News

June 30, 2014

NEW PITA PIT: NIAGARA FALLS is 500th worldwide location

On June 28th, 2014 franchisees Alan & Rana Matukaitis opened the first Pita Pit in Niagara Falls, ON. This location is VERY special as it the 500th Pita Pit worldwide.  WOW!!  Many people came to help celebrate this huge milestone, including Pita Pit founder Nelson Lang.

June 10, 2014

NEW PITA PIT: MISSISSAUGA

The 3rd Pita Pit in Mississauga was opened on June 5th by first time franchisees Tohid & Shiva Fazollahi.  The newest location is at 6045 Creditview Rd, TEL: 905-812-PITA. We are spinning fresh fuel smoothies and serving your favorite pitas 10:00am – 10:00pm daily.

May 26, 2014

NEW PITA PIT: MIDLAND, ON

Ron & Kori Phillips opened their first Pita Pit on May 23, 2014 in Midland , ON.

They want to welcome all from Midland, Penetanguishene, and beyond to drop by for an awesome pita and a refreshing Smoothie…yummy! We are located at 815 King St and open 10:00am – 10:00pm daily.

 

May 22, 2014

NEW PITA PIT: ORLEANS, ON

Andrew Scott opened the first Pita Pit in Orleans on May 22, 2014.  The Pita Pit is located at the Riocan Center (3722 Innes road).  With lots of convenient parking, all you need to do is pull in for your favorite Pita or Smoothie.  Andrew and his Pita crew are ready to roll and happy to be part of the Orleans community.

May 20, 2014

NEW PITA PIT: MIRAMICHI, NB

The first Pita Pit opened in Miramichi on May 13 and broke Pita Pit record for the busiest opening day!  Franchisees Edith Campbell and her sons Andrew & David McFarlene could not be happier with the support that Miramichi has shown them since they opened.  The newest Pita Pit is located at 2374 King George Highway, or you can call 506-778-PITA for a delivery.

May 9, 2014

NEW PITA PIT: HUNTSVILLE, ON

Andrew Bridle opened his 2nd Pita Pit in Huntsville Ontario today.  He has built the store and is now ready to serve Huntsville and the surrounding areas.  Andrew, Elena and the rest of the Fanatical Team will strive to bring the same great customer service that they provide in their Bracebridge location to Huntsville.  Please stop by Grab a Pita and a smoothie ! It’s going to be a great summer.  We are located at 2-130 Howland Road, in Huntsville (right beside the Dairy Queen).

 

April 28, 2014

NEW PITA PIT: MISSISSAUGA, ON

The second Pita Pit in Mississauga was open on April 28, 2014 by Rupinder Gill. The location is in Tomken Plaza (925 Rathburn E Rd).  Pita Pit founder Nelson Lang was at the opening to congratulate the Gill family and ensure that the opening was a success.

April 11, 2014

NEW PITA PIT: VAL CARON, ON

Mike and Julie Marsh are opened the first Pita Pit in Val Caron on April 11, 2014, just outside of Sudbury, Ontario.  Mike has made a huge lifestyle change from heavy equipment mechanic with Vale to owner/operator at the Pita Pit. Please come in to the new Pita Pit located at 3140 Highway 69 N and say Hi, try a pita & smoothie and welcome Mike to his new career “above ground”. Mike and Julie can be reached at 705-588-7482 and are open 11am – 10pm, 7 days a week.

NEW PITA PIT: MISSISSAUGA, ON

Alkesh Patel opened the first Pita Pit in Mississauga ON, on April 11, 2014.  The Pita Pit is located at 2400 Dundas St W, stop in for a pita and to meet Alkesh and his team.  They are open Mon-Sat from 10:30am – 10pm & Sun 11am -9pm.

 

April 8, 2014

NEW PITA PIT: ABBOTSFORD, BC

Simran and Harman Dhaliwal are proud to open the second Pita Pit in Abbotsford, BC on April 8, 2014, this is their first store. Come see the new store at 2871 Livingstone Ave and have a pita or breakfast pita (served all day!!) and a smoothie!  The store is open Mon – Fri from 9am-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm and Sun 10am-9pm.

April 4, 2014

NEW PITA PIT: ORANGEVILLE, ON

Congratulations to Brad & Melanie Horton who opened the second Pita Pit in Orangeville on  April 4, 2014. The newest Pita Pit is located on 40 Broadway Avenue and offers delivery, just call (519) 307-7482.  Brad, Melanie & crew are ready to spin up your favorite Fresh Fuel Smoothie, roll up one of our legendary pitas, or cater your next event!

March 18, 2014

NEW PITA PIT: ACTON, ON

Congratulations to Mark Feldhaus on opening the first Pita Pit in Acton, on March 18, 2014. They are located at 391 Queen Street E and are open Mon-Sat from 10:30am – 10pm and Sun from 11:00am-9pm.  Come in to meet the team and have a pita or breakfast pita and a fresh fuel smoothie (served all day).

March 17, 2014

NEW PITA PIT: BURLINGTON, ON

Pita Pit is excited to announce that Dave and Ashley Morgan opened the 5th Pita Pit in  Burlington  on March 17, 2014 at 3051 Walker’s Line. Drop in for a pita or call them at 905-331-5777 for delivery.  They are open Mon-Thurs 9am – 11pm, Fri-Sat 9am-midnight, & Sun 10am-10pm to serve pitas, breakfast pitas, and smoothies!

March 5, 2014

NEW PITA PIT: INGERSOLL, ON

Congratulations to Kim & Carl Heutinck on opening their second store, this time in Ingersoll, ON!They opened for business on March 5, 2014 at 174 Culloden Rd.  Be sure to stop in to see Kim, Carl and their team…. have a pita or fresh fuel smoothie, or even better have both!! The Ingersoll Pita Pit team can be reached at 519-485-4748.

February 28, 2014

NEW PITA PIT: ELMIRA, ON

First Pita Pit in Elmira was opened Feb 28, 2014 by franchise owner Jamie Stanners.

The Pita Pit is located at 315  S Arthur St and offers catering and Fresh Fuel Smoothies all day long.

Jamie and her staff are ready to serve the great people of Elmira and show them why Pita Pit is awesome!

December 2, 2013

NEW PITA PIT: DIEPPE, NB

Franchisee Nathan Roy (Moncton) opened his second location on Nov 22, 2013  in Dieppe, NB. 

This is the first Pita Pit in Dieppe and is located at330 Dieppe Blvd.  They are open at 7:00am Mon – Fri  to serve you our amazing Breakfast Pitas!

 

October 28, 2013

NEW PITA PIT: NEW MINAS, NS

The first Pita Pit in New Minas, NS was opened on Oct 25, 2013 by Melanie Fenner. Pita Pit runs in the family, this is Melanie’s first Pita Pit but her twin sister Marcia is franchise owner for the 2 Pita Pits in Saint John, NB. Together they are taking over the East coast! The New Minas Pita Pit is open for breakfast Mon – Fri at 7:00am, but you can get a delicious Breakfast pita all day.

