April 14, 2014

Portillo’s Inducted into the Vienna Beef Hall of Fame

One of the most amazing success stories in the food service industry began in Villa Park, Illinois inside of a small food trailer. Although in 1963 this trailer had no running water, it did have a very energetic and motivated young man by the name of Dick Portillo. Over the last half century Dick and his supportive wife Sharon have transformed one small trailer into a fast food empire. Along the way Portillo’s has received numerous accolades and awards. Dick Portillo has earned the title of ‘Top Dog’ and “Hot Dog King of Chicago’. He has most definitely rewritten the food service model for success.

Dick Portillo is presented with the Legends Award by Vienna Beef’s CEO Jim Bodman.

Each Portillo’s restaurant reflects a different theme and portrays Dick’s love for Chicago history. Consistency and love for quality is apparent in every facet of the business. The Portillo Family has created their own ultimate success story.

Vienna Beef is proud to have maintained a relationship with the Portillo’s Restaurant Group during this legendary climb. 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.