For Portillo’s, shrinking dining rooms are the way of the future
Known for its big, bustling on-premise seating, the newly public Italian beef brand said changing consumer demand is forcing it to consider new store designs.
Newly public Portillo’s feels the margin squeeze
The fast-casual chain’s margins dropped more than four percentage points over last year due to higher labor and commodity costs. But the company said its new restaurants are far exceeding expectations.