October 20, 2013

NEW PITA PIT: SAINT JOHN, NB

The second Pita Pit in Saint John, NB opened on Oct 18th.  Franchisees Marcia & Danny Lunn are excited to bring the same great pitas and service from their first location at  McAllister Drive to their new location at 12 – 20 Plaza Ave.  They are open early for breakfast  Mon – Fri (7:00am), but you can get a breakfast pita or a Smoothie all day long!

October 17, 2013

NEW PITA PIT: CALGARY, AB

The third Pita Pit in Calgary was opened on Oct 16th by franchisee Harmandeep Gill.  Our newest Calgary Pita Pit is located at 1140  52 St NE and is open 7 days a week 10:00am – 10:00pm and will be spinning Fresh Fuel Smoothies and serving breakfast pitas all day. Drop in or call 587-353-PITA for a delivery.

NEW PITA PIT: SUDBURY,ON

The third Pita Pit in Sudbury was opened on Oct 1, 2013 by franchisee Richard Peterson.

 Rich is excited to offer the same great pitas and same great service he is known for in Sudbury at his newest location at 1893 Regent St.

 

September 13, 2013

new pita pit: burlington, ON

Christina Sokolov & Rob Glazer opened their second Pita Pit on Sept 11, located at 491 Appleby Line, their first location is down the street at 1900 Appleby Line. The people of Burlington obviously LOVE pitas as this is the 4th Pita Pit in Burlington. Drop in or call for a delivery. We offer Fresh Fuel Smoothies and amazing breakfast pitas all day long.

August 30, 2013

new pita pit: port severn, ON

First Pita Pit in Port Severn, ON was open by Brenda Hope & Richard Slaughter. The Pita Pit is located inside the New Petro Canada Service Center at 35 Lone Pine Road, just exit off the 400 highway at exit 156, Honey Harbour Road. Stop in and have the amazing crew roll up your favourite pita or try a refreshing Fresh Fuel Smoothie. We are open Mon – Thurs 8:00am – 10:00pm and Fri – Sun 8:00am – 11:00pm.

 

July 25, 2013

NEW PITA PIT: ANCASTER, ON

The first Pita Pit in Ancaster, ON (1096 Wilson Street West )was opened today by Zaya Oshana.
Zaya and his fanatical crew had a “Friends & Family” soft opening last night, they gave away free pitas and in return customers donated to Jumpstart, at the end of the 3 hours they had raised $700 for Jumpstart. This money will stay in the Ancaster community to help local kids get in the game and play!
Zaya is excited to bring a fast, fresh, healthy option to Ancaster!

July 16, 2013

NEW PITA PIT: CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI

First Pita Pit on Prince Edward Island opened yesterday. The Pita Pit opened its doors at 27 Babineau Ave, Charlottetown and people lined up to try it.

New franchisees John and Linda Taylor are Islanders and are excited to bring Fresh Thinking, Healthy Eating to their hometown.

July 12, 2013

NEW PITA PIT: DUNDAS, ON

First Pita Pit in Dundas, ON opened on July 12, 2013. The Pita Pit is located in the heart of Dundas at 49 King St East.  Franchisee Dan Churchill is looking forward to spinning up refreshing Smoothies and rolling up your favorite pita from 10:00am – 10:00pm (except Sundays open 11:00am – 9:00pm).  Drop in and try one of our delicious breakfast pitas!

June 30, 2013

NEW PITA PIT: FORT ERIE, ON

The first Pita Pit in Fort Erie opened on June 27th at 237 Garrison Rd. Franchisees Purvi & Dhara Patel are excited to introduce Fresh Thinking & Healthy Eating to Fort Erie. We are sure the good folks of Fort Erie will love our refreshing Smoothies and super delicious pitas! All this goodness came be delivered right to your door, just call 289-320-8484.

NEW PITA PIT: WOODSTOCK, NB

The first Pita Pit in Woodstock, NB opened on June 28th. This is the first Pita Pit in Woodstock, but this is franchisee Jeremy Fox’s third Pita Pit. He listened to his customer’s in Fredericton and decided to expand to Woodstock. Drop in or call
(506) 325-2888 for delivery. We are open at 7:00am Mon- Fri, if you haven’t tried a breakfast pita you have no idea what you are missing…….guaranteed to get you fueled up for the day.

June 23, 2013

NEW PITA PIT: ALLISTON, ON

Shan Oshana opened the first Pita Pit in Alliston on 109 Young St. This is Shan’s first Pita Pit and he is ready to serve up the best Pitas and Smoothies and make all the people of Alliston Pita Pit FANatics!

NEW PITA PIT: HAMILTON, ON

Hamilton loves Pita Pit, and we love Hammertown! The forth Hamilton Pita Pit opened in Center Mall on Barton by veteran franchisee Rob Anderson (Stoney Creek, Waterdown & Oakville), and his partner Tom Graszat.

Drop in for Fresh Fuel Smoothie or get them to roll up your favorite pita. Don’t forget to ask for OMG on the grill (onions, mushrooms, green peppers)….or add some extra zip with one of our amazing spices!

June 2, 2013

NEW PITA PIT: CALEDONIA, ON

Welcome to our newest Pita Pit in Caledonia, ON. Franchisees Sheri Harding & Chris McIntosh opened their first Pita Pit on May 30. The Pita Pit Caledonia is located at 307 Argyle St South and serving Fresh Fuel Smoothies and all your favourite pitas (including Breakfast). Drop by or call 289-757-3338 for a healthy delivery.

May 17, 2013

NEW PITA PIT: ARTHUR, ON

Franchisees Kulbir & Jolly Bedi opened their 3rd Pita Pit on May 17th. This is the first Pita Pit in Arthur, ON and is located at the NW corner of highway 6 and 9. Kulbir & Jolly are ready to serve the freshest pitas and coolest Smoothies to all the people of Arthur!

May 16, 2013

NEW PITA PIT: PICKERING, ON

On May 16th Lindsay & Ajax franchisees teamed up to open a Pita Pit in Pickering (1105 Kingston Rd). Lloyd Barr & Scott Barr are ready to serve Pickering the best pitas they have ever had. Drop by or call 905-492-7484 for delivery.

May 13, 2013

NEW PITA PIT: BRANDON, MB

The first Pita Pit in Brandon, MB opened on May 9th, 2013. Franchisee Darin Gentes is excited to bring Fresh Thinking & Healthy Eating for the first time to Brandon. Stop in and try one of our refreshing Fresh Fuel Smoothies or amazing pitas, made just the way you want. Or you can call 204-717-PITA for delivery.

May 7, 2013

NEW PITA PIT: Richmond Hill, ON

Julianna Wilson and Peter DeSousa have opened their first Pita Pit at 1070 Major Mackenzie Drive, Richmond Hill, ON. It is located in one of the busiest plazas in Richmond Hill surrounded by High schools, local businesses and tonnes of residential homes. This store is ready to rock and roll your Pitas and Smoothies. Julianna who is 6 months pregnant almost went into labour when she saw the first lunch rush! Good thing her brother and business partner Peter is up for the challenge!

April 29, 2013

NEW PITA PIT: WINNIPEG, MB

Winnipeggers have great taste! Today Pita Pit opened its 8th location in Winnipeg at 640 Sterling Lyon Parkway. Franchisee Dan Dell’Acqua is excited to have his second Pita Pit open. The location offers delivery, catering and a School Lunch Program. Also available are Fresh Fuel Smoothies, Breakfast Pitas, Salads and all your favourite pitas too!

