Portillo’s, a popular Chicago-style fast food joint, is coming to Tucson

On Tuesday, April 12, Portillo’s announcement on its website that its hot dogs, burgers and fries are coming to Tucson by the end of the year.

Specifically, the restaurant is moving into the El Con Center – joining others in the area like Burger In-N-Out and Chick-fil-A – but an exact address has yet to be revealed. The parking lot there, considering it was a mall at one point, is certainly big enough to hold restaurant traffic.

Photo courtesy of Portillo

Portillo’s is going to be designed with a vintage restaurant theme and is estimated to be a 7,800 square foot restaurant with a dual drive-thru lane.

Arizona’s first location opened in Scottsdale in 2012 and has since expanded to three more in the Phoenix area. The menu includes beef and sausage sandwiches, burgers, Chicago-style hot dogs, milkshakes, crinkle fries, and even salads.


Photo courtesy of Portillo

Portillo’s began in 1963 when Dick Portillo invested $1,100 in a small trailer to open his first hot dog stand in Villa Park, IL, which he called “The Dog House”. To date, the company has more than 70 locations across nine states.

For more information, visit portillos.com.

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