The Hummus & Pita Co Opening Fast Casual Mediterranean In Danbury

Stephanie Webster

The Hummus & Pita Co., known for its homemade, fresh and healthy Mediterranean cuisine, has signed a new franchisee, Rishi Parikh, to open a location in Danbury, Connecticut. The newest store will be located at 15 Federal Road in Brookfield.  

The rapidly growing Mediterranean fast-casual concept brings guilt-free, homemade cuisine to the masses in a comfortable and inviting environment. All menu items are made from scratch on the premises and use only the freshest ingredients to create high-quality, flavor-focused eats. The concept stands out with its freshly baked pita and laffa breads, vegetarian dishes and meats cooked in a traditional taboon oven.

Founder and President Janice Axelrod opened the first Hummus & Pita Co. in 2011 in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood. Since then, the restaurant has opened three additional New York locations and is now set for expansion into additional East Coast markets.  


“We are thrilled to announce the new location in Connecticut and extensive franchise deal with Rishi Parikh,” said Axelrod. “Having started The Hummus & Pita Co. in New York City, it’s exciting to be expanding our presence on the East Coast and spreading our craveable Mediterranean menu to additional markets.

Earlier this year Hummus & Pita Co. partnered with Fransmart, the industry leading franchise development company behind the explosive growth of brands like Five Guys Burgers and Fries, The Halal Guys, and Qdoba Mexican Grill, as their exclusive franchise development partner to grow the brand.  They are currently looking for experienced multi-unit foodservice operators to develop franchise territories in major markets. To learn more about Hummus & Pita Co. franchising opportunities please visit

About The Hummus & Pita Co.:

The Hummus & Pita Co. is a fast-casual restaurant brand serving homemade, fresh, and healthy Mediterranean cuisine. Founded in 2011, The Hummus and Pita Co. delivers authentic flavors with freshly baked bread and meats cooked in a traditional taboon oven, a wide variety of vegetarian options, and an atmosphere that is truly comfortable. The brand was founded in New York City and has begun franchise expansion throughout the United States, including upcoming locations in Denver and in several East Coast markets.