Wang Gang owner will open Primo’s, an Italian delivery joint


The owners of Wang Gang Asian Eats in Edwardsville plan to open Primo’s Italian Garage in late April.


As reported by Feast, the delivery-only restaurant will serve customers in Edwardsville and Glen Carbon, while catering services will be available in the St. Louis area. President and operating partner Ryan O’Day said Primo’s will operate out of a central location in Edwardsville.


Convenience for the customer and the restaurant drew him to the delivery concept. Nixing dine-in eliminates many overhead costs, he said, and makes the Primo’s concept ideal for franchising. He hopes Primo’s appeals to families, working couples and others those looking for a convenient, reasonably priced, quality meal.


“The experience is to take back the home,” O’Day said. “I want to bring families back to the table on Sunday nights, like I used to do as a kid.”


Primo’s will take online or call-in orders for family-style Italian classics like spaghetti and meatballs, mushroom fettuccine Alfredo and tortellini bianco. Each pasta is meant to serve three adults and comes with a 12-inch loaf of Italian bread. Salads will also be available for purchase.


O’Day plans to source the fresh pasta from a local business, Carla’s, and he’s working to obtain a liquor license so Primo’s can offer wine delivery, too. Primo's will initially launch with dinner delivery, while catering can be arranged for lunch or dinner.


Laura Kern is an editorial intern at Sauce Magazine.