List of casual dining restaurant chains

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This is a list of casual dining restaurant chains around the world, arranged in alphabetical order. A casual dining restaurant is a restaurant that serves moderately priced food in a casual atmosphere. Except for buffet-style restaurants and, more recently, fast casual restaurants, casual dining restaurants typically provide table service.


Name Type Location(s) Number of locations Notes
Anjappar Chettinad Restaurant Chettinad South Indian cuisine Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, USA 30 Privately owned Indian restaurant chain.
Arab Udupi Indian United Arab Emirates 15 In Abu Dhabi and other locations; Udupi cuisine
Azzip Pizza Pizza Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky 5 Expanding in the Illinois-Indiana-Kentucky tri-state area
Bahama Breeze Seafood United States 37 Part of the Specialty Restaurant Group of Darden Restaurants[1]
Bakers Square Family United States (Great Lakes, California) 46 (formerly 151) Owned by VICORP Restaurants based in Denver, Colorado
Barbeque Nation Indian barbecue India 63 In Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Panjin, Chandigarh, Mysore, Mangalore, Coimbatore, Visakhapatnam, Guwahati, Raipur, Nagpur, Nashik, Baroda, Surat, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida, Mohali, Jaipur, Lucknow, Ludhiana & Amritsar
Bertucci's Italian United States (predominantly Northeastern) 92 Jacobsen Partners
Black Angus Steakhouse Steakhouse United States (Western) 45 Also known as Stuart Anderson's
Black-eyed Pea Country casual United States (Colorado & Texas) 50 Includes full alcohol service and bar
Boston Pizza Bar & grill United States, Canada, Mexico 381 Known outside of Canada as Boston's The Gourmet Pizza
Buca di Beppo Italian United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates 100+
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Seafood Worldwide 25
Cafe Rio Mexican grill United States (western) 82
Café Rouge French United Kingdom 100
California Pizza Kitchen Pizza United States, Mexico, Asia-Pacific region, Western Asia 230
Carlos'n Charlie's Mexican Mexico, Caribbean 11 Grupo Anderson’s
Carrows Family United States (western) 100 Owned by Catalina Restaurant Group, Inc.
Champps Americana Bar & grill United States 61 Traded on NASDAQ under CMPP
Charlie Brown's Fresh Grill Steakhouse United States (Northeastern - New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York) 20+ The largest steakhouse chain in New Jersey, with additional locations in New York and Pennsylvania
Cheeseburger in Paradise Bar & grill United States 38 Theme restaurant named for the song "Cheeseburger in Paradise" by Jimmy Buffett; chain was a partnership of Buffett's company, Orlando, Florida-based Margaritaville Holdings, LLC, and OSI Restaurant Partners
Chevys Fresh Mex Mexican United States 123 Was owned by PFS (Pepsi)
Chickie's & Pete's Bar & grill United States (Delaware Valley) 15
Chicken Salad Chick Chicken United States 29
Chiquito Mexican United Kingdom 86
Claim Jumper Steakhouse United States (Arizona, California, Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin) 41
Chipotle Mexican Grill Mexican United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and France 2250
Coco's Bakery Family United States (western) 115 Owned by Catalina Restaurant Group, Inc.
Congo Grille Filipino grill Philippines 10
Cora Breakfast and lunch Canada 120
Così Breakfast and lunch United States 144+
Cotton Patch Café Country casual United States (Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico) 41
Dave & Buster's Family, entertainment, arcade United States, Canada 57
Dencio's Bar & grill Philippines 30 Owned by Pancake House Incorporation
Dickey's Barbecue Pit Barbecue United States 436
Dindigul Thalappakatti Restaurant Chettinad South Indian cuisine India, Dubai, France 31
Don Pablo's Tex-Mex United States 41 Owned by Rita Restaurant Corp.
Earls Kitchen & bar United States, Canada 65
East Side Mario's Italian United States, Canada 103 Prime Restaurants
Eatsa Quinoa bowls United States (California, New York, and Washington, DC) 6 Automat-style self-serve ordering process; owned by Keenwawa
El Torito Mexican United States (California and Oregon) 69
FATZ Family United States (South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia) 47
Flunch Family France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Poland and Russia 290
Frankie & Benny's Italian-American United Kingdom 260+
Friendly's Family United States (Eastern) 380
Fuddruckers American, family, grill United States, Canada, Italy, Chile, Poland, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico 185
Gator's Dockside American, sports bar & grill United States (Florida) 26
Gerry's Grill Filipino grill Philippines 75
Ground Round Family United States 30 Franchisee cooperative (formerly owned by Howard Johnson's)[2]
Happy Chef Family United States (midwestern) 14 Sal Frederick, founder
Harvester Family United Kingdom 200
Hippopotamus Family France 160
Hoss's Steak and Sea House Steakhouse, seafood United States (Pennsylvania and West Virginia) 40 Americana ambiance
Hot Head Burritos Mexican Eastern United States, mainly Ohio 74
Hotel Saravana Bhavan Vegetarian South Indian cuisine Worldwide 82 Hotel Saravana Bhavan is one of the largest vegetarian restaurant chains in the world.
Houlihan's Bar & grill United States 79
