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Three-time BCS National Champion QB AJ McCarron (some may say four-time, as Bama won the ’09 natty during his redshirt season) is best known for his hot wife, bad tattoos, and NFL draft stock that plummeted after scouts dubbed him a cockyboy for such stunts as claiming his best attribute as “being a winner.” But in the not-so-distant future, the Crimson Tide legend may be known as the Sushi King of Tuscaloosa.
From The Crimson White:
AJ McCarron knows how to roll with the Tide, but now he’ll be delving into a new kind of a roll – sushi, that is.
After winning his second national championship in 2015, few doubted McCarron would ever forget his time in Tuscaloosa. Two years later, he’s still rolling with the Tide, but this time it’s in sushi style. Co-opening Tuscaloosa’s first ever “build-your-own” sushi bar, McCarron will leave a mark on more than the football field.
“You walk into our fast-casual atmosphere and you’ll design your own roll every time,” said Pete Zimmer, co-owner and main operator of Ajian Sushi. “At the hit of a button we’ll have white or brown rice, and from there you’ll pick your proteins, vegetables, toppings and sauces for close to $8 a roll.”
Ajian Sushi. Get it? Like, a combination of “AJ” and “asian?” Because nobody knows more about the ways of the itamae, the delicacy of Abura Sokomutsu, or the perfect way to prepare Hokkigai than a 26-year-old from Mobile with a chest tattoo that’s supposed to be of Jesus but looks more like a weeping Father John Misty.
All jokes aside (and there are a lot of them), a build-your-own sushi spot in a college town like Tuscaloosa is going to rake in more money than Bama’s players do new cars (allegedly). And having a name like AJ McCarron attached to it, in a manner as hilarious as “Ajian Sushi,” is only going to help.
Rumor has it McCarron elected to roll with the Ajian Sushi concept over runners-up “AJ’s Wife’s Mus-Try-Burgers” and “insert equally contrived joke here.”.
[via The Crimson White]
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