pghreddit t1_j2fuyv6 wrote

I was born and raised in the city and ended up married to someone originally from Dunbar. The first trip to Pechin cafeteria was eye opening, and I don't just mean the prices. For those of you unfamiliar, a hamburger was 19 cents, a cheeseburger 29 cents, and this was 1992. It was my first time seeing people from the Appalachian mountains. As flies buzzed around me as I ate my 19 cent hamburger, I marveled in the variety of people around me. From shirtless in overalls to a guy in a suit, it was really something. Word was that Don Pechin kept those prices as a community service to the poor people.