Industry News | November 15, 2017

Cava to Open in Charlottesville Next Summer

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Leading Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant and culinary brand Cava will begin serving its signature balanced-yet-craveable menu at a new location at 1200 Emmet Street N in Charlottesville, Virginia, 22903 in summer of next year.

“Charlottesville has established a phenomenal reputation as a vibrant city that knows good food, and it was also awarded healthiest small town just a year ago,” says CEO, Brett Schulman. “We’re excited to bring Cava to this discerning audience, offering a healthy, convenient option for the UVA and Charlottesville communities.”

Conveniently located across from popular shopping hub Barracks Road, the Charlottesville restaurant will be in newly developed Emmet Street Station, an exciting new destination for Charlottesville locals and University of Virginia students. Charlottesville mainstay Riverbend Development is CAVA’s first-time partner on the project.

“We are delighted to assist CAVA in opening its first store in Charlottesville and to have them as the lead tenant at Emmet Street Station,” says Alan Taylor, president, Riverbend Development. 

Ted Xenohristos, Ike Grigoropoulos, and Executive Chef Dimitri Moshovitis founded Cava in an effort to bring modern, authentic and vibrant Mediterranean food to a wider audience, using ingredients made from scratch in-house every day. Cava offers a customizable menu featuring dishes such as its 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.

The menu is specially created to deliver an ultra-personalized experience for each and every guest— featuring over 50 offerings and 58 million possible combinations of bold ingredients and flavors. Cava is committed to working with best in class food partners including local farmers and makers like Virginia-based Craig Rogers of Border Springs, whose award-winning lamb is served in the James Beard House.

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