Portillo´s Restaurant was founded in 1963 by Dick Portillo. The original name was The Dog House, as the company offered Chicago style hot dogs. Today, the company offers a wide assortment of Chicago style food, chocolate desserts, and offers catering services as well.
Portillo´s Restaurant has 41 locations and has nearly 5,000 full-time employees. The company had annual revenue in 2013 of $300 million.
In addition to food, Portillo´s is known for selling t-shirts, mugs, license plate frames, travel mugs, hats, and bumper stickers with the Potrillo logo and/or Chicago fanfare.
Dick Portillo sold his chain to Berkshire Partners in 2015 for an undisclosed amount.