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Pita Pit opens food trailer on campus

Pita Pit has officially opened a second location on UNH’s campus, yet this time it’s in the form of a food trailer. Located at the Mills Quad, just off to the side of Holloway Commons (HoCo), the trailer’s exterior is plastered with the Pita Pit name and menu and with pictures of the mouth-watering pitas that many students love. It has now been open for about three weeks, and the trailer can be found serving the community Thursday through Saturday from 7 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
Richard LeHoullier, the brains behind the Pita Pit Trailer project, proposed the idea about a year and half ago to Hospitality Services with a business plan created to bring services to students without breaking the bank. “Most universities now have food trucks and everything but food trucks are really big and not as easy to move around as a trailer,” LeHoullier said.  “So I thought, ‘Let’s see if we can get a proposal together and see if we can get a trailer to get on campus.’” About a year later, the Pita Pit Trailer was born.
The trailer’s menu looks much like that of Philbrook Café’s, which is the location of UNH’s original Pita Pit. Popular options such as the buffalo chicken and steak and cheese will still be available at the trailer.
Inside the trailer is a pristinely clean and organized facility, measuring about the size of half a college dorm room. Equipped with a full functioning grill, refridgerator and prep station, the trailer runs extremely similar to the Philbrook location.
“There is no late night option for students in area two (the part of campus near downtown and the Memorial Union Building). There is late night at Philbrook, and then there is Wildcatessen by Stillings; but if you think about it, there is nothing near HoCo,” LeHoullier said.
Bringing this option to the center of campus, where the late night option was once lacking and in a place where many students were asking for it, the trailer allows students to gravitate toward a healthy late night option that is hosted by the university.
Originally equipped to run off generators, the university didn’t want the noise to be disruptive to many students in the area, and instead made the decision to install two power panels specifically for the Pita Pit Trailer. Due to the easy transportation of a trailer, it has made appearances at Wildcat Stadium, where another power panel is located, for games and events such as the Special Olympics.
Like many other on-campus dining services, the Pita Pit Trailer employs many students in the area. Many residents of Mills Hall were immediately intrigued by the trailer and signed up to work due to the convenience of location in proximity to their dorm.
The Pita Pit franchise was founded on a college campus in Canada for a healthy alternative for students.
The Pita Pit Trailer has found its permanent home in the Mills Quad, and with the approval by the university, the trailer will be stationed in its spot throughout the winter months as well. As of now, many students have to bundle up at night to get their pitas, but LeHoullier is convinced that the trailer’s popularity will take off in the future warmer months.
With this new addition, Pita Pit has opened its windows to another location on campus, giving many the opportunities to be taken back to freshman year days with the enjoyment of a nice pita…from a trailer.

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