DC’s 5th Cava Opening in Shaw Tuesday with “free meals between 5pm and 8pm and will be accepting donations to City Blossoms”

Florida Ave, NW between 7th/Georgia and 8th

From a press release:

“CAVA, the rapidly expanding fast casual restaurant brand, will open a new location in the trendy Shaw area at The Shay Building on 8th St NW, on Tuesday, December 20. This represents the 23rd restaurant for CAVA, and the 5th in DC where it has proved wildly popular since opening their first fast casual restaurant in 2011. This restaurant will be CAVA’s Innovation Kitchen, a creative space where the brand will test new menu items and technology, and host community events.

On the opening day, CAVA will hold a Community Dinner, a tradition that started with the very first restaurant opening. CAVA will offer free meals between 5pm and 8pm and will be accepting donations to City Blossoms, their local non-profit partner, which has a community garden in Shaw that champions healthy eating for young people in the neighborhood.

To give the opening a festive feel, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington will be performing holiday carols, while Whisked! will be selling holiday pies with 50% of proceeds going to City Blossoms and CAVA will be serving their new Spiced Chai Green Tea for free to guests in line.

CAVA will open for regular hours (11am-10pm) on Wednesday, December 21.

CAVA recently won ‘Empire Builder of the Year’ at the DC Eater Awards and is continuing to invest in its hometown. “We are a company that is firmly rooted in DC, and people here have always understood what we are about. They seem to love our approach to serving healthy and delicious food as well as our passion for the local community so we are delighted to be able to bring the CAVA experience to the people living and working in Shaw,” commented CEO Brett Schulman.

Customers will also be able to try out the new winter menu, which launches on December 19, with delicious additions including winter warmers in the form of Roasted Tomato & Harissa Soup and Spicy Turmeric Tahini, juices rich in Vitamin C including Beet Lemonade and Green Apple Fennel and new tasty vegetable options including Sumac Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash and Parsnips.”

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