Umami Burger

Umami Burger's Manly burger is topped with beer-cheddar cheese, smoked salt-onion strings and bacon lardons. (March 13, 2014)

Los Angeles-based Umami Burger has announced plans to expand to Illinois with a Wicker Park location opening in the second half of 2014. 

The 90-seat restaurant will be located at 1480 N. Milwaukee Ave. and feature favorites from Umami's original menu along with a burger created exclusively for the Wicker Park location, according to a statement released March 13. Cocktails, beer and wine are also in the plans. 

Umami Burger has more than 20 locations in California, Florida and New York. The Wicker Park location is "the first of many planned locations in the Chicago area," said the statement.

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