UPDATE: Illinois Man Finds His Portillo’s Cake
It's awesome when a company's PR team does something right. Portillo's has done just that.
If you need a refresher on the $300 Portillo's lemon cake bounty you can read about it here.
After the original reddit post gained some speed user BBana replied with this:
I can help! I work with the Portillo's team, and they heard your plea.
From Portillo's corporate in Oak Brook: Portillo's will make your dram come true... We will make you a lemon cake and tell you how to make your own in the future. Your passion for this cake is quite inspiring. We just need to know your closest Portillo's. No need for payment, but if you want to donate to one of our charity partners, we're happy to provide details.
The reason we stopped making the lemon cakes is that the frosting would cause the cake layers to slide over time, so the cake didn't hold up well throughout the day. We bake our cakes fresh every morning in each restaurant. By the end of the day, the structure of the lemon cakes were often compromised.
There you have it! A happy ending for everyone. There's an added bonus for those of us following at home. The guy who original made this post said that he would share the recipe for the lemon cake when he gets it. Now I just need to find someone to bake it for me.
While we're on the subject of Portillo's can we talk about their drive through for a minute. Hands down the best drive through in town. You've got people outside coordinating everything, your order gets repeated about 3 times. It's really perfect. Dick Portillo, you're a hell of an owner.