Thursday, March 31, 2016

Cava Grill Will Open in Dupont Circle, Friday, April 1st

From our friends at Cava Grill...

Dupont Circle has long been one of Cava Grill’s most requested neighborhoods to open, and on April 1st, Cava 15th location will call it home. Located at 1222 Connecticut Avenue, NW, on the south side of the circle, Cava’s Dupont restaurant is distinctly situated between the downtown, 14th Street, and Georgetown neighborhoods.

Keeping with Cava opening day traditions, the public is invited to celebrate the new location with Community Day, where lunch (grain bowls, salads, and pitas) will be free from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM on Friday, April 1st. On Community Day, visitors are encouraged to donate to Cava’s local non-profit partner, City Blossoms, which champions healthy eating through garden-based learning in the DC community. Cava will open for regular service on Saturday, April 2 from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM, seven days a week.

Cava’s Dupont location will exclusively serve Green Harissa, a new dressing made with spicy jalapeƱos, flavorful herbs, and a hint of bright lemon. The Dupont restaurant will also feature a dedicated space for online order pick-ups so customers can order ahead and pick up their meals with ease and seasonal menu favorites including house-made juices and teas, roasted vegetables, and soup.

Cava enlisted local artist Holley Simmons, founder of Sill Life, to bring the Dupont space to life with an interior green installation. As with existing Cava locations, it will feature an open-kitchen layout, with food prep and cooking visible for guests to watch. Cava is proud to partner with other local food producers Whisked!, Gordy's Pickle Jar, and RunningByrd Tea.

In other news, Cava Grill recently announced the first New York City location set for late- summer, opened a second Los Angeles location in the Westwood neighborhood in mid-March, and has revealed a third Los Angeles location in the Culver City up next.

Additional information can be found online at or on Twitter and Instagram by following @cavagrill.

Cava is a rapidly expanding fast casual restaurant and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) 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. With the Dupont opening, Cava Grill has 13 locations in the DC area: Dupont, Bethesda, Tenleytown, Columbia Heights, Tysons, Merrifield, Chinatown, Silver Spring, Westfield Montgomery Mall, Kentlands, Fairfax, Reagan National Airport, and Ashburn, VA; two locations in the Los Angeles area with over 10 additional locations coming by 2017 including New York City. Cava Grill was born out of the Cava Mezze full service restaurants founded in 2006 by friends Ike Grigoropoulos, Ted Xenohristos, and Dimitri Moshovitis, who quickly made them into one of Washington, D.C.'s most esteemed destinations for Mediterranean-inspired fare.