List of restaurant chains

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The following is a list of restaurant chains.

International[edit]

Name Known for Parent Company First store location Founded Locations worldwide Employees Related restaurants
Applebee's baby back ribs DineEquity Decatur, Georgia 1980 2,010 31,500
Arby's roast beef sandwiches Roark Capital Group (majority) Boardman, Ohio 1964 3,688 26,788
Auntie Anne's baked pretzels Focus Brands Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1969 347 12,000
Bonanza Steakhouse steaks Homestyle Dining LLC Plano, Texas 1963 28
Bonchon Chicken fried chicken Bonchon Chicken Inc. Busan, South Korea 2002 64
Big Smoke Burger burgers Toronto, Canada 2007 14
Buffalo's Cafe chicken wings Fog Cutter Capital Group Roswell, Georgia 1985 25
Buffalo Wild Wings chicken wings Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc Columbus, Ohio 1981
Burger King burgers Burger King Corporation Miami, Florida 1954 12,100 350,065 Hungry Jack's
Carl's Jr. burgers CKE Restaurants Anaheim, California 1956 1,170 20,521 Hardee's
Charley's Grilled Subs sub sandwiches Gosh Enterprises, Inc. Columbus, Ohio 1986 359 15,380
Chili's steaks, ribs Brinker International Dallas, Texas 1975 1,400 31,000 Maggiano's Little Italy
Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches Chick-fil-A, Inc. Atlanta, Georgia 1967 1,500 50,000 Truett's Grill, The Dwarf House
Chipotle Mexican Grill burritos Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Denver, Colorado 1993 900 17,198 ShopHouse
Church's Chicken fried chicken, french fries Friedman Fleischer & Lowe San Antonio, Texas 1952 1700
coffeeheaven coffee CHI Gdynia, Poland 1999 106 Coffee Nation
Costa Coffee coffee Whitbread London, England 1971 1850
Crepes & Waffles ice cream Crêpes & Waffles S.A. Bogotá, Colombia 1980 161
Délifrance bakery Grands Moulins de Paris 1983
Denny's family dining 1953 1500
Dome coffee Dôme Coffees Australia Pty Ltd 45 29,063
Din Tai Fung Chinese cuisine
Domino's pizza Domino's Pizza, Inc. Ypsilanti, Michigan 1960 8500 28,735
Dunkin' Donuts donuts Dunkin' Brands Quincy, Massachusetts 1950 11,000 15,000+
Five Guys burgers and fries Arlington County, Virginia 1986 1,500
Freebirds World Burrito burritos Tavistock Group Santa Barbara, California 1987 80
Gloria Jean's Coffees coffee 1979 750 10,205
Hamburguesas El Corral burgers Va! Group Bogotá, Colombia 1983 193
Hard Rock Cafe theme dining Seminole Tribe of Florida London, England 1971 140 7,901
Hardee's burgers CKE Restaurants Greenville, North Carolina 1960 1917 25,700 Carl's Jr.
Hooters theme dining Chanticleer Holdings LLC Clearwater, Florida 1983 485 Hooters, Inc. & Hooters of America, Inc.
IHOP breakfast foods DineEquity Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, California 1958 1,550+ 32,300
In-N-Out Burger burgers Baldwin Park, California 1948 248 11,308
Jack Astor's Bar & Grill casual dining 1990 38 2,519
Jack in the Box burgers San Diego, California 1941 2,100 26,323 Qdoba Mexican Grill
Jollibee burgers Jollibee Foods Corporation Quezon City, Philippines 1975 743 29,216 Chowking, Greenwich Pizza, Red Ribbon
Juan Valdez Cafe coffee Procafecol S.A. Bogotá, Colombia 2002 200 5,000 Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia
The Keg steaks Vancouver, Canada 1971 9,917
Kenny Rogers Roasters chicken Nathan's Famous, Inc. 1991 10,400 Nathan's Famous, Miami Subs Pizza and Grill, Arthur Treacher's
KFC chicken Yum! Brands South Salt Lake, Utah 1952 18,875 43,682 Pizza Hut, Taco Bell
Krispy Kreme donuts Erlich, Inc Winston-Salem, North Carolina 1937 1,043 3,700
Little Caesars pizza Ilitch Holdings Garden City, Michigan 1959 2,000 23,001
Loving Hut vegan fast food Taipei City, Taiwan 2000 125
Marrybrown casual dining Malaysia 1981 250 9,461
McDonald's burgers McDonald's Corporation San Bernardino, California 1940 31,000 105,577
MOS Burger burgers Tokyo, Japan 1972 7,000
Nando's chicken Rosettenville, South Africa 1987 10,988
Old Country Buffet varied Ovation Brands Richfield, Minnesota - - -
Olive Garden Italian cuisine Darden Restaurants Orlando, Florida 1982 668 24,663 Bahama Breeze, The Capital Grille, Eddie V's Prime Seafood, LongHorn Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Seasons 52