Howard Johnson's Family United States (northeastern; formerly nationwide) 2 One of the first restaurant chains. At one time, had over 1,000 locations across the U.S. Only two locations remain: Bangor, Maine, and Lake Placid, New York.[3]
Huddle House Family United States (21 states, but mainly in the south) 430
Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries Diner United States, Canada, United Arab Emirates 109
Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks Burgers United States (western) 60+
Jensen's Bøfhus Steakhouse, family Denmark, Sweden, Germany 40–45
Jerry's J-Boy Restaurants Family United States (Kentucky, Indiana) 15 Was much larger, but sold most locations to Denny's in 1980s; was also parent company of Long John Silver's
Jim's Restaurants Family United States (Texas) 20 Owned by Frontier Enterprises, which also owns Magic Time Machine restaurants
Joe's Crab Shack Seafood United States (28 states) 120 Owned by Ignite Restaurant Group
Johnny B. Good[4] Music themed bar/restaurant Argentina, Paraguay 14 In Córdoba, Buenos Aires, Rosario, Mendoza; coming soon to Asuncion, Paraguay
Johnny Rockets Family Worldwide 367 1950s style diner
Kelsey's Neighbourhood Bar & Grill Bar & grill Canada 700 Owned by Cara Operations
Kings Family Restaurants Family United States (Pennsylvania and Ohio) 34
Landry's Restaurants Various United States 300 Owns 30+ casual dining restaurant chains
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar Bar & grill United States (California) 18[5]
Legal Sea Foods Seafood East Coast of the United States 35[6]
Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon Steakhouse United States 152
Maggiano's Little Italy Italian United States 44
Marie Callender's Family United States (western, southwestern) 139 Home cooking ambiance
Miami Subs Grill Sandwiches, grill International 40
Mikes Italian United States, Canada 115
Milestones Grill and Bar Bar & grill Canada 38 Owned by Cara Operations
Miller's Ale House Bar & grill United States 75 Owned by Roark Capital Group
Mimi's Cafe French Café, New Orleans, and American United States 144 Owned by Bob Evans Farms, Inc.
MOD Pizza Pizza United States 70+
Montana's Cookhouse Steakhouse Canada 80 Owned by Cara Operations
Nando's Grilled chicken Worldwide (founded in South Africa) 850 Portuguese/Mozambican theme
Old Country Buffet Buffet United States 168 Also known as HomeTown Buffet in some markets
The Old Spaghetti Factory Italian United States, Canada, Japan 37
On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina Mexican Worldwide
The Original Pancake House Breakfast United States 100
Outback Steakhouse Steakhouse, Australian Worldwide (predominantly United States) 978
Panera Sandwiches United States, Canada 2,000+
PDQ Chicken United States 38
Pei Wei Asian Diner Asian United States 190 Affiliated with P. F. Chang's
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Family United States, Canada 400+
Piccadilly Pub Bar & grill United States (Massachusetts) 13 Defunct
Pick Up Stix Fresh Asian Kitchen Chinese United States (California) 70+ Owned by Lorne Goldberg, the owner of Leeann Chin and Mandarin Express
PizzaRev Pizza United States 26
Planet Hollywood Bar & grill Worldwide 16 Owned by Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, and Arnold Schwarzenegger
Ponderosa Steakhouse Steakhouse United States 60 Also known as Bonanza in some states
Potbelly Sandwich Works United States 413
Qdoba Mexican Eats Mexican United States 541
Quaker Steak & Lube Steakhouse United States (eastern) 27 Vehicle garage theme
Red Hot & Blue Barbecue United States 24
Romano's Macaroni Grill Italian Worldwide 235 Owned by Ignite Restaurant Group
Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles Soul food United States (Southern California) 7
Round Table Pizza Pizza United States (western, Hawaii, Alaska) 500+ Founded in 1959
Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern American food and drink United States 20 Founded in 2002 in Columbus, Ohio
Ruth's Chris Steak House Steakhouse United States 130+ Owned by Ruth's Hospitality Group
Saizeriya Italian Asia (predominantly Japan) 1,000+
Salisbury House Family Canada 17
Scores Rotisserie Canada 45+
Señor Frog's Mexican bar United States, Mexico, Caribbean, South America 12 Grupo Anderson's
Shoeless Joe's Sports grill Canada 40
Shoney's Family United States (southeast, lower midwest) 318 Once affiliated with Big Boy Restaurants; dropped in 1980s so company could expand beyond territorial restrictions
Smitty's Family Restaurants Family Canada 115
Smokey Bones Barbecue United States (eastern, central) 126
St-Hubert Rôtisserie Ontario, Québec and New-Brunswick, but mainly in Québec 100+
Swiss Chalet Family United States, Canada 200 Owned by Cara Operations
Taziki's Mediterranean Café Family United States 40
Tony Roma's Barbecue Worldwide 260 Ribs
Tumbleweed Southwest Grill Mexican United States (Kentucky and four Midwestern states) 26
Vapiano Italian Germany and 26 other countries 97
Victoria Station Steakhouse, BBQ United States (northeastern) 100[citation needed] Defunct
Village Inn Family United States 222
VIP's Family United States (western) 53 Defunct Oregon-based chain that operated in five western states; not to be confused with a chain of the same name (but without an apostrophe) in Mexico operated by Walmart de México y Centroamérica
Waffle House Family United States (25 states, but mainly in the south) 2,100+[7]
York Steak House Steakhouse United States (Central) 1

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