“Fresh thinking and healthy eating” at the Pita Pit means lean grilled meats, fresh vegetables and light, Lebanese-style pita bread. Founded in Kingston, Ontario, in 1995, franchising began in 1997 and moved into the United States by 1999. Current Pita Pit USA CEO Jack Riggs and a team of investors bought the chain in 2005 and have dozens of stores in development.

LocationHuntington Beach, Calif.
2008 Systemwide Sales$47,000,000*
% Change in Sales17.5%
2008 U.S. Units173
% Change in Units13.8%
2008 Average Unit Volume$290,000*
% Change in AUV1.8%
Future 50 Year2009