Habit Burger Grill said it signed a deal that will add seven new restaurants and two food trucks to the Riverside area.
The Irvine-based chain signed the agreement with existing operator Stan Singh, making him the biggest franchisee at the company. Singh has been operating five Habit locations since purchasing them last year.
Singh “has shown leadership and skills that have helped take The Habit’s success to the next level in the North Riverside community,” Chief Global Business Partnerships John Phillips said. “The momentum our brand has generated over the last year alongside our fantastic franchise operators is a testament to what we can accomplish together as an all-access franchisee support system.”
Habit currently counts over 330 locations. Yum Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM), which also owns Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp., acquired Habit in 2020.