A Fort Worth Staple Closes and a New Mediterranean Fast-Casual Restaurant Moves In – CAVA is Here

Zoës Kitchen Gives Way to its New Sister Chain

Paper City|June 30, 2021

Written by: Courtney Dabney

One of the first restaurants at Fort Worth’s Waterside shopping center was Zoës Kitchen. But now it’s closed and the space long inhabited by the fast-casual brand will soon be taken over by another style of Mediterranean food that’s currently exploding across the country. Get ready for CAVA.

Washington, D.C.-based CAVA boasts no less than 11 restaurants in Texas, (four in Austin, six in and around Dallas and one in Southlake). This Waterside CAVA will be the chain’s first restaurant in Fort Worth. It takes over the space next door to Tricky Fish, and is near Piatello Italian and The Rim, which also just opened.

CAVA’s rapid expansion comes thanks to its merger with Zoës Kitchen in 2018, which allowed the brand to add to its existing real estate portfolio, rebrand some Zoe’s Kitchen restaurants and introduce CAVA to new people. Repurposing and converting existing restaurants into CAVAs is efficient and diners are already trained to expect Mediterranean food in these spots.

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