List of restaurant chains in the United States

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The following is a list of notable restaurant chains in the United States with at least fifteen locations.

Fast food[edit]

Asian[edit]

Name Original location Year started Headquarters Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Jollibee Quezon City, Philippines 1978 Quezon City, Philippines 1,200 West, Mid-Atlantic, Hawaii
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue Honolulu, Hawaii 1976 Honolulu, Hawaii 200+ West, Southeast, New York, Hawaii, Alaska
Manchu Wok Peterborough, Ontario, Canada 1980 Markham, Ontario, Canada 101 Nationwide
Noodles & Company Denver, Colorado 1995 Broomfield, Colorado 460 Nationwide
Panda Express Glendale, California 1983 Rosemead, California 2,000+ Nationwide
Pei Wei Asian Diner Scottsdale, Arizona 2000 Irving, Texas 200 South, West, Mid-Atlantic, Upper Midwest
Phở Hòa San Jose, California 1983 Sacramento, California 72 West, Southeast, Upper Midwest, Massachusetts
Pick Up Stix Rancho Santa Margarita, California 1989 Laguna Hills, California 63 Southern California
Yoshinoya Tokyo, Japan 1899 Kitya, Tokyo, Japan 1,000 California

Baked goods[edit]

Name Original location Year started Headquarters Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Au Bon Pain Boston, Massachusetts 1976 Boston, Massachusetts 204 Nationwide
Auntie Anne's Downingtown, Pennsylvania 1988 Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1,500+ Nationwide
Bruegger's Bagels Troy, New York 1983 Burlington, Vermont 260 East, Southwest
Cinnabon Seattle, Washington 1985 Sandy Springs, Georgia 1,200+ Nationwide
Corner Bakery Cafe Chicago, Illinois 1991 Dallas, Texas 192 Nationwide
Daylight Donuts Tulsa, Oklahoma 1954 Tulsa, Oklahoma 1,000 Midwest
Duck Donuts Duck, North Carolina 2006 Hampden Township, Pennsylvania 83 East
Einstein Bros. Bagels Golden, Colorado 1995 Lakewood, Colorado 855 Nationwide
Great American Cookies Atlanta, Georgia 1977 Atlanta, Georgia 290 East
Great Harvest Bread Company Great Falls, Montana 1976 Dillon, Montana 200+ Nationwide
Honey Dew Donuts Mansfield, Massachusetts 1973 Plainville, Massachusetts 150 New England
Insomnia Cookies Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2003 New York, New York 155 Nationwide
Krispy Kreme Winston-Salem, North Carolina 1937 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 1,005 Nationwide
Le Madeleine Dallas, Texas 1983 Dallas, Texas 86 Southeast, Texas
Le Pain Quotidien Brussels, Belgium 1990 New York, New York 260 Mid-Atlantic, Florida, Illinois, California
Mrs. Fields Palo Alto, California 1977 Broomfield, Colorado 400 Nationwide
Pretzelmaker Pennsylvania 1991 Atlanta, Georgia 280 Nationwide
Shipley Do-Nuts Houston, Texas 1936 Houston, Texas Texas, Oklahoma
Wetzel's Pretzels Redondo Beach, California 1994 Pasadena, California 305 Nationwide
Winchell's Donuts Temple City, California 1948 City of Industry, California 170 West

Beef[edit]

Name Original location Year started Headquarters Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Gold Star Chili Cincinnati, Ohio 1965 Cincinnati, Ohio 85 Great Lakes
Shane's Rib Shack McDonough, Georgia 2002 Atlanta, Georgia 74 Southeast
Skyline Chili Cincinnati, Ohio 1949 Fairfield, Ohio 152 Great Lakes

Beverages[edit]

