Umami Burger Plots Major Global Expansion

October 17, 2016

The LA-based chain is headed to Japan, the Middle East, the UK, and beyond

Brace for more Umami Burgers: The California-based chain has plans for big growth both across the U.S. and internationally, thanks to its new majority owner.

Nation’s Restaurant News reports SBE, the company behind the SLS brand of hotels in Vegas, Miami, and LA — as well as restaurants such as José Andrés’s Bazaar Meat — has expanded its ownership of Umami Restaurant Group, now holding a 78 percent stake in the company. SBE has major expansion stars in its eyes, with particular interest in expanding Umami