Portillo’s, the fast-casual restaurant concept known for its menu of unrivaled Chicago Street Food, today announced it will hold the grand opening for its first Texas restaurant, located in The Colony, on Wednesday, January 18 at 10:30 a.m. CT, following a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00 a.m. The restaurant, located at 4560 Destination Drive, marks Portillo’s exciting and much anticipated arrival in the Lone Star State.
The ribbon cutting ceremony will include Portillo’s VP of Restaurant Support, Michael Portillo. During the ceremony, Portillo’s will also present two local charity partners, NTX Community Pantry and Lewisville Education Foundation, each with a $5,000 check in celebration of the brand’s grand opening.
Once open, guests can expect to enjoy Portillo’s signature menu items like Chicago-style Hot Dogs, Famous Italian Beef Sandwiches, Char-Grilled Burgers and Portillo’s Famous Chocolate Cake. Located 20 miles from downtown Dallas in the beautiful and bustling Grandscape complex – the largest mixed-use real estate, retail, entertainment and restaurant development in North Texas – the 7,900-square-foot restaurant will feature seating for more than 260 guests and a double lane drive-thru. True to Portillo’s signature design style, the new restaurant will be entirely unique, incorporating elements of the surrounding community as part of its décor – including a vintage 1967 Toyota Stout as a nod to the automaker’s nearby North American headquarters.
Guests are invited to sign up for Portillo’s Birthday Club to be in-the-know on Portillo’s events and happenings. Fans who sign up also receive a slice of Portillo’s homemade chocolate cake on their birthday.
ABOUT PORTILLO’S HOT DOGS
In 1963, Dick Portillo invested $1,100 into a small trailer to open the first Portillo’s hot dog stand in Villa Park, IL, which he called “The Dog House.” Since, Portillo’s has grown to more than 70 restaurants across nine states. Portillo’s is best known for its Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, char-grilled burgers, fresh salads and famous chocolate cake. Download the Portillo’s App for iOS or Android or visit Portillos.com to order ahead and get the best dill on these bun-believably delicious Chicago-style favorites and more. Portillo’s also ships food to all 50 states via its website.