By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer 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 Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.