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The Habit Burger Grill Named Best Regional Fast Food in USA Today’s 2019 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

– California-based Restaurant Celebrates 50th Anniversary –

(Irvine, CA) April 22, 2019 – Since 1969, The Habit Burger Grill has been winning the hearts and stomachs of burger lovers time and time again. Now as the company celebrates its 50th anniversary, The Habit Burger Grill is once again recognized for its flavorful chargrilled burgers, handcrafted sandwiches and fresh salads as the 2019 USA Today 10Best “Regional Fast Food” award winner.

“At The Habit, we strive to deliver high quality taste in each bite of every menu item every day, and our fans have shown their appreciation with this award,” said Russ Bendel, Chief Executive Officer at The Habit. “Being voted as the 2019 USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice winner is a humbling honor for our company.”

The Habit has also received honors as the “Best Tasting Burger in America” from a leading consumer magazine. Earlier this year, Thrillist called out The Habit as the top underrated burger chain that should be in every state, proving that although the brand has yet to touch ground in every state, its loyal fan-base extends beyond the communities where its 250 restaurants operate.

At the core of The Habit’s menu is the fan-favorite Charburger, featuring 100% fresh, never frozen ground beef chargrilled over an open flame and topped with melted cheese, caramelized onions, pickles, fresh tomato, crisp lettuce, and mayo served on a toasted bun. The Habit has been serving the award-winning Charburger exactly this way since the first restaurant opened in 1969.

Better burgers are just the beginning at The Habit where the menu also includes fresh salads, handcrafted sandwiches that include chargrilled line-caught, sushi grade ahi tuna, fresh chicken, and hand-filleted marinated 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.

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About The Habit Restaurants, Inc.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, The Habit Burger Grill is a burger-centric, fast casual restaurant concept that specializes in preparing fresh, made-to-order chargrilled burgers and handcrafted sandwiches featuring USDA choice tri-tip steak, grilled chicken and sushi-grade ahi 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 opened in Santa Barbara, California in 1969 and most recently named the winner of USA Today’s 10Best in Regional Fast Food. The Habit has since grown to over 250 restaurants in 12 states throughout California, Arizona, Utah, New Jersey, Florida, Idaho, Virginia, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Washington, Maryland, and North Carolina as well as five international locations. More information is available at

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