Pita Grill of NYC opens Morristown franchise

Amidst the holiday hustle and bustle, the Pita Grill opened its doors in Morristown.

The restaurant’s aim, company founder Bennett Orfaly told us in July, is to serve dishes that are tasty and healthy, too, an idea he gleaned from a stint in southern California restaurants in the early ’90s.

GRAND OPENING: Mary Dougherty, Mayor Tim Dougherty, co-owners Nick Andelora and Nick Lisa, Morris County Sheriff Ed Rochford and his wife Diana, at the Pita Grill in Morristown. Photo courtesy of the Pita Grill.

GRAND OPENING: Mary Dougherty, Mayor Tim Dougherty, co-owners Nick Andelora and Nick Lisa, Morris County Sheriff Ed Rochford and his wife Diana, at the Pita Grill in Morristown. Photo courtesy of the Pita Grill.

“We had rice bowls before anyone on the east coast,” the Brooklyn native said. “We had panini before anyone else. Last year, we had pretzel rolls.”

The first Pita Grill opened near the New York University School of Law in 1994.

Today, there are five franchises in New York and another in Hoboken, with more on the horizon.  The Morristown space is the former home of Kebab Fusion.

“We wanted to infuse Mediterranean-style food with stuff from here. We adapted our menu to suit everyone. We’re a lot more than pitas,” co-owner Nick Andelora of Wayne said over the summer.

That means panini and platters along with hummus, he explained at the time. This is the Pita Grill menu.

Here’s how Pita Grill describes its newest franchise:

The décor inside of the restaurant has a rustic look with its unique imported wood from Vermont giving it a classy appearance. They offer full service as well as takeout and free delivery. Pita Grill delivers to Morristown, Morris Township, Morris Plains, Cedar Knolls, Florham Park, Harding Township, and will deliver catering orders to any town in Morris County. Their hours of operation are 11  a.m. to 11 p.m., 7 days a week.

The menu provides a healthier option to dining with all of the items being made fresh daily. All of the selections stem from Mediterranean roots with an American flare. Some of the choices are Paninis, pitas, salads, platters and many dips and spreads.

Everything is a healthier alternative for those who like to eat delicious meats and more while keeping a balanced diet. You can visit their website here to take a look at their menu.

Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty and First Lady Mary Dougherty were joined by Morris County Sheriff Ed Rochford and his wife Diana at the December 2013 ribbon-cutting at 27 South St.

Co-owners Chris Lisa and Nick Andelora at Pita Grill opening with Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty and Morris Sheriff Ed Rochford. Photo courtesy of Mary Dougherty.

Co-owners Chris Lisa and Nick Andelora at Pita Grill opening with Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty and Morris Sheriff Ed Rochford in December 2013. Photo courtesy of Mary Dougherty.

 

 

 

 



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