The Top Restaurant Chains in America Companies

The Top Restaurant Chains in America

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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.

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List Criteria: American restaurants that have multiple locations or franchises

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    1. 167
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    2. 175
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      Chevys Fresh Mex

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    3. 94
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      Moe's Southwest Grill

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    4. 45
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      LongHorn Steakhouse

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    5. 37
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    6. 28
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    7. 2
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    8. 134
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    9. 221
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    10. 92
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    11. 126
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    12. 52
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      Uno Chicago Grill

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    13. 151
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    14. 13
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    15. 139
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    16. 6
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    17. 144
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      COSI Columbus

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    18. 191
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    19. 129
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    20. 1
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      Wendy's

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      Dave & Buster's

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    22. 49
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    23. 47
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      Qdoba Mexican Grill

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    24. 218
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    25. 9
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    26. 231
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      new! Erbert & Gerbert's

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      Little Caesars

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    30. 46
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      Hardee's

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    31. 60
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    32. 88
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    33. 4
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      Chick-fil-A

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    35. 79
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      Blimpie

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    36. 228
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    37. 168
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    38. 173
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    39. 19
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    40. 87
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    41. 68
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      Logan's Roadhouse

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    42. 182
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      A&W Restaurants

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    43. 120
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    44. 161
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    45. 54
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    46. 41
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    47. 200
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    48. 89
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    49. 25
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      Burger King

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    50. 90
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