Chicago Chain Named Among Best Fast-Casual Restaurants in U.S.

Based on a full year of TripAdvisor reviews and high ratings, Portillo's was ranked fifth in the fast-casual category in the annual Travelers’ Choice Awards.

A Chicago-based restaurant chain made TripAdvisor's 2019 list of the best fast casual restaurants in the country, the travel site announced Tuesday.

Based on a full year of TripAdvisor reviews and high ratings, Portillo's was ranked fifth in the fast-casual category in the annual Travelers’ Choice Awards.

"This is a go-to place to try Chicago cuisine: Italian beef or a Chicago style dog," TripAdvisor diners said, according to the site.

Here are the Top 5 restaurants in the category that "offer high-quality meals at a great value to diners on the go":

1. Earl of Sandwich – Orlando, Florida

2. Shake Shack – Miami Beach, Florida 

3. In-N-Out Burger – Los Angeles, California 

4. The Taco Stand – La Jolla, California 

5. Portillo's Hot Dogs – Chicago, Illinois

Portillo's beat out Five Guys, Tacos el Gordo, Teddy's Bigger Burgers, Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers and Kewpee Hamburgers, ranked sixth through tenth.

Winners were determined by "factoring in the quantity and quality of reviews" over a 12-month period.

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