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The Best Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains  

Restaurant Chains
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A list of bar & grill restaurant chains. Sit down bar and grill chains from throughout the United States are included. 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. This list focuses primarily on sit-down restaurants and bar and grill restaurant chains.

Fast Food establishments will receive their own list. That said, a few fast food restaurant chains have been included. The idea of a 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.

What the top bar and grill restaurant chains? What are the best bar & grill chains in America? That depends entirely on your point of view. Vote for the best bar chains in America that have good food and add any to the list that may be missing. 

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The Cheesecake Factory is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
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Buffalo Wild Wings is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
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LongHorn Steakhouse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
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Red Robin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
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Outback Steakhouse is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
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Olive Garden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
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Chili's is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Number of Locations: 1168
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Ruby Tuesday is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Number of Locations: 880
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Steak 'n Shake is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
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Hooters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
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T.G.I. Friday's is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Number of Locations: 782
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Dave & Buster's is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
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Cracker Barrel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
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Applebee’s International, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Number of Locations: 2000
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Hard Rock Cafe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Number of Locations: 140
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Carrabba's Italian Grill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
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Number of Locations 232
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Houlihan's is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
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Uno Chicago Grill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Number of Locations: 200
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Cheddar's Casual Café is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
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O'Charley's is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Number of Locations: 270
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BJ's Restaurants, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
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IHOP is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
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Famous Dave's is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
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Bennigan's is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
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Number of Locations 31
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Logan's Roadhouse is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
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