In this month's issue of Los Angeles Magazine, dine editor Lesley Bargar Suter chronicles the "casual dining revolution" of Adam Fleischman, founder of Umami Burger. Three years after first opening Umami Burger in 2009 in Los Angeles, Fleischman now runs the Umami Restaurant Group, which includes nine Umami Burger locations, the pizzeria 800 Degrees, and UmamIcatessen, with more restaurants on the way. (In her piece, Suter gives a shout-out to AHT's Damon Gambuto, who reviewed Umami Burger back in 2009.)
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