Irvine CA— The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq: HABT), an Irvine-based restaurant company best known for its award-winning Charburgers, will present a $200,000 check on Monday, December 21, 2015 to representatives of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign® at Quartyard San Diego. With the goal of ending childhood hunger, the new San Diego Habit Burger Grill Catering Truck will be present and serve the public a $5 Charburger Combo from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with 100 percent of the proceeds supporting the San Diego Hunger Coalition, a local partner of No Kid Hungry.
“Ending childhood hunger in America is something we take seriously,” said Russ Bendel, chief executive officer at The Habit Burger Grill. “Since 2010, The Habit has partnered with No Kid Hungry by donating 100 percent of proceeds from more than 20 grand opening events. We are thrilled to present this check to our friends at No Kid Hungry which will provide children with two million healthy meals.”
The funds were raised by The Habit Burger Grill during the month of September. Thousands of guests at more than 125 Habit locations nationwide made donations to benefit No Kid Hungry, and in return received a certificate to enjoy a complimentary Charburger with cheese.
“We were excited when The Habit Burger joined the No Kid Hungry family of restaurant partners,” said Bill Shore, founder & CEO of Share Our Strength, which operates the No Kid Hungry campaign. “The Habit Burger has emerged as an innovative and generous corporate partner in the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry initiative.”
“Only by working together can we end child hunger in San Diego,” said Anahid Brakke, executive director of San Diego Hunger Coalition. “Community events like this are a great way to get involved in the effort to make sure no kids in San Diego go to bed hungry.”