are portillo’s hot dogs beef or pork

From the beginning in 1963 Portillo’s has been serving Vienna Beef products. We now take pride thanking, acknowledging and congratulating Dick Portillo, his family and dedicated staff. Welcome to the Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame, please accept our first-ever, Legends Award.

It has come to our attention that after more than 60 years in the hamburger business, some friends of ours have decided to start selling hot dogs. In fact, they’ve enlisted a famous “dog” to help them spread the word. Well, we’d relish the opportunity to give them some advice:

Portillo’s & Lou Malnati Italian Beef Deep Dish Pizza

Italian Beef Deep Dish Pizzas are available exclusively for nationwide shipping through Tastes of Chicago and are not available for purchase at Portillos restaurants.

The Italian Beef pizza is available to order online at https://www.tastesofchicago.com/ or by calling directly 800-568-8646.

We just love Chicago so much so we decided to get a little crazy, and here we are.

Visit portillos.com and click on “order now”, then select “inside pickup”.

All takeout orders can be placed online. The best way is to place your order directly on the Portillo’s website or Portillo’s App for the best dill!

We are happy to place your order upon arrival; we have team members available to assist you once you arrive. We will work quickly to place and prepare your order for you.

All takeout orders can be placed up to 45 days in advance. To place your takeout order in advance, please visit our website portillos.com, or download our Portillo’s App.

We have updated our online ordering platforms and will no longer be offering the option to place takeout orders over the phone

If you have placed your order for immediate pickup or delivery, we are unable to modify the order.

Visit Portillos.com or call 866-YUM-BEEF at least 24 hours before delivery or pickup time. Due to inventory & labor costs, refunds are only available for orders canceled at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled delivery or pickup.

If you placed your order for ASAP you are unable to change this order. If you have placed your order for a future date or time you can modify it by logging in to your Portillos account.

Visit Portillos.com or call 866-YUM-BEEF at least 24 hours before delivery or pickup time. Due to inventory & labor costs, refunds are only available for orders canceled at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled delivery or pickup.

To remove a card, please log into your Portillos account. Click on your account settings and you can delete any credit card or gift card from your account.

You can add a card at check out.

We offer the option to place a delivery order with Portillos through our website www.portillos.com, the Portillos app.

We currently offer online ordering at all of our restaurants. Delivery service is available at every restaurant via online ordering.

Yes, you can access our Catering menu for your specific location here: https://catering.portillos.com/.

Yes! Log into your Portillos account and you will see “Rewards available” if you have one. In the check out screen just select the reward you wish to use If you have a code just type the code number in the box at check out. 1 per order.

We do suggest that you contact the location that you ordered from directly first. If you are unable to do so, please contact our Guest Services team to further assist here: www.portillos.com/contactus.

If you have placed your order outside of our app or website, please do contact the service used for assistance.

No, if you are using our app you can select the option to “continue as guest.” If you are ordering on our website, you will be able to enter your contact information at the checkout screen.

At this time, we are unable to label items individually but look to offer this feature very soon.

Yes, we made it more user friendly. To customize an item click “customize” you can either remove standard toppings or build your own!

Once you log in click on the bottom of the screen “Update Account Settings”.

Click on Italian Beef sandwich and you will see Big Beef as your option.

Our famous cheese sauce served family-style. Enough for the French Fry Fast Pack or Onion Ring Fast Pack order.

Sorry no, we do not offer curbside pickup.

Find the large red “PICK UP” shelves located inside the restaurant. Your food will be displayed alphabetically by your first initial.

Because items and pricing are subject to change, this is the most accurate way to get real time pricing. Click here, you will be directed to our ordering platform. Enter the city of the closest Portillo’s to your event. Look through the menu for current pricing or add items to the basket/cart, this will give a running total and provide you an estimate of costs for your event.

If you need additional assistance, please contact the Catering Department at 866-YUM-BEEF (866-986-2333).

Click here for the catering menu.

Visit Portillos.com or call 866-YUM-BEEF at least 24 hours before delivery or pickup time. Due to inventory & labor costs, refunds are only available for orders canceled at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled delivery or pickup.

