Leading Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant and culinary brand Cava opens a new location at 3 Rye Ridge Plaza in Rye Brook. To celebrate its arrival in the neighborhood, the brand will open its doors to offer a free community lunch from noon to 2 p.m.

The launch of Rye Ridge follows the recent opening in nearby Greenwich and marks the 41st in Cava’s growing estate of restaurants.

“Rye Ridge is an exciting spot to be, just outside of Manhattan, giving New Yorkers even more opportunities to enjoy their favorite meals with us. We are excited to introduce our bold, innovative, and healthy on-the-go cuisine to the local community here,” says CEO Brett Schulman.

On the day of opening, Cava invites Rye Ridge locals to join the team for a community lunch—a tradition that started with the very first restaurant opening back in 2011 and which is rooted in the heritage of its three founders. “Sharing a meal was part of our culture and how we welcomed our new neighbors growing up,” says cofounder Ted Xenohristos.

The community can join Cava for free lunch and pay it forward with a donation to Grow To Learn, Cava’s local nonprofit partner, whose mission is to create green spaces where children and teens can learn about urban gardening, sustainability, and healthy eating.

The Cava 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 including local farmers and makers.

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