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Pittsburgh native Mark Cuban is trying to buy “the O” in Oakland

Mark Cuban during a SXSW panel with Adam Lyons on Sunday March 12, 2017. (Ricardo Brazziell/American-Statesman)

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh native Mark Cuban is trying to save a staple in Oakland: “The O.”

While talking on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Thursday, the Mt. Lebanon native told McAfee, who’s from Plum, that he was trying to buy the Original Hot Dog Shop, which closed in April.

“We’re not done trying to buy the Dirty O. … I’m still trying to figure out a way to buy it. It’s not over for all those Pittsburghers out there,” Cuban said.

You can watch the full interview here:

Just weeks before closing, the owner of the O donated 35,000 pounds of potatoes - meant to make the restaurants famous Fresh fries - to Hebron Church in Penn Hills.

They were then give to the Light Of Life Mission, Bridgecity Church in Braddock and even the 171st Air Refueling Wing near the Pittsburgh International Airport.