The following appeared as a full-page ad in the Tampa Bay Times today. Please share this with your friends and family in Florida:
It’s official. Portillo’s is coming to Tampa in 2016.
If you haven’t heard of us, we’d relish the opportunity to introduce ourselves. We started as a small hot dog stand outside Chicago in 1963 and we’ve grown to serve the most delicious beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake. Tampa residents spent years peppering us with requests to build a restaurant — you really put us in a pickle. So we’re thrilled we’re finally making our way to Florida.
Let’s be frank: No matter whose jersey you’re wearing, everyone will be welcome. We hope you don’t have a beef against us or our hometown team. Perhaps this will land us in hot water, but we think you’ll agree that our food truly cuts the mustard.
We look forward to seeing you next year. Until then, leave the ketchup at home and keep your buns out of trouble.
Your Friends at Portillo’s