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Franchising and Licensing

The Habit Story

From our humble beginning in Santa Barbara, California in 1969 to more than 240 Habit Burger Grill restaurants in communities across the country today, we have always continued to operate under the same simple philosophy: always deliver high-quality food and great service at reasonable prices. The Habit is a burger-centric fast casual restaurant that uniquely combines chargrilling over an open flame to create a delicious variety of fresh and flavorful award-winning burgers, sandwiches, salads and more. At the core of The Habit is our commitment to a ‘quality-first’ mindset. We call it ‘The Habit Difference’.

Original Habit Santa Barbara

The Habit Difference

Our Menu

All menu items are prepared with high quality ingredients and are custom-built to order, from our famous fresh, never frozen Charburgers, to our USDA Choice Tri-Tip steak, to our sushi-grade ahi tuna.

Our People

We recruit people who share our passion for delivering high-quality food and an exceptional customer experience.

Our Restaurants

We invest in restaurant designs that create a modern, warm and inviting atmosphere for our guests. One that showcases our commitment to quality by highlighting our stainless-steel charbroiled and made-to-order burgers, sandwiches and salads.

Our Communities

We take great pride in being a restaurant company that is truly connected to our local communities. We believe our quality commitment is shown through our dedication of taking care of the communities we humbly serve every day.

We are leading restaurateurs and operators that believe strongly in our brand; putting our capital behind that belief as we continue to grow our foundation of company restaurants. We are seeking franchisees who share our passion and desire to make a difference in their communities, by building a strong business, and introducing The Habit to new people and places.  Franchisees who share our commitment to delivering high-quality food, and great service at reasonable prices.  Franchisees who will partner with us to fulfill our mission of “becoming everyone’s favorite Habit, one burger at a time”.

To that end, we are looking to connect with interested franchisee and licensee partners who desire to develop Habit Burger Grill restaurants throughout the United States as well as internationally. If you believe The Habit and the business opportunity is a fit for you, please complete one of the online inquiry forms below. Who knows…maybe we’ll make it a “Habit” of working together!