Portillo’s Hot Dogs proposed to council 

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Portillo’s Hot Dogs, originally of Villas Park, Ill., is proposed to be built directly north of the IKEA in Fishers at USA Parkway and 116th Street. (Submitted rendering)

By Anna Skinner

Fishers City Council members heard Portillo’s Hot Dogs first reading proposal Feb. 20 at the council meeting.

Portillo’s presented for a rezone to allow for a Portillo’s Hot Dogs to be built at the southwest corner of USA Parkway and 116th Street and just north of the IKEA currently under construction. This would put the restaurant directly across from the TopGolf development.

According to the petitioner’s packet on the city council agenda, the proposal includes 3.7 acres, with a masonry building, covered outdoor dining, a drive-thru lane, landscaping and a trash enclosure that matches the exterior of the building.

The information accessible through the city council agenda at fishers.in.us also states that the proposed Portillo’s of Fishers will invest $3.2 million on the building not including site work. Sales are approximated at $4-6 million. Employment opportunities to Fishers residents and goods suppliers in the area also will be available.

As of press time, the plan was for Portillo’s Hot Dogs to begin construction this spring with an opening in the fall.

“Portillo’s is opening in an exciting, growing area of Fishers that’s quickly becoming an experiential destination with The Yard, IKEA, and Top Golf,” Mayor Scott Fadness stated in an email. “The buzz that it’s created is exciting, and we know it’s a very popular culinary amenity for our residents.”

Council members did not vote on the item, but they did express minor concerns of enhancing architectural details as Portillo’s would be placed at one of the major gateways to the city. For more, visit fishers.in.us.

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