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The Hummus & Pita Co. Opens In Auburn Hills

Growing Fast-Casual Restaurant Group Brings Healthy and Vibrant Mediterranean Cuisine to Great Lakes

May 24, 2019 // // Auburn Hills, MI - The Hummus & Pita Co., a fast-casual restaurant group serving fresh and wholesome Mediterranean cuisine, officially opens on Saturday, May 25, at the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets food court in Auburn Hills (4418 Baldwin Road; 248-791-1369; The new franchised outpost is the restaurant group’s first Michigan location and first location in a mall.

Founded in 2011 in New York City by Janice Pesso and her children, Dave, Steve and Lana, The Hummus & Pita Co. offers an array of nourishing housemade options inspired by timeless family recipes and packed with flavor. With existing locations in New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut and Colorado, The Hummus & Pita Co. is thrilled to bring its contemporary, flavor-forward and fresh food to Auburn Hills.

“Opening our first Michigan location and seventh nationwide is a major milestone for The Hummus & Pita Co.” says co-founder Dave Pesso. “We’re a family business at our core, and are really looking forward to getting to know the Auburn Hills community and making new friends over delicious and healthy food.”

Many of The Hummus & Pita Co.’s ingredients are sourced from the Mediterranean, and the namesake hummus is made-from-scratch daily. The customizable menu includes pita or laffa (Middle Eastern flatbread baked in-house daily) sandwiches, as well as bowls and platters filled with a plethora of proteins, salads, sides and sauces. Housemade falafel, Turkish meatballs, shawarma and chicken tabun are just a few of the traditional protein favorites, and popular add-ons include tabbouleh, Spanish eggplant and Lebanese roasted cauliflower and other vegetarian-friendly options.

The Hummus & Pita Co. also offers unique desserts, including the popular Chickpea Chiller, a chickpea-based shake with 14 grams of plant protein, and Chickpea Shmears, which can be enjoyed on their own or as a dip for housemade pita chips and fruit – both are nutritious, gluten-free and vegan.

Inspired by their success in New York City, The Hummus & Pita Co. recently partnered with Fransmart, the industry-leading franchise development company that has powered the expansion of industry giants like Five Guys Burgers and Fries, The Halal Guys and Qdoba Mexican Grill. Fransmart is their exclusive development partner, and is tasked with growing the brand nationwide. The company has plans to open new locations in Atlanta and Burbank, California in 2019, with many more to come.

The Hummus & Pita Co. in Auburn Hills officially opens Saturday, May 25. The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 10am-9pm, and on Sundays from 11am-6pm.

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About The Hummus & Pita Co.

In 2011 Janice Pesso and her three children, Dave, Lana and Steve, founded The Hummus & Pita Co., a fast-casual restaurant group that serves fresh, wholesome and authentic Mediterranean cuisine in an approachable setting. With an expansive menu inspired by timeless family recipes, The Hummus & Pita Co. offers an array of housemade options packed with global flavors.

From signature stuffed pita and laffa sandwiches to customizable bowls and platters, the menu items feature made-from-scratch hummus, high-quality proteins and wholesome plant-based ingredients. Between vibrant Mediterranean classics and innovative chickpea-based desserts, The Hummus & Pita Co. delivers contemporary, flavor-forward and fresh food - fast.

The Hummus & Pita Co. has three NYC locations, with additional outposts in Connecticut, Colorado and New Jersey. In 2017, The Hummus & Pita Co. enlisted Fransmart – the industry-leading franchise development company that has powered the expansion of industry giants like Five Guys Burgers and Fries, The Halal Guys and Qdoba Mexican Grill – as their exclusive franchise development partner.

In 2019, The Hummus & Pita Co. has plans to open new franchised locations in Atlanta, Burbank, California and more, and was recently named one of the top 40 fast casual startups in the country by QSR Magazine.

SOURCE The Hummus & Pita Co.



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