Tastia Restaurant and Bakery on Friday opened the biggest single restaurant in the Federal Capital Territory..
The restaurant strategically located at the ever busy Ademola Adetokunbo Street in Wuse 2, can seat more than 250 dinners at the same time. With an exclusive VIP section where all continental dishes are served on request, the restaurant also has two other exclusive sections where customers can have family “eat out.”
The opening ceremony attracted crème de la crème of Abuja high society, including Senator Orji Uzor Kalu who was accompanied as he officially unveiled the outlet by Kelvin Chukwu, the Senator –elect, Enugu East.
The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Idris Wase was also at the event with several lawmakers.
Wase who took a tour of the massive facility commended the CEO of Tastia Restaurants and Bakery, Mr. Kester Agwu for his confidence in investing in Nigeria thereby creating jobs for Nigerians.
Earlier, Sen. Kalu commended Mr. Agwu for believing in Nigeria, he specially gave the Ebonyi born businessman thumbs up for not just creating jobs, but for also creating a beautiful and rewarding work environment for his staff. The Abia Federal lawmaker, urged the management of the facility to ensure that they maintain the high standard the brand was already known for.
Speaking to journalists at the event, the Tastia CEO revealed that the new outlet cost over N500 million. He told journalists that all seven branches of Tastia Restaurants and Bakery have a 1000 Nigerians on their payroll.
According to Mr. Agwu, his company plans to build three more branches before the end of 2023 to bring the number of outlets to 10. He, however, urged the government to create more enabling environment for business owners through tax rebates. He said that government can start by reducing Value Added Tax (VAT) and improving on security so that Nigerians will feel more confident investing as well as patronizing local business at any time they may need services.
Tastia has branches in Gwarimpa, Wuse 2, Maitama and Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.