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New CAVA Restaurant Opens in Laurel

Grand opening raises funds for Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services

February 9, 2024 -- CAVA today opened a new restaurant in Laurel, Maryland. The restaurant is located at 14398 Baltimore Ave, Laurel, MD 20707 in Laurel Lakes Centre.

With Mediterranean-inspired bowls, pitas, dips, and dressings, the fast-casual restaurant chain serves delicious food that helps people eat well and live well. These menu offerings, combined with an emphasis on hospitality and serving others, have created diverse, passionate followers who flock to new restaurant openings.

“Our mission is to bring heart, health, and humanity to food, and everything we do at CAVA is grounded in that spirit of generosity, to our guests, our team members, and our community,” said Christian Starkes, Regional Director. “We couldn’t be more excited to be in Laurel.”

Before the doors officially open, every CAVA restaurant invites their new neighbors to the table for a free meal, accepts donations to support a local cause, and matches those donations up to $1,000. Since 2019, this companywide Community Day program has raised nearly $500,000 in donations, mostly targeted at improving food security in local communities. Funds raised during CAVA’s Laurel opening will support Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services, a nonprofit that empowers individuals in need of food, housing, and financial assistance to achieve well-being, stability and self-sufficiency.

CAVA also partnered with Food Rescue US – Howard County to donate unused food to local community members throughout the restaurant’s pre-opening training period. The company launched its food donation program in October 2023 to improve food insecurity and reduce food waste as CAVA expands to new locations.

CAVA’s Laurel restaurant will employ 30-35 local people. The company hires people for their hospitality and warmth and is dedicated to creating career pathways for its team members. CAVA offers competitive pay and benefits including paid time off, healthcare, early wage access, an Employee Assistance Program, and free mental health support.

About CAVA

CAVA is the category-defining Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant brand, bringing together healthful food and bold, satisfying flavors at scale. Our brand and our opportunity transcend the Mediterranean category to compete in the large and growing limited-service restaurant sector as well as the health and wellness food category. CAVA serves guests across gender lines, age groups, and income levels and benefits from generational tailwinds created by consumer demand for healthy living and a demographic shift towards greater ethnic diversity. We meet consumers’ desires to engage with convenient, authentic, purpose-driven brands that view food as a source of self-expression. The broad appeal of our food combined with these favorable industry trends drive our vast opportunity for continued growth.