CAVA restaurant to open Fayetteville location

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Mediterranean food will soon be served again from the building located at 3379 N. College Ave. Suite 8 in Fayetteville.

Instead of from Zoe’s Kitchen, however, this time it will come from a restaurant chain called CAVA, a company that acquired Zoe’s in 2018.

The restaurant operates around 150 locations in 16 states, primarily on the east and west coasts and in Texas, according to the company’s website.

The restaurant menu focuses on build-your-own dishes including a base of rice, salad, grain, and pita bread, then topped with spreads like hummus and harissa before adding a Mediterranean protein like falafel, lamb, or meatballs. Veggies, cheese, and other toppings are also available.

The brand offers products in Whole Foods stores around the country, including a lineup of about 10 Mediterranean spreads.

Zoe’s Kitchen originally opened in Fayetteville in late 2015 in the College Marketplace shopping center next to Whole Foods. The restaurant closed during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, and never reopened.

We reached out to CAVA about when to expect the restaurant to be open.

A media spokesperson for the brand told us the company is still a few months away from opening in Fayetteville, and isn’t quite ready to comment on the new Fayetteville location.