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Portillo’s New Giardiniera Merch Includes An Italian Beef Pool Floatie And Children’s Book

The famed hot dog chain is offering giardiniera-themed swimsuits, a pool floatie — and even a children's ABC's book.

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CHICAGO — If you’ve ever dreamed about swimming in a delicious Italian beef, Portillo’s has just the item for you.

The hot dog chain rolled out more summer merchandise this week — all giardiniera-themed, of course — with a portion of the sales proceeds going to its charity.

The new offerings: A pool floatie designed to look like an Italian beef with a generous sprinkling of giardiniera on top. The floatie is $30 and can be preordered online.

The chain is also now offering one-piece swimsuits and swim trunks featuring giardiniera.

There’s a gift for kids, too: “G is for Giardiniera,” a children’s book, “takes readers through a Chicago-style adventure as they learn the ABCs alongside photos of chocolate cake, hot dogs, sport peppers and more,” according to a Portillo’s new release.

All of the items are available on Portillo’s online store, where you can also find merch like a hot dog wrapper swaddling cloth for babies.

Proceeds from the sale of Portillo’s merchandise goes to the Heart of Portillo’s Fund, which supports workers facing financial hardships, according to the news release.

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