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Hey Amazon, free Primanti Bros. sandwiches if yinz come to Pittsburgh

Aaron Aupperlee
| Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, 11:42 a.m.
A cheesesteak Primanti Brothers sandwich is prepared at the Oakland restaurant Tuesday, August 27, 2013.
Jasmine Goldband | Tribune-Review
A cheesesteak Primanti Brothers sandwich is prepared at the Oakland restaurant Tuesday, August 27, 2013.

Primanti Bros. wants to sweeten Pittsburgh's bid for Amazon's second headquarters with sandwiches.

The iconic restaurant chain famous for putting french fries and slaw on its sandwiches instead of on the side tweeted it would offer free sandwiches to all Amazon employees if the company chooses Pittsburgh for its second home.

It's a $324,500 incentive for Amazon, if each of the 50,000 new employees promised with HQ2 orders one capicola and cheese sandwich.

"That's a lot of sandwiches," Primanti Bros. CEO David Head said.

Primanti Bros. is offering each employee one free sandwich and a lifetime discount of 15 percent.

The restaurant chain tweeted at Mayor Bill Peduto but has not heard whether he will include the incentive in the city's bid, which is due to Amazon on Thursday.

Amazon had asked for incentives for its second headquarters, but perhaps hadn't meant grilled meat, provolone cheese, sweet and sour slaw and french fries stuffed between two slices of Italian bread.

Other cities have tried to woo Amazon with gifts or stunts to show their commitment to the e-commerce giant. The mayor's office has said it did not send any Pittsburgh-related gifts to the company.

Aaron Aupperlee is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at, 412-336-8448 or via Twitter @tinynotebook.

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