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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.
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!
Source of Pride and Profit
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 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.
Healthy Eating Done Right
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. 
Investment Costs

Franchise Fee: $25,000

Royalty Fee: 5%

Investment Range: $166,097 to $322,667

Liquid Capital Requirement: $75,000

Net Worth Requirement: $75,000

Why I Bought

The true mark of a “perfect job” is one that doesn’t feel like a job. This is a commonly held belief, but how many people can actually say that it applies to them?

Jack Brighenti is one of them. In 2008, at just 23 years old, he bought his first Pita Pit location in New Orleans on Magazine Street. Since then, he’s grown his empire to encompass nine locations – he has built four new stores and taken ownership of five underperforming stores. He currently owns locations in New Orleans, Hammond and Baton Rouge in Louisiana; Oxford and Starkville in Mississippi; Tuscaloosa and Auburn in Alabama; and Panama City Beach and Tallahassee in Florida.

“Taking over stores has led to great success for us,” said Brighenti. “If it’s an older store in the right location, my team knows what it takes to remodel and refresh the look of the store, expand the hours if necessary, implement a rigorous training program and bring the operations up to our standards.”

Whether it’s new construction or taking over an existing store, Brighenti knows that it’s his team’s operations processes that lead to success. His two partners, Cody Ashworth and Kevin Ochs, and two regional managers, Charlie Williams and Josh Gossett, value operations as much as Brighenti does.

 “My team and I are like a family. We share the love of what we do. We stick to the basics, obsess over the operations and always focus on how we can continue perfecting our system,” Brighenti said. “I spend the bulk of my time traveling visiting all the stores, and our phenomenal store managers and regional managers keep in constant contact. I work the stores for a week and find the gaps to fix and celebrate the strengths. My main focus is that the stores are clean and the staff is trained properly and my team supports me in these goals.”

When asked how his young age factors into his business success, Brighenti says with a laugh, “I’m 31 but I feel 40.”

He adds, “Being young in this business offers such a fun challenge every single day. I was such a big fan of Pita Pit in college that it was an easy transition to becoming a franchise owner – and it’s been a blast every day since. When your job just feels like an extension of your weekend, you know you’ve found the right job.”

Click here to learn more about Jack Brighenti.

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