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Habit Burger Milestones


First location in Goleta.

Exterior of Santa Barbara Habit Burger Grill


Second location opens in Santa Barbara.

Russ Bendel and Ira Fills


KarpReilly, LLC purchases The Habit with 13 restaurants and hires Russ Bendel, CEO, and Ira Fills, CFO, to lead the brand.

Front door of 50th Habit Burger Grill


Opens 50th restaurant.

Habit IPO celebration


Named Best Tasting Burger in America.

Joined NASDAQ.

Opens first franchise location.

Opens 100th location.

Interior of a Habit Burger Grill in China


Opens first international restaurant in China.

Reader's' Choice 2019 emblem


Named Best Regional Limited-Service Award by USA Today.

Yum! Brands logo


Purchased by Yum! Brands.

Exterior of 300th Habit Burger Grill


Opens 300th location.

Newsweek and Zor awards


Named one of America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains by Newsweek.

Named winner of the Franchise Times Zor Award as ‘Top Franchise to Buy’ for the quick-service Burger category.

Caring for our Community

We believe our quality commitment is shown through our dedication of taking care of the communities we serve and connecting people to real food. We are determined to make a meaningful impact in the neighborhoods where we live and work through donations, fundraisers, innovative community partnerships, and delivering a great dining experience at a remarkable value.

Charity Partners

Quality First Culture

The Food

Our commitment to quality begins with our food; starting with high-quality ingredients to chargrilled entrees and trend-forward seasonal features.

From our award-winning Charburger made with fresh, 100% ground beef patties, to our line-caught sushi-grade ahi tuna, fresh chicken, and marinated steak. All are chargrilled over an open flame to sear in the flavor that only flame-grilling can create and then handcrafted to order, just for you, as a signature burger, fresh salad, or sandwich.

The People

Our quality-first culture doesn’t stop with our food, it’s engrained into the craft of our chefs and restaurant teams. When you visit The Habit Burger Grill, you are immediately transported to a warm and welcoming environment that radiates a California vibe. Our team members put thoughtful care into everything they do – from their greeting, to serving you with a smile and putting love into every handcrafted order.

Good Habits

Chef Jason Triail and students from ProStart Cup

Habit’s Chef Jason Triail Judges Students the ProStart Cup

Habit Burger Charmobile Truck

The Charmobile Delivers California Feel-Good Food to Arizona

Habit Burger Employee Group at the Surfrider Foundation Beach Cleanup

Our Annual Beach Cleanup with the Surfrider Foundation