The Habit Restaurant To Award 20 $2,500 Scholarships

 The Habit Restaurant To Award 20 $2,500 Scholarships

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Habit Burger Restaurants is going to help 20 deserving higher-education students achieve their goals. The company is given the students scholarships, but applications must be submitted by Oct. 31 to be eligible for the $2,500 scholarship.

Scholarship awards will be handed out between Nov. 15 and Dec. 15 at a local Habit Burger restaurant.

Habit Burger Grill Director of Marketing Charlotte Lucich said the Habit crew feels they should help take care of the local community, and with their 50th anniversary year, they wanted to offer a little more “attention to the next generation.” She said providing the scholarships is an investment in the future of both – to foster the growth of future community leaders.

Those interested in applying for the scholarship must submit a 60-second video or write a 250-word essay, explaining what their educational and career goals are and how the scholarship assists them in being a positive influence in their community. They will also need to turn in a “Habit selfie” showing as much they like The Habit Burger Grill.

Lucich said a picture is worth a thousand words, and they can’t wait to see the creativity of their applicants.

The company is constantly proving itself that its loyalty goes beyond the local communities of where the 265 restaurants are located.

The Habit first started with burgers but now includes grilled sandwiches, fresh chicken, grilled tri-tip and sushi-grade ahi tuna. Its sides also include French fries, sweet potato fries and onion rings. Guests can also check out the complimentary condiment bar filled with lemons, limes, peppers and sauces.

The Habit first opened in 1969 in Santa Barbara, Calif., and has grown to more than 265 restaurants in 12 states such as Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, Utah, Virginia and many others. It also has six locations outside the U.S.