Fall 18|volume 12|Issue 1

    MEET: Iryna Chubko

    Iryna Chubko

    Iryna Chubko

    “Primanti’s Key Player”

    Primanti Bros.
    18th Street / 412-263-2142

    How long have you been with Primanti Bros.?

    Ten years.

    What is your best-selling sandwich?

    Capicola and egg.

    And the best-selling beverage?

    Iron City Beer.

    Are you originally from Pittsburgh?

    No, but I’ve been a proud Pittsburgher for the last 20 years. I’m originally from the Ukraine.

    The Strip District needs …?

    I’d like to see a Ukrainian restaurant some day—a little taste of home. 

    Have any celebrities or sports figures visited while you were working?

    One great thing about working at the original Primanti Bros. in the Strip is that every so often I get to meet a celebrity. One time Tony Dovolani from Dancing with the Stars came in. My heart went pitter-patter! I’ve also met Sofia Vergara, Joe Manganiello, Hines Ward, JuJu Smith-Schuster, J. J. Watt, and Steven Brault.

    People would be surprised to know what about you?

    That I really love to cook … and that I have contests with my son to see who is the best.

    When you were young what did you want to grow up to be?

    As a kid I dreamt of being happy and healthy. I’m living my best life. 

    Whom would you like to meet now?

    My brother, who sadly passed away a long time ago.

    Thank you!