Everyone is really hyped on Portillo's coming to the QC. As a Chicago area alum, I could tell you first hand that it isn't bad. I personally don't get the hype about it, but I could under stand why people are so excited. When I eat at Portillo's, I make it a point to not count the calories I'm eating. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know you are putting down you recommended daily intake of calories in 1 meal, but after seeing this I know why I have man boobs.
Get this: The average customer at Portillo's ingests about 1300 calories in one sitting! That's just the average. I've definitely done more damage than that on a good night. That includes beverages. I mean, it does you no good to get a "diet" soda when you're eating half a cow for dinner. That's if you decide to get a soda. If you're like me and have to have their Famous Cake Shake, you can add anywhere from 850-1500 calories just for the shake! On that note, I'm going to the gym. Diabeetus. That is all.
Here is the calorie count of some of Portillo's most popular menu Items:
Chili Cheese Dog
Jumbo Hot Dog with Everything
Breaded Chicken Club
Big Beef Sandwich
Combo Beef and Char-Grilled Sausage Sandwich
French Fries, Large
Portillo's Famous Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Cake Shake, Large