April 17, 2013

NEW PITA PIT: STRATFORD, ON

Franchisee Pawandeep Thind opened the first Pita Pit in Stratford on April 17th, 2013.
The Pita Pit is located at 684 Ontario St and open Monday – Saturday at 10:30am and Sundays at 11:00am. We want to invite Justin Bieber to come by for a pita or Smoothies next time he is home!

April 12, 2013

NEW PITA PIT: SALVADOR, BRAZIL

We would like to welcome our newest country to the Pita pit family….welcome Brazil!

The first Pita Pit in Brazil opened in the Shopping Center Bela Vista in Salvador by Andrew and Adeilma Vallas. They plan on expanding the brand across the country.

Good luck Andrew & Adeilma!

March 20, 2013

NEW PITA PIT: ST CATHARINES, ON

On March 18th, 2013 Rana & Alan Matukaitis opened their second Pita Pit in St Catharines.
The newest Pita Pit is located on 311 Geneva St. It is open from 9:00am Mon – Fri for Breakfast and Sun at 11:00am. It also serves Fresh Fuel Smoothies and has delivery available.
Alan & Rana have had busy 8 months, they have opened 2 Pita Pits, were featured in Nov 2012 issue of Franchise Canada, and are already working on their 3rd location.
Go Team Matukaitis!

March 11, 2013

NEW PITA PIT: BRANTFORD, ON

The third store in Brantford opened today at 218 Henry Street by franchisees Bruno & Chris Settimi. They are excited to introduce their new local pita “The 99er”, which is loaded with chicken, turkey, and as many veggies as you can handle, it is guaranteed to satisfy your protein cravings! No time to stop in, no problem just call (519) 751-PITA for delivery.

March 2, 2013

NEW PITA PIT: STONEY CREEK, ON

The second Pita Pit in Stoney Creek opened on March 1, 2013 by franchisee Ashley Morgan. Our newest Pita Pit is located at 301 Fruitland Rd and offers delivery, Fresh fuel Smoothies and Breakfast pitas all day long. Ashley and her Fanatical staff (pictured here) are ready to roll, blend and serve up your favourite pita or Smoothie, or you can call
(289) 656-0700 for delivery.

February 25, 2013

NEW PITA PIT: KINGSTON, ON

Queen’s rocks. Pita Pit rocks. Kingston rocks. Combine them and you get the 5th Pita Pit in Kingston opened on Feb 25, 2013 in the Athletics Recreational Center at Queen’s University. GO GAELS GO!

February 20, 2013

NEW PITA PIT: GUELPH, ON

Guelph loves Pita Pit, and we love you back! Franchisee Louis Condos opened the 4th Pita Pit in Guelph on Woodlawn Rd. Drop in Mon – Fri 10:30am – 10:00pm, Sat & Sun 11:00am – 9:00pm for an amazing pita or Fresh Fuel smoothies. Or you can call 519-821-7797 for delivery.

February 8, 2013

NEW PITA PIT: TILLSONBURG, ON

On Feb 6, 2013 Kim & Carl Heutinck opened the first Pita Pit in Tillsonburg, ON. The newest Pita Pit is located at 211 Broadway St and is open for Breakfast at 8:00am Monday – Saturday, 11:00am on Sundays. They are also offering Fresh Fuel Smoothies all day long.

January 27, 2013

NEW PITA PIT: MONCTON, NB

The first Pita Pit in Moncton opened on January 18, 2013 on Mountain Road by new franchisees Nathan and Chantal Roy. The Pita Pit is fully accessible with power doors, handicap washrooms with brail signs (brail menus coming soon) and they are bilingual so will serve you in French or English. Pita Pit Moncton has full catering, delivery, Fresh Fuel Smoothies and Breakfast pitas all day long!

January 9, 2013

NEW PITA PIT: OAKVILLE, ON

On Dec 22 the second Pita Pit in Oakville opened in the Trafalgar Five shopping center on Hays Blvd. Franchisees Rob Anderson & Dave Onslow have been serving up pitas in Stoney Creek and Waterdown and are pumped to get the people of Oakville hooked on the freshest pitas and coolest smoothies in town. They are open 7 days a week from 10:00am – 11:00pm.

January 4, 2013

NEW PITA PIT: BURLINGTON,ON

The forth Pita Pit in Burlington opened on Dec 21, 2012. Franchisees Tom Chlan and Mike Valchuk are thrilled to be open and serving the people of Burlington their favourite pitas and Fresh Fuel Smoothies. Drop by 1250 Brant Street and let Mike and Tom roll up the best pita you’ve ever had!

NEW PITA PIT: HANOVER, ON

The first Pita Pit in Hanover was opened on Dec 17 by franchisee Tanya Lloyd. Hanover will now get to enjoy the best tasting pitas and Fresh Fuel Smoothies in town! Drop by and try them all! We are located at 245 – 10th St , or you can call 519-506-PITA.

December 20, 2012

NEW PITA PIT: RED DEER, AB

On Dec 17th the second Pita Pit in Red Deer was opened by first time franchisees Lucy Tantano & Trace Mutchler at 47 Clearview Market Way. Trace & Lucy are thrilled to be open and serving up all your favourite pitas and Fresh Fuel Smoothies. You can drop in or call 403-356-1715 for delivery.

December 11, 2012

NEW PITA PIT: YORKTON, SK

The first Pita Pit in Yorkton, SK opened on Dec 4th on 275 Broadway St E. Franchisees Maureen Harrison & Amy Sveinbjornson have been overwhelmed by the support of the Yorkton community. Everyone has dropped by to try a pita or a Fresh Fuel Smoothie! You can call for delivery 306-786-PITA or drop in , we are open 10:0am – 10:00pm 7 days a week.

December 3, 2012

NEW PITA PIT: OAKVILLE,ON

The first Pita Pit in Oakville, ON opened on Nov 30, 2012. Franchisees Carl and Clark Faulkner are ready to serve the Oakville community the best pitas and Fresh Fuel Smoothies they have ever had! The doors are open for business at 511 Maple Grove Drive Mon – Thurs: 10:00am – 10:00pm, Fri & Sat: 10:00am – midnight, and Sun 11:00am – 9:00pm.

November 8, 2012

NEW PITA PIT: PRINCE GEORGE, BC

Devinder and Mandy Gill opened their second Pita Pit in Prince George at 5340 Domano Blvd today. The Pita Pit is open 7 days a week at 10:00am and is serving Breakfast pitas all day long, if you haven’t tried one of our Breakfast pitas you are missing out! Get in and try one today or call (778) 416-5615 for delivery.

November 7, 2012

NEW PITA PIT: BRAMPTON, ON

New franchisees Terry Bridgeman and Nathen Swaby opened their first Pita Pit in Brampton on Sept 12. (this is the 3rd Pita Pit in Brampton). The newest Brampton Pita Pit is located at 9465 Mississauga Rd and open 7 days a week at 10:00am. Drop by for a Fresh Fuel Smoothie or your favourite pita or call 905-450-PITA for delivery.

