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Aug
24

The Habit Burger Grill Continues Fight to Help End Childhood Hunger in America

Partners Again with No Kid Hungry® and Offers Free Charburger with Cheese for Donations of $2 or More

(IRVINE, CA) Aug. 31, 2016 – The Habit Restaurant, Inc. (Nasdaq: HABT) is continuing its commitment to help end childhood hunger in America. The popular restaurant is partnering again with No Kid Hungry with the goal of raising funds to provide healthy meals to kids across the nation that are unsure of their next meal.
One in five kids in the U.S. struggles with hunger. The Habit Burger Grill, together with its loyal guests, is committed to changing this. The Habit will be collecting donations for No Kid Hungry and offering guests, who donate $2 or more to the No Kid Hungry campaign, a free Charburger with Cheese certificate, good on a return visit now through the end of September.
“We are excited to have The Habit Burger participate in their second Dine Out for No Kid Hungry promotion this September,” said Billy Shore, Founder and CEO of Share Our Strength, which operates the No Kid Hungry campaign. “They are a valued partner that lends their special energy and commitment to our cause, and we’re grateful for their support in helping us end child hunger in the United States.”

“We don’t take for granted the value of a quality meal, and for millions of Americans, especially children, those meals don’t always come easily. That’s why supporting No Kid Hungry is so important to us, and why we want to give something back to the communities we serve and our loyal guests who support this effort,” said Russ Bendel, CEO of The Habit Burger Grill.
Last year The Habit contributed $200,000 to No Kid Hungry, providing more than 2 million meals to kids.
“Our hope to significantly increase this support and help more kids across the country,” added Bendel.
On September 1, Bendel will be joined by No Kid Hungry executives to ring the NASDAQ opening bell together to call attention to the issue of childhood hunger in America.
No Kid Hungry is to make childhood hunger a thing of the past. In partnership with local programs, No Kid Hungry works with children and families how to shop on a budget and cook healthier meals.

About The Habit Burger Grill
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 150 restaurants in 16 markets throughout California, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Utah, Virginia and Washington. More information is available at www.habitburger.com.

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Aug
17

THE HABIT BURGER GRILL OPENS THIRD NEVADA LOCATION IN HENDERSON

The Habit Burger Grill raises over $3,400 for Las Vegas charities

LAS VEGAS, NV (August 17, 2016) – The Habit Burger Grill is now open in Henderson. To kick off the grand opening of its all-new location, the habit forming restaurant partnered with several local charities and raised around $3,400 over the course of two days. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised went to nonprofits, including Project 150, Spread the Word Nevada and Three Square Food Bank.

In addition to serving the community, The Habit also allowed guests to get a sneak peek of the popular menu with its “Free Burger Days” serving over 900 of its award-wining Charburgers. There, visitors were given a complimentary Charburger, fries and drink to enjoy.

The Habit Burger Grill now features three locations in Nevada including Howard Hughes Center (365 Hughes Center Drive), Southwest Las Vegas (4830 Blue Diamond Road), and the all-new location in Henderson (543 N. Stephanie St, Suite 120).

The Habit Las Vegas locations are open daily, Sunday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.habitburger.com. The Habit is also found on social media at www.facebook.com/habitburger, instagram.com/habitburgergrill, twitter.com/habitburger and www.youtube.com/habittube.

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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 150 restaurants in 16 markets throughout California, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Utah, Virginia and Washington. More information is available at www.habitburger.com.

Media Contact:
Allied Integrated Marketing
Sara Ryan, habitburger@alliedim.com
(702) 889-2705

Aug
17

The Habit Burger Is Coming To Menifee, CA!

We will be opening a new store in Menifee, CA on August 24th! Can’t wait that long to try your newest Habit? Come by during the following dates for some fun, pre-opening events this weekend. Here is the line up-

Saturday, August 20th at 11:30 AM and at 5:00 PM: Free Burger Day for the first 200 guests in line | Enjoy our award-winning Charburger, fries, and a drink. It’s on us!

