Friday, December 21, 2012

New Portillo's in Arizona to hire 200 for new restaurants

Portillo’s, the popular Chicago-based fast-casual restaurant, will hire roughly 200 hourly workers to staff its new Scottsdale location opening in February.
Hiring will begin Jan. 3.
The Scottsdale restaurant will be at the southwest corner of 90th Street and Shea Boulevard. The company will open its second location in Tempe next summer at Rio Salado Parkway and McClintock Drive.
“We are very excited about our Scottsdale opening,” said president and founder of Portillo Restaurant Group Dick Portillo. “Once the word got out that we were coming to Arizona, the response was overwhelming. We look forward to having a positive impact on the local economy with our operations in both Scottsdale and Tempe.”
Applicants can apply in person at the hiring center located at 9160 E. Shea Blvd., Unit 103A in Scottsdale. Applicants also have the option of picking up and dropping off a completed application in the mailbox at the Portillo’s restaurant site.
The restaurant is known for its Italian beef and hot dogs. Its menu also includes Italian sausage, burgers, chicken sandwiches, specialty salads and a renowned chocolate cake.
The Chicago chain announced its Arizona expansion plans in February.
Many of the Phoenix area’s transplanted Chicagoans are giddy to have their beloved Portillo’s finally following them to the desert.
A company spokesperson told the Phoenix Business Journal in August the beloved Chicago icon also is scouting locations in Chandler.
There are 34 Portillo’s Hot Dogs locations across the country, with all but three in Illinois.
For more information, visit the company’s website at


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