Pita Pit

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Pita Pit
FoundedFebruary 25, 1995; 24 years ago (1995-02-25) in Kingston, Ontario[1]
FounderJohn Sotiriadis and Nelson Lang
Kingston, Ontario
Key people
Nelson Lang, corporate founder
Chris Fountain, CEO (Canada)
Jack Riggs, CEO (U.S.)
Loick Le Brun, CEO (France)

Pita Pit is a Canadian quick-service restaurant franchise serving pita sandwiches. Its headquarters are in Kingston, Ontario.[2] Its United States headquarters are in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.[3]


The first shop was opened by Nelson Lang and John Sotiriadis in 1995 near Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. In 1997, The Pita Pit started to expand within Canada and in 1999 they began franchising in the United States. There are now over 500 restaurants in a total of 12 countries. Countries other than Canada and the United States include India, France, Brazil, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and Ireland.


  1. ^ "Pita makers keep rolling". The Kingston Whig-Standard.
  2. ^ "Contact." The Pita Pit. Retrieved on February 23, 2010.
  3. ^ "Contact Pita Pit Archived February 18, 2010, at the Wayback Machine." The Pita Pit. Retrieved on February 23, 2010.

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