Name Original location Year started Headquarters Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Argo Tea Chicago, Illinois 2003 Chicago, Illinois 41 East and Upper Midwest
Biggby Coffee East Lansing, Michigan 1995 Lansing, Michigan 235 Southeast and Midwest
Caribou Coffee Edina, Minnesota 1992 Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 603 Midwest
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Los Angeles, California 1963 Los Angeles, California 1,000+ California
Coffee Beanery Dearborn, Michigan 1976 Flushing, Michigan 120+ Nationwide
Dunkin' Donuts Quincy, Massachusetts 1950 Canton, Massachusetts 10,858 Nationwide
Dunn Brothers Coffee Saint Paul, Minnesota 1987 Minneapolis, Minnesota 74 Midwest
Dutch Bros. Coffee Grants Pass, Oregon 1992 Grants Pass, Oregon 328 West
Gloria Jean's Coffees Long Grove, Illinois 1979 Castle Hill, New South Wales, Australia 1,000 Nationwide
Heine Brothers' Louisville, Kentucky 1994 Louisville, Kentucky 17 Kentucky
Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea Chicago, Illinois 1995 Chicago, Illinois 16 Nationwide
Jamba Juice San Luis Obispo, California 1990 Frisco, Texas 864 Nationwide
Juice It Up! Brea, California 1995 Irvine, California 85 West
Orange Julius Los Angeles, California 1926 Edina, Minnesota 5,700 Nationwide
Peet's Coffee Berkeley, California 1966 Emeryville, California 200 West and Midwest
Planet Smoothie Atlanta, Georgia 1995 Scottsdale, Arizona 100+ Nationwide
Robeks Los Angeles, California 1996 Los Angeles, California 91 West
Seattle's Best Coffee Seattle, Washington 1970 Seattle, Washington Nationwide
Smoothie King Kenner, Louisiana 1973 Coppell, Texas 950 Nationwide
Starbucks Seattle, Washington 1971 Seattle, Washington 28,218 Nationwide
Tim Hortons Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 1964 Toronto, Ontario, Canada 4,846 North
Tropical Smoothie Cafe Destin, Florida 1997 Atlanta, Georgia 700 Nationwide

Chicken[edit]

Name Original location Year started Headquarters Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Charlotte, North Carolina 1977 Charlotte, North Carolina 750+ Southeast
Brown's Chicken & Pasta Bridgeview, Illinois 1949 Villa Park, Illinois 20 Illinois, New Jersey
Boston Market Newton, Massachusetts 1984 Golden, Colorado 462 Nationwide
Bush's Chicken Waco, Texas 1996 Waco, Texas 90 Southwest and Colorado
Chester's International Birmingham, Alabama 1952 Mountain Brook, Alabama 1,000+ Nationwide
Chick-fil-A Hapeville, Georgia 1946 College Park, Georgia 2,363 Nationwide
Chicken Express Benbrook, Texas 1988 Burleson, Texas 200+ South central
Church's Chicken San Antonio, Texas 1952 Atlanta, Georgia 1,009 South
Cluck-U Chicken New Brunswick, New Jersey 1985 College Park, Maryland 17 Mid-Atlantic
El Pollo Loco Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico 1974 Costa Mesa, California 487 West
Golden Chick San Marcos, Texas 1967 Richardson, Texas 181 South central
Guthrie's Haleyville, Alabama 1964 Auburn, Alabama 29 South
Hartz Chicken Texas 1972 Spring, Texas 60+ Louisiana, Texas
KFC North Corbin, Kentucky 1952 Louisville, Kentucky 22,621 Nationwide
Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken Lima, Ohio 1966 Fort Walton Beach, Florida 154 South and Midwest
Louisiana Famous Fried Chicken Los Angeles, California 1976 Los Angeles, California 148 California, Texas
Pollo Campero Guatemala 1971 Dallas, Texas 400 Nationwide
Pollo Tropical Miami, Florida 1988 Doral, Florida 141 Southeast
Popeyes Arabi, Louisiana 1972 Miami, Florida 3,102 Nationwide
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1996 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 453 South and Midwest
Slim Chickens Fayetteville, Arkansas 2003 Fayetteville, Arkansas 75+
Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q Smithfield, North Carolina 1977 Smithfield, North Carolina 39 North Carolina
Wingstop Garland, Texas 1994 Dallas, Texas 1,250+ Nationwide
Zaxby's Statesboro, Georgia 1990 Athens, Georgia 900+ Southeast
Zoës Kitchen Homewood, Alabama 1995 Plano, Texas 258 Southeast

