Josh Patchus

Chief Data Scientist


Josh Patchus is the Chief Data Scientist & Director of Technology at Cava, a rapidly expanding fast casual restaurant and CPG brand focusing on fresh, better-for-you cuisine. Cava brings modern, authentic, and vibrant Mediterranean food to a national audience in both fast casual and grocery channels through a unique, culinary-driven brand. Josh is an avid data lover, mainly those involving sports, weather, coffee, and food. Previously, Josh was a data scientist at consumer technology companies including Gamechanger, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Livingsocial. Through building tools and custom benchmarks, Josh is breeding a culture of data internally at Cava, focusing on making business practices and the guest experience smarter through unique and measured information. Externally, Josh hopes to enhance customization and education around smart choices for individual Cava customers through data-driven food technology. Josh earned both his Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Statistics from the George Washington University. Josh even uses spreadsheets to track all the coffee shops he visits and Liverpool matches he's watched… he hasn't missed one in nine years.