A destination for fresh, delicious, and authentic Mediterranean dishes, PITA Mediterranean Street Food planted its first roots in Peachtree City before quickly expanding. Their second restaurant in Newnan’s Ashley Park was quickly followed by another location in the Thomas Crossroads Shopping Center in Sharpsburg.
With Sharpsburg being just a short drive from PITA Mediterranean Street Food’s headquarters, the corporate- owned store often rolls out new products, training guides, branding ideas, and more because they trust and appreciate the advice from their fanbase in the area. Michael Carino, co-founder CMO of PITA Street Food says, “Being part of this community, and improving our services from our loyal customers’ feedback is what helped us be a success.”
The restaurant is very active in the Thomas Crossroads community especially, Michael says, “We get active with the community as much as possible and hold spirit nights for the local schools and organizations, such as Thomas Crossroads elementary and Trinity Christian. We are hoping to build our involvement by offering every school and organization in the area a comfortable and friendly environment for the community to come together and raise funds to their specific needs.”
In addition to being centrally focused on community, PITA is also proud to have several team members from the Sharpsburg area. Lexi Widdon tells us, “PITA has impacted me as a high school student by showing me how to manage my time wisely with such a busy schedule. It has taught me how to deal with social issues professionally.” Her teammate, Sophie Bishop chimed in about the community outreach, “We see PITA in the future catering to more non-profit organizations as well as leading by example to other businesses to participate in community events and volunteer opportunities.”
Lexi and Sophie are both learning how to strive for excellence in everything they do along with holding themselves accountable for responsibilities.
The team at PITA also likes to have fun at work, in learning more about the restaurant in Sharpsburg specifically, Lexi and Sophie told us while laughing together, “Our favorite thing to do at work is to make it more entertaining by holding pita beauty pageants, competing for who can make the prettiest pita, as well as having inside jokes about pita. We love to keep the spirits high at work and try to make it as fun as possible!”
Across every restaurant, PITA offers the same specials. Every Monday customers can purchase the Gyro or Chicken Gyro for $5.55. Every Tuesday the Falafel or Veggie Pita is $5.55, and on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. kids eat free.
During the interview Michael cheerfully said, “Our traditional Gyro Pita is our staple that has put us on the map. I love the new rice bowls we have to offer, perfect for someone on the go or who uses our delivery service and wants to skip out on a huge fulfilling PITA meal.”
For those that might have a dietary restriction, the hummus and is a perfect option. The City Menus recently visited the Sharpsburg location. One of our team members commented, “The hummus was absolutely fantastic and flavorful. It tasted just like my best friend’s recipe.”
During a tour of the headquarters off Interstate-85, just a few exits north of Newnan, The City Menus learned that over 1,000 pounds of hummus is created each day inside the central kitchen and then distributed to every store.
Michael continues, “We share our passion in our variety of unique flavors to create some of the most delicious cuisines. We believe in offering exceptional food, quick service, affordability, and a comfortable, family-friendly environment for everyone to enjoy.”
Since its opening, PITA has grown in popularity throughout the Atlanta metro area making it the largest Mediterranean restaurant brand in the state of Georgia. PITA continues to grow as the demand for their concept is directed by their most loyal customers’ support and feedback in every city served. There are now 24 locations currently open with over 75 franchise commitments around the nation.