NEW PITA PIT: DELTA, BC

The newest Pita Pit opened in Delta, BC on Oct 13. This is franchisee Ajay Dhingra’s third Pita Pit….wow, maybe there is a 4th in the works?! The Pita Pit in Delta is on the corner of 72nd and Scott Rd which is an infamous corner for Canucks fans (hoping the NHL starts soon so we can serve all the Canucks Fans this year) . Drop by or call 604-592-9881 for delivery.

September 13, 2012

NEW PITA PIT: WALLACEBURG, ON

Dave, Candace and all the crew On Sept 13 Dave DeSousa and Candace Hill opened their first Pita Pit in Wallaceburg, ON. They are excited to be serving up the freshest, tastiest food in Wallaceburg and surrounding area. The Pita Pit is located at 61 McNaughton Ave and open at 10:00am every day of the week.

August 21, 2012

NEW PITA PIT ST CATHARINES, ON

On July 5th, 2012 Rana & Alan Matukaitis opened their first Pita Pit in St Catharines. The Pita Pit is located at 275 Fourth St. Rana & Alan are thrilled to be serving up Fresh Fuel Smoothies and all your favourite pitas. Drop in or call (905) 682-6888 to get the best pitas, Smoothies and service in St Catharines!

August 7, 2012

NEW PITA PIT: WASAGA BEACH

Wow he’s done is again! Collingwood and Blue Mountain franchisee Malcolm McSorley has opened his third Pita Pit in Wasaga Beach (can I come work there for the summer, please?!). The newest Pita Pit can be found at 1288 Mosley St. Serving not only the best pitas in town, but cool, refreshing Fresh Fuel Smoothies all day too! What better way to cool off during a day at the beach…….

NEW PITA PIT: BRACEBRIDGE, ON

Bracebridge finally has their first Pita Pit. Franchisee Andrew Bridle opened his first Pita Pit on August 1, 2012 in the heart of Bracebridge at 295 Wellington St . Finally Bracebridge has a healthy and convenient place to eat! You will find the friendliest Pita artist in the north ready to spin up a Fresh Fuel Smoothie, or roll up your favorite pita starting at 10:00am daily.

June 3, 2012

NEW PITA PIT: SAINT JOHN, NB

Another first….on May 28 franchisees Marcia & Danny Lunn opened the first Pita Pit in Saint John, NB. No lobster pitas but we do have Fresh Fuel Smoothies! Stop by and get a pita made just for at, we are located at 133 McAllister Drive and open till midnight Mondday to Saturday (10:00pm on Sundays). What are you waiting for…get in there and try a pita!

NEW PITA PIT: ORANGEVILLE, ON

Melanie & Brad Horton

On May 25th Orangeville, ON finally got their first Pita Pit. Franchisees Brad & Melanie Horton are thrilled at the welcome the community has given them. The Pita Pit is located at 520 Riddell Road. They are serving Fresh Fuel Smoothies and Breakfast Pitas all day and open late night till 4:00am on Friday and Saturday. Drop in or call 519- 941-PITA for delivery.

April 12, 2012

NEW PITA PIT: EDMONTON, AB

On April 11th new franchisee Scott Stevenson opened the 7th Pita Pit in Edmonton, AB. The newest Pita Pit in Edmonton is located at 10544 Jasper Ave. Along with your favourite pitas Scott is spinning up Fresh Fuel Smoothies and Breakfast pitas all day long. Drop in and have Scott or the Pita Crew roll up a unique pita just the way you like it!

April 11, 2012

NEW PITA PIT: TERRACE, BC

The first Pita Pit in Terrace opened on April 11,2012 at 4717 Lakelse Ave by franchisee Luke Houlden. Luke and his staff have been welcomed by the Terrace community, it seems that everyone in Terrace came by to check out the Pita Pit. They are keeping up with the fast pace and serving Fresh Fuel Smoothies and Breakfast pitas from 10:00am-10:00pm(Mon-Sat)and Sundays from 11:00am-10:00pm.

March 29, 2012

NEW PITA PIT: BRAMPTON, ON

Molly receiving a plaque from the Mayor's office.

Molly receiving a plaque from the Mayor's office.

The second Pita Pit in Brampton opened on Feb 15, 2012. Franchisee Molly Jassal hosted a Grand Opening in March , surrounded by many friends, family, Pita Pete and local city councilors.
The newest Pita Pit in Brampton is located at 8 Main St and is spinning up Fresh Fuel Smoothies all day long.

March 28, 2012

NEW PITA PIT: FERGUS, ON

FergusFranchisee Kulbir Bedi opened his second location on March 28, 2012. This is the first Pita Pit in Fergus and the response has been amazing. Customers have been lining up to get their Pita Pit fix in Fergus! The Pita Pit is located on Main Hwy 6 North on Tower St. Drop in for your favourite pita or a Fresh Fuel Smoothie!

March 16, 2012

NEW PITA PIT: GUELPH, ON

The third Pita Pit in Guelph opened on March 16, 2012 in Pergola Commons (105 Clair Road East). This is franchisees Dave Dietz and Costas Siountres second Pita Pit and they look forward to continuing to serve the Guelph community all their favorite pitas and Fresh Fuel Smoothies. Drop by or call 519-826-PITA for a delivery.

March 12, 2012

NEW PITA PIT: THUNDER BAY, ON

PJ Pasqualino opened his second Pita Pit and the third Pita Pit in Thunder Bay on March 12, 2012. The newest Pita Pit is located at 705 Red River Road and is spinning up Fresh Fuel Smoothies and serving Breakfast pitas (along with all your favourite pitas) all day long. Drop by or call 807-345-7482 for delivery.
Thunder Bay

February 1, 2012

NEW PITA PIT: OSHAWA, ON

Franchisees Jeff & Nancy

Franchisees Jeff & Nancy

On Feb 1, 2012 Jeff & Nancy McLean opened the third Pita Pit in Oshawa. The newest Pita Pit is located in the Smart Centre on Laval Drive. Drop in and try a Fresh Fuel Smoothie or have Jeff & Nancy roll up your favourite pita. We are open Mon – Sat 11:00am – 10:00pm and Sundays from 12:00pm – 8:00pm.

January 30, 2012

New Pita Pit: Hamilton, ON

Grilling up your favourite meats & veggies!Pita Pit’s newest location opened in Hamilton with a big bang on January 23, 2012. It is located at 649 Upper James St, just down the street from Mohawk College. New franchisees David Morgan & Sarah Parrish are already planning the opening of their second location later this year! Drop by or call 905-388-PITA to enjoy your favorite Pita or a Fresh Fuel Smoothie!

January 27, 2012

New Pita Pit: Richmond, BC

The Long Journey: After searching for 2 years for the perfect location Navreet and Harm Dhillon have found it in Richmond BC. They opened at 9100 Blundell Rd on January 9th, 2012 and made the people of Richmond very happy! Stop by and meet our newest franchisees, they are ready to roll up your favourite pita or blend up a delicious FNav & Harmresh Fuel Smoothie just for you! They are also serving breakfast pitas all day long!

January 8, 2012

New Pita Pit: Brooks, AB

Troy & ShaunaTroy & Shauna Armstrong opened their first Pita Pit in Brooks, Alberta on 8th Avenue on January 7, 2012. The support of the community has been overwhelming; Troy, Shauna and all their great staff have been very busy rolling pitas and spinning up Fresh Fuel Smoothies, 7 days a week from 10:00am to 10:00pm.

