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Portillo’s plans to hire more than 100 employees for new Fort Wayne restaurant

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) — Plans are in place for the fast-casual restaurant Portillo’s to bring more than 100 jobs to Fort Wayne along with a food truck.

Restaurant representatives unveiled their new food truck Wednesday, which will hit the road beginning October 7. The food truck will offer some of the restaurant’s favorites.

Along with the unveiling, the company announced the start of in-person applications for the Fort Wayne location People can apply at the Portillo’s Hiring Center located at 305 East Washington Center Road beginning October 7.

The hiring center will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. People who apply will get a voucher for a free sandwich, fries and a drink. Interested applicants can visit or text “Portillos” to 25000 to set up an interview.

ABC21 previously announced the location will be at Glenbrook Square near the former Sears.

READ MORE: Developer plans to tear down Sears to build new retail building, Portillo’s restaurant

Restaurant representatives say the location will offer seating for more than 190 people and a seasonal outdoor patio that can host 48 people.

The restaurant will feature a large-scale mural dedicated to the Fort Wayne Daisies. The women’s baseball team dates back to the 1940s.

The restaurant is slated to open in late 2019.

Jacob Burbrink

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