Sunday, August 21st at 11:30 AM: Free Habit Day for the first 200 guests in line | Enjoy a delicious chargrilled meal from one of our preset menus on us!

Sunday, August 21st from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Fundraising event for Canine Support Teams, Inc. | 100% of our sales will go back to this group. This event is open to all, and we encourage you to make it a Habit to make a difference.

Tuesday, August 23rd at 11:30 AM: Another free Habit Day for the first 200 guests in line | Enjoy a delicious chargrilled meal from one of our preset menus on us!

See you there!

Aug
17

THE HABIT BURGER GRILL EXPANDS TO HENDERSON WITH THIRD NEVADA LOCATION

Las Vegas (July 1, 2016) – Fresh off the heels of its second Nevada location, The Habit Burger Grill, plans to debut its award-wining Charburgers with a third location in the heart of Henderson.

“The Las Vegas community has welcomed The Habit Burger Grill and our award-winning Charburgers with open arms, and we couldn’t be more pleased,” said Xiaoming Hu of 12 Ventures LLC, a franchisee of The Habit Burger Grill. “The decision to open a third location was based on the overwhelming responses from our fans, including the countless local guests who have asked when The Habit would be opening in their neighborhood. Expanding to the Henderson market was the natural next step for our brand, and we’re excited to open soon.”

The restaurant will feature a total of 117 dining seats, including indoor and patio dining, complete with the California-inspired interior décor. Approximately 40 new jobs will be created to staff the restaurant. The Habit distinguishes itself in the fast casual better burger segment with its signature Charburger, menu variety, genuine hospitality and value. Guests can expect the following when visiting a Habit Burger location:

• Burgers are always 100% fresh ground beef, never frozen
• Burgers are chargrilled over an open flame for extra flavor
• Lettuce, tomatoes and onions are cut fresh daily
• Tuna steak sandwiches are made with line caught, sushi-grade Albacore
• Fresh chicken breasts are hand-filleted and marinated in-house
• USDA Choice Tri-tip steak is trimmed and marinated in-house
• Salads are fresh, made-to-order
• House-made ranch dressing is prepared fresh daily in the restaurants
• French fries, onion rings, sweet potato fries and tempura green beans are 100% trans-fat free, cooked in soybean oil
• Shakes and malts are hand-crafted and made-to-order
• Every Habit offers a complimentary condiment bar featuring an assortment of peppers, lemons, limes and a range of sauces for guests to spice it up

The Habit Burger Grill will be located at 543 N. Stephanie Street, Suite 120, Henderson, NV 89014 (on the corner of Stephanie Street and Warm Springs Road). For more information, visit www.habitburger.com. The Habit is also found on social media at www.facebook.com/habitburger, instagram.com/habitburgergrill, twitter.com/habitburger and www.youtube.com/habittube.

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 150 restaurants in 16 markets throughout California, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Utah, Virginia and Washington. More information is available at www.habitburger.com.

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Media Contact:
Allied Integrated Marketing
Sara Ryan, habitburger@alliedim.com
(702) 889-2705

May
17

The Habit Burger Grill Serves It Up for Veterans in San Diego!

Visit us at www.habitburger.com/sdtrucks to find out where we’ll be next!

New Catering Truck To Celebrate National Burger Month With Fundraisers for Reboot To help Veterans Successfully Transition πfrom the Battlefront to the Homefront

(IRVINE, CA) May 16, 2016 – The Habit Burger Grill is launching a new catering truck in San Diego and teaming up with National Veterans Transition Services, Inc. (NVTSI) aka Reboot to help veterans, one juicy bite at a time.

Coinciding with National Burger Month and as a way of introducing its new catering truck, The Habit Burger Grill will be holding five burger events throughout San Diego County with 100% of the proceeds going to NVTSI, a non-profit organization that helps veterans successfully transition from the battlefront to the homefront through a reverse boot-camp called Reboot WorkshopsTM.

