by Andy Lyons, Editor-in-Chief
Editor’s Note: The Warrensburg Pita Pit has re-opened under new management. View our story here.
Idaho-based Pita Pit is opening a location in Warrensburg. The four-person ownership team of the Orange Leaf franchise in town plan on opening the new restaurant between Aug. 17, the first day classes resume at the University of Central Missouri, and a backup date for UCM’s homecoming, which falls in mid-September. Pita Pit will be located at 303 East Cooper Blvd. Suite I, which is known as Liberty Plaza, just a few doors down from Orange Leaf.
Franchisee Chuck Norton said the idea to open a Pita Pit came because of a lack of food options in Warrensburg.
“Pita Pit is well known for staying open very late and catching the bar-hopping and college crowds, doing deliveries until 3 or 4 a.m., and serving breakfast all day,” Norton said.
According to the Pita Pit USA website, the company was founded on the idea that people want a fresh, healthy alternative to fast food. The restaurant offers multiple combinations of lean meats, toppings and spreads. View the full menu here.
Norton said that the restaurant offers a wide variety of options, and can be as healthy or unhealthy as people desire. He and his co-owners, which include Norton’s wife Allison, Philipe White, and Trevor Cowling, decided to bring Orange Leaf and Pita Pit to Warrensburg because they share a vision.
“We are all from a younger ideology, all four of us are 30 and under and are taking risks wanting to build something where we would actually want to hang out,” Norton said. “We know we can reach the college crowd.”
They are currently accepting resumes submitted to the Facebook page or paper applications available at Orange Leaf. For more information, visit the Pita Pit – Warrensburg Facebook page.