1,000 Points Earns Crosby His Own Primanti Bros. Sandwich
Unlike previous Penguins-inspired sandwiches, Crosby’s “The Captain” could be on the menu for years to come.
When Sidney Crosby scored his 1,000th point Thursday night, it was not only a milestone in his storied career, but it was also reason for a gastronomical celebration.
Within hours of Crosby’s achievement, Primanti Bros. unveiled its newest menu item, “The Captain.”
— Primanti Bros (@primantibros) February 17, 2017
The sandwich is anchored by layers of capicola, turkey and roast beef and topped with what the restaurant chain says is a “record-setting pile” of cheese, fries, coleslaw and tomato.
Last season, Primanti’s dreamed up a ham, bacon and kielbasa sandwich to honor the Penguins’ HBK link of Carl Hagelin, Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel, but it was available only for a limited time. “The Captain” is expected to have a much longer shelf life.
It “will be around as long as Crosby keeps scoring,” the restaurant said in a news release.