Frozen desserts[edit]

Name Original location Year started Headquarters Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Baskin-Robbins Glendale, California 1945 Canton, Massachusetts 7,552 Nationwide
Ben & Jerry's Burlington, Vermont 1978 South Burlington, Vermont 221 Nationwide
Braum's Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1968 Tuttle, Oklahoma 300 Midwest
Bruster's Ice Cream Bridgewater, Pennsylvania 1990 Bridgewater, Pennsylvania Nationwide
Carvel Hartsdale, New York 1929 Farmington, Connecticut 371 Nationwide
Cold Stone Creamery Tempe, Arizona 1988 Scottsdale, Arizona 1,500 Nationwide
Dairy Queen Joliet, Illinois 1940 Edina, Minnesota 6,800+ Nationwide
Dippin' Dots New Grand Chain, Illinois 1988 Paducah, Kentucky Nationwide
Fosters Freeze Inglewood, California 1946 Rancho Cucamonga, California 74 California
Friendly's Springfield, Massachusetts 1935 Wilbraham, Massachusetts 167 East Coast
Golden Spoon Rancho Santa Margarita, California 23 California
Graeter's Cincinnati, Ohio 1874 Cincinnati, Ohio 53 Midwest
Häagen-Dazs Brooklyn, New York 1961 Minneapolis, Minnesota 600
Handel's Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt Youngstown, Ohio 1945 Canfield, Ohio 45 West, Great Lakes, Alabama, Pennsylvania
MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Treatery Kansas City, Missouri 1989 Fulton County, Georgia 49 Nationwide
Marble Slab Creamery Houston, Texas 1983 Fulton County, Georgia 391 Nationwide
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt San Fernando Valley, California 2007 Encino, California 540 Nationwide
Oberweis Dairy Kane County, Illinois 1927 North Aurora, Illinois 41 Upper Midwest
Pinkberry West Hollywood, California 2005 Scottsdale, Arizona 260 Nationwide
Red Mango Los Angeles, California 2006 Dallas, Texas 50 Nationwide
Rita's Italian Ice Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1984 Bensalem, Pennsylvania 600+ Nationwide
Sweet Frog Richmond, Virginia 2009 Richmond, Virginia 350+ Nationwide
Tastee-Freez Joliet, Illinois 1950 Newport Beach, California 23 Mid-Atlantic and Midwest
TCBY Little Rock, Arkansas 1981 Broomfield, Colorado 470+ Nationwide
Tropical Sno Provo, Utah 1984 Draper, Utah Nationwide
Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt California 2008 Fullerton, California 100+ West
Yogen Früz Thornhill, Ontario, Canada 1986 Markham, Ontario, Canada East Coast, Illinois, Texas
Yogurtland California 2006 Irvine, California 326 Nationwide

Hamburgers[edit]

Name Original location Year started Headquarters Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
A&W Restaurants Lodi, California 1919 Lexington, Kentucky 1,200 Nationwide
Arctic Circle Restaurants Midvale, Utah 1950 Salt Lake City, Utah 66 West
Back Yard Burgers Cleveland, Ohio 1987 Nashville, Tennessee 55 South and Midwest
Big Boy Glendale, California 1936 Warren, Michigan 79 Midwest and California
Blake's Lotaburger Albuquerque, New Mexico 1952 Albuquerque, New Mexico 75 Southwest
BurgerFi Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida 2011 Palm Beach, Florida 106 East and Midwest
Burger King Jacksonville, Florida 1953 Miami-Dade County, Florida 13,000+ Nationwide
Burger Street Lewisville, Texas 1985 Dallas, Texas 19 South central
Burgerville Vancouver, Washington 1961 Vancouver, Washington 47 Pacific Northwest
Carl's Jr.

