Cava, a leading Mediterranean culinary brand, opened its second restaurant in New York City at 24th and Park Avenue South Thursday, adding to its existing NYC location in Union Square, with additional outposts in Nolita, Rye Ridge and three in New Jersey due to open later in the year.
Park Ave is Cava’s 31st restaurant and part of a series of openings in 2017 that will take the number of locations nationwide to over 40, ranging from suburban to city center restaurants, a testament to the universal appeal of the food and experience on offer. “We believe that food should not be a flat routine; rather a bold lifestyle and we love sharing the vibrant flavors of Cava with the adventurous food lovers of New York City,” says CEO, Brett Schulman.
The day before doors officially open, Cava invites the neighborhood to come in for community lunch - a tradition that started with the very first restaurant opening back in 2011, but is rooted in the heritage of the founders. “Sharing a meal was part of our culture and how we welcomed our new neighbors growing up,” says co-founder Ted Xenohristos. People can join Cava for free lunch from 12 and 2pm and pay it forward with a donation to Grow To Learn, their local non-profit partner, whose mission is to introduce a sustainable garden to every school in New York City.
“After introducing Cava to New York City in the historic Union Square neighborhood, we are thrilled to open our second location in the similarly iconic Flatiron district. Cava is looking forward to adding to the increasing number of exciting food options for workers and residents alike,” says Brett Schulman.
Cava’s summer menu, which launched on June 19th, boasts seasonal additions including a white bean salad, spicy apricot dressing and a refreshing line-up of bold-flavored, house-made juices.
Cava recently launched its next generation digital ordering platform giving New Yorkers the convenience they need when ordering Cava. It is available for download on IOS at the Apple iTunes store and Android at the Google Play store.
The new location is 2,044 square feet and will seat 35 people.