Charlotte Observer | Hot sauce, Charlotte-based sushi companies team up to make buffalo chicken sushi roll

Buffalo chicken and sushi are two staples of our diets here in the United States. But have you ever had a buffalo chicken sushi roll?

Charlotte-based Hissho Sushi has teamed up with with Frank’s RedHot to bring a buffalo chicken sushi roll to more than 1,000 locations across the country one day next week, including one in Charlotte.

The roll has grilled chicken, cream cheese, avocado and crisp carrots rolled into rice and nori. It’s then topped with crunchy fried onions and Frank’s RedHot Japanese BBQ sauce and spicy mayo. Then a sprinkle of RedHot seasoning completes the roll.

With all that heat, could that really be a wasabi leaf in the press photo (above)? Hard core.

If this sounds good to you, you’ll want to hit up Sprouts in the Ballantyne area on Monday, August 30. That’s the Charlotte location where the roll will be sold.

Hissho Sushi is headquartered in Charlotte and is the second-largest sushi distributor in the country. Frank’s RedHot is one of McCormick & Company’s brands. Its Cayenne Pepper Sauce was a secret ingredient in the original Buffalo wings created in 1964 in Buffalo, New York.


Hissho Sushi, headquartered in Charlotte NC, is the second-largest sushi distributor in the country and has regularly been recognized for their year-over-year growth by Charlotte Business Journal’s Fast 50, by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in America, Grant Thornton’s NC 100 and Smart CEO’s Future 40, among others. Founded in 1998, Hissho has grown to more than 2,000 locations across the United States. Through its business, Hissho Sushi aspires to enrich lives, and to inspire all to be great and do good. For more information, visit https://cc-devserver.com/dev/wp-hisshosushi/ or follow Hissho Sushi on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


It all started back in 1920 when the first bottle of Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce was introduced. Made with a premium blend of aged cayenne peppers, Frank’s RedHot adds the perfect blend of flavor and heat to your favorite foods. Frank’s Cayenne Pepper Sauce was used as the secret ingredient in the original Buffalo wings created in Buffalo, NY in 1964. Try our family of products including the Original sauce, Buffalo Wings sauce, Queso Dip seasoning mix, Buffalo Ranch seasoning, Frozen Buffalo Wings and more. Visit www.Franksredhot.com for more information and recipes.


Frank’s RedHot is one of McCormick & Company’s (MKC) brands. As a Fortune 500 company with over $5 billion in annual sales across 160 countries and territories, McCormick is a global leader in flavor. Founded in 1889 and headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland USA, McCormick is guided by our principles and committed to our Purpose – To Stand Together for the Future of Flavor. McCormick envisions A World United by Flavor where healthy, sustainable, and delicious go hand in hand. To learn more, visit www.mccormickcorporation.com or follow McCormick & Company on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Jessica Prah
Paramount Public Relations