Primanti Bros. Restaurant and Bar, renowned in the USA for piling fresh-cut fries and coleslaw on sandwiches, has opened its first airport outlet at Pittsburgh International Airport, Pennsylvania.
Eric Sprys, chief commercial officer, Allegheny County Airport Authority, the airport operator, said, “Nothing says welcome to Pittsburgh quite like Primanti Bros. Sense of place is important and we will continue to focus on bringing more of Pittsburgh’s restaurants into the terminal. When you land, it should feel like a part of Pittsburgh.”
Located in the airport’s Center Core, the 2,700ft² (250m²) restaurant is an offshoot of its original location in the Strip District of Pittsburgh. A colorful hand-painted mural by local artist Dave Klug features Steel City legends, ranging from industry titans and sports greats to Mister Rogers.
Open morning to night, the menu includes over-the-top breakfast sandwiches, served Primanti-style with fries and ‘slaw. It also includes classic Almost Famous Sandwiches, Tall Boys and Signature Handhelds along with appetizers, fries, soups and salads.
“We take the passion for Pittsburgh very seriously – and we’re excited to share the Primanti Bros. experience with all the travelers coming through Pittsburgh International,” said David Head, president and CEO, Primanti Bros.
“The experience, the food, the tall beers – everything you get here will be just like the experience we offer at all Primanti Bros. locations.”
The restaurant is set up to accommodate more than 100 customers at a time and is engineered to ensure travelers are able to enter and leave quickly if needed. The full bar will offer a wide selection of beer, cocktails and wine.