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The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch 

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Updated September 10, 2019 5.6k votes 561 voters 22.9k views 49 items

List of the best restaurant chains for lunch. Going out for lunch is an entirely different atmosphere than dinner. It’s a far more laid back meal, as well as less expensive than dinner. Whether you’re going out fora quick bite to eat, having a lunch meeting with colleagues or potential business partners, or having a relaxing weekend meal with the family, the place you go to lunch should be tailored to your needs. This list answers the question, “What are the best chain restaurants to have lunch?” The restaurants on this list offer specific lunch menus and have the perfect atmosphere for whatever sort of lunch you’re looking to have.

If you have a very small window of time for your work’s lunch break, fast food restaurants like Taco Bell and Quiznos are the best places to pick up a complete meal, eat, and get back to work before the end of your break. Some of the restaurants on this list are made for people with tight budgets, laid back meals, and high quality food. Other restaurants on the listare great for impressing a potential client during a lunch meeting.

The restaurants on this list range from quick bites,business casual, family friendly, to upscale eateries. Whatever sort of lunch you want, or if you are looking for daily deals and good lunch specials, the restaurants on this list offer the best meals for you.

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Chili's is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant
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Five Guys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant
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The Cheesecake Factory ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
4
Buffalo Wild Wings is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
5
Red Robin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
maura-quast added Restaurant, Fast casual restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
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Olive Garden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant
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Red Lobster is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant
8
Applebee’s International... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
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Chipotle Mexican Grill ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
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Fuddruckers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant
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T.G.I. Friday's is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant
12
P. F. Chang's China Bist... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
13
California Pizza Kitchen... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant, Food and Beverage, Eating and Drinking Places
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Taco Bell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant, Fast food
15
Cracker Barrel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant, Retail
16
Sonic Drive-In is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant
17
Jersey Mike's Subs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant

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White Castle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant, Food Manufacturing, Fast food
19
Friendly's is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
20
Johnny Rockets is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
maura-quast added Restaurant
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Denny's is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
wiabux added Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
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In-N-Out Burger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
daisychaingurl41 added Restaurant
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Boston Market is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant
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KFC is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
wiabux added Restaurant, Fast food
25
Joe's Crab Shack is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant