Portillo’s a waste of money? I don’t agree at all. While Al’s is my favorite Italian beef place, I’ve enjoyed many beef sandwiches at various Portillo’s locations. In fact, Portillo’s is my third favorite after Al’s and Mr. Beef on Orleans ( Johnnie’s and Pop’s rate high on my list too. )
I agree about Portillo’s, been eating there ( and a few others) since Dick Portillo opened his first. Always consistently good.