Restaurants The Top 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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201 88
The Cheesecake Factory is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

2
186 98
Buffalo Wild Wings is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
carlybobarly added Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

3
124 62
Outback Steakhouse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
VickyAndersonHardy added Restaurant

4
128 71
LongHorn Steakhouse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

5
124 65
Red Robin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast casual restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

6
126 68
Olive Garden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
VickyAndersonHardy added Restaurant

7
159 103
Chili's is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant
Number of Locations: 1168

8
118 93
T.G.I. Friday's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant
Number of Locations: 782

9
60 38
Cracker Barrel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
RobLein added Restaurant, Retail

10
113 91
Applebee’s International, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
Number of Locations: 2000

11
90 71
Hard Rock Cafe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Hotel, Casino
Number of Locations: 140

12
47 31
Steak 'n Shake is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Static823 added Restaurant, Food Manufacturing

13
74 57
Dave & Buster's is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

14
90 91
Ruby Tuesday is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant
Number of Locations: 880

15
92 95
Hooters is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
carlybobarly added Restaurant

16
58 46
Carrabba's Italian Grill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant
Number of Locations 232

17
62 62
Houlihan's is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

18
51 53
Cheddar's Casual Café is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains

19
49 53
O'Charley's is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant
Number of Locations: 270

20
37 42
Logan's Roadhouse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
VickyAndersonHardy added Restaurant

21
47 56
Bennigan's is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant
Number of Locations 31

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31 33
Famous Dave's is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
RobLein added Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

23
35 43
BJ's Restaurants, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
zxray added Eating and Drinking Places, Alcoholic beverage

24
30 26
IHOP is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
dan the critic added Restaurant, Patent Owners and Lessors

25
48 62
Uno Chicago Grill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant
Number of Locations: 200