University Center Cove Celebrates Grand Opening of Sushic

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The latest addition to the University Center Cove is bringing a fresh new menu to Islander students, faculty, and staff. Sushic, an Asian-fusion cuisine restaurant specializing in sushi, ramen, and udon celebrated its grand opening on Jan. 27, presenting a wave of new flavors featuring an all-inclusive menu with both vegan and vegetarian options. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is the 12th university in Texas to partner with Sushic, which has more than 300 locations across the United States.

“Islander Dining is very excited about our new partnership with Sushic and the operators of the location,” Jude Martin, Resident District Manager for Chartwells at A&M-Corpus Christi said. “Sushi has been on the top of the list for options that students have been requesting over the past couple of years and we are glad to be able to provide that now. We have had great feedback from the students and campus community since opening and Sushic continues to stay busy.”

Serving up more than 150 different varieties of sushi, Sushic offered samples of their most popular items during the event, including the Shaggy Dog Roll, Crunchy California Roll, and the Cowboy Roll. As the latest expansion to the Cove food court, the new eatery began serving customers less than six months after the grand opening of Copperhead Jack’s – a Southwest-style restaurant with customizable salads, burritos, and bowls. When talking to students, many say sushi is a welcome addition to campuses dining options and has been long awaited.  

“It’s really nice to have a variety of places to choose from, especially one that emphasizes fresh ingredients,” Joshua Esparza, English writing studies graduate student said. “I love sushi, and in the past when asked by Chartwells what I wanted, it’s something I always wrote down. While some of our dining options have changes due to COVID-19, it’s nice to see something new opening up.”

When asked about the new addition to the Cove, Islander nursing student Giselle Blackwood said it’s important the eateries mirror the diversity of the students and their dietary needs. 

“Everyone has different eating habits, and it feels like now we have places that reflect that,” Blackwood said. “I think it’s really important that they listened to what the students wanted, because this is where we spend so much of our time and where we get our energy to power on through our day.”

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