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CAVA coming to Union Station “in late 2017” also coming to H Street, NE and Navy Yard Too

by Prince Of Petworth May 25, 2017 at 11:25 am 9 Comments

“D.C-bred culinary force CAVA will begin serving its signature balanced-yet-craveable menu at a new location in Union Station later this year.

CAVA, which recently announced its Series C funding round of $30m, is planning to open more than 20 new restaurants in 2017, taking their footprint to over 40 locations nationwide, with the DMV a major focus for the company. In addition to Union Station in D.C., CAVA will open locations in Navy Yard and H Street NE this year.

With a new production kitchen in Laurel, MD, a new corporate office in Chinatown, and a home base to test new products like their collection of small-batch sauces, CAVA is committed to D.C., the community where both their founders and their business grew up.

“We are excited to introduce CAVA to even more busy travelers, laying the groundwork for our continued growth along the East Coast,” said CEO Brett Schulman. “As a homegrown D.C. brand, and with locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and soon Boston, we’re proud to represent our hometown in one of the East Coast’s central transit hubs.”

Washington City Paper reported yesterday that they’ll be coming to the former ShopHouse space. All the other DC ShopHouse locations will become Bibibop restaurants.

  • Wanda A! Haggins

    Incredible Vogue Scarborough started at the Navy Yard Too in DC

  • MadMax

    Nice, I know where I’ll be going for lunch from now on! This can’t bode well for Roti right next to it.

    • AdMoRez

      When Roti changed from a 3-side limit to whatever sides you want for the rice plate, I was thinking they did that to compete with Cava’s model of whatever sides/toppings you want model, and anticipating they were going to open up all over. Looks like it was a shrewd move and good prediction, how Cava will be directly competing with them side by side! I think Cava will swallow up a lot of Roti’s business, but Roti ain’t bad either and getting whatever sides you want was a very good move on their part.

  • welshie

    I saw the Shophouse photo and got really excited…but then I read the post. Siiiiiiiigh.

  • dcgator

    TOO SOON (in re photo)

  • Anonymous

    Cava in Brookland next, please!

    • And Petworth!

    • DC_Chica

      And L’Enfant Plaza!

  • Jen

    I fear for Roti. I actually prefer Roti’s chicken & they’ve got side great sides that Cava doesn’t have. Bummed US isn’t getting a Bibibop though. I saw them recruiting for jobs a few weeks ago at US.

    The US Shophouse was crazy small though with minimal seating. I wonder how Cava will fit.


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