Primanti Bros. is a well-known restaurant in Pittsburgh, PA. They have been in business since 1933. I came up with 10 reasons why I love Primanti Bros.
In 1933, Joe Primanti opened a lunch cart in Pittsburgh’s Strip District selling sandwiches to the hungry truckers who were coming and going at all times of the night. Encouraged by sales and positive feedback, Joe expanded to a small storefront where he was joined by his brothers Dick and Stanley and their nephew John DePriter. And that’s how the very first Primanti Bros. location was born -Primanti Bros. currently has 38 locations, all dedicated to that early notion that folks deserve great food, with no pretense, for a good price.
Primanti Bros’s newest location is at the Waterfront in Homestead PA.
The newest location opened on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. I was lucky enough to attend the pre-opening celebration the day before. We got to sample some of their delicious signature food and drinks for 2 hours while getting acquainted with the staff and new location.
I’ve been to Primanti Bros. many times since I live in Pittsburgh. I was very excited to attend this pre-opening event and stopped to wonder why. This is when I came up with 10 reasons why I love Primanti Bros.
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh. I love to support local businesses whenever possible.
Although alcohol is served it’s still a friendly atmosphere for families. There are multiple televisions on showing sports. I’ve never seen a rowdy crowd in any of the establishments I’ve been in.
You definitely get your money’s worth with the food. I often eat Primanti Bros. for lunch and I’m full for the rest of the day. This is a picture of their signature sandwich and it’s only HALF of the sandwich. Their signature sandwiches come with tomato, slaw, and french fries on it. Delicious!
Like I mentioned above their food is delicious. During their pre-opening event, we sampled not only their signature sandwiches but other foods as well. My husband tried their wings and we both had a piece of pizza the size of our heads!
Gives back to Community
The night of the event they had a donation box so you could donate to “Best of the Batch”. Best of the Batch is a nonprofit organization set up by Pittsburgh Steeler Charlie Batch.
Best of the Batch Foundation is a nonprofit organization devoted to improving the lives of children and families in distressed communities by building character, self-esteem, and appreciation for education. You can learn more about Best of the Batch on their website.
All of their locations are clean and friendly. They are decorated with bright decor that just makes you feel at home.
Great Customer Service
The employees are always friendly and professional. They always have a smile on their face when they are serving a customer. They also are quick to ask if everything is ok, do you need a review on your drink etc.
Many great locations
It doesn’t matter what part of Pittsburgh you are in, you can find a local Primanti Bros. The original one is in the Strip District but you can find other locations all over the suburbs.
Great specials during sport games
We bleed black and gold in ‘da burg! We love our sports teams. Especially the Penguins and Steelers. Right now the Penguins are in the Stanley Cup finals yet again. Let’s go Pens! During the games, Primanti’s is a great place to get together with some friends and cheer on your favorite team with some great food and great specials.
Great selection of beers to choose from.
This was one of my husband’s reasons. He is the beer drinker in the house. I prefer sweet girly drinks. He loves that he can get his beloved Iron City.
If you are ever in the Pittsburgh area or any of the other areas that there is a Primanti Bros. you HAVE to try them. You won’t be sorry. If you have been to one, let me know what your favorite sandwich is. Personally, I love the corned beef with cheese extra slaw *drool*