Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Bust A Rhyme

If you've been in or around the greater Chicagoland area, I guarantee you've heard about Portillo's. They are famous for their hot dogs, beef sandwiches, and chocolate cake shakes to name a few menu items. At every location, they have a little tradition. Like any fast food restaurant, you place your order, you get a number and then you wait for your order. When your order is ready, the people working the counter come up with a little rhyme. They do a decent job of mixing things up. It'll go something like this.

"Number 22, your order is due," or, "Number 2, I'm looking for you."

"Number 35, your order's arrived," or "Number 5, look alive."

Sometimes they cheat with 12. They'll say something like, "Number one-two, I'm calling on you."

As you can tell, they have a wide range of options. For the most part, the staff mixes up their rhymes. I have noticed though, they struggle with number seven. The only word I ever hear say is "heaven."

"Number seven, your order smells like heaven."

Any suggestions for them? I'm struggling to think of anything myself.

Tags:  Chicago, food, numbers
Number 12, yours is on the shelf. Number seven, your meal is leaven.
Sarah G.   Wednesday, February 17, 2010
slim pickens for number seven
get it now or you'll be eleven

Hurry now number seven
Or we'll give this to Mr. Kevin

mostly nanes rhyme with seven
so just in case lets call Devon
dannie   Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Those are good starts. Next time I'm there, I'll have the share these with them.
Bill Pearch   Wednesday, February 17, 2010
thats Great!!!!!!!
Sarah G.   Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I remember when I was managing there & corporate would push that. I never spent too much time enforcing it. I always thought it was kinda silly. How about...
Number've been overcharged again
ozthegreat   Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I've lived in Chicago/burbs for almost 14 years and I've never been to Portillo's. Sad isn't it?
Jules   Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I wouldn't say sad, just surprising.
Bill Pearch   Wednesday, February 17, 2010
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