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Over 50 years of food

It’s been over 50 years since the Chahine Family opened Pitaland, first traveling to Pittsburgh from Lebanon in 1969.

Their first business in Pittsburgh’s food industry was Chahine’s Bakery, a small shop in the basement of a family member’s restaurant - eventually morphing into Pitaland in 1990.

Today, Joe and Jocelyne’s four children (Danny, Joe, Donna and Aleen) run the bakery and store. Though it looks much different than it did at the beginning — one thing hasn’t changed: their food and attention to their customers.

For the last 50 plus years, Pitaland’s recipes have stayed the same. They have added a few new items, Donna says, but the core, traditional recipes — all created by Joseph and Jocelyne — do not change.

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