Portillo’s Restaurant has announced it will open a new 7,800-square-foot restaurant in Fort Wayne. The location will be near the Glenbrook Square Mall and is slated to open in late 2019.
The Fort Wayne restaurant will mark the sixth location in Indiana. The others include Avon, Indianapolis, Fishers, Merrillville and Mishawaka.
The company says the eatery will be situated near West Coliseum Road and Speedway Drive.
“Portillo’s is excited to expand to Northeast Indiana’s booming retail and economic hub,” said Michael Osanloo, chief executive officer of Portillo’s, in a news release. “Indiana has become a second home to our brand, and we look forward to joining the Fort Wayne community.”
The restaurant will seat 190 people and feature its Chicago-style Hot Dogs, Famous Italian Beef, char-grilled burgers, fresh salads and Portillo’s Famous Chocolate Cake, as well as it’s typical menu items.
An outdoor patio with seating for 48 guests, draft beer, a double drive-thru and adjacent parking lot will also be offered at the new location.