Portillo's Coming to Schererville

Jul 9, 2021

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Credit Portillo's

SCHERERVILLE - Portillo's is coming to Schererville.

The beloved Chicagoland Iconic chain will be located on Indianapolis Boulevard.

Town Council member Kevin Connelly is cited in the "Times" saying that the town manager informed him that the company submitted an application to build a small footprint restaurant with a drive-thru.

Luke Family of Brands Development is building out the Oak District Development at 317 U.S. 41 on vacant land between Franciscan Health Fitness Center and Lowe's.

The massively popular Portillo's chain is best known for its Chicago-style hot dogs, Maxwell Street Polish, Italian beef and chocolate cake.

Oak Brook-based Portillo's, which has more than 60 locations, originally planned to open in Merrillville and Schererville at the same time.  The original Schererville location on Main at the Schererville Golf and Fun Center fell through because the original slate of tenants fell through due to a project delay from the Great Recession.

Portillo's will go before the Schererville Board of Zoning Appeals on July 26 to ask for a use variance.