By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Apr 05, 2017 at 11:01 AM

In celebration of Portillo’s 54th anniversary, the restaurant is offering guests a very special treat.

All day long on Thursday, April 6, customers can purchase a slice of Portillo’s famous chocolate cake for just $0.54 (regularly $3.09).

The chain might be best known for its Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches, but the cake is not something to be overlooked. Baked fresh daily, it’s moist and chocolatey and filled with decadent chocolate frosting. It’s also the same cake used in the chain’s popular cake shakes.

So, mark your calendars and set your alarms.

The offer is good at all restaurant locations, while supplies last, with a limit of one slice of cake per customer.

Can’t make the birthday celebration? Celebrate yours. Just visit to receive a complimentary slice of the Famous Chocolate Cake on their birthday.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.