The Habit Burger Grill has a rich history that dates back to 1969 when it was founded in Santa Barbara, California. Starting as a humble burger stand, it quickly gained a reputation for its charbroiled burgers cooked to perfection. Over the years, The Habit expanded its menu and refined its approach, focusing on quality ingredients and made-to-order meals. With its commitment to providing a satisfying dining experience, The Habit gradually grew into a beloved fast-casual restaurant chain. Today, its sales continue to grow at 17% every year with no signs of slowing down.

Whether you’re a long-time fan or a curious newcomer, I’ll provide you with an inside look at the menu prices and uncover the secret items that add an exciting twist to your dining experience at The Habit in 2024. From their signature charbroiled burgers to mouthwatering sandwiches and more, let’s explore the menu and prices.


MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Original Charburger 940-1180 CalIncludes French fries and a regular drink$11.09
Original Double Char 1170-1410 CalIncludes French fries and a regular drink$12.69
Charburger 500 Cal$5.39
Double Char 730 Cal$6.99
Teriyaki Char 570 Cal
With grilled pineapple
BBQ Bacon Char 630 Cal$7.29
Portabella Char 820 Cal
Chargrilled beef patty with roasted garlic aioli & cheese
Santa Barbara Char 1210 Cal
Double Char with cheese & avocado on grilled sourdough
Impossible™ Burger 520 Cal$7.99
Add: Cheese 70 Cal$ .90
Mushroom 210 Cal$2.00
Bacon 80 Cal$1.80
Avocado 100 Cal$2.00
Lettuce wrapped available 310-840 Cal

Important Note: Adding cheese to any Charburger costs $0.90 extra unless specified on the menu. Other premium items include: Bacon $1.80, Avocado $2.00, Mushroom $2.00. You can ask for any burger / sandwich to be “lettuce wrapped” at no additional charge.

The Charburger comes standard with lettuce, tomato, caramelized onions, mayo, and pickles on a grilled bun.

Signature Sandwiches

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Grilled Chicken 910 Cal
With BBQ or teriyaki sauce
Chicken Club 880 Cal
On grilled sourdough
New! Spicy Crispy Chicken 670 Cal
With spicy red pepper sauce
Ahi Tuna Filet 430 Cal
Line-caught, sushi-grade
Veggie Burger 620 Cal
Vegan patty with sweet mustard dressing

Note: Sandwiches come on your choice of grilled ciabatta roll, sourdough, seeded, plain, or wheat bun.

Sides & Snacks

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
French Fries 440 Cal$2.99
Onion Rings 500 Cal$3.79
Sweet Potato Fries 370 Cal$3.99
Tempura Green Beans 250 Cal$3.99
Side Salad 50 Cal or Caesar 280 Cal$3.99
Crispy Chicken Bites5 pcs 155 Cal$5.79
10 pcs 310 Cal$7.99

Fresh Salads

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Grilled Chicken 350 Cal$9.79
BBQ Chicken 340 Cal$10.29
Santa Barbara Cobb 900 Cal$10.29
Grilled Chicken Caesar 790 Cal$9.99
Garden Salad 130 Cal$5.99
Add Ahi Tuna 120 Cal$5.00
Caesar Salad 520 Cal$5.99
Add Ahi Tuna 120 Cal$5.00
Choice of dressings 15-170 Cal


MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Fountain Drinks
Handcrafted Juices
Fresh Brewed Iced Teas
Bottled Water
Reg. 0-240 Cal$2.79
Lg. 0-390 Cal$3.29
Shakes 610-800 Cal
HERSHEY’S Chocolate, Cookies & Cream,
Strawberry, Vanilla, Mocha, Coffee


MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Cones 370 Cal$1.39
Sundaes 750-860 Cal$3.49

Kids Favorites

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Charburger, Grilled Cheese, or
Crispy Chicken Bites 250-690 Cal

Note: Kids favorites menu items include choice of Mott’s applesauce or French fries and a kids’ beverage. These meals are recommended for children 10 years of age and under.

FAQs about The Habit Menu

Who Owns The Habit?

the habit order

Charburgers, chicken strips, grilled cheese, fries, and onion rings from The Habit.

The Habit is a popular fast-casual restaurant chain known for its delicious charbroiled burgers and made-to-order sandwiches. It was founded by Brent and Bruce Reichard originally way back in 1969. However, The Habit’s parent company as of today is a company called Yum Brands.

Yum Brands acquired The Habit to expand its portfolio of fast-casual restaurant brands. The Habit is known for its fresh, made-to-order burgers and fries, and it has a strong presence in California. Yum Brands hopes that by acquiring The Habit, it can tap into this following and grow the brand nationwide.

What is The Habit Boom Sauce?

The Habit Boom Sauce is a signature condiment offered by The Habit. It is a flavorful and creamy sauce that adds a delightful kick to their charbroiled burgers, sandwiches, and other menu items. Made with a unique blend of spices and ingredients, The Habit Boom Sauce is a fan-favorite topping that enhances the overall taste experience of burgers or fries.

