Primanti Bros. Restaurant and Bar — the 86-year-old, Pittsburgh-based casual purveyor of sandwiches topped with french fries — opened its first in-airport location in March. It is the chain’s 42nd location and caps a period of rapid expansion that includes having doubled the number of units since 2013 and expanding across five states in the last two years.
“We’ve been able to grow quickly because we know who we are,” says David Head, Primanti Bros. president and CEO. “Our fans crave authenticity, and after 86 years, we’ve been lucky to earn their trust — and we’re fortunate that endorsement has translated into new markets.”
The 2,700-square-foot airport location will serve the iconic Primanti Bros. sandwich — Italian bread piled high with grilled meat, cheese, french fries,
coleslaw and tomato — a signature menu item that earned the chain a James Beard America’s Classics Award in 2007. In addition, the new location will feature the chain’s full menu, its signature stainless-steel bar and, for the first time, breakfast.