Portillo's turns 55 and offers 55-cent cake slices

- Portillo's is turning 55 years old and the restaurant is celebrating with 55-cent slices of its famous chocolate cake. 

The iconic Chicago-born restaurant has two locations in Florida -- in Tampa and Brandon -- along with restaurants in California, Arizona, Indiana, and, of course, Illinois.

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The famous double-layer cakes are baked fresh every morning, Portillos says, before being frosted with chocolate icing. The restaurant is offering a slice of it for 55 cents with purchase of an entree at all locations. The offer is available for dine-in and drive-thru, but not online, delivery, or catering orders. 

Dick Portillo opened the first Portillo's restaurant in 1963 as the "Dog House" with his wife's savings of $1,100, and over the past 55 years, it's grown to more than 50 restaurants. 

To find a restaurant near you, head to the Portillo's website at www.portillos.com

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