Fast-casual chain Portillo’s announced that it will host the grand opening for its new restaurant in Glendale, located in front of Arrowhead Towne Center, on April 27, 2021. The restaurant, which sits in the fast-growing northwest portion of the valley, marks the fourth freestanding location in the Phoenix area, joining locations in Tempe, Scottsdale, and Avondale. The Glendale restaurant officially opens to the public at 10:30am.
“Portillo’s has had great experiences in the Phoenix area,” said CEO Michael Osanloo. “We can’t wait to be able to expand our presence with a new restaurant in Glendale that’s sure to deliver our unrivaled Chicago street food to new guests and loyal fans alike.”
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Portillo’s is now accepting applications in anticipation of the opening. On average, Portillo’s hires approximately 150 people for new restaurants. The restaurant is looking to fill a variety of hourly and shift leader positions. Interested applicants can visit portillos.com/careers or apply in-person at Portillo’s Hiring Center, located currently at the Hampton Inn (8404 West Paradise Lane, Peoria, AZ 85382). Open interviews take place Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The brand is offering a referral program for hired employees, in which they receive wireless headphones for applicant referrals that lead to employment.
Once open, guests can expect to enjoy Portillo’s signature menu items like Chicago-Style Hot Dogs, Famous Italian Beef Sandwiches, Char-Grilled Burgers and Portillo’s Famous Chocolate Cake. The 7,800-square-foot restaurant will feature a diner theme that includes nostalgic décor and diner-style booths, inspired by the 1950s and 1960s. The restaurant offers seating for more than 190 guests, as well as an outdoor patio and double drive-thru lanes.
To help launch the new restaurant, Portillo’s designed a limited-edition t-shirt for this location. Guests are invited to sign up for Portillo’s Birthday Club to receive one of these shirts on opening day, while supplies last. Fans who sign up also receive a slice of homemade chocolate cake on their birthday.
Fans are invited to register for a chance to attend a sneak peek training meal prior to opening and receive updates on the Portillo’s Glendale location by signing up here.