At each of these events, The Habit Burger Grill will be offering its signature Charburger, fries and a drink for $5. The Charburger features 100% fresh, never frozen ground beef grilled over an open flame and topped with melted cheese, caramelized onions, mayo, pickles, fresh tomato and crisp lettuce and served on a toasted bun. The Habit has been serving the Best Tasting Burger in America exactly this way since the first restaurant opened in 1969.
The tour schedule can be found here – http://www.habitburger.com/sdtrucks/.
NVTSI, founded in 2010, has helped thousands of veterans make the challenging switch back to civilian life through workshops that focus on relearning the civilian culture while using military skills to their advantage. The educational workshops build upon military training and experience while preparing for life after the military. This month, NVTSI introduces their “OPREATION REBOOT” initiative that will match veterans with more than 500 area businesses looking for responsible employees.

“On behalf of the thousands of veterans who leave the military in San Diego every year, NVTSI appreciates this valuable support from The Habit,” said Maurice Wilson, president and executive director. “Military personnel excel at teamwork, are disciplined, and perform well under pressure. The Reboot WorkshopTM helps veterans focus on the emotional skills to let these positive qualities shine through, making for better citizens and better employees.”

“Better burgers are just the beginning for The Habit. Giving back to the community is very important to our company, and we are proud to support service men and women as they transition back into civilian life. The work NVTSI is doing is vital to giving service personnel the best future possible,” said Russ Bendel, chief executive officer of The Habit Burger Grill

The Habit Burger Grill opened its first San Diego location in 2011, and now operates nine restaurants in San Diego with three more planned to open this year. The new catering truck offers the same high quality menu as the restaurants and can be booked for parties or events at https://www.habitburger.com/habit-truck/.

The Habit may be found on social media at facebook.com/habitburger, instagram.com/habitburgergrill, twitter.com/habitburger and youtube.com/habittube. For more details on The Habit Burger Grill, please visit habitburger.com.

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 145 restaurants in 15 markets throughout California, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, New Jersey, Utah, Virginia and Washington. More information is available at  www.habitburger.com.

About Reboot
National Veterans Transition Services, Inc, a San Diego based 501 (c)(3) organization known as Reboot, is dedicated to assisting veterans in adjusting to civilian life and securing meaningful employment by combining evidence-based, best-practice performance techniques. Reboot WorkshopsTM help veterans achieve their full potential and goals in the transition domains of employment and career, education, living situation, personal effectiveness/wellbeing and community life functioning. For more information, visit http://www.nvtsi.org/.

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Apr
07

The Habit Celebrates Spring with the New Super Food Salad

Limited time special available through May

(IRVINE, CA – April 7, 2016) – The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq: HABT), an Irvine-based restaurant company renowned for its award-winning Charburgers announces the debut of a Super Food Salad, a colorful new dish filled with a variety of flavors and packed with nutrition-rich produce and lean protein. The limited time special is available now through May at participating Habit Burger Grill locations and is priced at $7.95 (image attached).

The Habit’s Super Food Salad starts with a hand-filleted, marinated chicken breast, perfectly chargrilled and sliced, served over tender baby kale, tri-colored quinoa, sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and sprinkled with feta cheese. Craisins® dried cranberries supply a touch of sweetness; slivered almonds add crunch. It’s tossed in a zesty house-made kale pesto dressing making for a tasty choice just right for clean eating this spring.

“As Americans’ appetite for superfoods continues to grow, ingredients such as kale and the ancient grain quinoa have surpassed trend status and have become staples in a healthful lifestyle,” says chef Adam Baird, The Habit’s vice president of food & beverage and creator of the new limited time special. “Our guests want a lot more than a traditional salad and our new Super Food Salad delivers fresh, good-for-you flavors perfect for the start of salad season. And every bite showcases the Habit’s commitment to high-quality ingredients.”

For more information, visit www.habitburger.com. The Habit is also found on social media at www.facebook.com/habitburger, http://instagram.com/habitburgergrill, https://twitter.com/habitburger and www.youtube.com/habittube.

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 145 restaurants in 15 markets throughout California, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, New Jersey, Utah, Virginia and Washington. More information is available at  www.habitburger.com.

