Bennigan’s in Steubenville’s Franciscan Square is officially open for business.

Local officials joined owners and community members for a blessing and an official ribbon cutting, as well as the signature tradition of the opening of any Bennigan’s: the cutting of their signature sandwich, the Monte Cristo.

Paul Mangiamele, CEO of Bennigan’s Franchising Co. said he hopes the warm welcome will continue, and that people from all over the Ohio Valley will come try the food he is so proud of.