Fred and Pary Zakerion moved to America in 1989 from Iran, where Fred's father served as a chef for a Middle Eastern royal family. At a young age Fred shadowed his father in learning culinary arts.
After 12 years of success with their first Mediterranean restaurant, located at 31st & Garnett, the Zakerions wanted to bring their expertise in Mediterranean cuisine to south Tulsa. Having sold their first establishment, Pita Place opened its doors to Bixby in 2007 and has consistently been nominated for or won “Best of the Best” and “Absolute Best Of” awards.
In 2012 Fred expanded the Pita Place empire to join the Tulsa State Fair and Tulsa’s food truck family. On any given day you can find the Pita Place food truck at Guthrie Green, in Owasso, or the many festivals around Oklahoma.
The Zakerions added the newest addition to the clan in 2015, welcoming their grandson Zakeri. Fred and Pary are proud grandparents.