Umami Burger closes in Palo Alto, leaving these 2 locations in the Bay Area

Seven years after opening on the Peninsula, Umami Burger — the upscale chain named after the Japanese word for savory — has shuttered its Palo Alto restaurant.

The closing, which leaves the Bay Area with just two Umami locations, comes just a few months after the chain overhauled its offerings for the first time since its 2009 founding in Los Angeles. The new menu switched up the burger options and added some new salads, shareable cauliflower bites and other non-burger dishes. The company also reiterated its commitment to using hormone-free, antibiotic-free beef.

At the same time last fall, Umami expanded its global presence with a fifth location in Tokyo and its first in Osaka.

According to Palo Alto Online, the Peninsula closure came after the loss of the University Avenue lease.

Umami’s first Bay Area restaurant, on Union Street in San Francisco, had previously closed.

There are now two Umami Burger locations in the Bay Area: one in San Francisco (242 King St. near Oracle Park) and one in Oakland (2100 Franklin St.).

Source:: East Bay – Lifestyle


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