By TJ Murphy ‘20

There was once a point in my life where I had never tasted a beef sandwich from Portillo’s. Crazy, right? I had no idea what I was missing out on!

Since we are all stuck in quarantine, I decided I would go out and enjoy a delicious beef sandwich from Portillo’s. My taste buds asked for some juicy beef, and I had to deliver.

I rolled up at the drive through and immediately noticed how long the line was. I was surprised because of everything that is going on. I guess we all just must have the same taste buds or something. In typical Portillo’s fashion, the long line was a breeze as I was ordering my meal within a song or two on the radio. Yes, I just used the music on the radio as a reference for time.

The workers made a great effort in keeping health the first priority. Once I got my food, I raced home.

When I got home, I ran inside and tossed my food onto the table while I went and got an entire package of napkins. It was about to get messy.

I opened up the bag and slapped my juicy beef onto my plate. Boy, o boy, was it a juicy beef sandwich!

I devoured that beef sandwich so fast my mom was even confused where my food went. I would tell you about how amazing it tasted, but truthfully, I ate it so fast I don’t even remember if it tasted like anything. We will just have to assume that it tasted like heaven. Heaven because my order number ended in a seven, so if I were in the Portillo’s, one of the workers in the cool hats would have rhymed seven with heaven.

The beef was so good, it literally put me to sleep. Maybe because I ate it so fast, but whatever – that is not important. What is important is that I got my tasty beef and took a power nap. I do not think any other food venue could have supplied that to me.

Nice job, Portillo’s. Your beefy beef sandwich had to be the beefiest beef I have ever had.

Well, I hope we meet again soon, Portillo’s.