Outback Steakhouse Australian themed Bloomin' Brands, Inc. Tampa, Florida 1988 900 24,005
Panera Bread bakery, sandwiches Kirkwood, Missouri 1993 1,272 20,427
Papa John's Pizza pizza Papa John's International Louisville, Kentucky 1984 3,100 28,000
Paris Baguette bakery cafe Paris-Crossaint Food Company Seoul, South Korea 1986 3,120 Caffè Pascucci
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery casual dining Perkins & Marie Callender's Inc. Cincinnati, Ohio 1958 500
PizzaExpress Italian cuisine Hony Capital London, England 1965 386
Pizza Hut pizza Yum! Brands Wichita, Kansas 1958 13,000 41,360 KFC, Taco Bell
Planet Hollywood theme dining New York, New York 1991 8,199
Pollo Campero chicken Guatemala 1971 350 6,346
Ponderosa Steakhouse steaks Homestyle Dining LLC Plano, Texas 1965 148
Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits chicken AFC Enterprises Arabi, Louisiana 1972 1,800 22,500
Quiznos sub sandwiches Quiznos LLC Denver, Colorado 1978 5,000 24,053
Rainforest Cafe theme dining Landry's, Inc. Bloomington, Minnesota 1994 35 22,000
Red Lobster seafood Darden Restaurants Lakeland, Florida 1968 680 24,989 Bahama Breeze, The Capital Grille, Eddie V's Prime Seafood, LongHorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Seasons 52
Red Robin gourmet hamburgers Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. Seattle, Washington 1969 450 32,000
Ruby Tuesday burgers, salad bar Ruby Tuesday Inc. Knoxville, Tennessee 1972 850 40,500 Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, Marlin & Ray's Seafood & Sunsets, Truffles Grill, Wok Hay
Sarku Japan tempura Boston, Massachusetts 1987 200 6,934
Secret Recipe Malaysia 1997 100
Shakey's Pizza pizza Hunt International Sacramento, California 1954 400 10,001
Sizzler steaks Sizzler Restaurants Culver City, California 1958 270 9,951 Pat and Oscar's
Sonic Drive-In burgers Brunswick, Ohio 1953 3,500 23,860
Starbucks coffee Starbucks Seattle, Washington 1971 19,555 58,429 Seattle's Best Coffee
Steak 'n Shake burgers, ice cream The Steak 'n Shake Company Normal, Illinois 1934 502 10,001
Subway sub sandwiches Doctor's Associates Inc. Bridgeport, Connecticut 1965 40,000 104,719 Sunset Boulevard
Sweet Frog frozen yogurt Sweet Frog Enterprises, LLC Richmond, Virginia 2009 215
Swensen's ice cream International Franchise Corp San Francisco, California 1948 20,630 Yogen Früz, I Can't Believe It's Yogurt (ICBY), Golden Swirl, Bresler's ice cream
Taco Bell tacos Yum! Brands Downey, California 1962 5,800 41,367 KFC, Pizza Hut
Telepizza pizza Madrid, Spain 1988 1,150 9,555
Tim Hortons doughnuts, coffee, sandwiches Restaurant Brands International Hamilton, Canada 1964 3,627 100,000
T.G.I. Friday's casual dining Carlson Companies New York, New York 1965 800 25,000
Tony Roma's baby back ribs Miami, Florida 1972 260 10,466
Wendy's burgers The Wendy's Company Columbus, Ohio 1969 6,700 42,157
Yogen Früz frozen yogurt International Franchise Corp Markham, Canada 1986 1,086 11,877
Yogurtland frozen yogurt Fullerton, California 2006 300+
Yoshinoya beef bowls Tokyo, Japan 1899 1,300 9,248

Argentina[edit]

Australia[edit]

Canada[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see List of Canadian restaurant chains.

Costa Rica[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Egypt[edit]

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

A Wienerwald restaurant in Nuremberg, Germany.

Greece[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

India[edit]

Ireland[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see List of restaurant chains in Ireland.

Israel[edit]

Italy[edit]

Japan[edit]

Korea, South[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Philippines[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see List of Philippine restaurant chains.

Puerto Rico[edit]

South Africa[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

A Max Hamburgers restaurant.

Switzerland[edit]

Turkey[edit]

United Arab Emirates[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see List of restaurant chains in the United States.

See also[edit]

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