Umami Burger opened the first of five planned locations in the Middle East. The first, in Doha, Qatar, is the 28th location overall for the restaurant chain.

Umami Burger has partnered with Innovation Lab Qatar Group for this project. The restaurant will open with a delivery-only model on a temporary basis. Interprogetti Interior Design and Fit Out handled the design of this location, which features indoor and outdoor seating within the 138 square meter space.

This opening comes on the heels of Umami Burger's New York City expansion into a midtown ghost kitchen space operated by C3, a subsidiary of global lifestyle and hospitality company sbe. In the coming months Umami plans to introduce additional concepts in New York City, including a full-service concept in the heart of Midtown and the other within Citizens' Food Hall in collaboration with Brookfield Properties and C3. Citizens Food Hall will feature two full-service restaurants, multiple bars and a fast-casual market hall.