In its quest for total world domination through savory meat and fluffy buns, Umami Burger has announced that it will open a branch of its popular SoCal burger chain in Burbank during the first half of this year.
The restaurant will be located in the old Papoo's Hot Dog Show stand on Riverside Drive, and it will mark the 15th Umami Burger to open in California.
For those of you who know and love the classic look of Papoo's (and I know there are many -- I count myself among them), reps for Umami say that they plan to keep much of the exterior look of the stand, along with its signage, which advertises a "show burger" and seven hot dog specials, all of which Umami plans to reinvent for its menu.
In addition to burgers and hot dogs, the new 100-seat Umami Burbank will serve breakfast and organic milkshakes, and will offer catering to neighboring studios. It will also have a beer and wine license when it opens.