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Umami Burger Raises $20 Million, Plans Expansion to NYC, DC, Chicago, More

Umami Los Feliz.
Umami Los Feliz.
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Los Angeles-based burger chain Umami Burger has received $20 million in funding, a move that will enable the chain to expand to "to Chicago; Washington, D.C.; Las Vegas; Philadelphia; and Miami." Umami is already in the process of opening locations in Miami and Vegas. According to NRN, 13 new locations are planned for this year alone, including one in New York.

Umami Burger is famous for its umami-laden burgers that are made using molecular-esque techniques. The restaurants serve cocktails and each one is designed differently, to suit the space and the community in which it's located. Oh, and also Los Angeles restaurant critic Jonathan Gold once wrote of the chain's abstract bun logo, "Its logo recalls a burger-centric take on Georgia O'Keeffe imagery, which implies an umami of its own." So there is that.

· Umami Burger Receives $20M Investment [NRN]
· All Umami Burger Coverage on Eater [-E-]