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Portillo’s, the restaurant chain famous for its popular Chicago-style grub, has announced it will open its first Michigan restaurant.

Michigan residents will have to wait a while for the new eats, though, as the restaurant is slated to open in the second half of 2021.

Portillo’s will be located at Hall Road in Sterling Heights and have seating for more than 180 guests. The restaurants will also have an outdoor patio with seating for more than 50 people, double drive-thru lanes and will be the first Portillo’s to have a “garage-like environment.”

“We have had Portillo’s fans asking us to come to Michigan for years,” Michael Osanloo, CEO of Portillo’s, said in a statement. “We can’t wait to be a part of such a great, thriving community in Sterling Heights.”

Portillo’s already has locations in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Florida, Arizona and California.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal music, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings.