As a Japanese kid growing up in California, Keizo Shimamoto developed a love for both parts of his culture: L.A. and Tokyo, ramen and burgers.
While studying ramen in Japan, he encountered pork sandwiches with ramen buns, and a light bulb went off. Inspired by the burgers back home, he merged the best of both and reinvented two iconic dishes.
The Original Ramen Burger™ was born, as was an unpredictable, unprecedented, unrestrained demand from the public.
The result is iconoclastic and exciting, and he’s just getting started.
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