New fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant Cava coming to St. Pete

A build-your-own-style restaurant will soon take over the Zoë's Kitchen on 4th Street.

click to enlarge New fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant Cava coming to St. Pete
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When one fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant closes, another one opens.

St. Pete Rising points out that Cava, a build-your-own-bowl-style spot, will take over Zoë's Kitchen—a similar Mediterranean concept—at 1320 4th St. N in St. Petersburg. The move comes after Cavu acquired 261 Zoë's Kitchens around the country.

The DC-based chain features a menu that allows its customers to create custom bowls, salads and pitas, each accompanied by choices of dips/spreads, proteins and toppings.

With a diverse selection of all things Mediterranean, St. Petersburg's Cava location will allow its patrons to take their meal in many diet directions, whether it be vegan, keto, etc. with options like RightRice, a high protein and high fiber grain made from 90% vegetables, falafel or lentil tabbouleh.

While an opening date for the 113-capacity St. Pete location has not been announced, SPR points out that the space is estimated to cost $175,000.

At least two Zoë's Kitchens remain in the Tampa Bay Area. However, with Cava's acquisition of the company in 2018, the locations are expected to become Cava spaces in the near future.
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