Habit Burger Grill & its CharBurger Goodness

The Habit Burger Grill is another excellent burger chain from California. It was founded on November 15th, 1969, in Santa Barbara.

Over the last few years, they’ve spread their wings around the US. They were family-owned until 2007 when the private equity firm that purchased them began franchising and then took the company public a few years later.

Habit Burger Grill Menu
Habit Burger Grill Menu

Habit Burger is currently located in over ten states, with most of the restaurants being California locations. They expanded to Miami a few years ago with fresh beef charbroiled burgers.

The Charburgers taste like a burger cooked in your backyard, but the best part is no mess or cleanup.

Habit Burger Opens in Miami

September 26th, 2015 – The Miami spot is the second location for Habit Burger Grill in Florida, with Delray Beach being the first. I drove up to Delray Beach one morning to eat there and didn’t think much of it.

I like to give restaurants multiple opportunities, as there will be days when even the most well-run machine will have an off day; to think otherwise is ridiculous.

The Habit Burger Grill Miami location’s official opening date was Tuesday, September 29th. They had been opening the last few days for some hours to benefit a local charity. This afternoon, the Red Cross was the beneficiary of my food purchases.

The Burgers at Habit are char-grilled, hence the name “CharBurger(s).”

My Habit Burger Grill Order

Habit Burger Grill Double Char CheeseBurger
Double CharBurger with Cheese

I start with a meal of a Double CharBurger with cheese, caramelized onions, and mayo. I skip the lettuce and tomato. Please remember I don’t eat filler.

You can go ahead and order it with everything; I don’t judge. I complete my meal with these crispy onion rings and a fountain Coke.

Bacon Char CheeseBurger
BBQ Bacon CharBurger

As the order is read back to me, I tack on a BBQ Bacon CharBurger. I must see how the other half lives with BBQ sauce on their burger.

Habit Burger Grill Soda Cup & Buzzer
Ice Cold Soda & Buzzer

I pay, fill my cup with the ice-cold goodness, and take a seat with my buzzer. A few minutes later, my buzzer lets me know it’s game time.

I grab a couple of napkins and some jalapeños at their pepper bar, which I think might be helpful later.

The Food Arrives

I fill my hand with the Double CharBurger and take a killer bite. It’s way better than I remember it from the first time.

I can taste the seasoning, the light char flavor, and the gooey melted cheese. The onions and mayo come in on the second round of flavor notifications to my mouth. I put this fella down and head to the Bacon BBQ CharBurger next.

Alright, not true. I eat three or four onion rings dipped in ranch in between the tastings. These guys are good.

Habit Burger Grill Onion Rings
Onion Rings
Ranch Sauce
Ranch Sauce

Back to my story before I interrupted myself, I’ve never had a BBQ Burger with mayo, but it works. It’s missing something, though……… let’s say it together……JALAPEÑOS!!! It’s a pretty little ditty with the jalapeños added.

I gotta bring something back to Marcela, who works hard at our HQ. The Santa Barbara CharBurger (Double Char with cheese & avocado on grilled sourdough) seems right up her alley. And it was.

Santa Barbara CharBurger
Santa Barbara CharBurger

There you have it; it’s gonna be tough for me to decide from now on with PDQ in the same strip mall with Habit Burger Grill. Or I’m gonna have to come hungry!

The Habit Burger Grill
9971 W Flagler Street
Miami, FL
(305) 229-0915

Website – https://www.habitburger.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/habitburgergrill

Monday 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday 10:30 am – 10:00 pm

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