Cava Grill is bringing its Mediterranean pita wraps and salads to Silver Spring in early 2016.
The new Cava Grill concept will open at 8515 Fenton St. in Silver Spring's downtown, according to a press release. The location will feature an open-kitchen layout and stone-fired ovens. It also will serve seasonal soups, beer and wine.
Cava, which got its start as a full-service restaurant in Rockville, later found regional popularity with its fast-casual Greek concept Cava Grill. The concept is known for its pitas, rice bowls and salads that are served Chipotle-style with a variety of ingredients such as falafel, grilled chicken, lamb meatballs, vegetables and sauces including tzatziki, hummus and spicy harissa.
Cava Grill currently has eight locations, including restaurants on Bethesda Row, in Westfield Montgomery mall and in Gaithersburg's Kentlands neighborhood.
Cava's owners-Ted Xenohristos, Ike Grigoropoulos and Dmitiri Moshovitis-grew up in Montgomery County and came up with the idea for the Cava Rockville restaurant while working at Bethesda restaurants.
In April, the company announced it had raised $16 million in funding and would use the money to finance a West Coast expansion of Cava Grill.