Mediterranean eatery coming to Dunwoody
Pita By The Beirut plans to open next Friday, December 19th at the Walmart-anchored Perimeter Village in Dunwoody. The 1800 square foot restaurant replaces recently shuttered Schlotzsky's Deli which seems to have finally succumbed to competition from neighboring Jason's Deli.
According to the Schlotzsky's website, the Austin, Texas-based chain still has 11 locations in Georgia.
Pita by the Beirut currently has two locations, both south of the city, one in Peachtree City and the other in Newnan. Pita By The Beirut is the fast casual concept from the owners of The Beirut, a full service Mediterranean restaurant in Peachtree City.
The Newnan location of Pita By The Beirut opened about this time last year and I was actually in Newnan (visiting my friends at The Carrollton Menu) and had lunch at the restaurant. The food was good, not extraordinary, but definitely worth a taste.
At its core, Pita By The Beirut is similar to Great Wraps, with a variety of wraps like falafel and gyro but also with fresh sides like hummus and baba ghannouj. Prices range from about $7-10 with the restaurant's other locations often offering "$5 gyros on Mondays" (normally $6.95).
With Hovan gone from Perimeter Mall and now a few miles up Johnson Ferry Road, will Pita By The Beirut become the go-to for quick Mediterranean fare in the area?