(CHICAGO; July 17, 2017) – Portillo’s, the fast casual concept known for its menu of Chicago-style favorites, proudly announces details on its newest location at 12251 Elm Creek Blvd N. in Maple Grove, MN. The Maple Grove restaurant will mark the second Minnesota location for Portillo’s, following a successful opening earlier this month in Woodbury. Portillo’s currently owns and operates 50 locations in seven states.
“We have felt so welcomed by our fans in Minnesota, and we’re excited to continue our expansion in the state,” says Portillo’s CEO Keith Kinsey. “Our decision to open in Maple Grove is a result of the area’s strong, growing retail and residential community. We look forward to becoming a part of the Maple Grove landscape.”
Once complete, the restaurant will feature a Prohibition-themed interior, drawing décor inspiration from the 1920’s era. The 9,000 square foot restaurant will include seating for more than 200 guests, a seasonal outdoor patio, and double-lane drive-thru.
Guests to the new Maple Grove location can enjoy all of Portillo’s classic menu items, including Chicago-Style Hot Dogs, Italian Beef Sandwiches, char-grilled burgers, fresh salads, and Portillo’s famous Chocolate Cake.
Fans can register for a chance to attend a sneak peek training meal prior to opening and receive updates on the Portillo’s Maple Grove location by signing up at www.portillos.com/maple-grove. For more information on the company, please visit www.portillos.com or follow Portillo’s on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
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.” 53 years later, Portillo’s has grown to include restaurants in more than 40 locations across several states. Portillo’s is best known for its Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, char-grilled burgers, fresh salads and famous chocolate cake. The Portillo’s brand also includes Barnelli’s restaurants that serve award-winning ribs, pastas with homemade sauces, and fresh sandwiches, soups, and salads. Portillo’s ships food to all 50 states via Portillos.com. Portillo’s Home Kitchen is the company’s fast-growing catering business.