Consumer Reports’ surprise winner for best burger can be found locally
07/11/2014 11:54 AM
07/11/2014 11:55 AM
A burger chain with outposts in Sacramento, Davis, Elk Grove and Granite Bay was just named best in America by Consumer Reports, beating out better-known burger vendors In-N-Out and Five Guys.
Founded in Santa Barbara in 1969, The Habit Burger Grill offers a fairly classic signature burger: meat with lettuce, tomato, caramelized onions, mayonnaise and pickle on a toasted bun. The chain, with branches throughout California, Utah and Arizona, also serves fare less expected at a burger spot, such as a barbecue chicken sandwich and an albacore tuna sandwich.
By 10:45 Friday morning, The Habit’s website was down, perhaps due to millions of Americans simultaneously trying to figure out how they could get their hands on a burger they had just heard of. For now, anyone who lives on the East coast is out of luck. But that will change later this year when the company’s first eastern franchise opens in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.
Back in Sacramento, Habit Burger will reportedly become one of the few chains to open a spot in midtown, taking on 2,500 square feet in a building on 16th and O streets.
About This BlogAppetizers brings you the latest restaurant happenings, interesting tidbits on good food and events, and -- of course -- great specials and deals.
Food and wine
Food and cooking
Blair Anthony Robertson
Mike Dunne's wine picks
Join the Discussion
The Sacramento Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.