Mediterranean civilizations invented many lasting concepts, developing astronomy to explain the cosmos and democracy to equally divide lamb kabobs. Split a skewer with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mediterranean-inspired fare at Zoës Kitchen. This Groupon is valid at the downtown and Summit locations.
Zoës Kitchen crafts healthy Mediterranean-inspired fare within a pair of funky, vibrantly colored eateries. Kick off the meal with a cup of chicken and orzo soup ($2.99) before delving into grilled chicken kabobs ($8.95) or tortilla-wrapped steak roll-ups ($7.95–$8.25 depending on location), which contain swiss cheese, sautéed mushrooms, and portals to Narnia. Lighter grazing may involve munching on an albacore tuna sandwich nestled between slices of seven-grain bread ($6.99) or nibbling on the tomatoes, cucumbers, and feta cheese of a greek salad ($7.25). Hummus and pita ($4.65) or hummus with a greek salad ($6.95) round out any meal. Early risers can opt for breakfast at the downtown location, while regular risers can swing by either location to pull up a chair for dine-in or place an order for carryout. Groupon customers will also receive 10% off on a future catering order.
When Zoë Cassimus would appear at a party with a bowl of her homemade chicken salad, everyone's face would light up. In between mouthfuls of creamy chicken, her friends and relatives often urged her to open up her own restaurant. Encouraged, Zoë gathered her family's time-honored Mediterranean recipes and opened the first Zoës Kitchen in Homewood, Alabama. Hungry diners flock to her restaurant in search of her chicken salad, pita bread, and pasta.
Today, Zoë's family-run eatery has branched out into more than 50 locations across the country. Within each kitchen, chefs continue to adhere to Zoë's original recipes, folding fresh ingredients into wholesome Mediterranean-inspired roll ups, sandwiches, and kabobs each day. Out on sunny patios, diners clink glasses of beer and mop up last dollops of hummus with fresh pita. Others opt to take meals to go, carrying out still-steaming four-person dinners of chicken kabobs and steak roll-ups to enjoy at home with their family or with the band of outlaws they call their family.