Investment & Timeline
Get a step-by-step breakdown of time and costs to open your store.
Start Up Cost
Generally, to be considered for a Pita Pit franchise and qualify for traditional financing, you will need approximately $100,000-$125,000 in unencumbered capital to invest. If you are able to bring the initial capital to the table, you’ll be well positioned to approach the bank to borrow the rest. Pita Pit does not offer in-house financing at this time.
Deposit toward franchise fee: $20,000 (plus applicable taxes). Here’s how the costs break down:
|Low ($)||High ($)|
|Initial Rent & deposit||7,500||10,000|
Note: The capital investment required to set up a Pita Pit varies by location, landlord design criteria and contractor pricing in each area. Leaseholder improvements may vary considerably, depending on the previous state of the premises. Because of this, there is no guarantee that your costs will fall within the range shown. This is meant solely as a guideline. Details of your initial costs can be found in your Franchisee Disclosure Document (Canada).
All applicable taxes, if any, are in addition to the above identified amounts.
When can you open
your Pita Pit store
Let us know you’re interested in a Pita Pit franchise by sending us a little information about yourself. We’ll then send you a link to our Franchise Application form, which you should give yourself about an hour to complete.
Our Development Team will review your application. If it looks like we may be a good fit for each other, we’ll contact you to set up a phone interview so we can discuss your application and the opportunities available.
Someone from our Development Team calls you for the phone interview. We may also ask for an in person meeting. If necessary, follow up questions will be sent to you via email, and a final decision will be made on whether or not your application is approved.
If approved you’ll be sent an approval letter and disclosure documents (most provinces).
You review the disclosure documents and send in the initial Franchise Fee. (For most provinces the law requires a 14-day review period before the Franchise Fee can be accepted.)
When we receive your Franchise Fee, a Franchise Agreement will be signed and our location search will begin. A Pita Pit Development Specialist will coordinate with you to begin the site selection process for suitable locations in your area of interest. We will assist you throughout the entire process from site selection to a signed lease.
Construction begins! We’ll coordinate with you to begin the build-out process, assisting in choosing your general contractor through to final inspections. We’ll be with you every step of the way.
You will undergo a seven-day world-class Franchisee Training Program at our National Training Center in historic Kingston, Ontario. You’ll learn proper food preparation and organization, inventory tracking, product ordering/receiving from authorized suppliers, effective employee management, store maintenance and exceptional customer service techniques.
Assuming no major delays, your store will be ready to open its doors and, just 9 months in, you will be ready for hungry customers!