Thursday, May 25, 2017

CAVA Announces New Location in Union Station

Washington Union Station

From our friends at CAVA...

CAVA to Open in Washington, DC's Union Station in Late 2017

DC-bred culinary force CAVA will begin serving its signature balanced-yet-craveable menu at a new location in Union Station later this year.

CAVA,  which recently announced its Series C funding round of $30 million, is planning to open more than 20 new restaurants in 2017, taking their footprint to over 40 locations nationwide, with the DMV a major focus for the company. In addition to Union Station in DC, CAVA will open locations in Navy Yard and H Street, NE this year.

With a new production kitchen in Laurel, MD, a new corporate office in Chinatown, and a home base to test new products like their collection of small-batch sauces, CAVA is committed to DC, the community where both their founders and their business grew up.

“We are excited to introduce CAVA to even more busy travelers, laying the groundwork for our continued growth along the East Coast,” said CEO Brett Schulman. “As a homegrown DC brand, and with locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and soon Boston, we’re proud to represent our hometown in one of the East Coast's central transit hubs.”

About CAVA:
CAVA is a rapidly expanding fast casual restaurant and packaged product brand focusing on a fresh, better-for-you cuisine. CAVA brings modern, authentic, and vibrant Mediterranean food to a national audience in both fast casual and grocery channels through a chef-driven brand.

This beloved Mediterranean-focused restaurant was formed in 2011 by childhood friends Ted Xenohristos, Ike Grigoropoulos, and Executive Chef Dimitri Moshovitis, who had the desire to bring modern, authentic fare to the masses after finding success with their full-service restaurants, Cava Mezze. CEO Brett Schulman helped to translate the full-service restaurant & recipes into this growing, better-for-you, culinary brand.

Founding partner and Executive Chef Dimitri Moshovitis created a customizable menu of over 50 ingredients like their signature Crazy Feta, Border Springs Spicy Lamb Meatballs, and Cauliflower Quinoa Tabbouleh as well as creative rotating seasonal offerings of juices, soups, and roasted vegetables. CAVA is committed to working with best in class food partners including local farmers and artisan producers.

Beyond their fast casual and full service restaurants, CAVA has a product line of small-batch dips and spreads available at over 200 Whole Foods Markets and other specialty grocery stores from coast to coast.

CAVA’s 29 locations can be found in both suburban and urban areas of their home market of Washington DC’s metro area (including Maryland and Virginia), Richmond, in New York City’s Union Square, as well as three locations in the Los Angeles area. CAVA has more than 10 additional locations set to open in 2017. For a full list of open and forthcoming locations, please visit: