By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Sep 19, 2019 at 6:01 PM

Looking to infuse your wedding with some Chicago flair? Well, look no further than your local Portillo’s, which believes that "Getting married is a big dill."

That's why the fast casual restaurant concept has officially rolled out a menu of brand new wedding packages designed to satiate late night cravings for hot dogs, Italian beef and all the fixin’s.

Among the packages they’ve introduced is the Newlywed Spread, a catering package which includes a variety of late night bites including a flowing cheese sauce fountain (served with crinkle-cut fries and onion rings along with Italian beef sandwiches, hot dogs and toppings. Packages must be booked at least 90 days in advance and are limited to destinations within the local Portillo’s delivery area.

Heading somewhere more far-flung? There’s also the Love at First Bite package, which is available for shipping anywhere in the U.S.

The package includes food for 50 guests including hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, condiments and a heart shaped chocolate cake. You’ll also receive Portillo’s paper hats and a checkerboard table cloth, all for $399 (includes standard two-day shipping for orders Monday through Wednesday).

Portillo’s Engagement Photos

Among the new offerings, there's also a way to commemorate your mutual love for Portillo’s chocolate cake shake ... or relive the intimate moment the two of you shared your first order of cheese fries.

Portillo's engagement photo sessions includes a two-hour professional wedding photography session at any Illinois location of Portillo’s, a $25 Portillo’s gift card and a collection of Portillo's swag including couple crewnecks, custom hot dog cufflinks and Portillo’s water bottles.

For more on the Portillo’s wedding packages, visit or call (866) YUM-BEEF.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

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.