Having only just opened its first Texas location in The Colony last month, Portillo’s already has two further locations in the works this year.
The announcement, posted on Portillo’s social media channels, read “We are bun-believably excited to announce that Portillo’s will be opening new locations in Allen, TX and Arlington, TX this year.”
According to The Dallas Morning News, the Allen and Arlington locations will be similar to the Colony Portillo’s measuring roughly 8,000 square feet, with drive-throughs.
The incoming Portillo’s in Allen will be situated near Allen Premium Outlets at 1955 Central Expressway N and, like the restaurant in The Colony, will also have a patio. The Arlington restaurant, meanwhile, will be built at 4200 S. Cooper St., on the north side of Interstate 20 near the Parks Mall at Arlington.
Located in The Colony’s Grandscape complex, the first Portillo’s has been dogged by long lines and people waiting out in the cold for over an hour since opening on Monday, January 9.
North Texans have been driving from all over to feast on the Midwestern treasure suggesting that the new locations will be very much appreciated and can’t come quickly enough.
After opening in 1963 as a small hot dog stand, Portillo’s has since flourished into a Chicago staple of national recognition.
Locals and tourists alike now flock to locations around the Windy City to taste the all-beef Vienna hot dogs that have helped shoot the Chicago-style hot dog to fame.
Portillo’s has expanded across the United States since its humble beginnings with Portillo’s restaurants now found in Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota in the Midwest, as well as Florida, Arizona, and California.
For the time being, the closest location in Texas is 4560 Destination Drive in The Colony but that will soon change. Reaching out Portillo’s, more specific dates for the Allen and Arlington additions could not be provided just that they will arrive in 2023.
The menu and more information can be found at www.portillos.com while readers can keep up to date with news on the incoming North Texas locations via the Portillo’s social media channels.
[Featured image from Portillo’s]