Keith Kinsey leaves Noodles & Company to lead Portillo’s

Keith Kinsey leaves Noodles & Company to lead Portillo’s

President, COO of fast-casual operator to replace founder, CEO of hot dog chain

Portillo’s Hot Dogs LLC has named Keith Kinsey, Noodles & Company president and chief operating officer, its next CEO, effective July 1, both companies said Monday.

Kinsey will replace Dick Portillo, who founded the Oak Brook, Ill.-based hot dog chain in 1963. Portillo will continue to be actively involved with the company.

“I’m very pleased that Keith will be the next CEO of Portillo’s,” Portillo said in a statement. “He has the right experience and values to lead

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