The Habit Burger Grill - visited July 27, 2013
St John's. I don't go to fast food places more than a few times a year, if that (if you've ever read Fast Food Nation or watched Supersize Me,
you'd know why) or to specialty burger joints because, honestly, I hate
condiments and all the "stuff" most places pile onto a burger. I'm
often looked at cross-eyed when I ask for a burger "plain", meaning I
want the burger and the bun and that's it. The cashier always wonders if
he or she has heard me correctly and anyone I'm with rolls their eyes
(yeah, they judge) but I stick to my guns. I have them add cheese if
I'm feeling indulgent and lettuce if I want the illusion of virtue but
that's all. No ketchup, no mustard, no pickles (shudder), no tomatoes,
no onions, no mushrooms, nothing!
ToBang, told me about The Habit as a good burger alternative to In N Out (if I do go to fast food, I go to In N Out before anywhere else, both because they have good burgers and because they pay their employees a higher wage than your average fast food place) so I thought I'd go see what they were like. According to their website, The Habit started out in Santa Barbara, CA when two brothers borrowed some money from their mom and bought what was once a burger stand in Goleta, CA. Since then, they've built the Habit to what it is now, including a 70-location franchise.