Food 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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Five Guys is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
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2
125 69
Chili's is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant
3
109 66
The Cheesecake Factory is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
4
92 56
Buffalo Wild Wings is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
5
93 62
Chipotle Mexican Grill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
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69 42
Red Robin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
maura-quast added Restaurant, Fast casual restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
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102 65
Olive Garden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant
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75 54
Taco Bell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant, Fast food
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81 61
Applebee’s International, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
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75 50
Cracker Barrel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant, Retail
11
75 60
Red Lobster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
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78 68
P. F. Chang's China Bistro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
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63 55
Sonic Drive-In is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
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57 52
California Pizza Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant, Food and Beverage, Eating and Drinking Places
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73 67
T.G.I. Friday's is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
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59 57
Fuddruckers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
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31 18
In-N-Out Burger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
daisychaingurl41 added Restaurant
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46 55
White Castle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant, Food Manufacturing, Fast food
19
23 23
Noodles & Company is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Restaurant
20
44 50
Hooters is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
wiabux added Restaurant
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57 58
KFC is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
wiabux added Restaurant, Fast food
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43 44
Jersey Mike's Subs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
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34 45
Joe's Crab Shack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
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43 55
Denny's is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
wiabux added Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
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24 24
Kings Dining & Entertainme... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Restaurant Chains for Lunch
Rob Morris added Kings Dining & Entertainment