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Primanti Bros. coming to Richland Township

MICHELLE GANASSIMay 15, 2019

A Primanti Bros. restaurant is coming to the region.

Adam Golomb, chief marketing officer for Primanti Bros., confirmed that the restaurant is taking over the Lone Star Steakhouse property at The Johnstown Galleria in Richland Township. The steakhouse closed in fall 2016.

The sandwich shop, known for sandwiches topped with french fries and coleslaw, will employ more than 75 people, including bartenders, kitchen staff and servers, according to a press release.

“We’ve had lots of fans request us to come to Johnstown,” Golomb said in an interview with the Daily American.

He said that they had been looking for a location for the past couple of years as they continued their expansion outside of Pittsburgh.

“You wanted us, Johnstown, and you got us,” David Head, CEO, said in a press release. “All of us are ecstatic to be bringing the Primanti Bros. experience here. And, we’re especially honored to become a part of the Johnstown community.”

The menu will be the same as the one found in the Altoona and Greensburg locations, with sandwiches, beer, wings and pizza. The location will feature a stainless steel-topped bar and a full selection of craft and domestic beers, as well as liquor and signature cocktails.

“The goal is to open before the end of the year assuming everything falls into place,” Golomb said.

Bob Varner, of Pennswood Commercial Realty, said that although a lease is signed, the full plan will need to be approved by Richland Township.

“Everybody knows about the deal, and everybody is on board that it will happen,” he said.

Varner said he is pleased to be able to help bring something new to the area.

“It is nice that they are opening in a lot of unique locations,” he said.

Since 2013, Primanti Bros. has more than doubled the number of restaurants it operates. It has locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Florida, Indiana, Maryland and Michigan.

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