Umami Burger to Open New Locations in Thousand Oaks and Oakland in 2012

Here is the official press release regarding a new Umami Burger location at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks mentioned here on Wednesday night.

Umami Restaurant Group, creators of Umami Burger, named “Burger of the Year” by GQ magazine, today announced plans for two new Umami Burger locations in Oakland and Thousand Oaks by the end of 2012.

“When we look for new locations, we look for great neighborhoods,” said Adam Fleischman founder and owner of Umami Restaurant Group.  “Since we opened our first location on La Brea, we’ve had requests to come to Oakland, which is a great food community. In Southern California, Thousand Oaks was a logical next step for us.”

The Oakland location will be the second Umami Burger in the Bay Area, located at 2100 Franklin in Downtown Oakland. Umami Burger Thousand Oaks will be inside The Lakes at Thousand Oaks. Both restaurants will be approximately 100 seats.

Announcement of the two new locations comes just after opening Umami Burger in Hermosa Beach and 800 Degrees Pizza in Westwood. Umami Restaurant Group has previously announced plans to open locations in Laguna Beach, The Grove and downtown Los Angeles as a part of UMAMIcatessen, all of which will open in the first half of the year.

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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, Studio City and San Francisco, with additional locations planned at The Grove and Laguna Beach.  The Umami Restaurant Group has also announced plans UMAMIcatessen to open in Downtown Los Angeles in 2012.  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.  Adam Fleischman previously worked in the wine business as the founder of the wine-centric Culver City restaurants BottleRock and Vinoteque. For more information on Umami Burger, please visit