P’sghetti’s moving flagship location in South County

After 37 years, the flagship location of P’sghetti’s Pasta and Sandwiches will be relocating—but customers won’t need to travel far to visit the new location.

The new space, in a former Burger King space at 5447 S. Lindbergh, will be situated within view of the former location. It’s slated to open at the end of April. Here’s what to know before you go.

The Space

The new location adds about 1,500 square feet to the operation. As P’sghetti’s president/CEO Mike Brannan says, “We had just outgrown the space.” Whereas the previous space was a rental, the company purchased the new space, which was completely gutted and renovated.

Compared to the original location, much of the additional space will be in the kitchen, which Brannan says will help improve efficiencies and quantities for catering and to-go orders. The dining room capacity will also expand, from 50 seats to 74.

During the pandemic, P’sghetti’s added a pickup window to accommodate increased demand for online and call-ahead orders, and the business will keep that feature at the new location. “We’ve always done predominantly carryout, and that’s just the way the world has propelled post-[pandemic],” says Brannan, “so we’ll have a better and more efficient pickup window at the new store.”

The Menu

P’sghetti’s specializes in fast-casual pasta and sandwiches, with an emphasis on to-go orders, affordable family-sized meals, and catering.

There are three choices of pasta: mostaccioli, meat-filled ravioli, and spaghetti. Other offerings include a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, including chicken Parmesan, meatball, and cold-cut subs. Salads, wraps, and kids’ meals are available as well.

The restaurant’s trademark since its inception has been its bread, baked fresh every day.

The Background

Bill and Colleen Brannan originally opened the flagship P’sghetti’s location in the South County space that it’s vacating in 1987. Today, the operation is run by their son Mike, who provided the concept’s moniker at age 4. “It was the way I would always pronounce ‘spaghetti’ as a kid, as a lot of kids do, and it stuck,” recalls Brannan. “They decided that if they wanted to get kids hooked early, that would be an easy name for them to pronounce.”

In addition to the Lindbergh location, there is a location in Valley Park, which opened in 2019. The family is also looking to expand the business.

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