The Pittsburgh area is known for its sports teams, sports fans and, to a lesser extent, sports bars.
And it looks like western Pennsylvania will make room for another of these with a bit of a twist.
The Twin Peaks restaurant chain, based in the Dallas suburb of Lewisville, announced on Monday that it would bring what it considers “its unique sports-watching paradise and lodge experience” to the area.
Twin Peaks CEO Joe Hummel said the brand has reached an agreement with Falcons Group’s Shamsu Charania to open three Pittsburgh-area franchise locations in Allegheny, Westmoreland and Washington counties. The new locations are expected to open in late 2022 or early 2023 and complete by 2025. Calls to a company representative requesting information about specific locations were not immediately returned.
Founded in 2005, Twin Peaks has 89 locations in the United States and Mexico, with most located in the Southwest. The closest Twins Peaks restaurant to Pittsburgh is in Toledo.
It appears that Twin Peaks’ marketing campaign includes a concept similar to that used by Hooters restaurants. Pictures on the site twinpeaksrestaurant.com show female employees manning a bar and waiting on tables in matching, revealing outfits.
The menu features burgers made from scratch, mashed and pan-fried to order, house-smoked beef brisket, pork and wings, and beer-battered chicken tenderloins. Drinks include bourbon or tequila poured over a scoop of crystal clear ice or craft cocktails and a variety of beers.
Paul Guggenheimer is a staff writer for Tribune-Review. You can contact Paul at 724-226-7706 or [email protected]