Hot Dog News
Fort Worth to get its own location of Chicago hot dog chain Portillo's
Chicago-style hot dogs are coming to Fort Worth via Portillo's, the fast-casual restaurant concept known for Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, chocolate cake, and shakes.
This will be the chain's first restaurant in Fort Worth, and while they do not yet have a street address, a release says it'll be located in the North City Development on N. Tarrant Parkway between highway I-35 and 287.
It's scheduled to open later this year, when exactly, they can or will not say.
The Fort Worth location will span 7,800 square feet with seating for 180-plus guests inside plus 50 more on the patio. The design will be "Lone Star State garage theme," and the location will have double drive-thru lanes.
Signature menu items include Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, burgers, and chocolate cake.
Hot dogs feature a beef frank with mustard, relish, chopped onions, tomato, celery salt, kosher pickle, and sport peppers on a poppy seed bun. Their Italian beef features sliced roast beef on French bread, with the option to have it dry or dipped in gravy.
Their double-layer chocolate cake is iced with chocolate frosting; it also appears in their Chocolate Cake Shake combining a shake with a slice of chocolate cake.
“Since opening our first location in Texas this past January, we have loved serving fans from all across the Dallas-Fort Worth area,” says Portillo's CEO Michael Osanloo in a statement. “We quickly followed the successful opening of our restaurant in The Colony by announcing plans to open restaurants in Allen and Arlington, and are thrilled to share additional plans to further expand into the DFW area. We can’t wait to bring our unrivaled Chicago street food to even more fans and newcomers in Fort Worth.”