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Habit Burger Grill Opens In Dubai, United Arab Emirates

First International Restaurant Located in Dubai’s Ibn Battuta Mall

(IRVINE, CA – Nov. xx, 2016) – The popular and growing Habit Burger Grill (Nasdaq: HABT) announces the opening of its first international location. Owned and operated by franchise partner Food Quest Restaurants Management, LLC (“Food Quest”), the new Habit restaurant is located in Dubai’s Ibn Battuta Mall, in Persia Court. This is the first of 50 locations planned by Food Quest for the Gulf region.
“We are proud to open our first international Habit Burger Grill and welcome Food Quest to the Habit family. We look forward to partnering with Food Quest to open many more locations as we continue to become everyone’s favorite Habit one burger at a time,” said Russ Bendel, CEO of The Habit.
“The Habit’s made-to-order burgers and delicious menu will be appealing to consumers in Dubai, and we look forward to bringing this popular American brand to new markets,” said Eli Madbak, brand operations manager at Food Quest.
Better burgers are just the beginning at The Habit where the menu delivers value and flavor throughout. Guests can choose from hand-cut salads, grilled sandwiches including line-caught, sushi grade albacore tuna, hand-fileted marinated chicken and grilled tri-tip, and sides including onion rings, sweet potato and French fries and tempura green beans. Guests can choose from a variety of peppers, lemons, limes and sauces at a complimentary condiment bar to customize the flavor of their meal. The Habit also serves shakes and malts.

The Habit is known for its award-winning Charburger which features 100% ground beef grilled over an open flame and topped with melted cheese, caramelized onions, mayo, pickles, fresh tomato and crisp lettuce 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.

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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 160 restaurants in 16 domestic markets throughout California, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and one international location in Dubai. More information is available at

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