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Contact: Lee Healy
Lee Healy Marketing Communications
LeeCHealy@gmail.com
949.760.3054

Jan
20

A Fresh Taste of Italy at The Habit: Chicken Caprese Sandwich

Limited time special available through mid-March

(IRVINE, CA – January 20, 2015) – The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq: HABT), an Irvine-based restaurant company best known for its award-winning Charburgers, has announced the introduction of a fresh, flavorful Chicken Caprese Sandwich. The limited time special is available now through March 16 at participating Habit Burger Grill locations and is priced at $6.95 (image attached).

The new Chicken Caprese Sandwich starts with a tender, hand-filleted chicken breast that is seasoned and perfectly chargrilled, then topped with thick slices of fresh mozzarella, ripe sliced tomatoes and crisp lettuce. It’s served on grilled garlic-herb sourdough bread with a flavorful basil pesto aioli spread.

“We get so many compliments on our chicken sandwiches, it seemed making one with popular Italian ingredients like fresh mozzarella and zesty pesto would be a hit with our guests,” said chef Adam Baird, The Habit’s vice president of food & beverage and creator of the new limited time special. “At this time of the year, we find people like the option of something lighter with fresh, herbaceous flavors. This sandwich delivers just that with layers of tastes and textures.”

For more information, visit www.habitburger.com. The Habit is also found on social media at www.facebook.com/habitburger, http://instagram.com/habitburgergrill, https://twitter.com/habitburger and www.youtube.com/habittube.

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 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.

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Contact: Lee Healy
Lee Healy Marketing Communications
LeeCHealy@gmail.com
949.760.3054

Jan
15

THE HABIT BURGER GRILL OPENS IN CAMPBELL

Pre-Opening Fundraiser will benefit Del Mar High School
(IRVINE, CA – January 14, 2016) – The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq: HABT), an Irvine-based restaurant company best known for its award-winning Charburgers, will open a Habit Burger Grill in Campbell at 2000 South Bascom Avenue, across from the Pruneyard Shopping Center. The new Habit will officially open Wednesday, January 20, at 10:30 a.m.
Habit fans will get a preview of the popular menu during a fundraiser on Sunday, January 17, from 5-7 p.m., benefiting Del Mar High School. The Habit will donate 100 percent of all proceeds to the non-profit. The fundraiser is open to the general public, who are encouraged to sign up for the CharClub to be the first to know about new menu items and be invited to other grand opening events (Habitburger.com/CharClub).
“An important part of the Habit’s culture is caring about the communities that we serve,” said Russ Bendel, president and chief executive officer of The Habit Restaurants, Inc. “It’s a Habit tradition to open every new restaurant with a significant fundraiser that has local impact. We are happy to support Del Mar High School as part of the opening.”
The Habit will host additional pre-opening events. Free Burger Day will take place Saturday, January 16, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and again 5-7 p.m. The first 250 guests at both time periods will receive a complimentary Charburger, fries and a regular drink. Sunday, January 17, and Tuesday, January 19, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. is Free Habit Day. The first 200 people will receive a free chargrilled meal from a preset menu at each time period.
The new Habit Burger Grill in Campbell is more than 2,500-square-feet and accommodates 57 guests. Approximately 35 new jobs have been created to staff the restaurant. The company distinguishes itself in the fast casual burger segment with its signature Charburger, menu variety and value (image attached).

Some Habit Burger Grill food facts:
 Burgers are always 100 percent fresh ground beef, not frozen
 Burgers are chargrilled over an open flame for extra flavor
 Lettuce, tomatoes and onions are cut fresh daily
 Tuna steak sandwiches are made with line caught, sushi-grade albacore
 Fresh chicken breasts are hand-filleted and marinated in-house
 Tri-tip is trimmed and marinated in-house
 Salads are fresh, made-to-order
 House-made ranch dressing is prepared fresh daily in the restaurants
 French fries, onion rings, sweet potato fries and tempura green beans are 100 percent trans-fat free, cooked in soybean oil
 Every Habit offers a complimentary condiment bar featuring an assortment of peppers, lemons, limes and a range of sauces for guests to spice it up

The Habit may be found on social media at facebook.com/habitburger, instagram.com/habitburgergrill, twitter.com/habitburger and youtube.com/habittube. For more details on The Habit Burger Grill, please visit habitburger.com.

