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Portillo's deploys food truck to Dallas-Fort Worth to preview its famed Chicago hot dog

Portillo's deploys food truck to DFW to preview its Chicago hot dog

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Their Chicago-style hot dogs are famous. Photo courtesy of Portillo's

Chicago-style hot dogs are popping up via Portillo's. The fast-casual restaurant concept known for its Chicago-style street food is bringing its Beef Bus food truck to tour Texas from July 11-23, offering a preview of its menu ahead of its first restaurant opening in Texas, later this year.

Over the course of two weeks, the Beef Bus will visit various cities, events, and locations across North Texas.

This is in anticipation of the first Portillo's in Texas, coming to the Grandscape complex, the mixed-use development in The Colony, with an opening targeted for the fall. Their mad scheme is clearly to ramp up a fervor.

Fortunately for Tarrant County fans, they're including Arlington in the mix. And they're even trekking up to Denton.

The Beef Bus schedule is as follows:

Monday, July 11, 1:30 pm-5 pm: Across the street from the future site of Portillo’s Restaurant at Grandscape in The Colony

Friday, July 15-Saturday, July 16, 9 am-11 pm: Summer Truckin Nationals at AT&T Stadium

Sunday, July 17, 10 am-4 pm: Summer Truckin Nationals at AT&T Stadium

Tuesday, July 19, 4-8 pm: Klyde Warren Park

Thursday, July 21, 11 am-4 pm: "Christmas in July" at Grandscape, 5752 Grandscape Blvd., The Colony

Friday, July 22, 11 am-9 pm: Truck Yard at 5959 Grove Ln., The Colony

Saturday, July 23, 4-8 pm: Harvest House, 331 E Hickory St., Denton

The menu will include:

  • Chicago-style hot dog with everything: mustard, relish, celery salt, chopped onions, tomatoes, kosher pickle, and sport peppers on a steamed poppyseed bun
  • Italian Beef Sandwich, a mini version, served on French bread, and topped with sweet peppers or hot giardiniera peppers
  • Polish Sausage with everything: mustard, celery salt, chopped onions, tomatoes, kosher pickle, and sport peppers on a poppyseed bun
  • Maxwell Street Polish Sausage with yellow mustard and sliced grilled onions

Portillo's will also be giving away limited-edition merchandise, from swimsuits to pool floats and more, to anyone who utters a secret code word when placing their order at the Beef Bus window. To learn the secret code word, follow @BeefBusOfficial on Instagram.