Adam Fleischman, the founder of the growing Umami Burger chain, is lining up new restaurant brands that he hopes will take flight, including a fast-casual fried chicken concept that uses chocolate as its “crack factor.” As of Jan. 1, Fleischman stepped down from day-to-day operations as chief executive of Umami Restaurant Group, though he remains chair of that company, which operates 21-unit Umami Burger and is co-developing the fast-casual pizza brand 800 Degrees. The search ...

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