Portillo

Fast-casual chain Portillo’s will host a grand opening for its new Glendale restaurant, in front of Arrowhead Towne Center, on April 27.

The restaurant marks the fourth freestanding Portillo’s in the Valley, joining locations in Tempe, Scottsdale and Avondale. The Glendale restaurant officially opens to the public at 10:30 a.m.

“Portillo’s has had great experiences in the Phoenix area,” said CEO Michael Osanloo. “We can’t wait to be able to expand our presence with a new restaurant in Glendale that’s sure to deliver our unrivaled Chicago street food to new guests and loyal fans alike.”

Portillo’s is accepting applications in anticipation of the opening. On average, Portillo’s hires approximately 150 people for new restaurants. The restaurant is looking to fill a variety of hourly and shift leader positions. Interested applicants can visit portillos.com/careers or apply in person at Portillo’s Hiring Center, located at the Hampton Inn, 8404 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria. 

Open interviews are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday. The brand is offering a referral program for hired employees, in which they receive wireless headphones for applicant referrals that lead to employment.

Once open, guests can order Portillo’s signature menu items like Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, chargrilled burgers and Portillo’s chocolate cake. The 7,800-square-foot restaurant will feature a diner theme that includes nostalgic décor and diner-style booths inspired by the 1950s and 1960s. The restaurant offers seating for more than 190 guests, as well as an outdoor patio and double drive-thru lanes.

To help launch the new restaurant, Portillo’s designed a limited-edition T-shirt for this location. Guests are invited to sign up for Portillo’s Birthday Club to receive one of these shirts on opening day, while supplies last. Fans who sign up also receive a slice of Portillo’s homemade chocolate cake on their birthday.

For more information on this restaurant and others, visit portillos.com or follow Portillo’s on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.