Portillo's Hot Dogs, Inc.
Hot dog! Since 1963, Portillo’s has been serving fresh, homemade food in nostalgic themed restaurants. Get your buns ready for some delicious food! Will it be our classic Chicago-style hot dog or our legendary Italian beef sandwich with home-cooked sweet peppers? Perhaps you’re in the mood for one of our char-grilled burgers or a chopped salad. No matter what you order, finish your meal with a slice of our fresh-baked chocolate cake or a chocolate cake shake. There’s something for everyone at Portillo’s! In 1963, Dick Portillo and his wife Sharon invested their life savings of $1,100 into a hot dog stand called “The Dog House” in Villa Park, IL. The Dog House didn’t have running water or a bathroom. Dick had to run garden hoses from a local business to get the water he needed. The menu was simple – hot dogs, tamales, fries and a coke, all for under 35 cents. Through Dick’s hard work and determination, the Dog House evolved into Portillo’s and has become what it is today. Come and enjoy our legendary food served by the friendliest people in the business. Even better? Join our growing team!