Here’s what Portillo’s could mean for retail near Disney

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Portillo’s has a timeline to open its first local restaurant in metro Orlando.

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The Oak Brook, Illinois-based chain will open its 7,800-square-foot location at 7715 Palm Parkway at the $1 billion O-Town West mixed-use development on March 2, according to an announcement by the company. Portillo’s menu is known for Chicago-style hot dogs, famous Italian beef sandwiches and its famous chocolate cake.

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“We’re thrilled to expand our presence in Florida and be part of such an iconic community,” Portillo’s CEO Michael Osanloo said in a prepared statement. “This new restaurant will allow us to bring Portillo’s to long-time fans and first-time guests in the Orlando area, as well as serve the many tourists in one of the country’s most popular destinations.”

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