POP is a hospitality group that was formed out of the concept of the ever changing food world. 

POP Nashville was born in May 2014 by Sarah and Brad Gavigan on the second floor of a repurposed building in the heart of East Nashville to serve as a platform for new dining and event concepts.

What began as a space for pop-up restaurants and events in Nashville, has grown into a Hospitality Group that owns and runs Otaku Ramen, Little Octopus, and the newest member POP TOGO. 

POP Hospitality Group

Our number one goal: a unique and delicious experience.

Sarah Gavigan, moved to Nashville in 2010 after 17 years in the Los Angeles Film, Advertising and Music industries. Desperately missing the Japanese food of Los Angeles, and in particular, ramen, she started on a course to learn to make the famed dish herself. Not soon after the Otaku South pop-ups began. 

Hosted across town in locations such as Catbird Seat, Burger-Up and the Nashville Farmers Market until POP NASHVILLE opened in 2014. 

In a town that takes deep pride in supporting local business, Gavigan saw an opportunity to bring new Chefs, cuisines, and new ideas to the forefront, as well as the many cultures represented in Nashville today.   POP exists to help them tell their story through food, art and music.

In it's first year, POP hosted Otaku South Ramen Shop 5 days a week. The newly minted guest Chef series {City} meets Nashville brought Chefs Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn), Andy Ricker (Pok Pok), Ryan Prewitt (Peche), Stephen Stryjewski (Couchon Butcher), Zachary Pelaccio (Fish & Game), and Daniel Heinze (McCradys) to Nashville for dinners.

Today, POP NASHVILLE is a growing hospitality group of rule bending restaurants across Nashville, and POP Space hosts the #POPTOGO window featuring the Otaku Ramen menu. 

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