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Contact: Justin Petersen
Pita Pit Franchisee
Phone: 808-436-7317

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The Harris Agency
Phone: 808-946-4525

At Last! Pita Pit Opens First Hawaii Restaurant

Pita Pit Honolulu

(Honolulu, Hawaii, July 23, 2019) – Pita Pit, the fresh-thinking global fast-food restaurant franchise celebrates on July 26 and 27 the Grand Opening of its first Hawaii restaurant, located on Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu, in front of the Safeway supermarket.


Fresh Thinking, Healthy Eating is at the heart of Pita Pit’s operation and it is exemplified in the appetizing variety of fresh, healthy, lean, low carb pitas and salads on the menu. The tasty pita wraps include popular choices like the fresh-grilled Chicken Caesar Pita, the Greek-style Gyro Pita, the Hummus Pita and the Aloha Pita.

Pita Pit Honolulu owner Justin Petersen said, “As franchisees of the new Pita Pit in Hawaii, my two partners and I found what we feel is the perfect combination of great healthy food, energetic and quick service, and delicious flavorful choices for any palate.” He added, “We are all doctors and are constantly teaching our patients about holistic and healthy lifestyle choices to improve their quality of life, so the Pita Pit concept was a natural for us.”  

Founded in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, in 1995, Pita Pit spread its wings across the border into the United States in 1999, at a time when people were beginning to look for fresh and healthier fast-food options, and now there are more than 210 locations in 44 states.

Joni Hay-Smith, Marketing Brand Manager for Pita Pit Inc., said, “With more than 580 locations across 12 countries, we are excited to open the first Hawaii Pita Pit franchise and offer a healthy fast-food alternative with delicious, tasty, low-carb, locally sourced options for those with an active lifestyle.” She added, “Our pitas are the perfect grab-and-go snack or meal for the beach and Hawaii’s outdoor lifestyle.”

Today the Pita Pit franchise is truly global and contributes positively to the communities they serve.

Petersen said, “ During our Grand Opening celebrations we are proud and honored to collaborate with and support Special Olympics Hawaii.” He added, “Pita Pit will donate ten percent of profits from all sales made on July 26 and 27 to help support the more than 4,700 Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners throughout Hawaii.”

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About Pita Pit
Since opening its first restaurant in the U.S. in 1999, Pita Pit Inc. has continued to be an innovative leader in the healthy restaurant industry by offering a healthier and more flavorful alternative to traditional fast food through its signature grilled taste. Pita Pit’s made-to-order pitas feature a customizable mix of the freshest grilled meats, vegetables, cheeses and zesty sauces, all flavorfully packed into a delicious pita or salad. The company was founded in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, in 1995 and now boasts more than 580 locations across 12 countries. Pita Pit landed on 2019’s Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 list at #368. Learn more at


About Special Olympics Hawaii
Special Olympics is a global inclusion movement using sport, health, education and leadership programs every day around the world to end discrimination against and empower people with intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1968, and celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Special Olympics Hawaii has grown to serve more than 4,700 athletes and Unified Partners on every island in Hawaii. With the support of more than 11,000 coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers 10 Olympic-type sports and more than 50 games and competitions throughout the year. Special Olympics is supported by individuals, foundations and corporate partners. There is never a fee to any athlete or family to participate in Special Olympics programs. Learn more at