It’s almost been a year since Tucsonans first caught wind of a Portillo’s coming to the city. After months of bulldozing down the former Claim Jumper Steakhouse and building a brand-new building from the ground up, the Illinois-based fast-food giant is finally ready to treat your taste buds.
On Tuesday, February 21, Portillo’s is hosting its official grand opening at 3761 E. Broadway Blvd., which can be found at the El Con Center alongside In-N-Out Burger and Chick-fil-A. Additionally, they’re currently hosting a few invite-only soft openings from now until Tuesday, February 21.
The 7,800-square-foot restaurant is massive in size compared to your typical fast-food joint and is equipped with a double drive-thru lane.
The first Arizona location opened up in Scottsdale back in 2012 and has since expanded to three others in the Phoenix area. The menu includes beef and sausage sandwiches, burgers, Chicago-style hot dogs, milkshakes, crinkle fries, and even salads.
Portillo’s started in 1963 when Dick Portillo invested $1,100 into a small trailer to open his first hot dog stand in Villa Park, IL, which he called “The Dog House.” As of today, the company has more than 70 locations spread out across nine states.
The new restaurant will be open 10:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. on Sunday – Thursday and 10:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. on Friday – Saturday.
Portillo’s is located at 3761 E. Broadway Blvd. For more information, visit portillos.com.
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