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Portillo’s Opening Much-Anticipated Avondale Location Next Month

The first 100 customers to go through the drive-thru will receive limited-edition pins and T-shirts designed by local artist Ryan Duggan.

Portillo's, famous for its cake shakes, hot dogs and Italian beef, currently has two city locations.
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AVONDALE — After two years of waiting, Northwest Siders are finally getting their own Portillo’s.

The beloved Chicago hot dog chain is opening its much-anticipated Avondale location Nov. 2, Portillo’s announced this week.

The restaurant at 3343 W. Addison St. will open at 10:30 a.m. The first 100 customers to go through the drive-thru will receive limited-edition pins designed by local pin company Reppin’.

Portillo’s T-shirts designed by local artist Ryan Duggan will also be given out to drive-thru customers while supplies last.

Credit: Portillo’s
The Avondale Portillo’s at 3357 W. Addison St.

To start, the restaurant will only be open for drive-thru, curbside pickup and delivery due to the pandemic. Dine-in service will be offered at a later date, the chain said. For opening updates, you can sign up for the Portillo’s newsletter.

The Avondale location has been in the works since 2018. The project took longer than anticipated due to construction delays.

Portillo’s, widely known for its cake shakes, Italian beef sandwiches and hot dogs, was founded by Dick Portillo in 1963 in Villa Park with Portillo selling hot dogs out of a trailer. It now has 60 locations across the country, but only two other city locations: one in the South Loop and one in River North.

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