The Habit Burger Grill opens at CBU
Riverside, Calif. (Sept. 5, 2018) — California Baptist University’s newest eatery, The Habit Burger Grill, opened to an appreciative audience on Sept. 4, the first day of fall semester classes.
Students flocked to the restaurant, which served some 900 hamburgers on opening day.
Rebecca Arneson, president of the Associated Students of California Baptist University, was among those who enjoyed the new dining option.
“Students are just thrilled that The Habit is on campus,” Arneson said, adding that she was excited about the shakes and malts available at the restaurant.
In addition to chargrilled burgers, Habit’s CBU menu includes fresh salads and grilled sandwiches including chicken, ahi tuna, and a veggie option. Side orders include onion rings, sweet potato fries and tempura green beans.
“We are excited to have the Habit as part of our food family,” CBU President Dr. Ronald L. Ellis said at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Sept. 5. “Over the 24 years that I’ve been here, we’ve tried to have differentiators [in food service] that are excellent, names that people go ‘Wow!’ CBU has gained a reputation for having great food.”
Russell Bendel, CEO of The Habit Burger Grill, attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Bendel said he was amazed that the CBU team put together the new dining option so quickly, noting that the first discussions about bringing The Habit Grill to CBU took place in June.
“To do something like this in less than 60 days is pretty amazing,” Bendel said. “That’s truly a credit to this organization and the commitment to being special and having a ‘wow factor’ and really setting expectations at a very high level.”
The Habit Grill at CBU is located within Brisco's Café where students can enjoy dining indoors in a café setting or outside on patio dining tables.