Take and Make beef, bread and peppers are always readily available for pickup at any of our restaurants with no notice required. For other orders we ask for 3-4 days notice. Orders can be placed after this time but may be subject to limited availability.

Yes, you can bring in a copy at the time of pickup and we can adjust the order to refund the tax on the day of.

For delivery orders please email [email protected] the tax exemption letter and the order number and we can adjust the order to refund the tax on the day of.

Yes, you can order a Fast Pack of Garden Dogs. You can also customize any catering salad to be vegan by removing the protein and dairy options.

One pound of Portillos Italian beef yields (8) 4-inch sandwiches.

There are two ways to order Portillo’s Italian beef. If you’re looking for ready-to-serve buffet-style catering, order under the “Party Packages” category here. These Party Packages are full meals, including prepared Italian beef, hot gravy and warmers. They are quick to setup and serve your group easily, even if a kitchen is unavailable.

If you would like to make the Italian Beef at home, you can purchase our cold Take & Make Kits, or cold packaged Italian beef under the “Take & Make Italian Beef” catering here. The beef is packaged in 1lb. and 2.5lb bags. Gravy (a.k.a. “au jus”) is cold, ready to “heat and serve.” Note: Gravy is NOT sold separately from the beef.

Check out our heating instructions here.

We do not combine the beef and hot gravy together in a tray because the beef will become tough.

The Party Packages are full meals, including pre-fluffed beef and hot gravy. They are quick to setup and serve your group easily, even if a kitchen is unavailable.

Dont need the full meal? Check out our warm Italian Beef Catering Tray in the Entrees category. Note: Hot gravy is NOT sold separately from the beef.

Our French bread is sold separately. Each loaf yields (8) 4-inch pieces of bread.

No, it is not possible to pick up a catering order through the drive-thru. Much of the packaging we use is too large to pass through the window. We invite you to pick up inside at the catering counter.

In order to provide better and faster service, Portillos now has designated pickup areas in all of our restaurants. This counter/shelf is usually located near the bar and dessert counter.

Payment is taken when you place the order in the app, online, over the phone. We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover Network and Portillos Gift cards.

No personal checks are accepted.

Cash is accepted for same day walk-in orders, however items are subject to availability and your wait time; while the team members prepares your order, will depend on the items ordered.

We currently do not have any promotions at this time.

There are no minimum item or dollar ordering restrictions on our catering menu.

All of our product is fully cooked and ready to serve. Even our items that come cold are precooked and just need warming.

Our delivery spots do fill up quickly and we suggest you order as early as possible.

Deliveries are based upon distance and driver availability. Order setup is subject to driver availability and may incur additional fees.

If delivery is not available, we do offer easy pickup options like our Buffet Packages & Fast Packs that you can setup with ease.

You can pick up hot, ready to serve, regular or baked mostaccioli (choice of marinara or meat sauce) and vodka pastas at any of our restaurants.

Our Barnellis restaurants also carry hot, ready to serve, specialty pastas.

Note: Barnellis restaurants are located in Glendale Heights, Schaumburg, Naperville (Rt. 59), Vernon Hills, Niles, Summit, Crystal Lake, Willowbrook and Downtown Chicago on Clark and Ontario.

While we do not offer bone-in fried chicken on our menu, all Portillos restaurants offer chicken tenders.

Yes, We offer our individually wrapped Fast Pack Sandwiches, in quantities of 8, here for a quick grab and go experience.

You can order catering here or give us a call at 866-YUM-BEEF.

Our portions can be found on our menu. We are happy to help you with portioning for your event. Give us a call at 866-YUM-BEEF for your quote today.

Most of our items do come with serving utensils. We do offer them ala carte if you would like to purchase additional. They can be found under our service items category here.

Just like our Famous Chocolate cakes, our skilled team members will create from scratch your Chocolate Eclair Cake or Italian Strawberry Shortcake.

Our secret recipe requires time to create and set for your event, so please order 24 hours in advance to ensure availability.

Yes, you can request items to be removed or left on the side for our salads.

