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The Habit Burger Grill - Lake Forest California


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The Habit Burger Grill

23632 El Toro Rd
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 206-9110
www.habitburger.com
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Economics: Burgers are very reasonably priced. Single Charburger $2.95 (combo with fries and drink $5.95) and a double Charburger $3.95 (combo with fries and drink $6.95). Fries are $1.80 and onion rings $1.95.

Atmosphere: The Habit Burger Grill in Lake Forest is located in a newer development shopping center. The inside was visibly clean with a modern and minimalist design. The menu is very simple.

Taste: The Charburger was excellent. It came with chargrilled burger, mayonnaise, pickle, fresh tomato, lettuce and caramelized onions on a freshly toasted sesame seed bun. The burgers are pretty thin (about the same thickness as an In-N-Out patty) but very flavorful (100% ground beef with a delicious chargrilled flavor).

Service: The service was fast and friendly. Upon ordering we were given a pager notifying us when our order was ready, which was much better than having to listen for our name or number to be called. To have The Habit Burger Grill come to you, their Food Truck (Habit Truck) will soon be available to cater events and parties.

The Habit Burger Grill Lake Forest California
We heard great things about a burger joint called The Habit Burger Grill. We read plenty of Habit Burger Grill reviews comparing price and quality to In-N-Out as well as being compared to Smashburger and Five Guys. With enough reviewers who preferred the Charburger at The Habit Burger Grill over In-N-Out it caught our attention. The Habit Burger Grill originally opened in Santa Barbara in 1969 and by 2007 grew to 15 locations. After a private-equity investor acquisition in 2007 (investors KarpReilly, LLC), it doubled in size with a goal of opening approximately 25 restaurants per year (focusing initially on California). And it does not franchise.

The Habit Burger Grill Habit Truck Food Truck
In April 2011, The Habit Burger Grill joined the popular food truck frenzy (some of our favorites being The Burnt Truck, The Lime Truck and Bitchin Burgers) by announcing they too will be building a food truck (“Habit Truck”). So for those in Southern California looking for a fun and trendy food truck catering option, soon you’ll be able to reserve the state-of-the-art Habit Truck (with a full kitchen, digital menu board and sound system) to host your event or party.

The Habit Burger Grill Habit Lake Forest California Inside
The Habit Burger Grill we visited is in Lake Forest California off the 5 freeway on El Toro Road (between Rockfield Blvd. and Raymond Way). It is located in what looks like a newer development shopping center. The inside of The Habit Burger Grill was visibly clean with a modern and minimalist design. The menu is also very straightforward.

The Habit Burger Grill Charburger, Fries, Onion Rings
We ordered a Charburger ($2.95) with cheese (add $0.50). We also tried the fries ($1.80) and onion rings ($1.95). There are four burger options – Charburger ($2.95), Double Charburger ($3.95), Teriyaki Burger ($3.25) and a BBQ Bacon Charburger ($3.85). You can add cheese ($0.50), bacon ($0.75) or avocado ($1.00) to any burger.

The Habit Burger Grill Charburger with Cheese
The Charburger came with a chargrilled burger, mayonnaise, pickle, fresh tomato, lettuce and caramelized onions on a freshly toasted sesame seed bun (we added cheese).

The Habit Burger Grill Charburger
The burger was thin (about the same thickness as an In-N-Out burger) and very tasty (yummy chargrilled flavor).

The Habit Burger Grill French Fries and Onion Rings
The French fries and onion rings were both good. The onion rings had a perfectly round shape, were lightly battered, crispy on the outside and served with creamy ranch dressing for dipping. The fries were lightly salted and also had a light crisp on the outside.

The Habit Burger Grill Habit Lake Forest California Outside
While the burgers at The Habit Burger Grill are thin (similar to In-N-Out), the Charburger (made from 100% ground beef and chargrilled on an open flame) was super tasty and for the price it’s hard not to love it. For those who like the price and quality of In-N-Out burgers but are searching for a great alternative, The Habit Burger provides a similar price/quality experience and is definitely a must try!


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