Dain Peters plans to open Dayton's first Pita Pit on Brown Street in December of 2018.

Dayton’s first Pita Pit now open, offering tons of deals as part of grand opening this weekend

Grand opening weekend includes free pitas for students and a deal for everyone else

Dayton’s first Pita Pit will make its debut today.

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Dain Peters, 23, of Englewood will open his first Pita Pit location at 1047 Brown St. near the University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital on Wednesday, Feb. 13. 

“As long as the (final) inspection gets passed, we will open then,” Peters said. “It’s been great. I am excited to get started — super excited.” 

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As part of a grand opening celebration, Peters says pitas will be sold for $5 on Friday, Feb. 15.

The first 100 students with college IDs will get free pitas the following day on Saturday, Feb. 16, he said.

The restaurant will employ about a dozen and will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to  1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays

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The business is located in a 2,000-square-foot space that formerly held Amaze Salon and Piercology tattoo and piercing shop.

Formerly purple on the outside, the building color has been changed to gray and the Pita Pit signs are now hanging.

Peters said the opening is a few weeks behind schedule because the construction process did not go as quickly as anticipated. 

“(Customers) are excited to get going,” Peters said. “I’ve had a lot of people stop in during construction (and ask questions).” 

The business will specialize in fresh and healthy pita sandwiches, including Pita Pit’s Dagwood, Gyro, Souvlaki, Philly, Baja Chicken Bacon Ranch, Chicken Pesto, Boom Boom Black Bean (and the vegetarian) vegan hummus sandwiches. 

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Dain Peters says he is gearing up to open the Dayton area’s first Pita Pit location at 1047 Brown St. near the University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital.

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He anticipates opening Monday, Jan. 28 or Monday, Feb. 4. 

As part of a grand opening celebration, the Englewood resident says pitas will be sold for $5 the Friday that follows the opening day. 

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The first 100 students with college IDs will get free pitas that Saturday, he said.

“We (Pita Pit) usually open on a Monday and have grand open on Friday or Saturday,”  the 22-year-old, the chain’s youngest franchise holder, said.   

The restaurant will open 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to  1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. 

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The restaurant will offer catering and late-night delivery. 

Peters plans to start hiring for the restaurant after Christmas. He anticipates ultimately having about 15 employees. 

Dain Peters plans to open Dayton's first Pita Pit on Brown Street in December of 2018.

Peters said the permitting process delayed his plans to open earlier. 

The business is located in a 2,000-square-foot space that formerly held Amaze Salon and Piercology tattoo and  piercing shop.

Formerly purple on the outside, the building color has been changed to gray and the Pita Pit signs are now hanging.

Peters said the business will specialize in fresh and healthy pita sandwiches, including Pita Pit’s Dagwood, Gyro, Souvlaki, Philly, Baja Chicken Bacon Ranch, Chicken Pesto,  Boom Boom Black Bean (and the vegetarian) vegan hummus sandwiches. 

Pita Pit is gearing up to open in early 2019.
Photo: Dain Peters

There is a gluten-free wrap option. 

Many Pita Pits set up shop around colleges, Peters said, noting that about 65 percent of the chain’s customers are between ages 18 and 23. 

He said the location near Miami Valley Hospital and the University of Dayton is ideal. 

Dain Peters plans to open Dayton's first Pita Pit on Brown Street in December of 2018.
Dain Peters plans to open Dayton's first Pita Pit on Brown Street in December of 2018.
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