Umami CEO on building an emerging brand

Umami CEO on building an emerging brand

Paul Clayton brings experience from large chains to the growing better burger concept

New Umami Restaurant Group CEO Paul Clayton is positioning the company’s better burger brand Umami Burger for steady growth.

Founder Adam Fleischman recently stepped down as chief executive of the Los Angeles-based operator, which also holds a stake in the 800 Degrees fast-casual pizza concept, and Umami Burger is going stronger then ever. The five-year-old casual-dining chain, known for its creative twists on traditional burgers and its craft beer selection, recently opened its

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