The storefront of the original Primanti Bros. in the Strip District neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Strip District is a Neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the United States. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ( often colloquially referred to as PA (its abbreviation by natives and Northeasterners is a state located in the Northeastern
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Primanti Brothers, founded in 1934, is a chain of sandwich shops found throughout Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and its suburbs, with an additional two locations in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. North American cuisine is a term used for foods native to or popular in countries of North America, as with Canadian cuisine, Cuisine of the United States A sandwich is a food item made of two or more slices of Bread with one or more layers of a filling The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ( often colloquially referred to as PA (its abbreviation by natives and Northeasterners is a state located in the Northeastern Fort Lauderdale, known as the "Venice of America" due to its expansive and intricate Canal system is a city in Broward County, Florida, Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the Its signature items are its sandwiches, which consists of grilled meat, a vinegar-based cole slaw, tomato slices, and French fries between two pieces of Italian bread. For the device used to cook see Grill (cooking, for other uses see Grill. Vinegar is an acidic liquid processed from the Fermentation of Ethanol in a process that yields its key ingredient Acetic acid (also called ethanoic acid Coleslaw (or cole slaw) is a Salad consisting primarily of shredded raw Cabbage. The tomato ( Solanum lycopersicum, syn Lycopersicon lycopersicum) is a herbaceous usually sprawling plant in the Solanaceae or nightshade family French fries ( North American English; sometimes not capitalized chips ( British English) fries or French-fried potatoes (formal 
The sandwich is said to have its origins in the city's steel days when blue collar workers needed a hot meal mid-shift that would keep them full all day long. However, the workers had neither the time nor the utensils for such a meal. By combining the sides with the sandwich, a Pittsburgh staple was born. Of course, the restaurant offers a slightly humorous take on it, offering the explanation that the Primanti brothers simply forgot the plates and forks one day. According to the restaurant, Joe Primanti invented the sandwich during the Great Depression. His brothers, Dick and Stanley, later joined him along with John DePriter who was the cook. The Primantis opened their hole-in-the-wall restaurant at Smallman Street and 18th street in the Strip District of Pittsburgh and served the late-night and early-morning workers who were unloading fish, fruits and vegetables. A diner is a prefabricated Restaurant building characteristic of North America, especially on Long Island; in New York City; in The Strip District is a Neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the United States. 
It has also been a tradition for the late night crowd to go to Primanti's in the strip district after the bars have closed, due to their hours of operation (at one time they were one of the few establishments open after 2 a. m. ). Crowds line up with standing room only, however the cooks prepare the sandwiches at a very fast pace and keep the crowd moving.
The restaurant has evolved to become a casual neighborhood restaurant with 15 Pittsburgh locations, including those found in PNC Park and Heinz Field. PNC Park is a Baseball park located in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Heinz Field is an American football Stadium located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There are also two locations in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Fort Lauderdale, known as the "Venice of America" due to its expansive and intricate Canal system is a city in Broward County, Florida, Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the 
The restaurant was featured in an article in the August 2003 edition of National Geographic Magazine. 
The restaurant was mentioned on the April 21st, 2008 episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in an interview with Junior Illinois Senator and Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama. The Daily Show (known in its current incarnation as The Daily Show Stewart suggested that Obama visit the restaurant for their "great sandwiches", which Stewart had enjoyed as a comedian on the club circuit.