Hardee's

Los Angeles, California

Rocky Mount, North Carolina

1941

1960

Franklin, Tennessee 7,302 Nationwide Carl's Jr. in the West, Hardee's in the East
Checkers

Rally's

Mobile, Alabama

Louisville, Kentucky

1985

1986

Tampa, Florida 900 Nationwide Checkers in the Southeast and Northeast, Rally's in the Midwest and California
Cheeburger Cheeburger Sanibel, Florida 1986 Fort Myers, Florida 22 East
Cook Out Greensboro, North Carolina 1989 Thomasville, North Carolina 244 Southeast
Culver's Sauk City, Wisconsin 1984 Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin 710 Midwest and Southeast
Farmer Boys Perris, California 1981 Riverside, California 90+ California
Fatburger Los Angeles, California 1947 Beverly Hills, California 200+ West
Five Guys Arlington County, Virginia 1986 Lorton, Virginia 1,500 Nationwide
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Wichita, Kansas 2002 Wichita, Kansas 300+ Nationwide
Frisch's Big Boy Cincinnati, Ohio 1939 Cincinnati, Ohio 120 Great Lakes
Fuddruckers San Antonio, Texas 1979 Houston, Texas 223 Nationwide
The Habit Burger Grill Santa Barbara, California 1969 Irvine, California 246 Nationwide
The Halal Guys New York, New York 1990 New York, New York Nationwide
Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries Goldsboro, North Carolina 1991 Mount Olive, North Carolina 135 South and Midwest
In-N-Out Burger Baldwin Park, California 1948 Irvine, California 342 West and Texas
Jack's Homewood, Alabama 1960 Sumiton, Alabama 166 Southeast
Jack in the Box San Diego, California 1951 San Diego, California 2,200+
Krystal Chattanooga, Tennessee 1932 Atlanta, Georgia 360
McDonald's San Bernardino, California 1940 Chicago, Illinois 37,241
Milo's Hamburgers Birmingham, Alabama 1946 Birmingham, Alabama 16
Mooyah Plano, Texas 2007 Plano, Texas 100
Original Tommy's Los Angeles, California 1946 Monrovia, California 33 West
Penguin Point Wabash, Indiana 1950 Warsaw, Indiana 14
Roy Rogers Restaurants Fort Wayne, Indiana 1968 Frederick, Maryland 48 Mid-Atlantic
Shake Shack New York, New York 2004 New York, New York 200
Smashburger Denver, Colorado 2007 Denver, Colorado 370
Sonic Drive-In Shawnee, Oklahoma 1953 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 3,612[1] Nationwide
Spangles Wichita, Kansas 1978 Wichita, Kansas 27
Steak 'n Shake Normal, Illinois 1934 Indianapolis, Indiana 842
Swensons Akron, Ohio 1934 Akron, Ohio 12
Umami Burger Los Angeles, California 2009 Los Angeles, California 25
Wayback Burgers Newark, Delaware 1991 Cheshire, Connecticut 133
Wendy's Columbus, Ohio 1969 Dublin, Ohio 6,500+ Nationwide
Whataburger Corpus Christi, Texas 1950 San Antonio, Texas 824
White Castle Wichita, Kansas 1921 Columbus, Ohio 420
Zip's Drive-in Kennewick, Washington 1953 Kennewick, Washington 38

Hot Dogs[edit]

Name Original location Year started Headquarters Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Hot Dog on a Stick Santa Monica, California 1946 Carlsbad, California 80
James Coney Island Houston, Texas 1923 Houston, Texas 21
Nathan's Famous Brooklyn, New York 1916 Jericho, New York
Sneaky Pete's Birmingham, Alabama 1966 Birmingham, Alabama 39
Portillo's Restaurants Villa Park, Illinois 1963 Oak Brook, Illinois 60
Wienerschnitzel Los Angeles, California 1961 Irvine, California 358

Mexican-style/Tex-Mex[edit]