December 12, 2011

New Pita Pit: Vancouver, BC

Henry is ready to serve you!The third Pita Pit in Vancouver opened on Dec 12, 2011 at 1661 Broadway East. This is the first Pita Pit for Henry Guo, who is excited to be offering the freshest food that Broadway has seen in years. Along with all your favourite pitas, Henry is serving up Breakfast pitas and Fresh Fuel Smoothies all day long.

New Pita Pit: Listowel, ON

Listowel 2011The first Pita Pit in Perth Region opened in Listowel on Dec 12, 2012 with a huge bang. Franchisees Andrew & Niki Harrison and David & Stephen Meulensteen partnered up to bring Listowel a Fresh & Healthy alternative. The Pita Pit is located at 163 Main St or you can call 226-430-7482 for delivery.

New Pita Pit: Fredericton, NB

FrederictonThe East coast is loving the Fresh, Healthy food that Pita Pit offers. The 3rd Pita Pit in Fredericton opened on Dec 12, 2012 , located at 1012 Prospect St. This is franchisee Jeremy Fox’s second Pita Pit, and his 2 locations are the only Drive Thrus in Canada. This Pita Pit is opened at 7:00am (Mon – Fri) and serving delicious Breakfast pitas all day, also available are Fresh Fuel Smoothies. If you haven’t tried a Breakfast pita or Smoothie get in there and let us know how much you love them or call 506-454-PITA for delivery.

December 5, 2011

New Pita Pit: Burlington, ON

Christina and staff ready to roll!

Christina and staff ready to roll!

Franchisee Christina Sokolov opened her first Pita Pit at 1900 Appleby Line in Burlington, on Dec 5, 2012. This is the 3rd Pita Pit in Burlington, and the only one serving Fresh Fuel Smoothies…..if you haven’t tried a Smoothie you have no idea what you are missing…delicious! Drop by or call 905-336-PITA for delivery.

December 3, 2011

New Pita Pit: Newmarket, ON

Laurie & Ken Noakes ready to serve the Newmarket community!

Laurie & Ken Noakes ready to serve the Newmarket community!

On Dec 3, 2011 the second Pita Pit in Newmarket opened for business. It is located at 17120 Leslie St. This is franchisee Ken Noakes first Pita Pit. Ken and his wife Laurie are looking forward to this new experience and to serving the Newmarket community. Drop by or call 905-895-7482 for delivery,

October 5, 2011

NEW PITA PIT: KITCHENER

Kitchener Store FrontOn Oct 5th , the 8th Pita Pit in Kitchener- Waterloo area opened it’s doors. The newest Pita Pit is located at the corner of Westmount Rd & Highlander Rd. This is franchisee Peter Rose’s first Pita Pit and he is ready to roll up your favourite pita!

September 28, 2011

New Pita Pit: Cambridge, ON

Franchisee Bob Layeghi

Franchisee Bob Layeghi

Cambridge must really LOVE the Pita Pit! This week the 4th Pita Pit was open there. Bob Layeghi is the owner of the newest Pita Pit in Cambridge located at 970 Franklin Blvd & Can-Amera Pkwy in the Metro Plaza. Open from 11:00am -10:00pm Monday to Saturday and 11:00am – 9:00pm Sunday. Drop by for a delicious pita or a Fresh Fuel Smoothie.

August 12, 2011

First Pita Pit in Panama Open

DSC00166The first Pita Pit in Panama opened on July 28th in the heart of Panama City.

Franchisor Rajesh Punjabi plans to expand the brand across the country in the next few years.

If you are ever in Panama City, stop by to get your favourite pita or Smoothie, or visit their website www.pitapitpanama.com to check it out!

April 13, 2011

NEW PITA PIT: COURTENAY, BC

The First Pita Pit in Courtenay, BC opened on April 2, 2011 and was an instant hit. Franchisees Brooke Croucher and Ada Eadie would like to thank everyone in Comox Valley for their support.

 The Pita Pit is located in downtown Courtenay across from City Hall at 230  8th St.

Franchisee Ada Eadie serving up Smoothies and Smiles!

Franchisee Ada Eadie serving up Smoothies and Smiles!

 Drop by or call (250) 871-PITA. Serving Breakfast pitas and Fresh Fuel Smoothies all day long.

April 4, 2011

New Pita Pit: Gatineau, QC

Pita Pete, franchisees and staff all ready to serve Gatineau!

Pita Pete, franchisees and staff all ready to serve Gatineau!

The first Pita Pit in Gatineau, Quebec opened on April 4th in the Les Promenades de l’Outaouais Food Court.  Franchisees Bernard Jolette and Raj Mohanty along with North Bay franchisee Lilianna Mohanty and Pita Pete were all there for the opening.

March 25, 2011

New Pita Pit : Brantford, ON

Chris Settimi and Pita Crew...ready to roll!

Chris Settimi and Pita Crew...ready to roll!

Congratulations and good luck to Chris and Bruno Settimi, who are the proud owners of Brantford’s 2nd Pita Pit located on Colborne St. W. (Sobeys plaza). There has been a steady flow of excited customers since opening day on March 25th. Drop by or call (519) 752-7997 to get your favourite pita.

March 22, 2011

New Pita Pit: Kitchener, ON

TJ and Pita Pete

TJ and Pita Pete

On March 22 the third Pita Pit in Kitchener opened. It is located at Sportsworld Crossing (“across from the Moose”). Franchisee Dolly Kambo and Tejpal Jassal are excited to open their first Pita Pit. You can order a delivery by calling 519-219-PITA. Don’t forget to order your favourite Smoothie too!

February 25, 2011

New Pita Pit: Cambridge, ON

Pita Pit Cambridge

Pita Pit Cambridge

Introducing Cambridge’s 3rd Pita Pit and the first in Galt. Located at the busy intersection of Dundas & Franklin, come by and let franchisees Ajay & Gaurav Malhotra and their great staff customize your favourite pita.

January 15, 2011

New Pita Pit: Kitchener, ON

Thumbs up form Franchisee Kathy Best and Pita Pete!

Thumbs up from Franchisee Kathy Best and Pita Pete!

Kathy Best and Eric Schmeiss are the newest members to join the Pita Pit gang.   Opening their first store on January 15, 2011 ( this make 3 Pita Pits open in Kitchener).    Visit them at 1400 Ottawa Street South or call 519-568-7062 for delivery.  Good luck Kathy and Eric, keep em rollin!

January 14, 2011

New Pita Pit: Milton, ON

Franchisee Jeff Kozak

Franchisee Jeff Kozak

On January 14, 2011 Jeff Kozak opened the doors to the city of Milton Ontario. This is the first Pita Pit in Milton.  Offering Smoothies and catering, Jeff and his crew will make it anyway you like it.  Visit him at 1120 Steeles Avenue in Milton, or call  905-636-8008.

December 13, 2010

New Pita Pit: Waterdown, ON

Rob Anderson and Michael Valchuk....dream team!

Rob Anderson and Michael Valchuk.... the dream team!

