Cava Scores Investment, LevelUp’s New Team Member and Customer Demand for Personalization

There have been plenty of exciting things going on in the restaurant world. Here are a few that caught our attention this week:

Cava Group Readies $35M investment round

Cava Group Inc. is working on another round of funding after passing the 50-unit mark. Cava is known for its mouth-watering Mediterranean dishes which are now going to be available in Austin, Texas. The Series C funding came from existing investors, including the private-equity group Invus, along with venture-capital firm Revolution Growth and Swan & Legend. To read more, click here.

LevelUp Names Vice President of Restaurant Insights and Analytics

The LevelUp team has grown! We’re excited to welcome Mike Mirkil to the family. In this newly created role, Mirkil will oversee our restaurant partners and develop personalized digital experiences to connect with their guests through ordering, payment and loyalty technology. Click here to read more about this exciting new addition.

Consumers Demand Personalization, Range of Features from Brand Apps

It’s no secret that customization and personalization are essential to keeping customers engaged. A recent report shows that “consumers are demanding more value and better experiences from company-specific apps, which—when useful to a consumer—can increase brand loyalty and drive purchases.” Click here to learn more.

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Jackie Cooke

Jackie Cooke

Jacqueline Cooke is the Digital Content Marketing Manager at LevelUp. She's a firm believer in the power of avocado toast and chocolate chip banana pancakes. When she’s not trying out LevelUp partner restaurants (hello, Dig Inn!) you can find her dreaming up travel plans, trying out a new workout class or listening to her laundry list of podcasts. Read about her latest antics at

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