Travelers looking for a taste of Pittsburgh can now experience the legendary Primanti Bros. at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Primanti Bros. Restaurant and Bar opens today at the airport, bringing its iconic menu to airport travelers for the first time. The restaurant is known for piling fresh-cut fries and coleslaw on sandwiches – a practice it started in the ‘30s for hungry truckers on the go.
“Nothing says welcome to Pittsburgh quite like Primanti Bros.,” said Eric Sprys, Chief Commercial Officer, Allegheny County Airport Authority. “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.”
Primanti Bros.’ new 2,700-square-foot outpost in the Center Core is an offshoot of its original location in the Strip District, down to décor that celebrates its hometown roots. 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, Primanti Bros. also brings new offerings for travelers – including, for the first time, breakfast. The brand new breakfast menu features a variety of over-the-top breakfast sandwiches - served Primanti-style with fries and slaw, of course, plus Breakfast Plates and a la carte items. Classic Almost Famous Sandwiches, Tall Boys and Signature Handhelds along with appetizers, fries, soups and salads round out the main menu.
“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. “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 they need – or to hang and have a beer if they’re killing time prior to a flight. The full bar will offer a wide selection of beer, cocktails and wine.
“Starting today, travelers can enjoy Primanti Bros. right here at the airport,” says Ben Zandi, president and CEO of Fraport USA. “We’re honored to bring more of our region’s food and culture into the terminal with this dining legend. It doesn’t get any more Pittsburgh than Primanti Bros.”