Yes, you can add protein to any catering pasta dish.

Our delivery spots do fill up quickly and we suggest you order as early as possible.

Deliveries are based upon distance and driver availability. Order setup is subject to driver availability and may incur additional fees.

If delivery is not available, we do offer easy pickup options like our Party Packages

No, the catering salads do not come with bread.

We do offer fast packs which are pre-made sandwiches.

We do not offer cookies or dessert bar trays at this time.

New and unused merchandise with original sales receipt may be returned within 30 days of purchase for a restaurant credit.

All merchandise is shipped UPS ground and we do not send out tracking info for these items.

All merchandise is shipped UPS ground which can take up to 5-7 days to receive.

In the event of severe weather or snow advisory your order may be delivered on the next available delivery day

If you need help placing an order, please call 866-YUM-BEEF, press 3 for Shop & Ship and press 1 to place a shipping order.

Food Orders:

Sunday – No Arrivals

Monday – No Arrivals

Tuesday – Next Day Standard & Next Day Priority

Wednesday – Standard 2-day, Next Day Standard, Next Day Priority

Thursday – Standard 2-day, Next Day Standard, Next Day Priority

Friday – Standard 2-day, Next Day Standard, Next Day Priority

Saturday – Saturday Delivery

Ground is for all non-food merchandise.

We use FedEx to handle our shipping needs, to best ensure delivery of fresh products. Standard shipping is 2 day (second business day). You select your order arrival date at order checkout. Other options, such as next day or Saturday delivery may be available for additional charges. We have set a standard flat rate for all packages and this allows for easier ordering by the guest.

You select the arrival date during the checkout process. We offer free shipping for delivery Wednesday – Friday (excluding holidays) . Orders placed for same day shipping must be made before 3:00pm Central time Monday – Friday. If your order is placed after 3pm CST, it will be shipped out the next available date for the service selected. Orders are shipped 2 day delivery, unless otherwise specified and are subject to service availability for the delivery address.

You are able to specify your preferred delivery date when placing your shop and ship order. A package may arrive on or before your selected delivery date. Although we try to schedule delivery for this date, we cannot guarantee these dates since delivery is controlled by FedEx and can be affected by weather, labor constraints, and other factors outside their control.

When placing the order, you pick the date of delivery. FedEx doesnt guarantee a time of delivery.

When choosing a package it gives you the option of ship to and the options myself or other. If other is chosen please enter the recipients name in the box.

Yes, it is sent Priority overnight and incurs an additional fee. The shipment still will arrive in 2 days.

You will view your order confirmation page showing your address and what was purchased before you finalized your order. Once you click purchase, the order is finalized. Your order number and confirmation information will be emailed to you as well. Please make sure this is correct before placing order. We will need 2 business days to make any changes on the order.

To cancel an order, we need at least 2 business days prior to shipping to process this. Any cancellations after this time will not be able to be processed. Please call 630-581-0770 or email [email protected] . All cancellation or change requests must include the billing name and the order number. Although we will make every effort to process your cancellation or change request, an order cannot be cancelled or changed once it has been prepared for shipment or sent out for delivery.

We are able to ship our products anywhere in the United States. We are not able to ship to Canada or outside the United States at this time.

If you have not been contacted via e-mail by the Portillos E-Store within 24 hours of placing your order online, please check your spam. If you dont see the email confirmation after checking your spam, please e-mail us at [email protected]. In order for us to provide the best customer service, please include your billing name, date order was placed, and a day and evening phone number in your E-mail.

We would suggest you place the order in advance to arrive before the week of Christmas as FedEx has high demands at this time.

Please call Guest services 630-581-0770 or email [email protected] as soon as you notice the address is incorrect. We will need 2 business days to correct the issue. All requests need to include the order number and the new address change.

We apologize that your order was delivered late, please reach out to our shipping department if you need help. 866- Yum-Beef

We apologize that your box arrived damaged. Please send photos of damages and order number to [email protected]. In some cases, FedEx will need you to reship the product back, so please do not dispose of any of the product until contacted for next steps.

We apologize. Please contact [email protected] with your order number and what you received.

