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Umami Burger names new CEO to succeed founder Adam Fleischman
Umami Burger names new CEO to succeed founder Adam Fleischman

Umami Restaurant Group, the company that runs the Umami Burger chain and is a partner of 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, announced Monday that Paul E. Clayton will take over as its new chief executive officer. Clayton is replacing Adam Fleischman, founder and chairman of Umami Restaurant Group, who stepped down as CEO earlier this year. Fleischman will remain Umami Restaurant Group chairman. The chain started as a single burger store (now closed) on an unassuming stretch of La Brea Avenue in 2009. It has expanded to branches across the country, including New York and Florida. Umami will soon be opening in Las Vegas, Irvine and Brooklyn, N.Y. “Umami Burger has captured the...

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