Portillo’s Adding A Plant-Based Hot Dog To The Menu

An Illinois restaurant chain known for its meat is putting a new alternative item on the menu. Oak Brook-based Portillo’s is adding a plant-based hot dog to the menu and calling it the “Garden Dog.” It is a play on the ideal mix of Chicago-style toppings, which is known as “dragging” a hot dog through the “garden.” Portillo’s said its garden dog links are packed with pea protein and smoked before being char-grilled at its restaurants.