Fired Portillos Restaurant employee Antwoine Johnson shared video with WGN Investigates that he said he and other employees recorded inside Portillo’s River North location at 100 W. Ontario in downtown Chicago. In the video cockroaches are visible!! You can see them running along the frozen custard machine and throughout the kitchen area!!
“I started seeing roaches,” Johnson said . “We reported it to the managers and some were like, ‘Just brush it along and to keep on going.’ I thought it was a problem and I reported it every time, but there was nothing done about it.” Portillo's spokesperson Nick Scarpino made a statement, “We take restaurant cleanliness and the well-being of our team members very seriously. We use nationally-recognized Ecolab for pest control at least twice per month – far more often than the industry standard.”
Last year Chicago Inspectors gave it a passing grade but in 2016 inspectors noted a presence of cockroaches !! EWWWW!!! THOUGHTS?