Habit Burger Grill, commonly called the Habit or Habit Burger, was founded on Thanksgiving day, 1969, in Santa Barbara, California. The restaurant is a casual dining chain that offers char-broiled hamburgers, shakes, French fries, salads, and sandwiches. Habit Burger has 246 locations in 9 states, with most of these locations being in California, but a recent expansion to the UK has seen the restaurant chain grow with 30 locations and a 25 franchise deal in Cambodia was announced in early August 2019.
The company grew slowly between 1969 and 2007 while it was privately owned. The chain was purchased by KarpReilly, a private investment firm, in late 2007, but the company did not go public until October of 20014. Habit Burger is publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol: HABT.
Consumer Reports named Habit Burger’s biggest selling burger, The Charburger, the best burger in America in mid-2014. The company beat out 53,000 participants, including the former #1 restaurant, In-N-Out.
Company headquarters are located in Irvine, California.