Mediterranean Restaurant Prepares for Summer Opening
A new Mediterranean restaurant is getting ready to open in the Sprouts-anchored Crane Creek shopping center.
Pita Mediterranean Street Food, a fast-casual restaurant chain based in Atlanta, will open at 630 Crane Creek Drive in mid-June, according to Mike Carino, the chain’s co-founder.
Pita currently has 22 locations, mostly in the Atlanta area, where the chain first popped up in 2011. It has become know for its gyros, hummus, falafel, a variety of vegan dishes and other traditional Mediterranean items. Carino said all of the restaurant’s hummuses and marinades come from the franchise’s headquarters in Atlanta.
“We make all of our foods fresh to order,” Carino said. “All of it is fresh. That’s what really separates us apart.”
The Augusta restaurant is 1,800 square feet and includes a patio.
“It’s actually going to be a great atmosphere,” Carino said. “Somewhere people can go for dinner at a much more affordable rate than a sit-down restaurant.”
On opening day (the date has yet to be announced), Pita will continue a tradition it has at all of its restaurant openings: free food. Every person who goes to Pita on opening day will get one item at the restaurant for free.
“We’ve been wanting to get to Augusta for a very long time,” Carino said.