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The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch 

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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
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Olive Garden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant
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Buffalo Wild Wings is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
6
Red Robin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
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Restaurant, Fast casual restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
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Chipotle Mexican Grill ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
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Red Lobster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant
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Cracker Barrel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant, Retail
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Applebee’s International... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
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Taco Bell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant, Fast food
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In-N-Out Burger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
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Restaurant
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Fuddruckers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant
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T.G.I. Friday's is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant
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Sonic Drive-In is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant
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P. F. Chang's China Bist... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
17
California Pizza Kitchen... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant, Food and Beverage, Eating and Drinking Places
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KFC is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
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Restaurant, Fast food
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White Castle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant, Food Manufacturing, Fast food
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Jersey Mike's Subs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant

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Noodles & Company is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant
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Hooters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
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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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The Old Spaghetti Factor... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
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Quiznos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
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Restaurant, Fast food restaurant