Weeks after announcing plans to take the popular Pittsburgh-based restaurant Primanti Bros. national, one of the locations locally has closed.
The restaurant on Cherry Way in downtown Pittsburgh closed its doors for good Tuesday, but only because its lease was up. Officials said every other Primati Bros. location throughout Western Pennsylvania is still open.
Primanti Bros. announced on Jan. 3 that they received an investment from a private equity firm, Catterton Partners, in hopes of expanding nationwide.
Catterton Partners has significant experience in the restaurant industry, where they have achieved great success with well-known companies such as Baja Fresh Mexican Grill, P.F. Chang's, First Watch, Outback Steakhouse, Mendocino Farms, Cheddar's and Noodles & Company, among others.
An investment from Catterton will enhance Primanti Bros.' growth and brand development and support the expansion of the Primanti Bros. concept to help take the company to the next level, a Primanti’s official said.
“The new investment group wants to expand the name brand and take it nationally,” Rick Kerlin said.