A New Burger Habit on Geary Road

Habit Burger Grill says trick or treat with Halloween opening.

Trick or treat, with cheese, lettuce, onions and a side of fries.

That's the recipe for Habit Burger Grill. The chain will open its second outlet in Walnut Creek on Halloween (Wednesday, Oct. 31), according to a post on the Habit Burger Facebook site.

Before the spooky opening, there will be a couple brief fund-raising habits — 12-2 p.m. Sunday to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Then, from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday will benefit the Contra Costa Humane Society.

The new Habit Burger is at 1504 Geary Road, in the same plaza with the recently opened Sprouts market. The first Habit Burger in Walnut Creek, on South California Boulevard, opened in 2010.

Bob Brittain November 01, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Gail, I moved here in 1990. The Co-op site was already an albatross. Measure A height restrctions prevented most logical development ideas for over twenty years. Now we finally have removed the eyesore of the Co-op. If you don't like the facilities, fine, don't go there! Maybe you would prefer the wonderful situation at Whole Foods? I go to Sprouts during low-volume times of day to minimize my impact on parking.
One more time with feeling November 02, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Bob, The article is about Habit Burger and their (sincerely appreciated) fundraising activities. Your comment on height restrictions has little to do with the main topic or any of the earlier posts associated with this article. Not everyone can get there during "low volume times". As I recall, the parking plan was panned before groundbreaking and has been confirmed several times after Sprouts opened (and the other businesses there had not yet opened). I am also happy the eyesore of the co-op is gone. I think it is great that (former Mayor) Merle Hall's company was able to get the zoning changed from "mixed used residential" to commercial - with no apparent requirement for a PAC or taxpayer money to entice the developer or actually do the project - same for the development activity to the south. Be careful when you tell folks to "don't go there". They may actually take you up on it. The loss of taxes and jobs would be bad. Many readers here at WALNUT CREEK Patch are WALNUT CREEK voters and taxpayers. Your name is on Ms. Haskew's mailers. That's icky to chase shoppers away. The end result would be reduced sales tax revenue and Haskew wants to increase the tax %. We don't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem. Your suggestion "If you don't like the facilities, fine, don't go there!" exacerbates the issue rather than resolve it.
Julie Jepsen-Grant November 03, 2012 at 02:31 PM
A Habit Burger, order of onion rings, and a chocolate shake. Yum. Life is good...make that great!
srl99 November 03, 2012 at 06:05 PM
This "mall" is a planning disaster. Unless you're a retiree living in the units nearby stay away. The parking lot is a joke, the traffic patterns are terrible. MAYBE the WC City Council will run the Neiman Marcus city-paid employee shuttle over here to save the place. [You don't think Neiman's shoppers are using that free bus, do you, dahling?]
Josh Goldman January 02, 2013 at 08:55 AM
How good are the hamburgers itself? Is their business model based on, "Buy our shitty burgers, support your own pet project"? Worse parking lots: Walnut Creek BART: Horrible, morning rush hour traffic has to navigate around buses, drop offs, and the going home rush hour must navigate around taxis and lack of signals. Whole Foods: Idiots. Target: Super tight on the upper level.


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