CAVA, the D.C.–based Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant, announced today that it will open three new locations across northern Virginia. The new locations, debuting next year, will be in Arlington and Chantilly. Two new CAVA’s will open in the Arlington neighborhoods of Ballston and Rosslyn.
The restaurant group now has 40 fast-casual locations nationwide, anchored by 18 locations in Virginia, including the new restaurants. Ballston will be the first new CAVA to open, followed by Rosslyn and Chantilly. All three locations will feature unique design elements, outdoor patios, and a convenient digital ordering pick-up area.
"As a homegrown D.C. brand, we are thrilled to continue fueling our neighbors in northern Virginian communities through our bold, innovative food culture and menu," says CEO Brett Schulman. "We're excited to make CAVA a convenient, healthy option for the Ballston, Rosslyn, and Chantilly communities, and can’t wait to open our doors come 2018."
Ted Xenohristos, Ike Grigoropoulos, and executive chef Dimitri Moshovitis founded CAVA in an effort to bring modern, authentic, and fresh Mediterranean food to a wider audience. CAVA offers dishes such as its signature Crazy Feta, Border Springs Spicy Lamb Meatballs, and Cauliflower Quinoa Tabbouleh, as well as rotating seasonal offerings of juices, soups, and roasted vegetables.
The concept's menu is designed to deliver a personalized experience for every guest – featuring more than 50 offerings and countless combinations of bold ingredients and flavors. CAVA is also committed to working with quality food partners, including local farmers.
On each new restaurant's opening day, CAVA will invite locals to a community lunch – a tradition that started when the first CAVA opened in 2011. The gathering is rooted in the heritage of the chain's founders.
“Sharing a meal was part of our culture and the way we welcomed our new neighbors growing up,” says cofounder Ted Xenohristos.
The free lunch will last from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Guests can contribute a donation to City Blossoms, CAVA’s local non-profit partner, which strives to create green spaces that teach children about gardening, sustainability, and healthy eating.
The Ballston location will seat 54 people at 4121 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia.
The Rosslyn location will seat 26 people at 1201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia.
The Chantilly location will seat 52 people at 14337 Newbrook Drive, Chantilly, Virginia.