CAVA looks to be replacing Zoës Kitchen at its North Buckhead location, official documents show. In a building permit filed Friday with the city of Atlanta, CAVA is working on a 3,342-square-foot space at 3655 Roswell Rd., Ste 100, where Zoës Kitchen currently sits.
Scope of work listed on the permit includes interior alteration of the existing restaurant and minor adjustments to the kitchen. The cost of construction is estimated at $175,000.
The site would be CAVA’s first Georgia location, according to the restaurant’s website, which doesn’t currently list any locations in the state.
Several Zoës Kitchens in the greater Atlanta area have closed over the past year, according to the restaurant’s website.
Brett Schulman, CEO for CAVA, could not be reached for comment by the time of publication.
CAVA is a Mediterranean culinary brand with a flavorful and healthy fast-casual restaurant experience featuring customizable & craveable salads, bowls, pitas with freshly made dips, spreads and sauces. The company also sells its food at Whole Foods and other grocery markets.
Founded in 1995, Zoës Kitchen is a fast-casual restaurant group serving a distinct menu of fresh, wholesome, made-from-scratch, Mediterranean-inspired dishes delivered with warm hospitality.
In late 2018, CAVA acquired Zoës Kitchen.
“(This) announcement is an exciting milestone for CAVA, and we’re thrilled to welcome Zoës Kitchen to our team. Together, these two brands are united by a shared heritage and passion for exceptional Mediterranean cuisine,” Schulman said in a prepared statement at the time. “As part of the CAVA family, Zoës Kitchen will benefit from CAVA’s track record of bold culinary innovation and leveraging data and technology to drive growth and convenience.”
CAVA founders Ted Xenohristos, Ike Grigoropoulos and Executive Chef Dimitri Moshovitis started the brand in 2006. The three first-generation Greek Americans are childhood friends who wanted to bring the authentic Mediterranean flavors and experiences of their Greek upbringing to a wider audience in a modern, accessible format. The trio then partnered with CAVA CEO Brett Schulman to grow the company.