Another glimmer of hope for D.C.'s lackluster breakfast scene? Sort of.
Cava Grill is introducing a Greek yogurt bar and build-your-own breakfast bowls with eggs and potatoes or grains. The catch? The new menu items will only be available at the Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant's Reagan National Airport location, opening in terminal B near the end of August.
Cava Grill CEO Brett Schulman says there are "absolutely no current plans" to introduce breakfast elsewhere. "I don't know that there's quite enough breakfast crowd for some of our other locations," he says. But he adds, "never say never in the future."
The restaurant is venturing into breakfast because the airport requires them to be open during breakfast hours. Still, it will be a big upgrade from Auntie Anne's pretzels. Cava Grill's Greek yogurt bowls will come with toppings like chia seeds, granola, hemp hearts, honey, and seasonal roasted fruit.
The other breakfast bowls are made with "frambled" (fried and scrambled) eggs, a choice of potatoes and grains, plus meats like applewood smoked bacon or spicy lamb meatballs. The toppings will be slightly pared down from the lunch offerings, but will still include things like feta, harissa, Sriracha Greek yogurt, tomato and onion, arugula, pickled onions, and more.
Compass Coffee will supply a morning cup.
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