Whenever you place an order with CaterSquad, you can rest assured we’re on the job to provide the meal that’s just right, pleasing even the pickiest eater on your list. CaterSquad’s team members are experts at selecting the best restaurants and menu items for every meeting or occasion. For that reason, we’re happy to partner with a select group of restaurants that specialize in top-notch office catering. One such partner is Zoë’s Kitchen.
Curious what Zoë’s has to offer? Here’s a look at this fast-casual Mediterranean chain’s history, menu, and more.
Yes, Zoë’s Kitchen has an actual namesake! Restauranteurs Zoë and Marcus Cassimus of Birmingham, Alabama opened their first Zoë’s Kitchen in October 1995. Four years later, the restaurant began to franchise, opening several additional restaurants throughout the South and Southwest. From there, the growth never stopped. Today, Zoë’s has over 250 locations nationwide. Having been recently acquired by the Mediterranean culinary brand Cava, Zoë’s has plans for continual expansion and unique additions to its menu.
Zoë’s Kitchen’s food offerings have been described as “Mediterranean comfort food.” On their extensive menu, you’ll find a broad selection of Mediterranean options friendly for American appetites. (Don’t worry, there’s no octopus!)
Zoë’s offers numerous options for lunch and dinner. Mirroring the Mediterranean Diet’s focus on whole grains, the chain’ menu abounds with grain bowls and pitas, such as the Power Grain Bowl or Greek Chicken Pita. You’ll find heaping helpings of veggies in salads like Avocado Lentil and the Tossed Salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and greens. Nourishing soups like Chicken and Orzo and Mediterranean Lentil slash hunger with nutritious, Mediterranean ingredients. Even Zoë’s side dishes have plenty of Mediterranean style, including turmeric rice, quinoa, and baked falafel. Finally, desserts like Yaya’s chocolate cake end the meal on a sweet note.
Got dietary requirements? Zoë’s is extra sensitive to those with special dietary needs. For easy ordering, their menu denotes items that are gluten free, whole 30, vegan, and vegetarian.
The Health Benefits
Mediterranean food isn’t just delicious—it fuels one of the healthiest diets on Earth! U.S. News and World Report ranked the Mediterranean Diet’s mix of whole grains, seafood, legumes, fruits, vegetables, and abundant olive oil as the number one best diet overall in 2020. In fact, research has linked a Mediterranean Diet with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, lower obesity rates, cancer prevention, and blood sugar control. For anyone looking to eat right, Zoë’s Mediterranean fare fits the bill.
The Price Point
You can’t go wrong with Zoë’s Kitchen for budget-friendly catering. As a fast-casual chain, Zoë’s prices are more moderate than some you might see on sit-down restaurant menus. Pitas, plates, sandwiches, and salads fall in the $8-10 range, while more economical items like soups, kids’ meals, and starters come in under $6. Even the menu’s priciest items—house specialty kabobs—won’t set you back more than $13. Plus, when you opt for Zoë’s catering options for larger groups, you’ll enjoy even deeper discounts on bulk packages.
Want to savor the flavors of the Mediterranean in your next catering order? Text CaterSquad at 858.999.5129 and request Zoë’s Kitchen.