Of the seven restaurants ranked in the Second 100’s LSR/ Specialty group, Portillo’s Hot Dogs continues to prove that strong sales can come from a limited number of units. The 51-year-old Chicago-based sandwich and hot dog chain posted category-leading estimated sales per unit, or ESPU, of $7 million, with $255 million in systemwide sales for the Latest Year — a 13.3-percent increase compared with the Preceding Year. The independently owned chain’s performance even ...

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