EATONTOWN: A new burger restaurant will soon be opening in the borough after getting approval from the Eatontown Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Habit Burger, a California-based restaurant chain that specializes in different types of cheeseburgers, will be opening its newest New Jersey location in Michael's Plaza on Route 35. The restaurant will be located in the storefront next to Starbuck's.
The restaurant developer had to come before the zoning board because Habit Burger will have outdoor seating. Food establishments with outdoor seating are considered fast food restaurants, which are not permitted in the zone where Michael's Plaza is located.
Therefore, a conditional use variance was requested and granted to the developer by the board during its May 11 meeting. The board also approved outdoor seating for Ruffino's Pizza and Italian Restaurant, which is also located in Michael's Plaza.
The Eatontown location will be the third Habit Burger in New Jersey, with the next closest one in River Edge.