Portillo’s plans to open a restaurant without a dining room

The new prototype, slated to open this winter in Joliet, Ill., will be the fast casual’s first to feature a triple drive-thru as it seeks to capitalize on demand for delivery and pickup orders.


Burger King, Taco Bell and Portillo’s all jump into the chicken sandwich fray

The chains are all taking national their own takes on the popular product that has engulfed much of the restaurant industry and drained supplies of chicken.

The food is portioned and packed to lessen the chance of human contact

The fast-casual chain is hiring hundreds of drivers and getting ready to roll out its own delivery program but has no plans to ditch its third-party provider partnerships.

On this week’s episode of "A Deeper Dive," Michael Osanloo, CEO of Portillo’s, discusses how the chain finds its way outside of its home territory.

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The quick-service chain’s newest CEO gets to return to his Chicago roots.

He will take over in October for Keith Kinsey, who is retiring.

Average annual sales at Portillo’s, which began as a hot dog stand in a suburban Chicago parking lot, today sit at about $8.5 million per store at newer units.

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