Here comes Rob Anderson again doing what he does best!  Opening his SECOND Pita Pit with partner Mike Valchuck , these boys are sure to roll you just what you want!  Waterdown opened on Dec 13 2010 and is sure to be a huge success.  You can call 905-689-2001 to order and get your favourite pita delivered right to you door.

New Pita Pit: North Bay, ON

Franchisees Liliana and Raj Mohanty

Franchisees Liliana and Raj Mohanty

Welcome Liliana and Raj Mohanty to the Pita Pit family.  Their new store opened on Dec 13 on 112 Main Street North Bay and so far has been a huge success!  We look forward to Liliana and Raj opening more stores in and around the area.  GO TEAM NORTH BAY!

November 27, 2010

New Pita Pit : Cambridge, ON

The new Cambridge Pita Pit

The new Cambridge Pita Pit

The second Pita Pit in Cambridge, ON opened on Nov 27. It is located in  the Hespeler community at 101 Holiday Inn Dr  and an easy walk from high schools, business offices and residential areas. This is franchisee Shirley Padalino’s  first location and she is excited to get involved in  Hespeler community. We are open 7 days a week 10:00am – 10:00pm.  Drop in or call 519-260-PITA for delivery.

August 7, 2010

New Pita Pit Open: Bonneyville, AB

Dean, Roxanne and Staff ready to serve you!

Dean, Roxanne and Staff ready to serve you!

Dean and Roxanne Pashniak opened in Bonneyville (4428  50 Ave) on Aug 7, 2010 and were an instant success with the people of Bonneyville. We are not sure where all the people are coming from, as population is only 6000, but we are glad they are finding us! Thank you for welcoming and supporting Pita Pit into the Bonneyville community.

July 19, 2010

New Pita Pit: Surrey, BC

The second Pita Pit in Surrey, BC opened on July 17th at Morgan Crossing (12785 Croydon Dr). Franchisees Florence Raj and Sunita Reddy are ready to roll up your favourite pita!

Sunita, Flo & Staff outside the newest Pita Pit in Surrey

Sunita, Flo & Staff outside the newest Pita Pit in Surrey

July 12, 2010

New Owners: Prince George, BC

New Franchisees Mandy & Danny Gill

New Franchisees Mandy & Danny Gill

Pita Pit would like to welcome new franchisees Mandy & Danny Gill who recently purchased the Pita Pit located in Prince George.  Mandy & Gill look forward to rolling up your favourite pita, they even have breakfast pitas available…if you have not tried one you definitely should!

May 14, 2010

New Pita Pit Open in Waterloo, ON

Franchisees Brian & Jason

Franchisees Brian & Jason

Waterloo + Pita Pit = True Love

With the fourth Pita Pit opening in Waterloo on May 3, 2010 it is apparent that the people of Waterloo truly love the Pita Pit. Seasoned franchisees Jason Cartier and Brian McNichol opened the Pita Pit in the west end of Waterloo at 653 Erb St West.  Drop in or call 519-888-0158 to have your favourite Pita rolled up to perfection for you.

April 13, 2010

Ajax, ON

Petey with Pita Pitters Scott & Jen at the school

Petey with Pita Pitters Scott & Jen at the school

St. Patrick’s Catholic School is one of many elementary schools in the Durham Region that has made a stand around healthy lunches for their students. To tackle this initiative, the school recently partnered with the Pita Pit in Ajax at 105 Bayly Street West. Pita Pit staff, along with Petey, their mascot, stops by the school twice a month to provide healthy and delicious lunches for the students and staff. Students get a choice of pita, fruit and drink in this well-rounded meal that follows Canada’s Food Guide. With the help of The Pita Pit, the school has successfully been transforming the minds of children by showing them that “fun food doesn’t have to be junk food.” For more information, visit their website at www.ajaxpitapit.com.

April 10, 2010

St. Catharines, ON

Fresh new look

Fresh new look

The newly renovated Pita Pit in St. Catharines, ON is now open for business and ready to roll up everyone’s favorite pitas again. New franchisee Jeff Kozak gave the Pita Pit at 160 St Paul Street a total makeover. So now locals can enjoy the same fresh, healthy pitas they’ve enjoyed there since 1998, but now they can enjoy them in terrific new surroundings.

March 13, 2010

Hamilton, ON

Petey hamming it up at half time

Petey hamming it up at half time

The Pita Pit was a principal sponsor of this year’s Women’s CIS University basketball championships. At the end of an exciting weekend of truly great basketball, Simon Fraser University took home the hardware. A good time was had by all—especially when Petey stepped onto the court and entertained the crowd.

February 3, 2010

Cold Lake, AB

No wonder Petey’s smiling!

No wonder Petey’s smiling!

Our mascot Petey went to Cold Lake, Alberta to cheer on our athletes at the Alberta Winter Games. 2000 athletes and 2800 volunteers from across the province converged on Cold Lake and Bonnyville to make the Games a rip-roaring success.

January 30, 2010

Whitby, ON Grand Re-Opening

The fresh new look outside

The fresh new look outside

Ta da! The Pita Pit at 119 Brock Street South in Whitby has a new owner and a whole new look. Franchisee Patrick Kane bought the Pita Pit and totally renovated it, re-opening it to rave reviews.

January 15, 2010

Guelph, ON

Kulbir Bedi and a REALLY big sign

Kulbir Bedi and a REALLY big sign

New franchisee Kulbir Bedi opened Guelph’s fourth Pita Pit location (yes, fourth—they love us there). It’s at 204 Silvercreek Parkway North and it’s a gorgeous new-look store with light colours and natural materials that let you know as soon as you walk in that we’re all about freshness, healthy food and fun.

January 10, 2010

Niagara College, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Now there’s a new attraction in Niagara-on-the-Lake—and this one has nothing to do with summer theatre. In January, Niagara College opened a second Pita Pit location, this one on their Niagara-on-the-Lake campus. (They’ve had one on their Welland campus since 2003.) So now Welland students can’t lord it over their Niagara-on-the-Lake counterparts. The entire Niagara College student body can now enjoy healthy and fun Pita Pit fare.

Now students on both campuses can enjoy our pitas.

Now there’s a new attraction in Niagara-on-the-Lake—and this one has nothing to do with summer theatre. In January, Niagara College opened a second Pita Pit location, this one on their Niagara-on-the-Lake campus. (They’ve had one on their Welland campus since 2003.) So now Welland students can’t lord it over their Niagara-on-the-Lake counterparts. The entire Niagara College student body can now enjoy healthy and fun Pita Pit fare.

September 26, 2009

Richmond Hill, ON.

Before door opened

Before door opened

Elton Mattis, owner of the Pita Pit in Vaughan, opened his second location at #7–115 York Boulevard and was immediately mobbed by crowds of customers who’d been eagerly anticipating opening day.

September 15, 2009

Stoney Creek, ON.

Rob and his team hamming it up.

Rob and his team hamming it up.

Rob Anderson opened a new Pita Pit at the Heritage Greene Plaza, 1791 Stone Church Road East, having been impressed with the Pita Pit in Westdale (Hamilton). Stop by and visit Rob and his wild and crazy crew, who promise not to be as rambunctious as they were when mugging for the camera.

