WICKER PARK — Sushi Burrito is headed to Wicker Park, around the corner from the CTA Blue Line Division L stop.
Located at 1238 N. Milwaukee Ave.. Sushi Burrito is targeting a September opening, owner Ganzorig Amgalanbaatar said.
Fusing the to-go convenience of a burrito with the freshness of sushi, Sushi Burrito offers several varieties of burritos, priced between $7.50 and $13, as well as poke bowls for $9.50, according to its menu.
The Wicker Park outpost will be the third Sushi Burrito outpost in the city.
Amgalanbaatar — who said he eventually wants to franchise his concept — also owns the two-year-old Sumo Sushi Burrito at 1752 N. Sheffield Ave. in Lincoln Park and Sushi Burrito at 2904 N. Broadway Ave. in Lakeview, which opened in March.
Wicker Park's sushi burrito menu will be identical to the first two locations. Once open, it'll create six new jobs for the neighborhood, he said.
"A lot of my customers were telling me to come to Wicker Park. It's a good neighborhood," Amgalanbaatar said.
Amgalanbaatar claims to have the first sushi burrito joints in Chicago, but the trend has caught fire in California and Washington, D.C. Sushirrito, which opened in San Francisco in 2010, bills itself as the "original," but so does Jogasaki in Los Angeles.
En Hakkore 2 at 1467 N. Milwaukee Ave. also serves sushi burritos.
Morgan Stewart, a worker at Cricket Wireless, next store to the future eatery, said she plans to check out Sushi Burrito when it opens.
"I'm excited that it won't be vacant [anymore] and that it will be a restaurant. It's different. A sushi burrito is something that we haven't heard of," Stewart said.
Morgan Stewart, a worker at Cricket Wireless, in front of the future home of Sushi Burrito. [DNAinfo/Alisa Hauser]
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