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The Cowfish Is on Track to Serve Burgers and Sushi Next Month

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It's an odd combination

The Cowfish Charlotte.
The Cowfish Charlotte.

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, the Charlotte-based restaurant that's been working on an Atlanta outpost since last May, is closing in on an opening date. The restaurant should seat its first customers in April, according to a Monday announcement.

When it does open, it's likely The Cowfish will present a concept previously unseen in Atlanta: burgers and sushi under the same roof. The bizarre mashup features half-pound burgers and traditional sushi rolls, sashimi, nigiri, and entree-sized fusion rolls. And to really push the envelope, the menu includes "burgushi," described as "items include sushi rolls created using burger components and pick-up style sandwiches created using sushi." Bento boxes come with burgers and sushi. What a time to be alive.

Co-founder Alan Springate says the restaurant hopes to capitalize on this city's "progressive" restaurant patrons and large population.

"Atlanta is the next logical step for us," Springate said in a prepared statement. "It is a great city, not too far from our home state, with a progressive restaurant scene. It's very similar to Charlotte, with a lot more people."

In addition to the Charlotte original, which dealt with a massive norovirus outbreak last June, The Cowfish currently operates restaurants in Raleigh and Orlando. The Atlanta outpost will take up an 8,000-square-foot Perimeter Mall space, replacing Goldfish at 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd.

Correction: The Cowfish's Charlotte location dealt with an outbreak of norovirus, not salmonella.