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TECH TIME | Portillo's Launches App-y Hour and Sweepstakes


Portillo’s, the fast casual concept known for its menu of Chicago-style favorites, announces new App-y Hour drink specials and a Chocolate Cake Shake sweepstakes. The promotion coincides with updates to the brand’s proprietary app and online ordering system, which includes a new interface design and customizable order features.

From November 1 through December 31, customers that place an online order between 2-5 p.m. on or by using the Portillo's app, can enjoy half-off drinks with a purchase of an entrée. The App-y Hour special includes all shakes, smoothies, and soft drinks; alcohol is not included. Additionally, customers that place an online order between 2-5 p.m. will be automatically entered into a sweepstakes, with three lucky winners receiving free Chocolate Cake Shakes for a year.

Portillo’s online ordering updates include menu order customization, allowing customers to save their favorite orders for easy checkout; on-demand delivery; and other exclusive offers. As an added sweet treat, Portillo’s Birthday Club members can now redeem their free cake slice online.

Guests can download the Portillo’s app online via iTunes or Android. For more information, or to find a Portillo’s near you, please visit or follow Portillo’s on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Rules for the App-y Hour Sweepstakes can be found here.

In 1963, Dick Portillo invested $1,100 into a small trailer to open the first Portillo’s hot dog stand in Villa Park, IL, which he called “The Dog House.” Years later, Portillo’s has grown to include restaurants in more than 50 locations across several states. Portillo’s is best known for its Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, char-grilled burgers, fresh salads and famous chocolate cake. The Portillo’s brand also includes Barnelli’s restaurants that serve award-winning ribs, pastas with homemade sauces, and fresh sandwiches, soups, and salads. Portillo’s ships food to all 50 states via Portillo’s Home Kitchen is the company’s fast-growing catering business.

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