Look out Shake Shack, the Southern California burger beast with a cult following, Umami Burger, is opening its first location outside of California in our very own South Beach. The Umami Restaurant Group announced today that they'll be opening Umami SOBE in the spring of 2013. The Founder and CEO of Umami Restaurant Group, Adam Fleischman, says
"Miami has a diverse food culture, blending together a lot of different genres but nothing like us. South Beach is going to love our burgers."And it's very likely that Miami's burger enthusiasts will be easily converted, as the Umami Burger was named "Burger of the Year" by GQ magazine. Serving "fine dining fast food," Umami produces all of its own condiments, cheeses, and grinds its meat in-house throughout the day. All beef patties are made with hand-ground, hand-formed Wagyu beef. Umami SOBE will be opening at 1080 Alton Road, the former location of burger joints 8 oz. Burger Bar and the super quick-lived American Burger. Stay tuned this spring for an opening date.