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April 11, 2024

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BACK-TO-BACK: Primanti Bros. Sandwich Wins 2024 “Coolest Thing Made in PA” Contest

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania voters have spoken. For the second consecutive year, the Primanti Bros. sandwich – a Pittsburgh classic for nearly a century – has earned the title of the “Coolest Thing Made in PA.” The “Almost Famous, Always a Favorite” Pennsylvania classic defeated another iconic Keystone State food – the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup – in the competition’s final round.

“From our public bracket unveiling in mid-March to the close matchups over the last several weeks, the participation of the contestants, and – of course – the engagement from the voting public, this year’s contest was not only fun, but wildly successful,” said PA Chamber President and CEO Luke Bernstein. “Pennsylvania’s excellence in manufacturing is always something to celebrate, and this annual contest is a great reminder of how many incredible products are made here and beloved across the Commonwealth, the nation, and even around the world. And, after back-to-back championships, Primanti Bros. is starting to lay claim to a ‘Coolest Thing Made in PA’ dynasty!”

This year’s contest generated over 95,000 votes via the PA Chamber’s X and Instagram pages and amassed more than one million social media impressions. With 130 print and broadcast stories published and aired about the “Coolest Thing Made in PA,” the competition had an audience reach of more than three million Pennsylvanians.

“Win once – maybe it’s a fluke. Win twice – and maybe we really are the coolest thing made in Pennsylvania,” said Adam Golomb, CEO of Primanti Bros. “If you need us, we’ll be raising a glass or two with our fans at happy hour.”

The competition featured 64 teams across various industries, in every region of the Commonwealth. Nominees were determined following months of public input. More information about this year’s contest can be found at


The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry is the state’s largest broad-based business association, with its statewide membership comprising businesses of all sizes and across all industry sectors. The PA Chamber is The Statewide Voice of BusinessTM.