago-land area.
  • Lots of vendors describe the Chicago dog with all “the works” as “dragged through the garden.”

Our recos:

Come back and try the chocolate cake shake, their cheeseburger or even their beef and cheddar on a croissant bun. Everything they make is delicious and delivered to you in a speedy manner! Pretend you’re being healthy with the Chicago style chopped salad, don’t let it fool you though it’s still about 800 calories!

Free Dessert

Receive a free dessert when you spend $15 or more! Use Code: PHD40


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