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NL RESIDENT

New Lenox, IL

#64 Sep 28, 2012
I don't think Portillo's is worried about business. The placed was packed tonight. They picked a good location. It's a very busy area of New Lenox. If you don't like it, don't eat there.
Like PoPs

Bolingbrook, IL

#65 Sep 28, 2012
Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>Pops is the bomb! Have fun waiting 20 minutes for overpriced food.
PoP's Food is awesome!! Never had a bad experience yet. Been going there for years and have tried a few of their different sandwiches. The Beef is great & Crispy Chicken Sandwich is out of this world!! More people need to go and check it out!! Not over priced either, they have the same going rates everyone else does, not expensive at all. Under $5 bux for a yummy sandwich. Tons of side options also!!
The Doctor

Mokena, IL

#66 Sep 28, 2012
Like PoPs wrote:
<quoted text>PoP's Food is awesome!! Never had a bad experience yet. Been going there for years and have tried a few of their different sandwiches. The Beef is great & Crispy Chicken Sandwich is out of this world!! More people need to go and check it out!! Not over priced either, they have the same going rates everyone else does, not expensive at all. Under $5 bux for a yummy sandwich. Tons of side options also!!
You must be an owner. Great ad!
Professor

United States

#67 Sep 29, 2012
Cliff wrote:
Ya they did terrible over 5,100 in the first day. The largest ever opening day in Portillos history. Dick must be pretty mad he did choose that desolate area by the hospital. The construction really hurt it.
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you got it cliff. the biggest mistake taxpayers did was to vote in balderman..... then vote in home rule.
SLEEPY

Crown Point, IN

#68 Sep 29, 2012
Maryland fried chicken was awesome ,anybody have the recipe.
Cliff

New Lenox, IL

#69 Sep 29, 2012
Professor wrote:
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you got it cliff. the biggest mistake taxpayers did was to vote in balderman..... then vote in home rule.
Yep home rule looks and sounds so good until someone screws the village or the dummy rats come in.

Bridgeview is complete failure now that politicians did what they wanted for themselves and left the tax paying residents on the hook.
coffeecake

United States

#70 Sep 30, 2012
SLEEPY wrote:
Maryland fried chicken was awesome ,anybody have the recipe.
Hey Sleepy,I don't think most of these people know what Marylands chicken is. They haven't lived here as long as we have. They're clueless!!
not that

Wayne, IL

#71 Oct 2, 2012
Grandpa wrote:
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I totally agree. If he built a restaurant like the one in Orland Park on any of the Rt 6/Cedar Road corners he would have a gold mine. Not only from NL residents but Hospital visitors and those in nearby communities. I'm sure he had his reasons but it would have been a great start for one of those buys corners. I enjoy their food and the atmosphere with my grandkids. New Lenox restaurant doesn't look as warm and welcoming as Orland Park but I'll patronize it since I live in this town.
The people that go to that hospital are usually on MEDICAID and can't afford Portillos.
Devoted Customer

Plainfield, IL

#72 Dec 27, 2012
I give any employee at Portillo's props. That is a TOUGH JOB. If you're so concerned about knit picky crap like most of the arrogant little f*cks in this town, I'd like to see you get behind that counter and do that job. I would rip my hair out! Next time you're at Portillo's, be sure to appreciate the service you get, and thank the employees You won't get service like that anywhere else in town!
Mack

Naperville, IL

#73 Dec 27, 2012
Devoted Customer wrote:
I give any employee at Portillo's props. That is a TOUGH JOB. If you're so concerned about knit picky crap like most of the arrogant little f*cks in this town, I'd like to see you get behind that counter and do that job. I would rip my hair out! Next time you're at Portillo's, be sure to appreciate the service you get, and thank the employees You won't get service like that anywhere else in town!
Tough Job? Surely you jest? It's a busy job, particularly in rush, but not a tough job. You must have lived a very easy life to think fliping burgars onto a bun is tough? Have those folks look out the window and watch the guys digging the new RT-30 in. Now that's a tough job! I think you need to put your Play Station away.
Jester

Mokena, IL

#74 Dec 28, 2012
Mack wrote:
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Tough Job? Surely you jest? It's a busy job, particularly in rush, but not a tough job. You must have lived a very easy life to think fliping burgars onto a bun is tough? Have those folks look out the window and watch the guys digging the new RT-30 in. Now that's a tough job! I think you need to put your Play Station away.
You had me until you mentioned the ditch digging being a tough job. Nothing tough about a few union employees watching their Operator dig a hole with a machine! Now if you said those in the service, fire fighter/paramedics, nurses, oil drillers, or crab fishermen, I would have agreed!
Mack

Bolingbrook, IL

#75 Dec 29, 2012
Jester? You missed the point I made in my post. But I think you know that. Jester = Funny guy...

