Bob, I’m not a fan of Portillo’s based solely on the fact that they’ve grown to “Chain Size”. Nothing wrong with their food, but nothing particularly special either. Gimme a good ol’ Mom & Pop joint for an Italian Beef sandwich any day.
I’m more a fan of Al’s than Mr. Beef, but as far as I’m concerned, Johnnie’s is the total package. Never had Pop’s ’cause you’ve never taken me there. What’s the hold up?