Nashville, TN: Pita Pit Hits the Streets in Nashville

Pita Pit has launched its new mobile site in Middle Tennessee. / Submitted by Pita Pit

By  Jen Todd  |  The Tennessean

Pita Pit has launched its new mobile site in Middle Tennessee. / Submitted by Pita Pit
Pita Pit has launched its new mobile site in Middle Tennessee. / Submitted by Pita Pit

Nashville now has a Pita Pit on wheels.

Owners of the Middle Tennessee Pita Pit restaurants, Jeff Lynch and Jack Haynes, have created a food truck for the healthy, pita-wrap chain.

“We just kind of watched how the food truck scene exploded in the area,” said marketing director Melissa Haynes. “And we thought the Pita Pit concept would work so well in the food truck environment.”

The truck rolled out this week, and is scheduled to attend Night Market at the Nashville Farmers Market tonight at 5 and the Tennessee Beer Festival Saturday from noon-5 p.m. at Two Rivers Mansion.

Pita Pit offers a variety of meats, cheeses, vegetables and sauces that customers choose to be wrapped in thin pita bread. The concept of the mobile location is similar to that of the brick-and-mortar spaces.

“They come in and order the main ingredients and we throw them on the grill, then they fly down to the next window for the next veggie toppings, cheese and sauce,” Haynes said. “You get exactly the pita you want. We put it on white or wheat pita. It makes a great grab-and-go lunch.”

This is the second mobile for the international Pita Pit company, with the first in Virginia.

The local sites’ owners plan on having the truck operate daily, setting up at businesses and events in and around Nashville.

Haynes also plans for the truck to sell flourless cookies from her other business, the Joyful Cookie Company.

“The truck focuses on freshness and a healthier option,” she said.

While Lynch and the Haynes are busy with the new truck, they also plan on opening new Pita Pit locations in Middle Tennessee over the next seven years.

“We’re starting to look at locations in the area near Vanderbilt, Brentwood, the Franklin area, possibly out near Mt. Juliet — we’re really looking at and targeting growing communities in Middle Tennessee,” Haynes said.

The current Middle Tennessee stores are at 121 Second Ave. N. in Nashville and 2943 S. Rutherford Blvd. in Murfreesboro.

Fans can find the truck’s schedule at www.facebook.com/PitaPitMidTN and on Twitter with the handle @PitaPitNash. For more information about booking the truck, call Melissa Haynes at 615-587-9685.

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