Did your friendly neighborhood Habit Burger Grill seem to have temporarily closed? Drop by again and you’ll see it’s reopened.

Although readers had reported shuttered locations in Fullerton and Irvine, the chain will not speak to any closures. But it has announced to the media that it has reopened its dining rooms in Orange County since local restrictions have been lifted.

“The Habit Burger Grill is going above and beyond to ensure that their guests are able to enjoy their famous service and hospitality as safely as possible with the implementation of special employee training and assigning a dedicated team member for dining room cleaning along with several other extensive safety enhancements,” read the announcement.

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Safety measures will include: extensive sanitation, using an EPA certified disinfectant for coronavirus, and hand sanitizer available for customers; extra staffing, with a dedicated team member for each shift to be responsible for deep cleaning and sanitization; no-contact curbside pick-up; social distancing with limited number of tables and reduced dining room capacity; mask and gloves required for employees.


By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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