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Umami Burger plots global expansion




Eunice Tan has lunch with friends on Friday, Oct. 18 at Umami Burger's flagship location at the Grove. The restaurant first opened in Los Angeles in 2009 and now has 22 locations including Miami Beach and New York City.
Eunice Tan has lunch with friends on Friday, Oct. 18 at Umami Burger's flagship location at the Grove. The restaurant first opened in Los Angeles in 2009 and now has 22 locations including Miami Beach and New York City.
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Think of burgers and California - and many people think of In-N-Out. There's another restaurant chain, though, with an upscale version of this classic fast food.

KPCC's Ben Bergman says while In-N-Out has resisted expansion, Umami Burger is fixated on it.