Martensville residents will soon have a healthy food option for their lunch and supper needs. Pita Pit will be opening a ‘Grab and Go’ concession in the Martensville Athletic Pavilion as of November 14th. When the previous lease was no longer available to run the concession at the MAP, the City of Martensville put out a Call for Proposals, and their prayers were answered when Trisha Girard of Griffard Enterprises put in a proposal to run a satellite location of her Saskatoon 8th Street Pita Pit location out of the MAP concession. “When their proposal came in, we were quite excited. It will be a good fit for the facility and it’s a well-known franchise that offers a healthy food option,” City of Martensville Recreation Director Dave Bosch stated.
In the proposal, Pita Pit is looking at running the concession for one year, with the option to renew for two more years following. “This is going to be a great opportunity for people hosting tournaments or any event at the MAP. There are always activities going on there, and with the MAP being attached to the high school, Pita Pit can fill the void that we currently have. This is going to be a really good fit for the MAP, and it is great for the community,” Bosch added.
As mentioned above, the Pita Pit location within the MAP will be a ‘Grab and Go’, which means that it will not have the same menu options as storefront commercial locations within Saskatoon. This location will feature approximately six of the most popular pita options, as well as smoothies and salads. “Pitas will be made fresh every day; however since we don’t have a grill within that location, we won’t be able to offer the same menu options that we have within other locations. Instead, we will offer a convenient place for people to pick up a healthier option for a quick meal,” owner/operator Trisha Girard explained. Upon its opening on November 14th, the ‘Grab and Go’ will be open from 11 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm Monday to Sunday, with hours open to change depending on patronage. “We are here to support healthy options for our high school students and our athletes and we think Martensville is a great community,” stated Girard.
Girard, who has lived in Martensville for the past five years, has every intention to become as involved in the community as possible and hopes to be able to help out the various sports teams within Martensville. “I want to work with different groups and clubs that want to run events at the MAP. I plan on running concessions and donating a certain percentage of the proceeds to them. It is important to us to be as involved in the community as possible. Success is about everyone supporting everyone,” Girard said.
To follow updates about the local location, visit ‘Pita Pit Martensville – Grab and Go Concession’ on Facebook.