Cava Sets Its Opening Date in Rittenhouse, Plans to Cure Your Chipotle Blues

The D.C.-based Mediterranean specialist will bring its customizable salads, grain bowls and pitas to Philly with two new locations.

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The spread at Cava Rittenhouse | Photo courtesy of Cava

D.C.-based Mediterranean fast-casual chain (that D.C. people love to rave about), Cava, is getting in on Philly’s fast casual action with two locations in the Philadelphia region set to open this year — the first one coming very soon.

The brand which specializes in customizable salads, grain bowls and pitas, in addition to juices and soups, will open a 29-seat outpost at 1713 Chestnut Street next week, January 24th. The day before (January 23rd), the team will host “Community Day,” providing free meals (lunch between 10:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and dinner from 5 – 7 p.m.) The restaurant will take donations during the day to benefit The Food Trust, their local non-profit partner.

They’ve also got plans to open a 58-seat location at 40 Coulter Avenue in Ardmore’s Suburban Square this summer. Check out the menu here.

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Photo courtesy of Cava

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Photo courtesy of Cava

Cava Group, which acquired Zoë’s Kitchen (a competitor with locations in the Philly ‘burbs) last year, has more than 300 locations nationwide. The Philly-area Cava stores will be its first in Pennsylvania.