Revisiting The Habit, a fast food burger chain that started in Santa Barbara CA and has a smattering of locations in the U.S., I ordered the Double Charburger. This is a big sandwich. With the grilled onions features so prominently on this burger I cannot help but compare it with the In-n-Out DoubleDouble. But don’t be fooled: The Habit double is much meatier than its rival.
It probably stacks up more akin to a regular hamburger at Five Guys. Let’s see if that’s true:
|Item||Size (g)||Calories||Fat (g)||Sat Fat (g)||Cholesterol (mg)||Sodium (mg)|
|The Habit Double Charburger w/cheese||356||780||67||24||150||2810|
|In-n-Out Double Double||330||670||41||18||120||1440|
|Five Guys Cheeseburger*||453||944||70||28||175||1387|
*Since you build your own Five Guys burger, for comparison we used the cheeseburger (2 patties), 2 slices of cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, and mayo on a bun, of course.
So yeah, it’s in the ballpark. Look at that crazy amount of sodium though in The Habit option. Wow.
Flavor-wise, you could build a Five Guys burger to taste similar. But the meat is definitely different at The Habit. More smoky and, well, meaty. If In-n-Out’s patties were thicker I imagine this is how they’d taste. I like all three and The Habit is worth a trip. At $9 for the combo, it’s not cheap though.