Papa Romanos Pizza and Mr. Pita to Open First Unit in Colorado

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (November 3, 2008) – Papa Romano’s Pizza and Mr. Pita, two Commerce Township-based restaurant chains, finalized a lease to open their first location –  a co-branded unit – in Boulder, Colo.  The new restaurant, which will feature the foods of both Papa Romano’s Pizza and Mr. Pita, is slated to open in February 2009 and represents the first of 100 locations the two chains plan to open in Colorado.


A lease was completed for a 1,920 square-foot site located at 13th Street in the University Hill district.  Area Developer Jeff Marcus and Partner Jim Odle, both of Brush, Colo. are franchisees.


Papa Romano’s Pizza offers premium, fresh, made-from-scratch traditional and specialty pizza, as well as breads, salads, chicken, subs and pasta.  Mr. Pita is known for its quality, fresh ingredients and provides a healthy and tasty alternative to typical fast food.  The quick-service restaurant chain serves a wide variety of hot and cold rolled pita sandwiches on fresh pita bread.  Mr. Pita also serves a selection of garden salads, hearty soups and desserts.  Both brands offer dine-in, carry-out and delivery, as well as catering services. 


The Colorado location will employ 16 people and will be primarily a delivery and take-out venue with limited seating.


About Papa Romano’s Pizza   

Founded in Michigan in 1970, Papa Romano’s Pizza operates 46 restaurants in Michigan and Texas.  For the past three years, Papa Romano’s premium pizza and subs have been named “Michigan’s Best” in The Detroit News’ annual readership survey.  Papa Romano’s has a passion for pleasing its customers and is dedicated to serving fresh, high-quality food.  Visit Papa Romano’s Pizza on the Web at


About Mr. Pita

Mr. Pita was founded in 1993 and today operates 39 locations in Michigan, Florida and Texas.  In 2008, Mr. Pita sandwiches were voted “Michigan’s Best” in the Detroit News’ annual reader survey.  Visit Mr. Pita on the Web at