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Primanti Brothers opens in Dickson City March 10, giving away free sandwiches for a year March 9

Primanti Brothers opens in Dickson City March 10, giving away free sandwiches for a year March 9
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From a press release:

Primanti Brothers restaurant is celebrating the opening of its 31st location by giving away free sandwiches for a year to the first 100 customers at its newest restaurant in Dickson City – and its furthest east.

The new restaurant (1249 Commerce Blvd. Dickson City) will officially open on Thursday, March 10.

Hungry fans can start to “tailgate” to ensure their place in line at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9. Doors open and “sammiches” fly starting on the afternoon of March 10.

“We’re moving east and are excited to finally be able to serve our fans in Northeastern Pennsylvania,” said David Head, Primanti Bros. CEO. “And for those fans who are willing to start lining up early, we’ve got a great night planned.”

In addition to being one of the first customers through the door, willing fans become lifetime members of the Dickson City 100 Club – an honor that means free sandwiches for Primanti’s first year at its newest location.

During Primanti’s last big opening, fans gathered in Hagerstown, Maryland and spent the night tailgating with food and prizes provided for free by Primanti’s.

Since 1933, Primanti Brothers has been a dining institution of Pittsburgh. The “Almost Famous” Primanti Brothers sandwich is built between two slices of crusty, yet soft Italian bread. It’s piled high with a choice of select meats, an optional egg, secret recipe coleslaw, and fresh-cut fries.

A traditional Pittsburgh destination, Primanti’s suburban restaurant concept began in 1999 and rapidly became a popular place for quick lunches, dinner, and late-night snacks. A wider menu with more options created overwhelming demand from families, catering to young children, light appetites, and those who are ready to tackle the signature “Almost Famous” Primanti Brothers sandwich! The expanded menu fills out with made-from-scratch pizza, gourmet wings, big burgers, salads, soups, and more.

Other locations include the Original Primanti Brothers in Pittsburgh’s famous Strip District, three more in Pittsburgh’s city neighborhoods, the three pro sports venues (Heinz Field, PNC Park, and Consol Energy Center), plus locations surrounding the city. Three locations in Fort Lauderdale give foodies another reason to visit Florida on vacation. In recent years, new locations have reached out to hungry folks in Erie, State College, York, Altoona, and Washington, Pennsylvania; Clarksburg, Morgantown, and Wheeling, West Virginia; Boardman, Ohio; and Hagerstown, Maryland.

Joe Primanti opened a cart in Pittsburgh’s Strip District selling sandwiches to hungry truckers who were coming and going at all times of the night. Encouraged by sales and the positive feedback he got, he decided to expand to a small storefront on 18th Street, 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 26 locations, all dedicated to that early notion that folks “deserve great food, with no pretense, for a good price.”