Everyone knows fast-casual is the “it” segment, thanks to consumer preference and fast-growing chains like Chipotle and Panera. Lately we’re seeing that space invaded by established chefs and owners who made their names in more formal, full-service restaurants.
The owners of Washington, DC-based Cava Mezze crossed over in 2011 when they launched Cava Grill. The spinoff concept is expanding faster than the original.
Cava Mezze was born in 2006 when Ike Grigoropoulos, Ted Xe