A shared
Mission to Serve

You’re the Leader We’re Searching for.

Our purpose to add more veterans to our growing family

As a purpose driven leader, bring your tactical skills, lessons, and expertise you gained while serving to a new team. We’d love to put your leadership skills to work at Portillo’s, and help you build on them even more through our training programs created and led by military veterans.


We’ve beefed up our perks and benefits to support your civilian life.

Assistance Program

The EAP provides help with stress, mental health, substance use, and more. This resource is for Portillo’s employees and any of their family members that need support.


Want to stay fit after entering civilian life? Gympass makes it easy by offering a large selection of gyms, studios, and workout apps at a discount.

401k with
Company Match

Begin your 401(k) retirement savings with Portillo’s! Our 401(k) plan is a great way to help prepare for your future.

Hear from our team

Hear from Tom Motter Army, Manager
Hear from Jonathan Martin Army, National Guard, Crew Chief

Founded in Greatness

Our founder, Dick Portillo (pictured on the right), served with the First Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, California after high school. Mr. Portillo served a tour with the Marine Corps until he was honorably discharged in 1959. Dick held several jobs after his military service, including working in a steel mill, unloading box cars at a railroad, and working in a junkyard. In 1963, Dick invested $1,100 into a 6’x 12′ trailer to open the first Portillo’s hot dog stand on North Avenue in Villa Park, IL, which he called “The Dog House.”

Our Story

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