Back in 2001 I worked at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California. I was out there on an externship under Jamie West. Great times were had but one of the best things about the experience was that I lived right behind the original Hamburger Habit in Goleta.
After a long night on the line (maybe not, since we didn't do that many covers at all!) the Habit was always there for a snack or breakfast around 1.30 pm - before getting to work.
Back then, I knew they had something going for them. There was another Habit on S. Milpas near the beach and another on State Street.
The logo was sharp and the menu fresh and 'light'.
Now they are popping up all over the LA area with a new location near my work in Chatsworth.