While the exact ingredients needed to make the Boom Sauce is a secret, there’s speculation that the primary ingredients include mayonnaise, ketchup, sweet chili sauce, sriracha sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, and other spices.

Does The Habit Freeze Burgers?

original char burger with cheese

Original charburger with cheese.

No, The Habit does not freeze their burgers. As a fast-casual restaurant chain known for its high-quality charbroiled burgers, The Habit takes pride in using fresh, never-frozen beef patties. Each burger is cooked to order ensuring a delicious and juicy dining experience for customers. By using fresh ingredients and preparing burgers on-site, The Habit maintains its commitment to serving flavorful, made-to-order meals.

Is there a lettuce wrap at The Habit?

Yes, The Habit offers a lettuce wrap option for those who prefer a low-carb or gluten-free alternative to traditional burger buns. The lettuce wrap at The Habit replaces the bun with a fresh and crisp lettuce leaf, creating a lighter and healthier option for customers.

Best of all? There’s no additional charge to replace the bun with a lettuce wrap for any sandwich. Just ask for any sandwich to be “lettuce wrapped” and the staff will know what to do.

What states does The Habit Operate In?

outside the habit

Is The Habit near you?

Here is a table of the top 5 states with the most The Habit Burger Grill locations, but has the strongest presence in California. The chain has been criticized for being too similar to another California staple In-N-Out Burger.

State Number of Locations
California 248
Arizona 21
Florida 9
Idaho 3
Maryland 3

Is there a Secret Menu at The Habit?

Yes, The Habit offers a secret menu that provides customers with additional options beyond the regular menu. The secret menu at The Habit includes unique and creative combinations of ingredients that can be requested. Here are the secret menu items at The Habit:

Half & Half: This is an order of half fries and half onion rings. Once I found out this option, I haven’t gone back.

Protein Style: This is a burger wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun. This is my wife’s go to order when we are at The Habit.

You can also create your own custom burgers and fries by asking for substitutions and additions based on the available ingredients. For example, you could ask for a burger with grilled onions and mushrooms or you could ask for fries with cheese and grilled onions added.

The Habit Kiosk

Skip the line by ordering at an in-store kiosk.

Ways to Save Money at the Habit

There are several ways to save money at The Habit. Here are my favorite money-saving tips:

  • Mobile Ordering: Take advantage of The Habit’s mobile ordering service, available through their official website. By using this convenient feature, you may come across exclusive promotions, discounts, or special deals.
  • CharClub Rewards: Join The Habit’s CharClub to become a rewards member and unlock various benefits. Members receive a free Charburger with cheese upon signing up, as well as exclusive offers, birthday treats, and updates on the latest promotions.
  • Birthday Meal: Celebrate your birthday at The Habit and receive a special birthday meal. Check their website for details on how to claim your free Charburger with cheese on your date of birth.
  • Check for coupons and discounts online. The Habit occasionally offers coupons and discounts on their website, social media pages, or by mail. You’ll get most of these coupons sent when you download the app or enroll in their email list.
    • Free Delivery When You Order Through the App
    • Free French Fries with the Purchase of Any Burger or Sandwich at Regular Price
    • Free Ice Cream Cone with the Purchase of Any Burger or Sandwich at Regular Price
    • $5 Off Your Order of $30 or More on Uber Eats
  • Take advantage of free burger toppings: One of the things that makes The Habit different from other burger chains is that they offer a free topping bar where you can add a variety of items to your sandwich or beverage like lemon, lime, Jalapeños, pepperoncinis, and banana peppers. You can also get mustard, ketchup and a fry sauce at my location as condiments at no extra charge.
The Habit burger toppings

Load up on these free toppings at The Habit.

  • Pro tip: I also request a side of ranch to dip my fries in that is provided at no extra cost. All you need to do is ask an employee when you get your food.

Each May 28th is National Hamburger Day. From May 28th – June 27th of this year, The Habit offered a deal that saved you 15% off an order off an order of 2 charburgers and two fries for only $20. This same tempting deal could ordered through various third-party delivery services for a small upcharge making the meal $22. Still a fantastic deal!

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Finally, this isn’t a deal for you, but dining at The Habit can help others. The Habit Burger Grill supports a variety of charities, both locally and nationally. Usually, The Habit will contribute $1 – $2 when you order a specific meal. Some of their national partners include:

  • No Kid Hungry is an organization that works to end childhood hunger in America. The Habit has raised over $800,000 for No Kid Hungry since 2017.
  • Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps people build or improve homes. The Habit has partnered with Habitat for Humanity on several projects, including building homes in need.
  • The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides relief to people in need. The Habit has donated to the Red Cross in the wake of natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires.

The Habit promotes these deals across all of their major social media channels so it can pay to follow them. By utilizing these strategies, you can enjoy savings and perks when dining at The Habit.