Portillo's Fundraising - The Perfect Choice for your Fundraising Group

Portillo’s Fundraising – The Perfect Choice for your Fundraising Group

Posted by Tamy Lukacs

If you’re looking to fundraise for your charity, school, or college club, some delicious hot dogs are just the ticket!


Did you know that Portillo’s does fundraisers? When your group or organization hosts a Portillo’s fundraising event, 20% of your supporter’s orders will be donated back to your cause.


This article will get you informed on how Portillo’s fundraising works!

Infographic: Portillo's fundraising at a glance

Image by GroupRaise

How It Works

When it comes to fundraising with Portillo’s, it’s impossible to find a downside. Hosting a Portillo’s fundraising event is fun and delicious-and above all, you’ll get to partner with a generous restaurant that’s seriously dedicated to making a positive impact. Setting up your Portillo’s fundraising event is easy. It takes just 1 minute and looks like this:


  1. Choose a Portillo’s location that’s close-by for your group and its supporters
  2. Select a convenient date and time for your group
  3. Fill out some key information about your group, including the expected number of guests
  4. Submit!



Make sure to submit your request at least 2 weeks before you want to hold the event. After you send your request, the restaurant will respond within 7 days.


Once the restaurant confirms your event, it’s time to start promoting! Log into your social media accounts and notify your friends, family, and supporters about your Portillo’s fundraising event. Spread your event’s GroupRaise Meal Page, so supporters can RSVP and get a reminder on the day of the fundraiser. The more people that attend, the more you’ll raise for your organization!


Is this your first time fundraising? No worries, holding a restaurant fundraiser is actually pretty easy. Check out our tips on how to promote and host a successful fundraiser.


Next, your attendees just need to show up during your event’s time slot and tell the restaurant staff they’re dining to support your cause. No setup, no teardown, no hassle-just tell everyone to show up hungry. Everyone will be dying to get some tasty hot dogs!


Finally, 4-6 weeks after the event, Portillo’s will send a check to your group containing a whopping 20% of your event’s total sales. That’s it! …Until your next Portillo’s fundraising event, that is.


You can hold an unlimited amount of fundraisers at Portillo’s, so feel free to go all out!

Delicious hot dog covered in toppings next to fries at a Portillo's fundraising event

Why fundraise at Portillo’s?

Portillo’s is a great place for a fundraiser because of their mouth-watering sandwiches and hot dogs. Chili cheese dogs, Italian beef sandwiches – they’ve got all the delicious tastes and flavors you’ve come to love!


Even picky eaters will find a delicious option within the menu. Portillo’s happily includes items for our vegetarian friends. There are gluten-free options too! Check out the Portillo’s website for more info about their sweet menu.


Plus, with an average menu price of $10, Portillo’s is a great budget-friendly fundraising option.

Get Excited for a Portillo’s Fundraising Event

By hosting a Portillo’s fundraising event, you’ll be able to spread the word about your organization and come together and meet the family and friends of your group members. You can even make a Portillo’s fundraiser a monthly or quarterly event for your group. While everyone is relaxing and bonding over great hot dogs in a family-friendly environment, your organization is getting 20% back towards your fundraising goals!