Heatmapping the United States: Expansion at CAVA
CAVA is opening 12+ CAVA Grill locations a year in an effort to rapidly spread the brand. People are still learning what CAVA is today, and in new markets, these stores tell that story. To optimize their return on what is typically a $2.5M investment per location, Brent Renner, VP of Real Estate, and Jeff Polhemus, VP of Development, have to work together to streamline the process and reduce overall costs. How do Renner and Polhemus cut costs or achieve a better return while staying on track with CAVA’s mission, values, and strategic objectives?