History – Pita Pit founder, Nelson Lang, rolled the very first pita in 1995, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, with a vision to provide a healthy alternative to fast food restaurants. The success of this “fresh thinking” concept led to its franchising across Canada starting in 1997, followed by the United States in 1999. Pita Pit USA, Inc. was later created in 2005, and is headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The accolades began rolling in for Pita Pit in 2007, when it was recognized by being ranked on the Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500 and Inc. 5000 lists. Today, there are over 240 Pita Pit restaurants in 43 states throughout the United States, and the Pita Pit Brand is truly going global.
Why Us – Pita Pit is the future of quick, casual foodservice. We call it Fresh Thinking—Healthy Eating®. People are changing the way they eat—they want something unique and healthy—and Pita Pit delivers in an innovative way.
It’s Fresh Grilled Flavor Filled™
Pita Pit has created an entire culture and a proven franchising system—one that has undergone twenty years of fine tuning—to meet this growing demand. The unique combination of fresh, healthy food, mainstream music, and a lot of fun—along with young, high-energy staff members and customers, creates the very unique Pita Pit vibe. Today, there are more than 240 Pita Pit locations in the United States, and over 580 Pita Pit locations worldwide—the company is poised for explosive growth and we want you to join us!
Our franchisees not only benefit from our proven business model and support, but also from knowing that they are invested in a business that is a source of pride, as well as a profit. In 2015 Pita Pit was ranked #32 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s list of America’s Top Global Franchises and #16 in Business Insider’s Top 20 Food Franchises in the World! It’s a very exciting time to be a Pita Pit franchisee.
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Fresh Thinking Healthy Eating – Pita Pit was founded on the premise that people want an exciting alternative to fast food restaurants; a place with healthy, great-tasting food served fresh, yet still fast. Thus, Pita Pit decided not to rely on breads with a high carbohydrate and fat content. Instead, Pita Pit came up with its own special light and tasty pita in an effort to target a more health-conscious demographic. Every pita is made fresh and customers have the ability to customize their pitas exactly to their liking. Pita Pit serves quality lean meats grilled to perfection, unique flavorful cheeses, fresh vegetables, exotic toppings and signature sauces which are then wrapped up in a steamed white or wheat pita or served as a fresh salad.
Growing Demand – “There is growing demand for simple, convenient, quick, and healthy food—a market Pita Pit is increasingly capitalizing on.”
With consumer’s eating habits trending toward low-carb and reduced-fat foods, sandwich bread and pizza crust are losing their popularity; and that is causing traditional fast food franchises to not perform as well as made-to-order restaurant concepts.
Pita Pit was founded on the premise that people want a fresh alternative to fast food restaurants; a place where healthy, great-tasting food is served fresh, but still fast. At Pita Pit, we’ve capitalized on the consumer’s desire for fresh and healthy, and great-tasting food. While these desires often compete with one another, we have designed a system which accomplishes them all.
Simplicity – Our business model is simple—whether you would like to open your Pita Pit franchise as a free-standing building with a drive-thru, or in a mall food-court, it can be accommodated. Over the years, Pita Pit has perfected its business model to allow our franchisees to achieve success from a variety of different store locations.