The readers have voted: Portillo’s is one of the 10 best fast-casual restaurants in the country. USA Today released its annual 10Best Readers’ Choice 2020 Awards, naming Portillo’s in the No. 4 spot.
Portillo’s started as a Chicagoland brand back in 1963, but that popularity has clearly stretched from coast to coast. What sets Portillo’s apart? Our Italian beef, for starters. Our famous beef slow-roasts for four hours before it’s thinly sliced and served in gravy made from the same homemade seasoning blend we’ve been using for decades.
But at Portillo’s, it’s about more than the food. We deliver an experience—and it’s that experience that has made our fans obsessed. We want our guests to have fun and be excited. In turn, we want to be able to satisfy their Portillo’s cravings.
Even during the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve got many ways for fans to get their Chicago-style hot dogs, cheese fries and chocolate cake shakes. While our dining rooms are closed, we’re open for drive-thru, delivery and takeout business. Not near a Portillo’s? You can get the food that won us this award shipped across the country.
We’re excited to be named one of the top fast casuals, especially when the award was voted on by our guests. People are the heart of Portillo’s, and we love our loyal fans!
Nominees were chosen by an expert panel of editors and contributors, then voted on by readers.