Here is a look back at some of the top D.C.-area business highlights from the year.
Cava’s acquisition of Zoës Kitchen catapults the locally founded restaurant business from about 70 locations to nearly 350 nationwide.
Bethesda-based Cava Group’s expansion nationally was kicked into overdrive in August when it agreed to acquire Plano, Texas-based Mediterranean restaurant chain Zoe’s Kitchen and its more than 260 restaurants for $300 million.
Fast-growing Bethesda-based restaurant chain Cava Group will acquire restaurant chain Zoe’s Kitchen with investment help from Panera Bread founder Ron Shaich.
D.C. fast-casual restaurant group Cava Group will acquire Zoe’s Kitchen Inc., a publicly traded chain of Mediterranean restaurants based in Plano, Texas.
The Ballston Cava is store No. 51 for Cava nationally, and the 28th location in the D.C. region.
The new restaurant, called Julii, will be what they call a French-Mediterranean twist. It will open in North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose development, joining more than a dozen other restaurants at Pike & Rose.
D.C.-based Cava Mezze expands its New York City presence, opening its third fast-casual eatery, Cava.
While cava can technically be produced just about anywhere in Spain, the Penedès region, located approximately one hour south of Barcelona, is the cultural birthplace of the wine.
One homegrown restaurant is expanding its reach beyond Washington — and people are eating it up.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.