By Anna Skinner
Fishers City Council members will discuss bringing an excess of hot dogs to the city when they meet for a council meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at city hall, 1 Municipal Dr.
A first reading for a rezone will appear on the agenda to allow for a Portillo’s Hot Dogs to be built at the southwest corner of USA Parkway and 116th Street, just north of the IKEA currently under construction. This would place the restaurant directly across from the TopGolf development.
According to the petitioner’s packet on the city council agenda, the proposal includes a 3.7-acre development with a masonry building, covered outdoor dining, a drive-thru lane, landscaping and a trash enclosure that matches the exterior of the building.
The information accessible through the city council agenda at fishers.in.us also states that the proposed Portillo’s of Fishers will invest $3.2 million on the building, not including site work. Sales are approximated at $4-6 million. Employment opportunities to Fishers residents and goods suppliers in the area also will be available.
As of press time, the plan was for Portillo’s Hot Dogs to begin construction this spring with an opening in this fall.
“Portillo’s is opening in an exciting, growing area of Fishers that’s quickly becoming an experiential destination with The Yard, IKEA and Top Golf,” Mayor Scott Fadness stated in an email. “The buzz that it’s created is exciting, and we know it’s a very popular culinary amenity for our residents.”