Portillo’s announces new Orlando location, opening timeline

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Portillo’s, the popular restaurant chain known for its Chicago-style hot dogs and beef sandwiches, has officially announced a third location in metro Orlando and given the new restaurant timeline to open.


Orlando Business Journal first reported the chain was eyeing a location in Waterford Lakes Town Center, near the University of Central Florida, in May 2023. Executives for Portillo’s (NASDAQ: PTLO) confirmed these plans June 18 via a release, further announcing the east side store will open by the end of the year.

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Once open, the restaurant will become the chain’s fourth in metro Orlando — joining locations in O-Town West, Kissimmee and Clermont — and its seventh in the state. Most recently, the Portillo’s in Clermont opened in early 2024.

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