Comedian Andy Samberg is the latest celebrity to partner with Umami Burger in its Artist Series, which has previously featured The Black Keys and chefs José Andrés and Michael Voltaggio.
“The Samberger will pay homage to Andy’s love for Chicago-style hot dogs, which served as his inspiration for the burger,” announced Umami Burger.
The Samberger features Umami Burger’s signature beef patty, “topped with sport peppers, roasted tomatoes, chopped Umami dill pickles, a kombu relish, roasted garlic aioli, poppy seeds and yellow mustard on Umami Burger’s signature bun.”
The Samberger will be available at participating locations for $13 beginning September 23, including Umami Wicker Park in Chicago, which opens September 18.
“I worked tirelessly 'munchin around' with the Umami Burger team to design a burger that would best represent everything I stand for,” said Samberg. “We tried many combinations and flavors, and ultimately landed on a Chicago Dog-themed burger that has literally nothing to do with me. But it tasted really good so we went with it.”
One dollar from each burger sold will benefit The Center for Early Intervention on Deafness (CEID) in Berkeley, California.
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