Wagyu Concept Ojai Burger opens in Old Towne Orange

Ojai Burger, a fast, high-quality Wagyu burger concept, celebrates its grand opening and debut at Old Towne Orange on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at noon. The concept is a rebranding of popular Ojai, CA establishment, Yume Japanese Burger Cafe, and will be a first in Orange County, serving a menu of burgers, fries, waffles, milkshakes and more at 238 W Chapman Ave #100, one block from Central Pedestrian Hub In Orange Plaza.

To celebrate the upcoming grand opening, the first 100 guests in line at noon will receive a free burger or sandwich of their choice. Additionally, throughout the day, the menu will be served at a 50 percent discount and each guest will have the opportunity to spin the prize wheel at the register to win free food on a future visit and a ‘Backer since Day 1’ card offering a 15 percent discount on all future orders for the year The entire first. Other festivities will include live music on the communal patio.

Founded by old friends Michael Wu, Karl Tong, Casper Hsu, and Peter Yang, Ojai Burger was conceived after a vacation in Ojai, California when friends found the five-star burger brand Yume Japanese Burger Cafe on Yelp. After meeting with the founders of Yum, Takeshi Ozaki, a Japanese tennis coach by trade who envisioned his passion for cooking at his first restaurant, and his wife, Shikage Ozaki, the friends decided to partner with the duo in creating the Ojai Burger to bring high-quality Wagyu burgers and other aspects of the Yum concept to Orange County. and outside. In creating the concept, the founders used their collective restaurant backgrounds with the new venture – Michael Wu, Peter Yang and Casper Hsu are co-founders of the country’s leading Pokeworks concept, and Karl Tong, a professional banker/investor is the co-founder of Miyabi Uni, a high-end Japanese restaurant He’s based in Torrance, California—and eventually has plans to expand the brand across the country.

“Since discovering the concept of Day Takeshi, we have dreamed of bringing this amazing Wagyu burger to other parts of the state, and we are thrilled to finally open the Ojai Burger at the Orange Old Town Plaza,” says Carl Tong. “We have high hopes that this concept will take off in Orange County, given the demand for high-quality produce and fusion cuisine that embraces the flavors of other cultures and we look forward to celebrating the grand opening with the local community and introducing guests to the Wagyu burger we loved at Ojai.”

Occupying 1,000 square feet, the restaurant, formerly known as Buttermilk Fried Chicken, offers intimate indoor dining and shared patio space with Wahoo’s Fish Tacos next door. The Ojai Burger menu features a variety of Japanese-American food ranging from Wagyu Burgers, which feature pancakes prepared in a rich and delicious 24-hour marinade served in a brioche bun, to traditional Japanese Mochi pancakes available in unique flavors such as Ume (purple yam) and matcha. Appetizers include Karaage Chicken, Japanese Croquettes, and Takoyaki. Chicken sandwiches and a variety of french fries, such as Topa Topa Loaded Wagyu Fries, will be served alongside milkshakes, and other offerings incorporating the flavors of Japanese cuisine in a casual quick service concept.

“It was so important for us to represent Takeshi’s dream come true with Ojai Burger, which is why we are committed to his philosophy of serving guests only the highest quality produce at an affordable price,” Michael Wu adds. “We have witnessed firsthand how Yume, which translates appropriately to ‘dream’ in Japanese, has blossomed within the Ojai community, and the ultimate goal will be to expand the Ojai Burger beyond this first location in the near future to share this culinary blend of Japanese and American cuisine far away. and wide.”

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