Archives for September 14, 2018

The Habit Burger Grill Continues Fight to Help End Childhood Hunger in America For the Fourth Year, The Habit Will Offer a Free Charburger with Cheese for Donations of $2 or More To No Kid Hungry

The Habit Restaurant, Inc. (Nasdaq: HABT) is continuing its commitment to help end childhood hunger in America by partnering with No Kid Hungry for a fourth year.

One in six kids in the U.S. lives with hunger. The Habit Burger Grill, together with its loyal guests, is committed to changing this. Now through the end of September, The Habit will be collecting donations for No Kid Hungry. Guests who donate $2 or more to the No Kid Hungry campaign will receive a free Charburger with cheese certificate, good on a return visit through October 2, 2018.

To help raise awareness about childhood hunger, No Kid Hungry is launching the Hunger Can’t Wait tour, which will travel to five cities across the country, hosting special events from August 28 to September 17. The Habit will kick off the tour on August 28 with an event at its El Segundo, Calif. restaurant.

Over the past four years, The Habit has raised over $1 million for the No Kid Hungry campaign, providing millions of meals for kids across the country.

“The sense of urgency around childhood hunger remains high, and that’s why it’s important to us to support No Kid Hungry. We are proud to have helped provide millions of nutritious meals to kids in need,” said Russ Bendel, CEO of The Habit Burger Grill.

Since 2010, No Kid Hungry and its partners have provided children across the country with more than 775 million meals. For more information, visit The public can join the conversation on social using #HungerCantWait.

And, if you rather have salad then you just have to try the Habit’s hand-breaded Golden Fried Chicken Salad. Inspired by the Golden Fried Chicken Sandwich, the Golden Fried Chicken Salad features the Habit’s golden chicken, hand-dipped twice into house-made seasoned flour and buttermilk, before being fried to perfection and custom made to order for both the salad and the sandwich.

I had the opportunity to try this one and I loved it! It’s fresh and I love the golden fried chicken!

About The Habit Restaurants, Inc.

The Habit Burger Grill is a burger-centric, fast casual restaurant concept that specializes in preparing fresh, made-to-order chargrilled burgers and sandwiches featuring USDA choice tri-tip steak, grilled chicken and sushi-grade ahi tuna cooked over an open flame. In addition, it features fresh made-to-order salads and an appealing selection of sides, shakes and malts. The Habit was named the “best tasting burger in America” in July 2014 in a comprehensive survey conducted by one of America’s leading consumer magazines. The first Habit opened in Santa Barbara, California in 1969. The Habit has since grown to over 230 restaurants in 11 states throughout California, Arizona, Utah, New Jersey, Florida, Idaho, Virginia, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Washington and Maryland as well as four international locations. More information is available at

About No Kid Hungry

No child should go hungry in America. But 1 in 6 kids will face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they need. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty. Learn more at

Self Disclosure: I received a Media comp to try out the new salad. No other compensation was received.. Information and images were also provided. 

6-Year Old Entrepreneur Creates Skincare Treatment For Kids + Teens

Jordan Canepa was just 6 years old when she started experiencing acne breakouts. She went to a number of drug stores and pharmacies but never found any safe options for her younger skin. Jordan decided to create her own solution… Enter Kidskin (!

With a team of chemists and dermatologists, Jordan, possibly the youngest entrepreneur in this industry, formulated easy-to-use Kidskin together with her father Michael, specifically their signature acne kits, safe for children 6-17 years old. Kidskin is the first ever skincare line designed by children for children. With certain products focused on the 6-11 age group, and others more so on the 9-14 age group, they have the based covered in the tween and teen world to prevent unwarranted acne and break out issues. WATCH Jordan speak about her struggle with acne and the Kidskin mission:

All products have been dermatologist approved and are products that Jordan uses to care for her own skin. Kidskin products are all paraben-free, fragrance-free, sulfate-free and cruelty free.

The Kidskin 3-step acne kit consists of T-blast foaming cleanser, Z-blast clarifying serum and a calming moisturizer. Each active ingredient is chosen for its effectiveness and is safe for all skin types. The cleanser features tea tree oil that will kill bacteria, fungus, and infections. Salicylic acid in the serum will reduce redness and inflammation and the white tea leaf extract in the moisturizer will help soothe the skin and clear imperfections.

Kidskin Line:

Calming Moisturizer with White Tea Extract All Skin Types – $19.99

Gentle Skin Cleanser (Sensitive Skin) w/Tree Bark and Amaranth – $19.99

T-Blast Foaming Cleanser with Tea Tree Oil for Oily Skin – $19.99

Z-Blast Serum with 2% Salicylic Acid for Acne and Blemishes – $11.99

Kidskin 3 Step Acne Kit for Kids and Pre-Teens (Tween Acne) – $39.99

I love that these products are great for Kids and Pre-Teens! 

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Images were provided. 

Three Penguin Chicks Make Public Debut at the Aquarium of the Pacific!

Photo Credit: Robin Riggs/Aquarium of the Pacific

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Magellanic penguin chicks hatched in May and made their public debut and joined their parents, siblings, and other birds in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat on September 13th.

Two of the chicks were born to parents Roxy and Floyd. Roxy, the mother, came to the Aquarium from Brazil. She was rescued and deemed non-releasable to the wild. She and Floyd are also parents toSkipper, Lily, Heidi, Anderson, and Gatz. Kate and Avery are also the parents of a chick this season. Kate and Avery are both rescue penguins from Brazil and are also the parents of Jayde and Fisher. This is the sixth year that penguin chicks have hatched at the Aquarium, and with the three new chicks the total number hatched is now thirteen.

Magellanic penguin chicks hatch with a downy layer of plumage that is not watertight. After about twenty-one days the Aquarium’s penguin chicks were taken to a behind-the-scenes nursery, where they lived until their down was replaced by watertight juvenile feathers, a process called fledging. During this time, the chicks also learned to take hand-fed, whole fish.

In celebration of the baby birds, the Aquarium is offering the opportunity to adopt a penguin chick through its Adopt an Animal program. Those adopting a penguin chick at the $100 level or higher before September 30, 2018, will have a chance to help name one of the female penguin chicks. The winner will go behind the scenes with the penguins.

Magellanic penguins are a temperate species native to the coasts of Argentina and Chile in South America. It takes between thirty-eight to forty-three days of incubation before a Magellanic penguin egg will hatch. The parents take turns incubating the eggs and feeding the chicks after they hatch.




On exhibit starting Thursday, September 13, 2018. Aquarium opens to public at 9:00 a.m.



WHERE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Credit: The Aquarium of the Pacific,