WICHITA — Pita Pit is returning to Wichita under new ownership.
"This is kind of a mid-life crisis for me," says Cammy Onek, an El Dorado resident who has been in education and coaching for years.
She and her husband, Chad, are opening a Pita Pit in the former Froz space in Occidental Management's Northrock Retail Center at 3242 N. Rock Road.
Another franchisee previously had a Pita Pit at 320 N. Rock Road.
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The Oneks were considering becoming franchisees when they learned Pita Pit is based in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, where Cammy Onek has relatives and visited every year growing up.
"For me, that was one of those a-ha moments," she says.
What initially attracted her, Onek says, is that Pita Pit is healthy fast food.
"What really caught me is it's just a new way to eat."
There are meat and veggie pitas, breakfast pitas and soups and salads.
"We want you to feel better when you walk out the door than when you walk in," Onek says.
The Oneks are partners in the business with Tim and Michelle Aberson and Lowell and Marti Aberson.
"Pretty much it will be my baby to be in there day in and day out," Onek says.
She plans to approach it as she would being a coach or a principal, meaning she'll be there every day and be visible.
"That's how I'm going to make it or break it."