The Habit Burger Grill Claims #171 Spot in Franchise Times Top 400 List
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The Habit Burger Grill Claims #171 Spot in Franchise Times Top 400 List

Fast-Casual Burger Franchise Ranks on List of the 400 Largest United States Franchise Brands

November 18, 2021 // // IRVINE, Calif. - The Habit Burger Grill recently announced that it has been named in the top half of the Franchise Times’ Top 400 list in 2021.

Adding to the momentum of the award announcement, the brand confirmed multiple development agreements this year that cover prime markets in New England, California, and New Jersey, building off the force of its robust U.S. franchise growth strategy.

“We are thrilled to be recognized on the Franchise Times Top 400 list,” said John Phillips, Chief Global Business Partnership Officer for The Habit Burger Grill. “This achievement verifies the rising strength and momentum behind our franchise system. It’s an exciting time to be a part of The Habit Burger Grill, and we look forward to growing our nationwide presence further with owners who share our commitment to delivering high-quality food at reasonable prices.”

Previously the Top 200+, Franchise Times renamed its annual ranking of the 400 largest U.S.- based franchise systems by global systemwide sales to better encompass the biggest brands in franchising, along with promising young concepts in growth mode. The rigorous approach to research remains the same, said Franchise Times Editor in Chief Laura Michaels. The project is the result of a five-month research and reporting effort that leads to the most credible and objective franchise ranking available.

Since its inception in 1969, The Habit Burger Grill has established a respected reputation praised for its award-winning Charburger and its laid-back, welcoming California essence. The Habit difference is based on the uniqueness of the brand’s chargrilling over an open flame, along with its emphasis on creating handcrafted menu items that are cooked to order. In addition to the signature Charburger, The Habit Burger Grill’s trend-forward product innovation sets it apart from competitors in the fast-casual space with fresh salads and handcrafted sandwiches, featuring grilled tenderloin steak, chicken and sushi-grade Ahi tuna, and a unique take on classic sides such as tempura green beans, sweet potato and French fries, and onion rings.

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About The Habit Restaurants, Inc.

The Habit Burger Grill is a burger-centric, fast-casual restaurant concept that specializes in preparing fresh, cooked-to-order chargrilled burgers and handcrafted sandwiches featuring grilled tenderloin steak, grilled chicken and sushi-grade Ahi tuna cooked over an open flame. In addition, it features fresh handcrafted salads and an appealing selection of sides, shakes and malts. The Habit Burger Grill 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 was recently named in Thrillist’s list of “Underrated Burger Chains that Need to be in Every State!” The Habit Burger Grill has since grown to over 300 restaurants in 14 states throughout Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia and Washington as well as 11 international locations, seven in China and four in Cambodia. More information is available at

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About the Franchise Times Top 400

The Franchise Times Top 400 is the only ranking by systemwide sales and units of the largest 400 U.S.-based franchise brands. Published in the October issue and available in a searchable database online, the Franchise Times Top 400 also analyzes industry sectors based on percentage change in sales growth, reports the 10 fastest-growing franchises by four different measures, and includes exclusive news stories about the biggest names in franchising. The rankings and full report, and the searchable online database, are available at

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