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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Orlando's first Portillo's serving customers prior to grand opening

Posted By on Tue, Jun 1, 2021 at 4:35 PM

click to enlarge Orlando's  new Portillo's is serving customers ahead of its grand opening. - VIA PORTILLO'S/FACEBOOK
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  • Orlando's new Portillo's is serving customers ahead of its grand opening.

Those who have been anticipating Portillo's Orlando opening for months might be surprised to know the new restaurant is already serving hungry customers.

Portillo's grand opening is scheduled for June 15 at 10 a.m., but the restaurant is in the middle of a soft opening where anyone can grab a pre-opening meal while the store trains employees.

"Right now, anyone can come to Portillo's during this soft open training period that's designed to get us ready for the official grand opening on June 15," spokeswoman Ana Espinoza told the Orlando Sentinel.

Back in March, Portillo's pushed back their opening date indefinitely.

"The Portillo’s in Orlando is getting closer to opening, but we still need a little more time to make sure our restaurant is perfect for all our loyal fans. We will not be opening on March 23rd, and we aren’t prepared to announce a new opening date at this time," the chain shared in an email at the time.

Fans didn't need much notice to get out to the store, however. Customers have been already sharing pictures on Instagram and Facebook of themselves having a taste of Portillo's.

This is the first Portillo's location in Orlando, is located at 7715 Palm Parkway, next to the newly opened White Castle.

If you are driving nearby, stop and take a peek — you might get a taste of the franchise's Italian beef and iconic Chicago-style hot dogs sooner than you thought.

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