THE HABIT BURGER GRILL DONATES $200,000 TO
SHARE OUR STRENGTH’S NO KID HUNGRY® CAMPAIGN
Presentation to take place at Quartyard San Diego
with Habit Burger Grill Catering Truck serving lunch
to benefit San Diego Hunger Coalition
(IRVINE, CA – December 15, 2015) – The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq: HABT), an Irvine-based restaurant company best known for its award-winning Charburgers, will present a $200,000 check on Monday, December 21, 2015 to representatives of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign® at Quartyard San Diego. With the goal of ending childhood hunger, the new San Diego Habit Burger Grill Catering Truck will be present and serve the public a $5 Charburger Combo from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with 100 percent of the proceeds supporting the San Diego Hunger Coalition, a local partner of No Kid Hungry.
“Ending childhood hunger in America is something we take seriously,” said Russ Bendel, chief executive officer at The Habit Burger Grill. “Since 2010, The Habit has partnered with No Kid Hungry by donating 100 percent of proceeds from more than 20 grand opening events. We are thrilled to present this check to our friends at No Kid Hungry which will provide children with two million healthy meals.”
The funds were raised by The Habit Burger Grill during the month of September. Thousands of guests at more than 125 Habit locations nationwide made donations to benefit No Kid Hungry, and in return received a certificate to enjoy a complimentary Charburger with cheese.
“We were excited when The Habit Burger joined the No Kid Hungry family of restaurant partners,” said Bill Shore, founder & CEO of Share Our Strength, which operates the No Kid Hungry campaign. “The Habit Burger has emerged as an innovative and generous corporate partner in the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry initiative.”
“Only by working together can we end child hunger in San Diego,” said Anahid Brakke, executive director of San Diego Hunger Coalition. “Community events like this are a great way to get involved in the effort to make sure no kids in San Diego go to bed hungry.”
WHAT: The Habit Burger Grill presents Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry with a $200,000 check from funds raised from guest donations in September.
WHEN: Monday, December 21, 2015, 11a.m.-2 p.m.
WHERE: Quartyard San Diego, 1120 Market Street, Downtown San Diego
MORE: With the goal of ending childhood hunger, the Habit Burger Grill Catering Truck will be present to serve the public a $5 Charburger Combo from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with 100 percent of proceeds going to the San Diego Hunger Coalition.
About The Habit Restaurants, Inc.
The Habit Burger Grill is a burger-centric, fast casual restaurant concept that specializes in preparing fresh, made-to-order chargrilled burgers and sandwiches featuring USDA choice tri-tip steak, grilled chicken and sushi-grade albacore tuna cooked over an open flame. In addition, it features fresh made-to-order salads and an appealing selection of sides, shakes and malts. The Habit was named the “best tasting burger in America” in July 2014 in a comprehensive survey conducted by one of America’s leading consumer magazines. The first Habit Burger Grill opened in Santa Barbara, California in 1969 and has since grown to more than 140 restaurants in 15 markets throughout California, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, New Jersey, Utah, Virginia and Washington. More information is available at www.habitburger.com.
The Habit may be found on social media at twitter.com/habitburger, facebook.com/habitburger, instagram.com/habitburgergrill, and youtube.com/habittube.
About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Visit NoKidHungry.org.
About San Diego Hunger Coalition
The San Diego Hunger Coalition conducts training and technical assistance for community-based organizations and schools; educates policymakers and the public about social, economic, and environmental factors that contribute to hunger; and advocates for legislative and administrative policies to end hunger, promote nutrition and protect public health.
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Contact: Lee Healy
Lee Healy Marketing Communications