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September 2016 / Dine and Travel Blog

September 2016 / Men's Journal

Chef Ilan Hall, winner of the second season of Top Chef and owner of The Gorbals — a restaurant with its own onion-laden take on what a burger can be — names Umami Burger as his go-to place for burgers. "In terms of special burger," he said, "I think Umami does it for me." While Umami Burger built a kind of success with its ability to brand its restaurants, now spread up the west coast and out into Chicago and New York, the actual burgers they serve are neither overpriced or underrated. We go with the Manly Burger here, with its house beer-cheddar cheese, bacon, onion strips, and homemade ketchup and mustard spread, it is the kind of burger that truly lives up to its name.

September 2016 / Zagat

In Los Angeles, there are classic burgers that deserve their devoted following and burgers destined to be classics. Yes, LA is a burger town, and that means there will always be new patties to try. Here are the 12 newest burgers to add to the list, from Hawaiian-inspired versions to vegan options, plus one really good happy-hour deal.

July 2016 / DNA Info

WEST LOOP — There's only one place where you can get an exclusive Monte Cristo burger: Umami Burger's second Chicago location, coming to Randolph's restaurant row this month.

Umami Burger will open its doors at 945 W. Randolph St. with a new expanded menu Monday, July 25th. The Monte Cristo burger — featuring Umami Burger’s signature beef patty, vanilla custard-soaked deep fried bun, prosciutto, gruyere fondue, powdered sugar and a side of maple syrup — will be exclusively served at the new West Loop location.

July 2016 / Eater - Chicago

Umami Burger, the California-based chain that uses Japanese umami flavors in its burgers, plans on opening its second Chicago location on July 25 in the West Loop, according to a news release. The 2,750-square-foot space at 945 W. Randolph St. has a patio and will have room to seat 100 indoors. There are also more meat-free small plates on the menu compared to the Wicker Park restaurant that opened in 2014.