Chain Restaurants The Top Family Restaurant Chains  

Restaurant Chains
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A List of Family Restaurant Chains. Famous restaurant 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. 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.

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1
316 195
Cracker Barrel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Retail
Number of Locations: 566
2
181 94
A&W Restaurants is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
ChloeFletcher added Restaurant, Fast food
3
218 142
Bob Evans Restaurants is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
Number of Locations: 600
4
203 134
Waffle House is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant
Number of Locations: 1,600
5
202 134
Big Boy Restaurants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant
6
176 124
Dave & Buster's is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant
Number of Locations; 55
7
210 165
Golden Corral is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant
Number of Locations: 485
8
161 117
Rainforest Cafe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Restaurant
9
63 24
Chili's is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
maura-quast added Restaurant
10
126 90
Medieval Times Dinner & To... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
zxray added Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Restaurant, Live Shows
Number of Locations: 9
11
56 24
Red Robin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
maura-quast added Restaurant, Fast casual restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
12
43 12
IHOP is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Ted Richardson added Restaurant, Patent Owners and Lessors
13
40 10
Dennys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Ted Richardson added Dennys
14
138 122
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Bakery
Number of Locations: 500
15
145 141
Chuck E. Cheese's is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
AndreaPoole-Presslor added Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places, Fast food
16
129 125
Shoney's is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Restaurant
Number of Locations: 318
17
30 8
Kings Dining & Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Rob Morris added Kings Dining & Restaurant
18
48 30
Steak 'n Shake is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
DorothyPalmerDrake added Restaurant, Food Manufacturing
19
107 105
Howard Johnson's is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Hospitality
Number of Locations: 3
20
46 32
Applebee’s International, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
maura-quast added Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
21
99 98
Cheddar's Casual Café is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Restaurant
Number of Locations: 20
22
108 113
Friendly's is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
carlybobarly added Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
Number of Locations: 380
23
80 91
Marie Callender's Restaurant &... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
24
73 92
Shakey's Pizza is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant
Number of Locations: 60
25
8 5
Country Kitchen Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
artsyldyrae added Country Kitchen Restaurant