Umami Burger wins cult following with a mini menu of savory gourmet burgers

Umami Burger wins cult following with a mini menu of savory gourmet burgers

Achalkboard sign on the wall at one of the Umami Burger locations in Los Angeles reveals a key reason why this casual-dining better-burger concept is a hit.

“Umami: It makes things taste good,” the sign states.

For founder Adam Fleischman, it’s all about umami—what the Japanese refer to as the “fifth taste,” a savory deliciousness that comes from glutamate and other naturally occurring elements in certain foods.

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