We apologize that your order was missing an item. Please email [email protected] with details and your order number for assistance.

It is normal for a small amount of gravy to leak during shipping. If the container is completely broken or has leaked outside of the box, please send photos and order number to [email protected].

All orders are final sale and no refund will be given. If an item arrives damaged or spoiled, please fill out our contact form at http://www.portillos.com/contactus/ so we can assist.

The meat and gravy is shipped frozen, and other items are refrigerator cold. All packages are meant to arrive refrigerator cold. If you would like to have the meat and gravy arrive frozen we do offer overnight options.

For best quality, we dont recommend refreezing the product if it arrived over 32 degrees. If the product arrived still frozen you can keep it frozen for 3 months.

We are unable to modify or customize our packages at this time and do apologize for any inconvenience. The packages we do offer are available on our website.

We have found that the freezer packs do a nice job keeping the product fresh and wont freeze our fresh produce like dry ice would.

We apologize that you were not happy with the way your food tasted. We are unable to refund cooked product. Please make sure to follow the heating instructions accordingly.

We do apologize but we are unable to modify or provide substitutions for any items in our packages.

To maintain our quality of service, our restaurant staff focuses on serving food for immediate consumption and are not trained on all of the issues involved in shipping food products. Our shipping department is a separate operating division created to maintain the quality and safety of our food during shipping.

We continue to look at adding and testing items to be shipped all year. When an item has been completely tested it will be added to our shipping selections.

No, we do not offer discounts on our product.

Sorry, no we do not ship our ribs.

The Gift Message is located on the FedEx Shipping Label that was affixed to the outside of the box containing the food at the bottom.

Since the item is perishable, we are unable to re-ship or refund. Please let the recipient know that a gift is being sent their way before the scheduled date of delivery.

You will receive an email with the tracking number for FedEx in it, simply go to FedEx.com and track the package. If you don’t have your tracking number you can find it by visiting https://www.portillos.com/tracking/

We use FedEx to ship our products and therefore are not able to ship to APO/FPO /PO Box addresses.

We use FedEx to ship our products and therefore are not able to ship to APO/FPO /PO Box addresses.

The gift message is located on the FedEx Shipping Label that was affixed to the box containing the food.

If you have the Portillos app you can track your order through it, you also would have received a text with a link to tracking.

You will get a text message when your food is being delivered and one when the driver is approaching the drop off.

We do use Door Dash as a delivery partner as well as some locations offer Portillos delivery drivers for larger orders.

If you placed your order directly with Portillos, please do contact the location you ordered from. If you are unable to receive assistance, please do contact our Guest Services team here : www.portillos.com/contactus.

If you have placed your order from a third party (Door Dash, Postmates, Uber Eats or Grubhub), please contact them directly to help.

For delivery, there is a $15 order minimum.

The delivery range varies by location. To see if we deliver to your specific location, check out our app or click here to enter your address.

If you place your order directly with Portillos, our delivery is serviced by Door Dash.

Please reach out to Door Dash driver support.

Beef Bus Food Truck

Follow @BeefBusOffical on Twitter and Instagram for regular updates.

We understand that our fans are excited to visit the food truck and we sincerely apologize if this happens. Sometimes things dont work out as planned and we are not able to have the truck in a previously announced location. When this happens, we will make an announcement with our new location as soon as we have the information confirmed. For the most up-to-date information on where to ketchup with us, follow @beefbusoffical on Twitter and Instagram

Prices will vary by location visit and include sales tax:

  • Regular Italian beef sandwich
  • Sweet peppers, hot giardiniera and mozzarella cheese each available for an additional charge
  • Chicago-style hot dog
  • Signature crinkle-cut fries
  • Cheese sauce
  • Canned Coke, Diet Coke & Sprite
  • Bottled water

We do not have plans to change the menu at this time.

We accept cash, VISA, Master Card, Discover and American Express.

No, but those items can be purchased here. We ship to all 50 of the United States; we do not offer international shipping at this time.

