A Mediterranean food chain that people are obsessed with is about to take over America - here's what it's like


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Hollis Johnson

Washington, DC-based fast-casual chain Cava Grill is expanding its delicious empire.


After raising over $60 million from a venture capital firm backed by AOL co-founder Steve Case in 2015, Cava Grill has net another $30 million in Series C funding, according to the company.

Cava is planning to expand into the greater New York City area, as well as entering the Boston market.

The Mediterranean-focused restaurant has also gained a substantial following with its five outposts in Los Angeles, and there are three new locations in the pipeline for the LA area.

I decided to visit the NYC location to see if the much-hyped chain has what it takes to expand across the country.