Iconic Chicago restaurant chain launches ‘Garden Dog’ in locations across the country
CHICAGO – Hot dog lovers are finally getting a plant-based version of the iconic Chicago-style dog. Greenleaf Foods, SPC, owner of leading plant-based brand Field Roast, today announced a partnership with the hot dog organization and fast-paced chain Portillo’s (NASDAQ: PTLO). Serving the Chicago-style hot dog for 59 years, Portillo’s is proving that you can teach an old dog a new technique, introducing the first plant-based hot dog.
Now available in restaurants across the country, the new Garden Dog Field Roast Signature Stadium Dog Field Roast Signature Stadium Dog which is custom made for Portillo and topped with classic Chicago-style hot dog toppings: mustard, flavor, seasoning Pickle spear and pepper game on a perfectly steamed poppy seed bun.
“We are incredibly proud to partner with Portillo to bring a taste of field roast to this iconic chain rooted in Chicago’s hot dog history,” said Adam Grogan, president of Greenleaf Foods, SPC. “Americans eat billions upon billions of hot dogs every year, and now they have a delicious plant-based alternative to quench this classic thirst.”
According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, Americans eat more than 7 billion hot dogs each year between Memorial Day and Labor Day during the ‘peak hot dog season’.1 Field Roast Signature Stadium Dog is a pea protein-based hot dog inspired by the taste of premium, kosher-style beef hot dogs. Unlike other products that use liquid smoke, field roast plant-based dogs are double smoked using maple hardwood chips and a combination of steam and dry heat. Plant-based hot dogs also provide the same amount of protein per serving as most traditional hot dogs, but they contain less sodium and are made without nitrite or GMO. Already available in retail stores across the country, Field Roast fans can now enjoy Field Roast Signature Stadium Dog at Portillo’s.
“When we first started thinking about bringing a plant-based hot dog to our menu, we tasted dozens of different versions. It is clear that Field Roast produces the best products on the market, “said Michael Osanlu, CEO and President of Portillo. “When Field Roast customized its signature Stadium Doug just for us, we knew we had a winner. We can’t wait for our guests – both new and old – to be able to enjoy Garden Dog, our delicious reception of this iconic American classic. ”
Portillo established its reputation as a hot dog stand in Chicago in the 1960s, and today is known for its hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches and chocolate cakes in more than 70 locations in nine states. Fans of Field Roast and Portillo can find the new plant-based Garden Dog in person at Portillo or online at Portillos.com.
To learn more about Portillo’s, please visit portillos.com or follow Portillo’s on Facebook, Twitter And Instagram. For more information about Field Roast, visit FieldRoast.com and follow FieldRoast on Facebook, Twitter And Instagram.
In 1963, Dick Portillo invested $ 1,100 in a small trailer to open Portillo’s first hot dog stand in IL’s Villa Park, which he called “The Dog House”. Over the years, Portillo’s has included more than 70 restaurants across 9 states. Portillo’s is best known for its Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, four-grilled burgers, fresh salads and the famous chocolate cake. Sends food to all 50 states via Portillo’s Portillos.com. Portillo’s Home Kitchen is the company’s fastest growing catering business.
About Greenleaf Foods, SPC
Greenleaf Foods, SPC, is converting plant-based proteins with a wide array of delicious and innovative products that satisfy consumers interested in adding protein diversity to their diets. Our leading brands include Lightlife® (“Lightlife”) and Field Roast ™ (“Feld Roast”). Together, these brands delight loyal, longtime fans and entice newcomers who never knew plant-based proteins could taste so good. With over 50 products in the Lightlife and Field Roast portfolio and representing a leading market position in the refrigerated, plant-based protein segment of US Greenleaf Foods, SPC is Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (TSX: MFI) is a wholly owned, independent affiliate. .