The Habit Restaurant, Inc. (Nasdaq: HABT) is celebrating its annual Hatch Chile Festival with the launch of special menu items dedicated to this flavorful Southwestern pepper. A culinary and guest favorite, Hatch Chiles are grown in New Mexico and were created by combining three chiles to produce the perfect blend of heat and flavor.
The Habit chargrills each Hatch Chile over an open flame to bring out its smoky flavor and deepen the savory taste in the new, limited time Hatch Chile menu items, including:
Grilled Hatch and Pepper Jack Charburger ($4.99) featuring chargrilled Hatch green chiles and perfectly melted Pepper Jack cheese atop a delicious charburger with tomatoes, lettuce and The Habit’s new creamy spiced Hatch green chile aioli.
Grilled Hatch and Golden Chicken Salad ($7.50) combines a golden hand-breaded, fried chicken breast and chargrilled Hatch green chiles, serving them with fresh garden greens, feta cheese, crumbled bacon, carrots and diced tomatoes. This tasty salad is tossed in The Habit’s tangy house-made cilantro lime ranch dressing.
Grilled Hatch and Pepper Jack Chicken Sandwich ($6.99) with juicy chargrilled chicken breast on toasted sourdough bread, this flavorful sandwich includes grilled Hatch green chiles, melted Pepper Jack cheese, fresh tomatoes, lettuce and The Habit’s new creamy spiced Hatch green chile aioli.
These items will be available through October 3 in all participating restaurants during the Hatch Chile Season.
The Habit Burger Grill is a burger-centric, fast casual restaurant concept that specializes in preparing fresh, made-to-order chargrilled burgers and sandwiches featuring USDA choice tri-tip steak, grilled chicken and sushi-grade tuna cooked over an open flame. In addition, it features fresh made-to-order salads and an appealing selection of sides, shakes and malts. The Habit 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 opened in Santa Barbara, California in 1969. The Habit has since grown to over 190 restaurants in 10 states throughout California, Arizona, Utah, New Jersey, Florida, Idaho, Virginia, Nevada, Washington and Maryland as well as two international locations. More information is available at www.habitburger.com.