In celebration of the anniversary of Pita Chip’s co-founder Omar Alsaadi’s emigration to the U.S. from Syria in 1979, the modern Middle Eastern quick-serve restaurant, 1623 Big Oak Road in the Oxford Oaks Shopping Center in Yardley, is offering complimentary falafel wraps or bowls to the first 79 customers when the shop opens at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9.
Anyone who misses the giveaway can purchase falafel bowls or wraps for $0.79 throughout the day. No purchase is necessary for the giveaway, and both offers are limited to one item per person.
Alsaadi moved to the United States from Damascus, Syria in December 1979. In conjunction with his “Americaversary,” he and his partners are excited to commemorate the milestone with a giveaway.
For this year’s celebration, Alsaadi and his partners have added a charitable initiative to the festivities. In addition to donating proceeds from the day’s sales to Northeast Philadelphia’s Caring for Friends, and Morrisville’s Interfaith Food Alliance, both of which help combat food insecurity, Pita Chip will also solicit donations to the locally-based nonprofits at the register.
“I like to do something every year in early December to celebrate living my American dream, and this promotion was so successful last year that we knew we had to do it again,” said Alsaadi. “We love taking care of our loyal customers and serving the community, and we’re really happy about the fact that this day of free and seriously discounted deliciousness will help hungry people in need.”
Pita Chip’s menu features scratch-made hummus and sides, as well as salad bowls, rice bowls and wraps featuring chicken shawarma, beef shawarma, falafel, roasted vegetables and a variety of authentic Middle Eastern desserts. Visit pitachipphilly.com for more information. Visit caringforfriends.org and interfaithfoodalliance.com for more information on the nonprofits.