Portillo’s is bringing Chicago-style classics to Woodbury on July 11. Originating in 1963 in Villa Park, Illinois, it has since expanded to other states including Indiana, Florida, California, Wisconsin, and Arizona. Portillo’s is known for its high-quality, Chicago-style food, efficient service and vintage-restaurant décor. Some of the restaurant’s featured Chicago-style menu items include Italian Beef sandwiches, Chicagostyle hot dogs, burgers, salads and its famous chocolate cake, baked fresh in stores each morning. The semiprivate dining room in Woodbury is available for reservations through Portillo’s Home Kitchen service and can hold up to 75 people.
“Portillo’s offers a Portillo’s Home Kitchen buffet-style catering, which is perfect for an event at home or banquet hall,” says Keith Kinsey, CEO of Portillo’s. The Portillo’s Home Kitchen catering menu features a number of menu favorites, including Italian beef, fresh pasta, gourmet salads and ribs. Portillo’s also offers catering Fast Packs, which are perfect for a group get-together. Fast Packs offer Portillo’s most popular sandwiches, salads and sides in a ready-to-eat carry-out order.
Through Portillo’s for Good Fundraiser, Portillo’s hosts fundraiser nights and offers team sponsorships in the area. “We pride ourselves on giving back to the community in any way we can,” Kinsey says. In the coming years, the restaurant hopes to expand to multiple locations like Maple Grove and other sites throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.