The owners of a hometown restaurant chain that’s expanded across the country are returning to the area for their next concept.
Julii, from the founders of Cava, will open in Pike & Rose, according to Federal Realty, the developer of the North Bethesda community.
Focusing on French Mediterranean food, Julii will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It will serve items including croissants, roasted chicken and shakshouka, an egg, tomato and onion dish. The restaurant also will include a coffee shop, according to a press release.
“Rockville and North Bethesda have always been important to us,” Ted Xenohristos, a Cava founder and Julii owner, said in a statement. “We grew up in this community, it is where we started our first restaurant, it’s where we now live, and it’s the neighborhood we want to continue to draw people to from all over the DC metro area.”
The first Cava opened in Rockville. The fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant has since opened nearly 50 Cava and Cava Mezze locations across the country, with locations in Los Angeles and New York.
Julii will open in a four-sided, glass paneled Pavilion Building at 11915 Grand Park Ave., between Pinstripes and L.L. Bean.
Federal Realty was not immediately available on Tuesday to say when the restaurant was expected to open.