Dining and Drink

Portillo's expected to open by February, March 2019

MADISON, Wis. - Excitement has been building in Madison since the chain Portillo's announced in April 2018 it was coming to the city.

According to an email from Portillo's public relations team, there is no confirmed date for the Madison location's opening. However, the email said the restaurant is expected to open by February or March 2019.

Construction on the location started in July. At the time of the groundbreaking event, officials had said Portillo's was expected to open in fall 2018.

The Madison Portillo's will be located at East Towne Mall. It will be the first in Madison and the third in Wisconsin. The Chicago-born chain is known for its Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches and chocolate cake.

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