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.
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.
Our pitas feature less carbs, lean grilled meats, fresh vegetables, and choice – over 18 septillion different combinations. As if that wasn’t good enough, our pitas come in white and whole wheat with NO preservatives and NO additives, just all natural, 100% vegan and 100% delicious ingredients. If you’re not in the mood for a pita, you can get any one of our pita options ‘Fork Style’ which comes as a salad!
Our competitive advantage is so much more than lean meats and fresh veggies stuffed into a unique pita shell. Much more. Pita Pit customers often use the word “love” when describing how they feel about our restaurant. We not only allow, but encourage, franchise owners and staff to emulate the brand’s personality—Friendly, Cheerful, Edgy, Engaging, Casual, Clever, Irreverent, and Cool—which makes Pita Pit an awesome place to dine, an awesome place to work, and an awesome franchise to own!
With more than 240 locations across the United States (and over 580 worldwide!!), Pita Pit is poised for explosive growth. It’s a very exciting time to be a Pita Pit franchisee and we invite you to become a part of the Fresh Thinking—Healthy Eating concept that people of all ages enjoy.
Do You Have What It Takes? – 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. Our food is fresh, fun, and reflects a healthier and active lifestyle.
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. It’s a very exciting time to be a Pita Pit franchisee. But first, do you have what it takes?
Here are a few questions to get you started:
If you answered YES to these questions—you have the right Pita DNA!
Steps and Timeline
The typical timeline for a Pita Pit store opening is 4 to 6 months. We also have several existing Pita Pit restaurants for sale in specific states. These restaurants can often be acquired more quickly and economically than a new restaurant. Ask one of our Development Specialist for details.
You’ll need less bread to open a Pita Pit!
Pita Pit does not loan to franchisees, however, we may be able to help you in the financing process with your bank. To be considered for a Pita Pit franchise you will most likely need a net worth of approximately $250,000, of which $75,000 will most likely need to be in the form of a liquid investment or holding account. SBA applicants will probably need to inject 30% cash into their loan to promote immediate cash flow, and reduce monthly expenses. While this may be the bank’s typical minimum threshold, they may make exceptions to this requirement under special circumstances, or for those individuals who are close to the minimum requirements. Pita Pit is listed on the SBA Registry and has a Bank Credit Report (BCR). Our Franchise Development Team can discuss various options for financing, as well as help your local banker better understand Pita Pit franchising.
Proven Systems – Franchising with Pita Pit is a great way to become part of the booming restaurant industry. Our franchisees benefit from a very popular concept and a proven system—one that has undergone twenty years of fine-tuning. Additionally, Pita Pit corporate staff and the Franchisee Advisory Council continue to look for new ways to grow and to develop operational, financial, and marketing systems that ensure each franchisee is receiving the most up-to-date tools for success. It goes along with our idea of “fresh thinking.”