Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Zoës Kitchen Opens New Location in Alexandria

From our friends at Zoës Kitchen...

Popular Mediterranean Restaurant Expands in Virginia

Facebook Contest Gives Away 500 Meals, Free Zoës for a Year

Zoës Kitchen, a popular, Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant featuring fresh, wholesome dishes, continues expansion in Virginia. Zoës’ new restaurant in Alexandria marks the company’s 98th location reaching 15 states nationwide. Founded in 1995 in Birmingham, Alabama, by Zoë Cassimus, Zoës features quality ingredients, family recipes and a variety of menu items that are made from scratch daily.  Zoës is one of the fastest-growing fast-casual restaurant concepts in the nation. The new Zoës location is located at 3644 King Street, Alexandria, VA., 22302.

“From the beginning it’s been our mission to deliver fresh, authentic dishes to each one of our guests,” said Sam Hernandez, regional operator of Zoës Kitchen in Alexandria. “We’re thrilled to continue our growth in Virginia and can’t wait to share our homemade Mediterranean recipes with the people of Alexandria.”

To celebrate the opening, Zoës is giving away 500 meals at the new Alexandria location. To top it off, one grand prize winner will win Zoës for a year at the new restaurant! Visit Zoës Kitchen’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ZoesKitchen to enter to win. The contest runs from October 10 through October 24.

Zoës Kitchen features the flavors of the Mediterranean, as well as a few Southern favorites that became a staple at the first location in Birmingham and have since made Zoës an extension of many home kitchens. The menu will showcase entrees such as salads, pitas, sandwiches, and kabobs in addition to fresh sides like no-mayo slaw, potato salad, and braised white beans with fresh rosemary, among others. The freshly prepared sides are available in to-go pints called Fresh Takes ™.

Signature dishes such as chicken kabobs, chicken rollups and hummus and the restaurant’s gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options feature an abundance of fresh vegetables and herbs, lean proteins and flavor! Zoës is committed to serving food of exceptional quality and using fresh ingredients prepared daily from original recipes – perfect for folks that value eating real, unprocessed foods but whose busy lives limit their time in the kitchen. There are no fryers or microwaves at Zoës which is just one reason guests feel great after eating there.

At Zoës, guests can dine in, order online or call ahead for takeout. Also available for purchase are a variety of fully-prepared Dinners for Four for the hungry family on the go and Fresh Takes by the pint. Zoës’ extensive catering menu includes box lunches, party trays and hot meals for any business occasion or social gathering that can be delivered locally.

Zoës' Alexandria location seats approximately 97 guests in the dining room. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The new location also plans to offer beer and wine.

About Zoës Kitchen:
Founded in 1995, Zoës Kitchen is a fast-casual restaurant that was born in the Mediterranean and raised in the South. It prepares made-from-scratch Mediterranean food designed to help you celebrate life with family and friends through providing authentic, better-for-you recipes that are hand-prepared daily with wholesome, close-to-the-garden ingredients and served with a side of Southern hospitality. Zoës Kitchen is dedicated to delivering delicious, fresh and convenient in-store and takeout meal solutions that allow families to get out of the kitchen and enjoy more time together. All Zoës Kitchen recipes are made using good, honest ingredients, as well as fresh, never frozen poultry. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes are also available. Zoës Kitchen has 98 locations in 15 states across the U.S. For more information, please visit www.zoeskitchen.com, www.facebook.com/ZoesKitchen or twitter.com/ZoesKitchen.