The order cap is to help ensure that we are able to serve as many hungry fans as possible and to help keep the wait-times down. Due to the overwhelming excitement and support from our fans and the limited size of our kitchen and crew, each person may only order a maximum of 6 sandwiches in total.

The Beef Bus is an event experience, so we are not able to offer refunds or compensation. If you experience an issue with your meal, please bring it to the attention of a team member at the time.

Portillos does not franchise any of its locations, this includes its food truck(s).

We only have the one…for now!

You can request the Beef Bus for your event here, someone from our catering team will reach out to you. We receive a lot of requests for the Beef Bus and cannot accommodate every request.

Unfortunately, no. We cannot host fundraiser nights with the Beef Bus.

We already have a set schedule once a location is published, but you are welcome to request the Beef Bus for your event here, and someone from our catering team will reach out to you.

We will post the schedule as soon as we have it locked in. Some locations are first-come, first-served so we dont want to publish until were in place. You should follow our Instagram and Twitter for the most up-to-date information on when and where to find the Beef Bus.

Frankly, sometimes things happen that are out of our control and the Beef Bus has to wrap up early and roll out. When this happens, we do our best to accommodate the people in line and post to our Instagram and Twitter feeds to let everyone know. These unforeseen instances will NOT normally be posted separately on our website unless the closer will be long-term.

We have a condensed kitchen which can only produce so much food at one time and accommodates only a few team members. We guarantee that our team members are working hard to get your order made as fast as they can.

After the polling ended, we hit unforeseen local & state roadblocks preventing us from coming to Georgia. We would love to get the Beef Bus to Peach Tree City one day. Unfortunately there are currently too many permitting conditions that we cannot meet to get there.

You can check your balance here or by calling 844-447-7251. You will need the pin number which is located under the grey scratch-off box on the back of the gift card.

Portillos gift cards can be used at all of our locations as well as online for catering or merch. Gift cards can not be used to purchase more gift cards.

Yes! You can use your gift card for your shipping order.

If we receive an order by 1pm we will ship it out the next day.

Yes! When in check out you can add a message.

The payment options are MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover cards.

A gift card may be purchased online here at portillos.com or you can also purchase gift cards at any Portillos or Barnellis restaurant location.

No, cards are not reloadable, you would need to purchase another one.

No, there is no cash back on gift cards

Online gift cards can be purchased for the following amounts: $10,$25, $50, $75 & $100.

If you wish to purchase for different dollar amount you may buy them at any of our locations for any dollar value from $5-100.

You can call 855-472-1875 if you need assistance purchasing a gift card.

Only for expedited shipping orders do you receive a tracking number.

Please contact Customer Support: 1-855-472-1875 or [email protected]

Orders must be placed by 1pm.

If the card has a full value, we can reship a new one with standard post. If the card is partially used, we are unable to issue a new card.

Starting October 31, 2023 – December 26, 2023, for every $50 in gift card you purchase you will receive a $10 Promo card.

We are sorry they are not replaceable, please treat them like cash.

Please do a balance inquiry on your card and that should activate the card for use. If you still need help please email [email protected] with your card number.

Yes, they expire on 3/31/2023

The promo card can be used like a gift card.

From the beginning in 1963 Portillo’s has been serving Vienna Beef products. We now take pride thanking, acknowledging and congratulating Dick Portillo, his family and dedicated staff. Welcome to the Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame, please accept our first-ever, Legends Award.

FAQ

Are Portillo’s hot dogs pork?

A Portillo’s Chicago-style hot dog starts with a natural skin on all beef hot dog, served in a steamed poppy seed bun, loaded with mustard, relish, onions, tomatoes, kosher pickle spear, sport peppers, and Portillo’s own seasoning salt.

Are Chicago hot dogs beef or pork?

A Chicago-style hot dog, Chicago Dog, or Chicago Red Hot is an all-beef frankfurter on a poppy seed bun, originating from the city of Chicago, Illinois.

Do 100% beef hot dogs have pork?

If a hotdog is labelled “all beef” or “all pork,” it also must be made from 100% muscle tissue of that animal. Other ingredients are included for preserving and flavoring the links, but that can be no more than 3.5% of the sausage, not including added water.

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