500th Pita Pit Open & Rolling

On June 28th, 2014 the Niagara Falls Pita Pit opened and Pita Pits around the world celebrated as this was the 500th Pita Pit location open & rolling!

To celebrate the momentous occasion, Pita Pit wanted to reward fans while also giving back to the community—the first 500 guests of the Niagara Falls location that brought a donation for the local food bank, Project Share, were rewarded with a free pita.

In order to get Pita Pit fans involved nationwide, followers of the global pita brand are asked to declare their love for Pita Pit by sending a written submission, photo or short video to biggestfan [at] pitapit [dot] com. Five loyal fans will be rewarded for their pita fanaticism with a $500 gift card. For more details visit our Facebook page (Pita Pit Canada).

Welcome to the Pita Pit Clan!

Yet another busy franchisee training session in April 2014 in  Kingston.  We had trainees from West Coast all the way to the East Coast, and in between.

 Back Row (Left to Right): Kori Phillips & Ron Phillips ( Midland,ON), James Barbas (Operations-AB), Joleen Ramsay ( Charlottetown, PEI), Navreet Dhillon ( Operations- BC), Andy McFarlane ( Miramichi, NB) Front Row (Left to Right): Jaime Francis ( Kingston, ON), Edith Campbell (Miramichi, NB) and Richard Peterson ( Sudbury & Port Perry, ON). Good luck  as you embark on your new venture! 

Pita Pit set to open in New Delhi, India

The first Pita Pit in India will open in New Delhi in Nov 2013. Anun Dhawan & Virat Mohan completed the training at the International Training Center in Kingston.  They are excited to introduce and expand Pita Pit across India.

Royalty visits the Pita Pit Mobile Trailer

The Pita Pit Trailer was graced  with a visit from a very special guest….the Stanley Cup!

 Bryan Bickell (Chicago Blackhawks) invited us to join him in celebrating his time with the Stanley Cup.

 We served pitas to Bryan and all his guests and raised over $1500 for his charity!

 

First Pita Pit in France Open & Rolling!

Bienvenue to the newest country to start rolling pitas!

 The first Pita Pit in France was opened today in Nantes (in the Place du Commerce) by Loike Lebrun & Philppe Michaud who plan on expanding Pita Pit across France.

First Pita Pit in UK to Open in 2013

   The British are coming….or we should say they came!   In August Simon Vardy, Thomas McLeod and Emma Overmire completed Pita Pit training in Kingston at the International Training Center.  Simon Vardy will be opening the first British branch of the Pita Pit in Manchester this fall, with plans to open 10 more branches in the next 5 years.

Pita Pit Gives Away a Pita Pit Franchise

Pita Pit participated in a new TV series Be The Boss, where 2 hard working staff had a week long interview full of challenges. At the end of it Ali won a dream job with Pita Pit Canada and Erin won her own Pita Pit franchise. We love happy endings and this was a very happy ending for both Ali & Erin. Congratulations!

Pita Pit Raises $100,000 for Canadian tire Jumpstart Charity

Pita Pits across Canada participated in Jumpstart’s Red ball Campaign for the month of May. Together they raised an amazing $100,000. The money stays in the community it was raised and helps kids get in the game! Thank you to all our franchisees, staff and customers for being amazing and helping us reach our goal.

January 2013 Training

We have missed posting a few training sessions on the “news” , but we have been busy training franchisees from across the country and across the world. In January 2013 we had a diverse group in Kingston for the training session. From left to right, back row: Rasto Kralik (Pita Pit UK), Nicholas Georgopoulos (Pita Pit),Nathan Roy (Moncton, NB), Lurch (Pita Pit Kingston) , Gregg McIntyre (Moncton, NB), Paul Hanby (Pita Pit UK), Chris Fountain (Pita Pit), front row: Pawandeep Thind (Stratford, ON) & Amber LaPointe (Moncton, NB).

June 2012 Training

Our June Pita Pit training was a busy session with franchisees learning what’s it like to make 1000 lunches (for Special Olympics). In attendance at this session (from left to right): Alan & Rana Matukaitis (St Catharine’s, ON), Sam Moorhead (Pita Pit Operations Team), Satish “Yogi” Bharadwaj & Laxmia Knowar (Gatineau, QC).

Special Olympics Ontario in Kingston June 2012

The Spring Games for Special Olympics Ontario was held in Kingston from May 31, 2012 – June 3, 2012. Pita Pit was a proud sponsor and catered over 1000 lunches for athletes and volunteers. Pita Pete was there watch some of the games and cheer on the athletes.

APRIL 2012 TRAINING

Our April 2012 trainees were the first group to train at the new Pita Pit International Training Center. The International Training Center is connected to our corporate store in Kingston and provides a modern facility for Pita Pit franchisees from around the world to train. Present at the April Training were franchisees from Orangeville, ON and Saint John, NB. In picture left to right, top row: Melanie Horton, Marcia Lunn, Chris Fountain (Pita Pit CEO), Daniel Lunn, Brad Horton, front: Corey Vail and Dawn Young.

Brazil, here we come!

Pita Pit will be opening in Brazil in the Spring of 2012. Master Franchisors Andrew & Adeilma Vallas attended the Pita Pit’s International Training Center in Kingston, ON and are excited to get back to Brazil and start rolling pitas. The first Pita Pit location is under construction in San Paulo, Brazil and Andrew plans to expand not only in San Paulo but accross the country.

February Training

Meet our newest franchisees! Welcome our newest franchisees! We had trainees from across the world in our February 2012 training session. Pictured above from left to right are: Luke Houlden (Terrace, BC), Barry Huggins (London, ON) Luna Mutsuddi (Brampton, ON), Adeilma & Andrew Vallas (San Paulo, Brazil). We wish all our new franchisees success in their openings and in the years to come!

Pita Pit Aug 2011 Training

Introducing the newest franchisees!

Introducing the newest franchisees!

Lots of new stores opening this fall, so lots of trainees came to Kingston for training the week of Aug 15th, 2011. Left to right…top row first we have: William Hung (Vancouver, BC), Bob Layeghi (Cambridge, ON), Mladen & Christina Sokolov (Burlington, ON), Ken Noakes (Newmarket, ON), Harm Dhillion (Richmond, BC), front row is Henry Guo (Vancouver, BC) and Navreet Dhillion (Richmond, BC). Good luck to all on their openings!

Taste of Kingston in support of Diabetes

All the Pita Crew at the end of a busy day!

All the Pita Crew at the end of a busy day!

Taste of Kingston in support of Diabetes Kingston was a huge success. The event was held in Confederation Basin, Kingston ON from 11:00am – 3:00pm, Pita Pit made over 1200 Smoothies on sight, 350 pitas, and raised $2904 for Diabetes Kingston. Thanks to Daun Marlin, the staff from both Pita Pits in Kingston and Pita Pete for coming down and making it a great day!

Customer Appreciation in Cambridge, ON

Little McNichol giving Pita Pete a High Five!

Little McNichol giving Pita Pete a High Five!

Pita Pete was on the road again, this time he stopped at Cambridge, ON to celebrate  Brian and Jason’s customer appreciation day that was held the first week of May.  Amazing turn out, great food and lots of smiles.  You can visit Brian, Jason & the gang at 534 Hespeler Road in Cambridge and get them to roll it just the way you like it!

