Portillo’s is making its way across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex expanding to Denton, Arlington, and Allen.
The Denton planning committee approved a new Portillo’s in Rayzor Ranch. The drive-through location is planned to sit on a 2.2 acre, 7,700-square-foot building on Block A of Rayzor Ranch Town Center. It will include an outdoor patio area.
Portillo’s started as a hot dog stand 60 years ago. As previously reported by The Dallas Express, for several years, CEO Michael Osanloo has been planning to bring Portillo’s to Texas. Portillo’s opened its first location in Dallas in January. They offer pasta, ribs, and their famous Chicago-style hot dogs, and people rave about the chocolate cake shake.
Texans will soon be seeing two more locations opening in North Texas within the next year. Portillo’s grand opening in The Colony was a massive hit, and The Dallas Morning News claimed that customers waited in line up to an hour for a bite. Osanloo expects to open up about 20 restaurants in the area within the next five years, should conditions remain favorable, according to the Dallas Morning News.
According to The Dallas Express, the Arlington Portillo’s location is expected to open on the north side of I-20 near the Parks Mall at 4200 S. Cooper St. The Allen restaurant will be located at 1955 Central Expressway N. near Allen Premium Outlets. Like the other Dallas location, all potential locations will have a drive-through.
A permit to open a Portillo’s off of North Tarrant Parkway has been filed in the Fort Worth Alliance development, according to the Star-Telegram.
The Dallas Express reached out to Portillo’s to get confirmation of the additional locations across the metroplex, but there was no response by the time of publication.
The company now has 70 restaurants in nine states, with Texas being the 10th. Readers can visit the restaurant’s website here or follow it on social media for more information.