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Ben Famous

head of strategic communications and brand marketing, CAVA

Washington, D.C.

Ben is the head of strategic communications and brand marketing at CAVA, the flagship brand of a growing food platform that includes more than 80 chef-casual restaurant, a full-service chain CAVA Mezze, a nationally distributed CPG line of dips and spreads, and Zoës Kitchen - a 250+ Mediterranean restaurant brand stretching coast to coast.

Ben oversees media and public relations, brand development, national & local partnerships, as well as the brand's social impact platform, "Food As a Force for Good." With his team, Ben also an omni-channel customer engagement strategy aimed at elevating the guest experience at all brand touchpoints.

Prior to CAVA, Ben built and led the communications and public relations team for sweetgreen, driving increased brand awareness and national media exposure, including earning key placements in publications like Fast Company, New York Times, Inc., and others. Additionally, he spent nearly six years in the United States Senate culminating as communications director and national press secretary to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Ben holds a BA in public administration from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he was a four year varsity member of the cross country and track and field team.

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