Illinois-Based Diner Chain Moves Restaurants (Including Indiana Locations) to a Cashless Drive-Thru
Portillo's Drive-Thru will only accept forms of cashless payment starting on January 16th. The restaurant stated that this will help ensure the safety of restaurant employees.
Will That be a Card or a Check?
A popular Illinois eatery is going cashless to preserve the safety of all its workers. This updated policy is to be in effect middle of January and will no longer allow patrons to use paper money as a form of payment when utilizing the drive-thru, however, indoor service will be unaffected by this.
"This creates a faster, smoother service for our guests and is safer for our team members," Portillo's explained in the statement provided to WQAD.
Portillo's currently has seven operational locations across Indiana and Illinois with plans on opening up an eighth according to the restaurant's website.
What's in a name?
Portillo's is home to Chicago-style hotdogs, Maxwell Street Polish, Italian beef burgers, and its chocolate cake desserts. This restaurant chain has been serving up great eats since its founder Dick Portillo opened the first location in 1963 in Villa Park, Illinois. After returning home from service in the Marines, Dick Portillo invested with his brother, Frank, in a hotdog stand. After gathering up their savings, and buying the 12-foot, restroom-less trailer, "The Dog House" opened on North Avenue in Villa Park. Nearly 60 years and 70 locations later, I think it is easy to determine the success of the Portillo brothers. And the rest, as they say, is history.
By visiting their online website, you can learn more about how the chain was founded, browse menu items and order online. Just in time for Valentine's day, you can now order a heart-shaped chocolate cake! Visit their website to preorder now to ensure your Valentine has their favorite treat.
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