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Umami Burger to Open in Pasadena

Umami Burger to Open Pasadena Location by the End of the Year

Published on Friday, June 8, 2012 | 2:30 pm

Umami Restaurant Group, creators of Umami Burger, named “Burger of the Year” by GQ magazine, today announced plans for an Umami Burger in Pasadena.

“Pasadena has a great dining scene,” said Adam Fleischman, founder and owner of Umami Restaurant Group. “We hope the community in Old Town Pasadena embraces us.”

The Umami Burger in Pasadena will be sleek, modern and minimalist, inspired by the nearby Apple Store. Umami Burger Pasadena will be located at 49 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena.

The Pasadena announcement follows the launch of the Umami Products Company, selling Umami Dust, Umami Spray, Umami Master Sauce, Umami Ketchup and a number of other hand selected products, like Chris Ginder’s Spice of Life Hot Sauce, all available at Umami Burger will open its 11th location in Laguna Beach next week, on Wednesday, June 13th at 1:00 PM.

For more information on Umami Burger, please visit

About Umami Restaurant Group

Umami Restaurant Group is a Los Angeles-based restaurant group founded by Adam Fleischman, a self-taught chef and successful food and wine entrepreneur best known for his revolutionary burger concept, Umami Burger. Conceived as “fine-dining fast food,” Umami Burger was named “Burger of the Year” by GQ magazine. Umami Burger’s first location opened on La Brea Avenue in 2009 and currently has additional locations in Hollywood, Los Feliz, Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach, Downtown Los Angeles, Studio City, Thousand Oaks and San Francisco, with additional locations planned at The Grove, Costa Mesa, Anaheim, Westwood, Oakland and Laguna Beach.

The Umami Restaurant Group also recently opened, UMAMIcatessen in Downtown Los Angeles featuring 5 different kitchens preparing food concepts from notable chefs from around the country. Umami is a Japanese word describing the pleasant and savory taste imparted by glutamate, a type of amino acid, and ribonucleotides that occur naturally in foods. The result is a sophisticated, tightly edited selection of burgers, sides and accompaniments. For more information on Umami Burger, please visit


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