I was taken back by someone thinking working at Portillo's was a "tough" job. Kids have no idea what a "tough job" is anymore IMO.
Unincorporated

Frankfort, IL

#76 Dec 29, 2012
Think about what would happen if they had to make change without the aid of the register. They probably should have built near the hospital. That's your next stop eventually if you keep eating ground up pigs ears, noses, tails, hooves, etc. Yum, yum!
Appalled

Joliet, IL

#77 Dec 29, 2012
Mack wrote:
Jester? You missed the point I made in my post. But I think you know that. Jester = Funny guy...
I was taken back by someone thinking working at Portillo's was a "tough" job. Kids have no idea what a "tough job" is anymore IMO.
I understand your point about physical labor but if you had ever had to work a public service type job, you would know that "back breaking" is not the only definition of "tough".
Mack

Bolingbrook, IL

#78 Dec 29, 2012
Appalled wrote:
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I understand your point about physical labor but if you had ever had to work a public service type job, you would know that "back breaking" is not the only definition of "tough".
In the context of the thread, i.e., Fast Food Worker at Portillo's, is a Busy Job, not tough job IMO. Someone stated it was a "tough" job, and challenged another to try it. Working Construction in 90 degree heat is tough, etc... However, if you prefer to broaden the context of the initial subject, yes, there are a lot of flavors of "tough" jobs. Fast Food Worker? I just can't put that in the "tough" catagory, and yes, I once worked Fast Food (Mickey D's) way back when they made fresh cut fries. I carried 100 lb bags of potatoes from the basement to the prep area on the main floor and made those great Fries we all miss. Did 1,000 lbs in a shift once, and that was "tough" when I weighed 128 lbs...:)(I did say way back right?)
Appalled

Joliet, IL

#79 Dec 29, 2012
Mack wrote:
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In the context of the thread, i.e., Fast Food Worker at Portillo's, is a Busy Job, not tough job IMO. Someone stated it was a "tough" job, and challenged another to try it. Working Construction in 90 degree heat is tough, etc... However, if you prefer to broaden the context of the initial subject, yes, there are a lot of flavors of "tough" jobs. Fast Food Worker? I just can't put that in the "tough" catagory, and yes, I once worked Fast Food (Mickey D's) way back when they made fresh cut fries. I carried 100 lb bags of potatoes from the basement to the prep area on the main floor and made those great Fries we all miss. Did 1,000 lbs in a shift once, and that was "tough" when I weighed 128 lbs...:)(I did say way back right?)
I guess your interpretation of the context was different than mine. I immediately thought of how difficult it is to deal with the public in situations that sometimes bring out the worst in people. Like when they are hungry, lol. It did not occur to me that the original poster was comparing physical labor or rocket science to the job.

I think the poster's point was to give these people a break not to elevate the job to career status. My first job was at Dairy Queen and I once had a woman return to the store and throw a bannana split at me because she did not like the condition it was in after her son rode it home on his bike.

Dealing with nuts can be very trying.
Nuts to Youi

Woodridge, IL

#80 Dec 29, 2012
Appalled wrote:
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Dealing with nuts can be very trying.
People who have to read your dumb stuff on here day after day know how it is to "deal with nuts".
Appalled

Joliet, IL

#81 Dec 30, 2012
Nuts to Youi wrote:
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People who have to read your dumb stuff on here day after day know how it is to "deal with nuts".
An employee who throws a kid's bike onto a truck headed to another state because he doesn't like where the kid parked it, should not be calling someone else a nut.

How many part time jobs you up to now B.O.?
Seriously

United States

#82 Jul 19, 2013
Wondering wrote:
Why couldn't the New Lenox Portillo's be in a tastefully styled building like the one in Orland. New Lenox doesn't have any class. I'm glad Portillo's is now in New Lenox but come on...and the comment from the board stating that Fuller's Car Wash is going to enhance US 30? What a bunch of country hicks. No class at all. Robin Ellis must have been raised in the hickland of Mississippi.
Dick Portillo himself is the one that designed the building, not the "hicks" from New Lenox. I like it. It's a fresh new look. Sorry that it isn't as "classy" as the one in Whoreland Park, which is ACTUALLY in Tinley. Do aesthetics really define class? No, I think class is not assuming blame on a large group of people just because something doesn't go your way.

And New Lenox may have been full of "hicks" 15 years ago, but it's pure white suburbia now. You wanna talk about country folk? You should visit Manhattan sometime. You can hear the banjos out there!
nice chik

New Lenox, IL

#83 Aug 5, 2013
those "hicks" 15 years ago were community based people who started the VFWS, American legions, the parades, and built your "pure white suburbia" before the current politicans stepped in, complicated every process of development, and make sure we are "protected" from ourselves. as for manhattan, wait til the crime rolls in from all the development and they decide to build a group home next to ur house. at least we have enough room out here, and those banjos u hear is the farm equipment. cant wait til u pay $5 a loaf for bread, because we have to let china do the growing
Seriously wrote:
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Dick Portillo himself is the one that designed the building, not the "hicks" from New Lenox. I like it. It's a fresh new look. Sorry that it isn't as "classy" as the one in Whoreland Park, which is ACTUALLY in Tinley. Do aesthetics really define class? No, I think class is not assuming blame on a large group of people just because something doesn't go your way.
And New Lenox may have been full of "hicks" 15 years ago, but it's pure white suburbia now. You wanna talk about country folk? You should visit Manhattan sometime. You can hear the banjos out there!

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