New area sushi burrito restaurant considers expanding to Dayton

A restaurant in Lebanon is serving sushi in a new way — wrapped up in a burrito.

Sushi burrito restaurant Roll On In, located at 44 E Mulberry St., opened its doors earlier this summer. Now, owners Michael McCarthy and John Kallenberger are considering opening two new locations in the near future.

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McCarthy said he is currently looking at property in Cincinnati for an additional location, and is considering the Dayton area for a third spot. They’re also expanding with a new food truck, which will have a presence at local breweries and events.

The fast-casual restaurant offers all types of sushi in burritos, bowls and salads. Customers can order options like sweet chili gyro and tempura shrimp. The restaurant, which opened in June, averages prices of $8 to $12.

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The burrito is the most popular item for customers, and McCarthy said there’s something unique for everyone to try. Diners can top off their sushi burritos with corn salsa, fried wontons, edamame and green onions. With taps installed at the restaurant, Roll On In serves Smooth Cincy Coffee, a local brand of nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee.

“It actually pairs really well with sushi,” he said.

McCarthy, who studied at the University of Cincinnati, said sushi is more than food for him — it’s art. He worked as a chef throughout college, and the restaurant combines his passions together.

“I went to school for graphic design, so I enjoy the art and the colors of sushi,” he said. “It’s such an art form, you know?”

Roll On In is currently looking at spaces in Dayton. Though nothing is finalized, the owners are considering new possibilities.

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“We are looking to open a second location in Cincinnati first,” he said. “People are really excited to come in and experience our place and create sushi for themselves.

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