Make burger place a habit

Kyle Chidgey, Reporter

If you’re a fan of cheeseburgers, the recent addition of Bakersfield’s newest burger joint, The Habit, may intrigue you and inspire you to hop in your car and pay it a visit.

Upon opening the door, the smell of fresh beef patties being grilled over open flames hits you hard and gets the taste buds watering a bit.

In addition, a nice warm Southern California style decor makes the inside a pleasant place to sit down and eat if you don’t feel like taking it to go. The kitchen area is very exposed, and it’s refreshing to see your food being cooked in a nice clean area. Watching your burger being cooked also stimulates your appetite.

If a sloppy cheeseburger isn’t what you’re looking for, the menu also lists sandwiches and salads.

I ordered the double cheeseburger with avocado and dove right in. As an In-N-Out loyalist, I was a little skeptical at first, but the quality taste of a flame-grilled cheeseburger is definitely there. The ingredients tasted fresh, and the overall quality of the burger was great.

In spite of a great tasting burger, there are two things that might make me shy away from this place. Unfortunately, the quantity and the price were a little disappointing.

A double cheeseburger from The Habit did not fill me up like one from In-N-Out or even Jack-In-The-Box would have. Spending extra money on a meal that doesn’t fill you up is something none of us want.

I also discovered that finding a seat inside was a bit difficult, but they have plenty of seating out front with portable heaters to keep you warm.

Overall, though, I think The Habit is worth checking out. If the rest of the menu is as well prepared as the burger, you’ll have a good meal no matter what you order.