Umami Burger, sbe’s world-renowned premium burger brand, is excited to announce the opening of its first location in the second largest city in Japan, Osaka. This marks the fifth location for Umami Burger in Japan with exciting plans to open five additional locations in the country by 2020.
Umami Burger Osaka will be located in the heart of the city at the new Hankyu Hotel, a perfect fit in the epicenter of Japan’s famed culinary city. Located on the first floor of the Shin Hankyu Hotel’s food court, Umami Burger Osaka will feature shared seating and will offer a limited-edition burger called the “Spicy Joe,” a tangy take on the classic favorite. This announcement comes on the heels of sbe and Accor’s commitment to open over 100 Umami Burger restaurants across the globe in the next seven years.
Sam Nazarian, Founder & CEO of sbe, states: “We are very excited for the continuous growth in Japan for the Umami Burger brand. It has been an honor to work with Mr. Kaiho and his team led by Paul Medeiros on building the Umami Burger brand in Japan. Opening in Osaka, the culinary capital of Japan, is a milestone for us, and we look forward to continuing our growth of Umami in Japan in the coming years.”
Tatsuhiro Kaiho, CEO of Umami Burger Japan, states “We are thrilled to open out first location in Osaka, which marks our fifth in Japan. We are very proud and honored to have Umami be a part of the Japanese community, and to work hand-in-hand with Sam Nazarian and the team at sbe.”
Umami Burger currently has over 27 locations globally, including 16 locations in major cities in the U.S. including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and five locations internationally in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, as well as in Nassau, Bahamas, Mexico City, Querétaro, and Pueblas, Mexico. In the next phase of growing Umami Burger, sbe plans to open in the Middle East, Latin America, Europe, and the Pacific region.