South Korea to Open First Pita Pit

South Korean Training in Kingston, ON

South Korean Training in Kingston, ON

Pita Pit will be opening its first location in Seoul, South Korea in Spring of 2011. Master Franchisor Ko Tae-Kaun and his managers spent the week at the Pita Pit International Training center in Kingston, ON. Ko Tae-Kaun plans to expand The Pita Pit across South Korea by opening 20 locations in the next 2 years. He fell in love with The Pita Pit while on vacation and says “Koreans love to enjoy fresh food and take care of themselves. We think The Pita Pit will fit (well with) the young Korean generation,”.

Hungry Firefighters Love Pita Pit!

Edmonton Firefighters Enjoy Pita Pit

Edmonton Firefighters Enjoy Pita Pit

Franchisee Tyler Harvey from the South Commons Pita Pit in Edmonton made a gracious donation to the Edmonton City Firefighters who camped on the roof of their fire station to raise money for muscular dystrophy.
Great work for such a great cause!

We’re Number 1!

2011 #1 in CategoryWe’ve done it again.  For the third straight year Pita Pit was rated #1 by  Entrepreneur Franchise 500 in the Sandwiches- Pita category.  We always knew we were Number 1, but now everyone knows it!

Pita Pete Skates through Newmarket

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Pita Pete makes his mark in Newmarket Ontario. Check out Pita Pete when he struts his stuff at  the Local Junior Hockey game that took place on Sunday November 28 2010.  Keep your eye on the ice Pete, don’t slip!  

The Ajax Pit Crew

The Ajax Pit Crew

Congratulations to Scott Baird and his staff (Ajax Pita Pit) for completing the 3rd Annual Ajax Waterfront Half Marathon.   The crew decided to participate a few months ago, they trained and all completed the marathon which was held on Oct 24th. Way to set a goal and accomplish!

Pita Pit Training

Introducing our newest franchisees

Introducing our newest franchisees

The October Pita Pit training session was held in Kingston, ON .    Franchisees that attended were from across Ontario.  Our newest franchisees  that successfully completed training are: Shirley Padalino opening in Cambridge (101 Holiday Inn Dr); Liliana Mohanty opening in North Bay (112 Main St); and Michael Valchuk opening in Waterdown (94 Dundas St). Good luck to all, we know you will do a great job!

International News

Rajesh is ready to roll the Pita Pit across Panama

Rajesh is ready to roll the Pita Pit across Panama

Rajesh Punjabi who will be opening the first Pita Pit in Panama attended training in Kingston, ON, also in attendance from Panama were Aleanny Graell and Chandini Punjabi  . Rajesh first experienced Pita Pit while attending a Canadian University. After moving back to his hometown (Panama City), he realized that the Pita Pit would be a big hit with the Panamanians. Rajesh will be opening the first Pita Pit in Panama City later this year and hopes to expand across the country by 2012.

Pita Pit Celebrates 15 Years of Success

Pita Pete and Team with Sandy from Food bank

Pita Pete and Team with Sandy from Food bank

On July 20th Pita Pit celebrated its 15 year Anniversary by giving away 1022 Free Pitas to anyone would made a donation to Partners in Mission Food Bank (over $2000 cash and 800lbs of food were collected).   Pita Pit would like to thank the people of Kingston for supporting the Pita Pit since it started here in 1995. In the past 15 years Pita Pit has expanded to over 300 locations across North America and New Zealand (Panama, Australia and Korea coming soon)  Pita Pete Junior made his debut, danced with the live bands, tried his luck at the Queen’s Football Target throw,  and entertained everyone.  Great day was had by all!

Petey celebrates with the 2009 Vanier Cup winners

NOVEMBER 2009: Petey (a.k.a. Pita Pete Sr.) and Harvey Rosen, the mayor of Kingston, joined the crowds to cheer on the Queen’s University Golden Gaels as they paraded their hard-won Vanier Cup through the streets of Kingston and the university campus. It was the first Canadian university football championship win for the Golden Gaels since 1992—and what a thrilling game it was! Despite trailing the Calgary Dinos by 18 points at the end of the first half, they rallied in the second half to win 33-31.

Petey and Mayor Rosen pose for photos while the Vanier Cup winners do the same.

Petey and Mayor Rosen pose for photos while the Vanier Cup winners do the same.

We’re a textbook case!

s01The Limestone District School Board is using The Pita Pit as a case study. Boy, are we flattered. We made it into the Introduction to Business textbook used by high school students in the Kingston area. The case study points out that our success is that we single-mindedly do one thing and do it very well: make fresh, healthy pita sandwiches and serve them up fast (instead of offering just a few healthy items like typical fast-food outlets). We hope our example will inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs— and maybe even attract new Pita Pit franchisees in a few years’ time!

Excessive sodium hits the headlines.

s02On September 15, the front-page story on The Globe and Mail’s was an exposé on the high levels of sodium Canadians consume, much of it hidden in processed and fast foods. It seems Canadians consume more than twice as much salt as they should every day. (The recommended daily intake of salt kids and adults 9–50 is 1500 mg. The actual average intake is 3092—and a whopping 4130 mg among 14-year-old boys!) Not mentioned in the story is the fact that meals from The Pita Pit are way lower in sodium than typical fast food fare. For example, a 1/6 slice of an 18” pepperoni pizza from Pizza Pizza contains 1630 mg of sodium; a Big Mac and medium fries? 1310 mg of sodium. A 6-inch Cold Cuts Combo sandwich from Subway? 1220 mg of sodium. A regular-size Pita Pit Chicken Breast pita with lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers? 411 mg of sodium (and only 2.4 grams of fat). So if you’re concerned about all the health risks associated with sodium,maybe you ought to eat at The Pita Pit more often.

We made it onto the list of top global franchises!

s03In September, The Pita Pit was acknowledged as being among the global elite when Franchise Direct ranked us #49 on their list of the Top 100 Global Franchises. Looks good on our résumé, doesn’t it?

We rank high among privately owned companies.

s04In August, the Pita Pit (US) was ranked #60 on Inc. Magazine’s list of 100 fastest-growing food and beverage companies in their annual Top 500 issue. (Our growth rate was clocked at 131%!)

Our growth proves you can’t keep a good idea down.

s05In the August issue Restaurant Business, The Pita Pit made it onto the magazine’s “Future 50” list of the fastest-growing small chains in the United States. Not bad for an enterprise that began with two friends and one store in Kingston, Ontario back in 1995.

Toronto Star exposes high calorie counts in restaurant meals

s06On April 8, 2009, the headline in the Star read: “1,230 calories and counting…That’s what a tuna melt sub packs; the kind of scary information that Ontario doctors battling obesity say belongs on restaurant menu.” The calorie counts for restaurant meals (including fast foods) was pretty darn shocking to the general public—but not to us at the Pita Pit. We’ve known for years that our fresh and healthy pita sandwiches have way fewer calories and less fat than other fast foods. In fact, we’d be proud to put our nutritional information right on our menu boards as well as our menus.

Entrepreneur rates us in the top 500 franchises.

s07In January, Entrepreneur Magazine ranked The Pita Pit on their “Franchise 500” list of top franchise operations in the USA. What a great start to the year!