By Peter Saunders
When Nelson Lang co-founded Pita Pit in 1995 near Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., he had spotted an opportunity to provide healthier food options to hungry students, rather than the greasy fast food to which they were accustomed.
Canadian food service franchise system Pita Pit is celebrating 20 years of business. Last month, the company gathered its global team to discuss the future. On July 20, Pita Pit held a three-day conference in its hometown of Kingston, Ont.
Food-service franchisor Pita Pit has added Royal Swedish Snowballs to its menu as a low-calorie dessert option. The chain has brought the European dessert to North America for the first time, to serve as the first specialized dessert option on its menu.
By Luke Houlden I’ve always been interested in business, especially sales, marketing and finance. I love interpreting numbers. I’m drawn to the ‘science’ of business—the thrill of being clever enough to pick the right opportunity at the right time, the exhilaration of risk and the confidence of having done your research.
By Kristie Smith Pita Pit Canada partnered with Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program in 2012 and 2013 to help raise funds for the one in three kids whose parents cannot afford to enrol them in organized sports, judo, gymnastics, ballet and other healthy but costly activities. This cause is close to co-founder Lang’s heart, as he says he was “one of those kids myself.”
Quick-service restaurant (QSR) franchisor Pita Pit has celebrated its 500th restaurant, in Niagara Falls, Ont. The milestone location, which opened on June 28, is owned and operated by multi-unit franchisees Alan and Rana Matukaitis.
By Kristie Smith Nathan and Chantal Roy, who own Pita Pit franchises in Moncton and Dieppe, N.B., sponsor a local baseball team and its ‘care club,’ which puts players on the field alongside children who are sick or physically or mentally challenged, giving them a chance to have fun like other kids.