|Current owner(s)||Gail Klingensmith and Pam Cohen|
|Other locations||"Squirrel Hill, "Shadyside, the "Strip District, "Millvale, "Oakland and "Mt. Lebanon|
Pamela's Diner is a prominent "chain of "diners in "Pittsburgh, "Pennsylvania. Its specialties are "crêpe-style pancakes, omelets and "Lyonnaise potatoes. It is "treasured" and is considered to be in the ""pantheon of pancake purveyors." In 2013, Pamela's Diner was featured by the "Wall Street Journal in a "What to Do in Pittsburgh" "feature story.
Pamela's Diner is owned by Gail Klingensmith and Pam Cohen. Both educated as teachers, the business partners handle different tasks, Klingensmith with the more business end and Cohen as "the culinary artist." The first Pamela's Diner location, in the "Squirrel Hill neighborhood, opened in 1979. Since then, locations have opened in "Shadyside, the "Strip District, "Millvale, "Oakland and "Mt. Lebanon.
During the "United States presidential election, 2008, "Barack Obama visited Pamela's Diner for a campaign visit. Once elected, President Obama had Klingensmith and Cohen at the "White House for a "Memorial Day breakfast with the Obama family and 80 veterans. Later that year, during the "2009 G-20 Pittsburgh summit, President Obama expressed dismay that he was unable to return to Pamela's Diner during that trip, but "First Lady "Michelle Obama did visit. Incidentally, the "Oakland storefront received damage during the "protests.
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