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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$322K - $497K
Units as of 2020
540 14% over 3 years

Company Overview

Nelson Lang and John Sotiriadis sought to provide a healthier alternative to the usual fast food fare when they opened the first Pita Pit in Kingston, Ontario, in 1995 and started serving Lebanese-style pita sandwiches. They began franchising in Canada in 1997, and then in the U.S. two years later.

About Pita Pit

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Miscellaneous Sandwiches, Sandwiches
Founded
1995
Parent Company
Pita Pit USA Inc.
Leadership
Chris Fountain, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1997 (24 years)
# of employees at HQ
37
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
540 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
105 N. 4th St., #201
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Pita Pit franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$30,000
Initial Investment
$321,934 - $497,382
Cash Requirement
$75,000
Veteran Incentives
20% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Pita Pit has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
52 hours
Classroom Training
39 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
15
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Ranked #148

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Updated: February 8th, 2021