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.

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Contact: Lee Healy
Lee Healy Marketing Communications
LeeCHealy@gmail.com
949.760.3054

Jan
15

The Habit Burger Grill Opening Third Florida Location in Royal Palm Beach

Iconic fast-casual concept recently named “Best Tasting Burger in America”

(IRVINE, CA –January 5, 2016) – The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq: HABT), will open the doors in Royal Palm Beach this month to its third Florida Habit Burger Grill. A leading consumer magazine recently named Habit Burger Grill the “Best Tasting Burger” in the nation out of 65 burger chains that were reviewed.

The restaurant will officially open on Wednesday, January 20, at 10:30 a.m. in Buckingham Plaza at 280 South State Road 7, Suite 100, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411. Habit Burger opened its first Florida location in Delray Beach in June followed by Miami in September.

The public will get a preview of the popular menu during a fundraiser happening on Sunday, January 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. for Royal Palm Beach Elementary School during which 100% of sales will be donated to the school. Habit Burger Grill will also offer “Free Burger Day” on Thursday, January 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, January 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. during which the first 250 people will enjoy a free Charburger, fries and a regular drink. The restaurant will offer “Free Habit Day” on Sunday, January 17 and Tuesday, January 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. during which the first 200 guess will enjoy a free chargrilled meal from one of the Habit Burger Grill’s preset menus.

The Habit Burger Grill in Royal Palm Beach is a 2,500 square-foot building seating a total of 80, including indoor and patio seating. Approximately 35 new jobs have been created to staff the restaurant. The company distinguishes itself in the fast casual better burger segment with its signature Charburger, menu variety and value. Some Habit Burger Grill food facts:
• A Habit Charburger is made to order from fresh, never frozen ground beef
• Burgers are chargrilled over an open flame for extra flavor
• Lettuce, tomatoes and onions are cut fresh daily
• Tuna steak sandwiches are made with line caught, sushi-grade tuna
• Fresh chicken breasts are hand-filleted and marinated in-house
• USDA Choice Tri-tip Steak is trimmed and marinated in-house
• Salads are fresh, made to order
• House-made ranch dressing is prepared fresh daily in the restaurants
• French fries, onion rings, sweet potato fries and tempura green beans are 100% trans-fat free, cooked in soybean oil
• Every Habit Burger Grill offers a complimentary condiment bar featuring an assortment of peppers, lemons, limes and a range of sauces for guests to spice it up

“We selected Palm Beach County for our first Florida location when we opened in Delray in June. We have received a very enthusiastic response in South Florida and are thrilled to expand into a new Palm Beach County location,” said Matt Hood, Chief Marketing Officer for The Habit Burger Grill. “We are excited to introduce the Habit’s signature Charburgers to Royal Palm Beach. We offer only premium fresh, never-frozen burgers seasoned with our proprietary spice blend, grilled over an open flame and cooked to order.”

For more information, visit habitburger.com. The Habit is also found on social media at facebook.com/habitburger, instagram.com/habitburgergrill, twitter.com/habitburger and youtube.com/habittube.

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 tuna cooked over an open flame. In addition, it features fresh made-to-order salads and an appealing selection of sides, handmade 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 Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, New Jersey, Utah, Virginia and Washington. More information is available at www.habitburger.com.

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Contact: Elizabeth Kelley Grace
The Buzz Agency
Elizabeth@thebuzzagency.net
561.702.7471 or

Danielle Quintero
The Buzz Agency
Danielle@thebuzzagency.net
845.826.3146

Dec
19

THE HABIT BURGER GRILL DONATES $200,000 TO SHARE OUR STRENGTH’S NO KID HUNGRY® CAMPAIGN

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.”
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DETAILS:
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.
www.sandiegohungercoalition.org.
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Contact: Lee Healy
Lee Healy Marketing Communications
LeeCHealy@gmail.com
949.760.3054

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