The Top Restaurant Chains in America Companies
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The Top Restaurant Chains in America

List Criteria: American restaurants that have multiple locations or franchises

The List of Top Restaurant Chains in America includes famous restaurant chains from throughout the United States. Restaurant chains offer a familiarity through their decor and menu throughout all of their locations. As such, they tend to be most popular in areas where one would find travelers or tourists. From fast food, to drive-thrus, and even some sit down franchises, there are a variety of restaurants on this list, each serving different international cuisines or their own takes on American classics.

The idea of chain restaurants is widely credited to Harland Sanders, more famously known as "Colonel Sanders." By "franchising" out his secret recipe, restaurants that served his food had an advantage as travelers knew what to expect. Today, nearly every cuisine imaginable has a restaurant chain attached to it.

Vote up your favorite chain restaurants below, or vote down those you'll never go back to again. Looking for more of a sweet treat? Check out this list of the Best Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Chains. Cook up some mediocre Italian food at home using this list of Olive Garden recipes, and take a look at other delicious lists like, the Best Japanese Foods and the Best Brain Foods.
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  2. 30
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  3. 7
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    Arby's

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    78
  4. 177
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Atlanta Bread Company

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    28
  5. 114
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  6. 47
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  7. 146
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  8. 129
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  9. 113
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  10. 162
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    Baker's Square

    30
  11. 105
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    Benihana

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  12. 134
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  13. 229
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    Bern's Steakhouse

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  14. 115
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    Bertucci's

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  15. 66
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  16. 48
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  17. 150
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  18. 74
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    Blimpie

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  19. 34
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  20. 120
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    Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits

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  21. 29
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  22. 44
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  23. 203
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    Boston Pizza

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  25. 163
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  29. 23
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  30. 209
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    Burgerville, USA

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  32. 83
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  33. 215
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    Captain D's

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  34. 217
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  35. 195
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    Carino’s Italian Grill

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  37. 232
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  39. 190
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  40. 166
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    Champps Americana

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  41. 127
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  42. 170
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    Charlie Brown's Steakhouse

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  43. 49
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    Checkers

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  44. 144
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    Cheddar's

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  45. 173
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  46. 206
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    Cheeseburger in Paradise

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  47. 10
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    Cheesecake Factory

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  48. 153
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  49. 112
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  50. 6
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    Chick-fil-A

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