Monday, November 12, 2012

Umami Burger's Fast Casual Concept, U-Mini, Opens First Location in Westwood on Wednesday

Umami Restaurant Group, overseers of Umamicatessen, Red Medicine and a whopping TWELVE SoCal Umami Burgers (plus a San Francisco location and soon a Manhattan spot as well), will launch their latest concept, U-Mini, this Wednesday at noon in Westwood. Located across the street from another fast casual Umami-run restaurant, 800 Degrees pizzeria, U-Mini will serve as a walk up and order little brother to Umami and will feature an all new menu of burgers, fries and shakes - in smaller portions at smaller price-points.

With the plan for the inaugural U-Mini to serve as "a testing ground for new recipes and service technology," as the press release reads, much like the Westwood 800 Degrees does, UCLA students are quickly becoming the luckiest collegiate culinary lab rats in town.

((Note: Umami has invited UE to sample the U-Mini foodstuffs on opening day. Will hopefully have a post up on the site by Thursday))

U-Mini opens Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at noon.
1131 Westwood Avenue, Westwood.