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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303 189
Cracker Barrel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Retail - Number of Locations: 566

2
175 87
A&W Restaurants is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
ChloeFletcher added Restaurant, Fast food

3
212 135
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
199 127
Big Boy Restaurants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant

5
194 129
Waffle House is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant - Number of Locations: 1,600

6
168 120
Dave & Buster's is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant - Number of Locations; 55

7
202 156
Golden Corral is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant - Number of Locations: 485

8
157 112
Rainforest Cafe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

9
123 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
52 23
Chili's is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
maura-quast added Restaurant

11
132 117
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Bakery - Number of Locations: 500

12
45 20
Red Robin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
maura-quast added Restaurant, Fast casual restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

13
141 133
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
29 5
Kings Dining & Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Rob Morris added Kings Dining & Restaurant

15
31 10
IHOP is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Ted Richardson added Restaurant, Patent Owners and Lessors

16
124 121
Shoney's is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Restaurant - Number of Locations: 318

17
27 7
Dennys is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Ted Richardson added Dennys

18
104 102
Howard Johnson's is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Hospitality - Number of Locations: 3

19
96 95
Cheddar's Casual Café is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Restaurant - Number of Locations: 20

20
40 26
Steak 'n Shake is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
DorothyPalmerDrake added Restaurant, Food Manufacturing

21
103 112
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
36 29
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
76 88
Marie Callender's Restaurant &... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains

24
68 90
Shakey's Pizza is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant - Number of Locations: 60

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4 2
Country Kitchen Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
1491971760840 added Country Kitchen Restaurant

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1 1
Mel's Diner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
meldine added Mel's Diner

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1 4
George Webb Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
1491971760840 added George Webb Restaurant

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60 107
Village Inn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Restaurant - Number of Locations: 222

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43 87
T-REX Café is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
JessicaHarlan added T-REX Café

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50 101
Huddle House is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant, Fast food - Number of Locations: 430

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35 92
Rudy's Country Store & BBQ is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains

32
36 94
Coco's Bakery is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Bakery - Number of Locations: 115

33
30 91
Baker's Square is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Baker's Square Number of Locations: 151

34
34 100
Furr's Fresh Buffet is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
zxray added Furr's Fresh Buffet Restaurant, Cafeteria

35
20 79
Jim's Restaurants is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains

36
17 81
Hurricane Grill & Wings is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains

37
17 84
Carrows is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Restaurant - Number of Locations: 100

38
15 80
Happy Chef is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Family Restaurant Chains
Restaurant - Number of Locations: 14