Portillo's Confirms Maple Grove Location
Jul 25, 2017 05:59AM ● Published by Doug Erlien
Portillo's concept drawing for proposed Maple Grove location. (graphic provided by city of Maple Grove)
The second Minnesota location is slated to be located at 12251 Elm Creek Boulevard near The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. As of July 25, construction fencing has been put in place and surface work on the former parking lot area began.
Portillo’s opened their first Minnesota location in Woodbury in early July.
"We’re aiming to be open by the end of 2017," a public relations firm representing the restaurant told Maple Grove Voice.
The 9,000 square foot restaurant will seat more than 200 guests will feature two drive-thru lanes, seasonal outdoor seating and will sell beer. Initially, the Maple Grove City Council was on track to deny the request at that location due to traffic and parking concerns, then reversed their decision in the June meeting.
“Our decision to open in Maple Grove is a result of the area’s strong, growing retail and residential community,” Portillo’s CEO Keith Kinsey said. “We look forward to becoming a part of the Maple Grove landscape.”
Portillo’s was founded in 1963 and includes menu items such as hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, char-grilled burgers, salads, ribs, and dessert in addition to catering. As of the beginning of 2017, 46 Portillo’s restaurants were operating in California, Indiana, Arizona, Florida and Wisconsin.
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