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
307 190
Cracker Barrel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Retail
Number of Locations: 566

2
177 88
A&W Restaurants is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
ChloeFletcher added Restaurant, Fast food

3
214 136
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
199 128
Big Boy Restaurants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant

5
195 129
Waffle House is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant
Number of Locations: 1,600

6
169 120
Dave & Buster's is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant
Number of Locations; 55

7
158 112
Rainforest Cafe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

8
203 157
Golden Corral is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant
Number of Locations: 485

9
124 85
Medieval Times Dinner & To... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
zxray added Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Restaurant, Live Shows
Number of Locations: 9

10
53 23
Chili's is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
maura-quast added Restaurant

11
47 20
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
133 117
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Bakery
Number of Locations: 500

13
142 134
Chuck E. Cheese's is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
AndreaPoole-Presslor added Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places, Fast food

14
30 5
Kings Dining & Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Rob Morris added Kings Dining & Restaurant

15
30 7
Dennys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Ted Richardson added Dennys

16
125 121
Shoney's is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Restaurant
Number of Locations: 318

17
32 11
IHOP is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Ted Richardson added Restaurant, Patent Owners and Lessors

18
105 102
Howard Johnson's is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Hospitality
Number of Locations: 3

19
41 26
Steak 'n Shake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
DorothyPalmerDrake added Restaurant, Food Manufacturing

20
97 95
Cheddar's Casual Café is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Restaurant
Number of Locations: 20

21
104 112
Friendly's is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
carlybobarly added Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
Number of Locations: 380

22
37 30
Applebee’s International, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
maura-quast added Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

23
77 88
Marie Callender's Restaurant &... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains

24
71 90
Shakey's Pizza is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant
Number of Locations: 60

25
6 3
Country Kitchen Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
artsyldyrae added Country Kitchen Restaurant