TakoSushi announces new Forest Acres location to open May 14

May 8, 2024

Restaurant showcasing Latin and Asian cuisine marks second Midlands location

Columbia-based culinary enterprise Food People Restaurant Group, owned by local entrepreneurs Chris Sullivan and James Williams, announces the expansion of its popular TakoSushi brand to Forest Acres. Located at 4711 Forest Dr. in the Forest Hills shopping center, the restaurant will officially open its doors at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14.

“We are thrilled to bring TakoSushi’s unique dining concept to Forest Acres,” says James Williams, president of Food People and co-owner of TakoSushi. “Whether you are looking for a light lunch, a family meal with the kids, or a place to grab drinks with friends, TakoSushi has something for everyone. Also, with our company, Food People, headquartered here in the Midlands, the opening of the Forest Acres location is particularly meaningful to us.”

The new location features TakoSushi’s signature Latin and Asian menu offerings, including sushi rolls, sashimi, soups, tacos and a variety of specialty drink options. Designed to cater to both families and food enthusiasts, the restaurant boasts a modern and inviting interior design along with ample outdoor dining space perfect for casual lunches, dinners and special occasions.

“The opening of our new location in Forest Acres is a significant step for Food People Restaurant Group as we continue to bring innovative dining experiences to the Midlands area,” says Chris Sullivan, founder and co-owner of Food People. “We are excited to expand TakoSushi’s presence and allow more customers to enjoy our unique blend of Latin and Asian cuisines.”

The new 2,400-square-foot TakoSushi, with indoor seating for 76 and outdoor seating for 40, will be open for lunch and dinner Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. The Forest Park shopping center, located in the heart of Forest Acres, is also home to Lowes Foods, Eggs Up Grill, the UPS Store, CVS and other businesses.

TakoSushi has multiple locations across South Carolina and Georgia, including 1332 Main St. in the historic Arcade Mall in downtown Columbia. The company also plans to open a third Midlands-area location at the corner of West Main and Church Streets in Lexington later this year.

Additional locations include:

  • 210 The Alley S.W., Aiken, S.C.
  • 34 S Main St., Greenville, S.C.
  • 325 Rocky Slope Road, Greenville, S.C.
  • 437 Highland Ave., Augusta, Ga.
  • 1202 Town Park Lane #111, Evans, Ga.


About TakoSushi

Founded in 2008, TakoSushi is a regional restaurant chain with locations in South Carolina and Georgia that was acquired in 2022 by Columbia, S.C. entrepreneurs Chris Sullivan and James Williams of Food People Restaurant Group. TakoSushi is a casual dining concept known for serving fresh Southwest and Far East fare, including sushi rolls and sashimi, tacos and burritos, as well as many specialty drink options. TakoSushi is committed to creating a welcoming atmosphere where every meal is an opportunity for guests to explore new tastes and enjoy time with family and friends. For more information, visit www.tako-sushi.com.

Website: https://tako-sushi.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetakosushi

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About Food People Restaurant Group

Food People Restaurant Group is a restaurant management group based out of Columbia, S.C, with a geographic footprint that spans South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. Founded in 2004 by Chris “Sully” Sullivan, the group started with one Alpine Bagel Cafe in North Carolina and has grown to operate a diverse portfolio of fast-casual and casual dining restaurants. Food People Restaurant Group buys and sells existing restaurants, develops new restaurant concepts, and owns and leases commercial real estate properties. For more information, visit https://foodpeoplebrands.com/.