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Former Alabama QB AJ McCarron Opening 'Ajian Sushi' in Tuscaloosa

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistApril 10, 2017

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 04:  AJ McCarron #5 of the Cincinnati Bengals leaves the field after the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Paul Brown Stadium on December 4, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Eagles 32-14.  (Photo by John G
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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback and former Alabama Crimson Tide star AJ McCarron is opening a build-your-own sushi bar called "Ajian Sushi" in Tuscaloosa.

The idea came from co-owner Pete Zimmer, who has 30 years of restaurant experience, per Christina Ausley of the Crimson White. Zimmer's son is a sophomore at Alabama, and Zimmer met McCarron through Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson, an investor in Ajian Sushi.

McCarron, who won back-to-back national titles under Nick Saban, seems likely to attract a crowd of Alabama fans on name value alone. He tweeted about the venture in March:

AJ McCarron @10AJMcCarron

New sushi restaurant coming soon to Tuscaloosa. #ajiansushi. Can't wait till everybody gets to enjoy it!! 🔥🔥👌🏻👍🏼

Ajian Sushi is projected to open June 1. McCarron and Zimmer hope it's the first of 10 restaurants in Alabama.

[h/t Crimson White]  

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