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If you’re looking for an easy meal for your Holiday parties, Portillo’s is here to help you out! Dave Pesenko, general manager of Portillo’s Fishers location, and Shelby McCurdy, Portillo’s field marketing coordinator, joined us today to show how easy they are to prepare and serve.

You can order these packaged Portillo’s favorites to prepare at home. All items in the take and make kits are cold. You will need to prepare, heat, set up, and serve yourself. Buy it cold, order early, and avoid the lines!

Italian Beef Take and Make Kit includes vacuum-sealed Italian beef, gravy, hot and sweet peppers, 4″ French bread rolls.

Chopped Salad Take and Make Kit- Our most popular salad! Comes with signature house dressing, ALL ingredients are on the side • Chopped romaine • Iceberg lettuce • Red cabbage • Diced tomatoes • Ditalini pasta • Green onion • Diced chicken breast • Bacon • Gorgonzola cheese

Candy Cane Shakes are available in three ways: Vanilla, Chocolate, or Cake Shake now through 12/31.

About Portillo’s:

Established in 1963, Dick Portillo invested $1,100 into a small trailer to open the first Portillo’s hot dog stand in Villa Park, Ill., which he called “The Dog House.”

Today, Portillo’s is a beloved restaurant concept with more than 60 locations across nine states.

Portillo’s is known for its famous Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, chopped salads, cheese fries, homemade chocolate cake, and shakes.

Portillo’s Italian beef is slow-roasted for four hours before being thinly sliced and served on freshly baked French bread. Guests can then opt to have it “dipped” in hot gravy made with Portillo’s homemade blend of seasonings that they have been perfecting for 50 years, or have it served “dry” with just a hint of gravy.

Italian beef tastes best topped with Portillo’s homemade, oven-roasted sweet peppers or hot giardiniera peppers.

Portillo’s famous homemade, fluffy chocolate cake is baked fresh each morning in the restaurant. Each double-layer chocolate cake is generously iced with two pounds of rich, chocolate frosting.

Portillo’s offers a one-of-a-kind Chocolate Cake Shake that combines its delicious, thick shakes with an entire slice of its decadent chocolate cake.

For more information visit:

Facebook- @portillos.hotdog

Instagram- @portilloshotdogs

TikTok- @portilloshotdogs

Westfield, you will finally get the joy of the Chicago hot dog!

Jessica Roberts, general manager for the new Portillo’s location in Westfield, joined us today and shared everything we need to know about the new restaurant and their partnership with the Carmel Education Foundation.

Portillo’s newest location in Westfield, located at 870 IN-32, Westfield, IN, 46074, will celebrate their grand opening November 9, 2021.

CEF is excited to announce Portillo’s as a premier “Ghost” sponsor for the 13th annual Ghosts and Goblins 5k/2k Run/Walk which will kick off at 8:30 am on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Carmel High School.

The race is open to all community members and is especially fun for families. Participants can choose to run or walk a 5K or 2K timed course, or an untimed 2K course. Both courses start and end at Carmel High School at 520 E. Main Street, Carmel, IN, 46032. This event is perfect for the serious runner, as well as the casual walker. Strollers are welcome, but pets need to stay at home for their safety. All race proceeds benefit teachers, students, and families in Carmel Clay Schools.

Individual registration is $40 (age 12+); family registration (up to five people) is $80 and the untimed 2K race is $10 through 12:00 pm, October 21, 2021. Prices increase for on-site registration which is October 22nd from 11 am – 7:00 pm and on Saturday, October 23rd from 7:00 -7:45 am. Prizes will be awarded to age category winners, and a variety of costume prizes will be featured.

Portillo’s, known for their Chicago street food, is now hiring staff for their Westfield store. Interested applicants can find information at This location will feature a diner theme, two drive-through lanes, a seasonal outdoor patio, and a beer garden.

Visit for event information and registration or contact Carmel Education Foundation at for questions.