Umami Burger Thousand Oaks to Open on Thursday, May 3, 2012

UMAMI BURGER THOUSAND OAKS OPENS MAY 3rd

Opening at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks Marks Debut of First Umami Kids Menu

Umami Restaurant Group, creators of Umami Burger, named “Burger of the Year” by GQ magazine, today announced that Umami Burger will open at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks on Thursday, May 3rd at Noon. Umami Burger Founder Adam Fleischman will be joined by Thousand Oaks Mayor, Jacqui V. Irwin for an informal ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening.

Umami Burger Thousand Oaks also marks the debut of the first Umami Kids Menu, which was created specifically for the local community.  The kids menu features kids sized entrees, including Tempura Chicken Tenders, U-mini Cheese Burger and the All U-Merican Grilled Cheese, served with a choice of Umami Fries, Sweet Potato Fries or Apple Slices and a mini cookie.

Umami Burger Thousand Oaks is the tenth Umami Burger location and will be open daily at 11 AM.  Umami Burger Thousand Oaks is located at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks at 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Umami Burger at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks will join other outstanding shopping, dining and entertainment options, just steps from the Civic Arts Plaza.

For more information on Umami Burger, visit umami.com.   For more information on The Lakes at Thousand Oaks, visit shoplakes.com.

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, Costa Mesa, Downtown Los Angeles, Studio City, Thousand Oaks and San Francisco, with additional locations planned at The Grove, 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 umami.com.                                                                       

About The Lakes at Thousand Oaks

The Lakes at Thousand Oaks is a 50,000-square-foot outdoor retail and dining destination featuring a host of quaint shops and restaurants in the heart of the Conejo Valley.

Located to the east of the Civic Arts Plaza and Performing Arts Center, this unique development complements the existing cultural center and creates an extraordinary community gathering place for Thousand Oaks residents and visitors.

Set on 7.5 acres, The Lakes includes a richly landscaped park with two beautiful lakes, fountains and a public plaza, creating an expansive, open and welcoming addition to Thousand Oaks Boulevard. In the winter, one of the lakes transforms into a charming outdoor ice skating rink, offering a magical holiday attraction for the region. For more information, please visit www.shoplakes.com.