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Nasdaq Welcomes The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq: HABT) to The Nasdaq Stock Market

New York, N.Y., November 20, 2014 — Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) announced that trading of The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq: HABT) commenced on The Nasdaq Stock Market on November 20, 2014.

The Habit Restaurants, Inc., operator of The Habit Burger Grill, is a burger-centric fast casual restaurant concept that specializes in preparing fresh, made-to-order char-grilled burgers, sandwiches and salads. Fresh ingredients include USDA choice tri-tip steak, grilled chicken and line-caught sushi-grade albacore tuna cooked over an open flame. The first Habit opened in Santa Barbara, California in 1969, and has since grown to over 100 restaurants in 10 markets throughout California, Arizona, Utah and New Jersey.

“Since its first restaurant opening 45 years ago, The Habit continues to excel in the fast casual dining sector through its commitment to hospitality, quality and fresh, delicious ingredients,” said Nelson Griggs, Executive Vice President, Listing Services, Nasdaq. “We congratulate The Habit Restaurants on its successful listing and we look forward to celebrating more milestones with them in the years to come.”

By listing with Nasdaq, The Habit Restaurants, Inc. joins some of the world’s largest and most revolutionary companies. Nasdaq is the exchange of choice to 67 percent of public U.S. restaurants listed on the U.S. markets.

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About Nasdaq:

Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,500 listed companies with a market value of over $8.8 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit or

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Opening Soon in Antioch, CA

We are “Doing Our Part” at our new Antioch Habit beginning this weekend! Before opening day, we will host some fun pre-opening events to benefit the local community. We will donate 100% of all proceeds raised during the following times:

Sunday, 11/9
11:30am-1:30pm Freedom High School Athletics
5-7:00pm Shepherd’s Gate Women’s Shelter

Tuesday, 11/11
11:30am-1:30pm Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

Come enjoy a meal that makes a difference!  We will officially open for business on Wednesday, November 12th.  Come see us in the Slatten Ranch Shopping Center.


A New Habit in Oceanside

We will be opening our newest Habit Burger Grill in Oceanside on November 5th! Can’t wait that long to satisfy your Habit? Come by during the following dates when we will be donating 100% to some great local causes. Here is the line up-

Sunday, 11/2
11:30am-1:30pm  Hire A Patriot
5-7:00pm  Partnerships with Industry

Tuesday, 11/4
11:30-1:30pm  Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside

We are located at 2267 El Camino Real (off  Camino Town) in Oceanside.  We hope to see you there!


Supporting CRAEF

We had such a great time partnering with the California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation for their annual Western Foodservice and Hospitality Expo. With help from our “Make it a Habit” campaign, CRAEF was able to raise over $6,000. Thanks to everyone who came out to support this fantastic organization!  To learn more about all the great work they do, visit their website here.

California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation


Pre-Opening Fun in Santa Clara

It’s almost time to open our new Habit in Santa Clara!  Before we do that, we will be hosting some fun events to help raise money for the local community.  Come to the restaurant during the following times and we will be donating 100% of proceeds to the following organizations-

Sunday, 8/31


Hope Services


Santa Clara High School ASB

Tuesday, 9/2


The Senior Nutrition Program

We are located at the new Town Center- 2000 El Camino Real in Santa Clara.  We hope to see you there!


Now Open in Fair Lawn, New Jersey!

Check out what people are saying about our first East Coast Habit.

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The Habit Comes to New Jersey!

The Habit Burger Grill is coming to the East Coast!  First stop- Fair Lawn, New Jersey.  Opening day will be on Monday, August 18th!  In true Habit tradition, we will be hosting some fun, pre-opening events to benefit the local community.  Here are the beneficiaries:

Thursday, August 14th

11:30am-1:30pm  Fair Lawn All-Sports

5-7:00pm  Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc.

Friday, August 15th

11:30am-1:30pm  Alpine Learning Group, Inc.

5-7:00pm Fair Lawn All-Sports

Saturday, August 16th

11:30am-1:30pm Fair Lawn Police Department, DARE Program

Our Fair Lawn Habit Burger Grill is located at the Fair Lawn Promenade:  3101 Promenade Blvd. Fair Lawn, NJ 07410.  We hope to see you there!


New Habits in Clairemont Mesa & Eagle Rock

That’s right! On August 13th we are opening new restaurants in Clairemont Mesa and Eagle Rock. We will be hosting pre-opening events at both locations where we will donate 100% of proceeds to some great local causes.  Here are the specifics:


4175 Genessee Avenue San Diego, CA 92111 (Off Balboa Avenue)

Sunday, 8/10
11:30am-1:30pm Mission Valley YMCA & Krause Family Skate Park
5-7:00pm Muscular Dystrophy Association

Tuesday, 8/12

11:30am-1:30pm Friends of the Balboa Public Library


 7307 N. Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90041 (Off Neola Street)

Sunday, 8/10
11:30am-1:30pm South Pasadena Educational Foundation
5-7:00pm CRAEF/ Pro-Start

Tuesday, 8/12
11:30am-1:30pm Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA

Both locations will officially open for business on Wednesday, August 13th at 10:30am. We hope to see you there!


The Country’s Best Burger Comes From A Chain You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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Now Open in Cypress & Petaluma

We are officially open for business at our two newest Habits! We are proud to share that with support from our Habit fans, we were able to raise some great money to benefit the community.

In Petaluma, with the help our our partners we raised over $5,000 for the Boys & Girls Club, Casa Grande High School and the Petaluma Educational Foundation.

For Cypress, we partnered with Cypress High School, Share Our Strength and Boys and the Girls Club and totaled almost $3,000.

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported these worthy causes!

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