Pita Stop Cafe

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Pita Stop Cafe in June 2009

The Pita Stop is a Lebanese-American restaurant located in the Pita Stop building at 1106 12th Street South in Southside. It was opened in 1977 by Moneer Akawi. It was sold before 2000 and reincorporated by Nadim Shunnarah.

Shunnarah and Jamal Abu Sued opened a second location at 3908 Crosshaven Drive in Cahaba Heights during the first weekend of November 2010. The conversion from a former Hardee's restaurant was planned by Black Design Architecture to seat 120 with a bar and patio. Maxus Construction was general contractor.


  • Cooper, Lauren B. (February 5, 2010) "Long-time city eatery Pita Stop plans second location in Cahaba Heights." Birmingham Business Journal
  • Carlton, Bob (November 5, 2010) "Pita Stop, a fixture on Birmingham's Southside for three decades, opens location in Cahaba Heights." The Birmingham News
  • Turpen, Katie (September 23, 2014) "The Pita Stop." Vestavia Voice
  • Harvey, Fletcher (July 22, 2015) "8 things to know about the original Pita Stop." The Birmingham News

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