Joe Primanti ought to throw Bucs’ opening day pitch

Primanti Bro’s Website

Nothing says Pittsburgh like a nice Primanti Bro’s sandwich. The tower of stacked meats, coleslaw and french fries has become an icon of the “steel city.”


If anyone should have the honor of throwing the opening day pitch for the Pittsburgh Pirates, it should be Joe Primanti, founder of Primanti Bro’s.

During the Great Depression, Joe Primanti opened up a food cart in Pittsburgh to serve truckers during the night.

According to the Primanti Bro’s website, the restaurant is dedicated to the notion that “folks deserve great food with no pretense for a good price.”

This sandwich’s humble beginning serves as a testament to the character of Joe Primanti. While he is no longer alive, Joe Primanti deserves to stand on that pitcher’s mound and throw the first opening day pitch.

 – Tyler Grudi


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