Hummus-based shakes among unique offerings from fast-casual Mediterranean coming to Auburn Hills

A New York City-based chain of healthy Mediterranean fast casual restaurants is set to make its Michigan debut in Auburn Hills this fall. Michigan entrepreneur Chirag Modi is bringing The Hummus & Pita Co. to the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets food court. It has an expected opening date of October 2018.

It’s the first Midwest location for the expanding franchise. With three locations in New York City, the company is also planning locations in Danbury, CT; Denver, CO; Bell Works, NJ; and Los Angeles, CA.

The brand launched in 2011 and touts its fresh and healthy Mediterranean cuisine as an alternative to other fast-casual Mediterranean concepts. The menu items are made from scratch and on site, its pita and laffa breads are freshly-baked, and its meats are cooked in a traditional taboon oven. The Hummus & Pita Co. also carries a wide range of vegetarian dishes.

Perhaps what sets the company apart most from other Mediterranean restaurants will be its dessert hummus dishes and hummus shakes.

Chirag Modi is the operator bringing The Hummus & Pita Co. to Metro Detroit. Modi counts 17 years of pharmacy ownership among his business qualifications. He looks to carry that success over and into the restaurant industry.

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MJ Galbraith is a writer and musician living in Detroit. Follow him on Twitter @mikegalbraith.
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