November 2, 2016 // Franchising.com // IRVINE, CA – The Habit Restaurant, Inc. (Nasdaq: HABT) today announces the company has raised $418,000 to help kids in need across America. The Habit’s donation to the No Kid Hungry campaign will help provide more than four million meals to kids who struggle with hunger.
For the second year, The Habit partnered with No Kid Hungry to help children and families who are unsure of their next meal. This year’s effort more than doubled the previous contribution of $200,000.
“Together with our guests we are honored to support children and families in need across the country,” said Russ Bendel, CEO of The Habit Burger Grill. “We want to thank every one of our guests who supported this effort. It will make a difference.”
“We cannot possibly overstate how impressed we are with the dedication The Habit Burger and its guests have shown No Kid Hungry this past September,” says Diana Hovey, Senior Director of Dine Out for No Kid Hungry. “They doubled their success from last year, raising nearly half-a million dollars in four weeks and even beating their goal for the year. Giving back isn’t just a habit for The Habit Burger—it’s a mission, and now No Kid Hungry can connect more than four million more meals to kids around the country who struggle with hunger because of their generosity.”
The purpose of No Kid Hungry is to make childhood hunger a thing of the past. In partnership with local programs, No Kid Hungry connects children to breakfast in schools, summer meals, and teaches families how to shop on a budget and cook healthier meals.
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.
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 markets throughout California, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Utah, Virginia and Washington. More information is available at www.habitburger.com.
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The Habit was founded in 1969 near Santa Barbara, California with the simple premise to always serve quality food with friendly service at reasonable, everyday prices.