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Princeton Opens New Restaurant

By Rebekah Skeens
On April 11, 2018

Pita Pit has received overwhelmingly positive reviews from customers.
Photo Courtesy of Pita Pit


On Friday, March 30, Princeton's The Pita Pit opened to all community members. While Friday marked their Grand Opening, on March 26, they had a soft opening for their Instagram followers. Throughout the week, they served delicious pitas while attracting new customers. 
The co-owner of the casual-dining restaurant, Daniel Wells, says he is excited to finally be bringing the chain restaurant to Princeton. He mention that it is a "wonderful opportunity" to give locals a healthy alternative if they are tired of fried foods all the time. 
While in school at Marshall University, Wells did not always have time to eat the healthiest foods. Most of the time, he was eating anything he could grab between classes. His sister, who was studying dietetics, was looking out for him as she guided him to healthier food choices. As a 20-something in college, she finally introduced him to the Pita Pit, which changed things from there on out. After his introduction to the numerous options, he could then grab something quick that gave him the vegetables and proteins he needed.
After Wells graduated Marshall, he attended pharmacy school in Charleston, where he found himself in the same predicament as before. He wanted those healthier options once again, and did not want to only have greasy fast foods as his only option. The Pita Pit was the place he continued to go to for those needs. 
Finally, Daniel established himself as a pharmacist in southern West Virginia without the same options he had in other cities across the state. One of the first things he noticed was how Princeton was without a healthy food choice other than Subway. He put a team together to support the notion, and the Pita Pit in Princeton was born.
The Pita Pit offers a variety of options, including vegetarian and vegan ones. Some options are the “Chicken Caesar” filled with chicken, romaine lettuce, and cheese for meat lovers or the “Spicy Black Bean” made with a vegan black bean patty and variety of vegetables. For early risers or those who love to get breakfast all day, they can grab a “Morning Glory” Pita filled with eggs, hash-browns and veggies from open until close. The menu also features a create-your-own option, where you decide all ingredients for your pita, start to finish.
Wells mentions that, with the large variety of ingredients present, there is an incredible array of options for customers to make. All ingredients are fresh, but customers have the option to make it as healthy or unhealthy as they choose. Alongside the Pitas, they offer a salad option, smaller portions for kids, and even fresh fruit smoothies.
So far, the restaurant has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the community and across all platforms, especially Facebook. Out of the 81 reviews, all members have rated the Pita Pit five out of five stars. Jamie Woods noted “Such a cool environment inside. You forget you’re in Princeton.”
Another customer, Courtney Siers stated, “Absolutely amazing! Refreshing change for our community. I would recommend it to anyone.”
During opening week, customers were constantly backed up out the door and throughout the restaurant. All members of the crew worked diligently to serve the community as Wells and his other mangers have been dreaming of for quite some time.
The Pita Pit can be found at 150 Courthouse Rd. in the recently developed Courthouse Square across from Sheetz. For all your Pita needs and questions, they can be answered through the Pita Pit USA website, on Facebook, and on Instagram. 


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