Chicago's Portillo's Restaurant announces site plans for a Brookfield location

Portillo's, a Chicago restaurant chain, has submitted site plans to build a restaurant in Brookfield, Wisconsin, according to a release on the company's website.

The restaurant would be on Bluemound Road, west of Calhoun Road at The Shoppes at the Corridor, a new mixed-use development project.

If the Plan Commission and City Council review and approve Portillo's plans to open in the second half of 2016.

"We are excited at the opportunity to bring Portillo's to Brookfield, Wisconsin," said Portillo's CEO Keith Kinsey. "It has been a pleasure working with Mayor Ponto and the City staff. We look forward to introducing the greater Milwaukee area to our legendary food and service."

Mayor Ponto indicated Brookfield is looking forward to the addition of Portillo's. "We have visited the Portillo's in Vernon Hills, IL, and we came away very impressed with the service, the food, and the unique historic décor," said Ponto. "Dick Portillo and his team have been great to work with and we look forward to welcoming the first Portillo's in Wisconsin to Brookfield."

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