Name Original location Year started Headquarters Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Baja Fresh Scottsdale, Arizona 1990 Newbury Park, California 256 North
Cafe Rio St. George, Utah 1997 Cottonwood Heights, Utah 120
California Tortilla Bethesda, Maryland 1995 Potomac, Maryland 51
Chipotle Mexican Grill Denver, Colorado 1993 Newport Beach, California 2,250 Nationwide
Del Taco Yermo, California 1964 Lake Forest, California 564
Green/Red Burrito Hawaiian Gardens, California 1980 Franklin, Tennessee 500+
El Taco Tote Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico 1988 El Paso, Texas 23
Fuzzy's Taco Shop Fort Worth, Texas 2001 Fort Worth, Texas 150
La Salsa Los Angeles, California 1979 Scottsdale, Arizona 23
Moe's Southwest Grill Atlanta, Georgia 2000 Atlanta, Georgia 680+
Qdoba Denver, Colorado 1995 San Diego, California 729
Rubio's Coastal Grill San Diego, California 1983 Carlsbad, California 200+
Salsarita's Fresh Mexican Grill Charlotte, North Carolina 2000 Charlotte, North Carolina 80+
Taco Bell Downey, California 1962 Irvine, California 7,000 Nationwide
Taco Bueno Abilene, Texas 1967 Irving, Texas 160+
Taco Cabana San Antonio, Texas 1978 San Antonio, Texas 176
Taco del Mar Seattle, Washington 1992 Denver, Colorado 100
Taco John's Cheyenne, Wyoming 1969 Cheyenne, Wyoming 425
Taco Mayo Norman, Oklahoma 1978 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 13
Taco Palenque Laredo, Texas 1987 Laredo, Texas 19
Taco Time Eugene, Oregon 1960 Scottsdale, Arizona 300+
Tijuana Flats Winter Park, Florida 1995 Maitland, Florida 130
Wahoo's Fish Taco Costa Mesa, California 1988 Santa Ana, California

Pizza and Italian[edit]

Name Original location Year started Headquarters Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
America's Incredible Pizza Company Springfield, Missouri 2002 Springfield, Missouri 73 Southeast
Blaze Pizza Irvine, California 2011 Pasadena, California 300+ Nationwide
Cicis Plano, Texas 1985 Irving, Texas 442
Domino's Ypsilanti, Michigan 1960 Ann Arbor, Michigan 13,811 Nationwide
Donatos Pizza Columbus, Ohio 1963 Gahanna, Ohio 200
East of Chicago Pizza Willard, Ohio 1982 Lima, Ohio 80
Fazoli's Lexington, Kentucky 1988 Lexington, Kentucky 217
Fox's Pizza Den Pitcairn, Pennsylvania 1971 Murrysville, Pennsylvania 250
Gatti's Pizza Stephenville, Texas 1964 Fort Worth, Texas 140+
Gino's Pizza and Spaghetti Huntington, West Virginia 1961 Huntington, West Virginia 40
Giordano's Pizzeria Chicago, Illinois 1974 Chicago, Illinois 69
Godfather's Pizza Omaha, Nebraska 1973 Omaha, Nebraska 571
Happy's Pizza Detroit, Michigan 1994 Farmington Hills, Michigan 65 Great Lakes and West
Hungry Howie's Pizza Taylor, Michigan 1973 Madison Heights, Michigan 550+
Jet's Pizza Sterling Heights, Michigan 1978 Sterling Heights, Michigan 336
Little Caesars Garden City, Michigan 1959 Detroit, Michigan 5,463 Nationwide
Marco's Pizza Oregon, Ohio 1978 Toledo, Ohio 800 Nationwide
MOD Pizza Seattle, Washington 2008 Bellevue, Washington 400+
Monical's Pizza Toledo, Illinois 1959 Bradley, Illinois 40 Midwest
Papa Gino's Boston, Massachusetts 1961 Dedham, Massachusetts 97
Papa John's Pizza Jeffersonville, Indiana 1984 Jeffersontown, Kentucky 5,199 Nationwide
Papa Murphy's Merger 1995 Vancouver, Washington 1,500+
Pieology Pizzeria Fullerton, California 2011 Rancho Santa Margarita, California 140
Pizza Hut Wichita, Kansas 1958 Plano, Texas 16,796[2] Nationwide
Pizza Inn Dallas, Texas 1958 The Colony, Texas 158
Pizza Ranch Hull, Iowa 1981 Orange City, Iowa 216
Sbarro New York, New York 1956 Columbus, Ohio 800+
Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint Atlanta, Georgia 2009 Atlanta, Georgia 38
Villa Italian Kitchen New York, New York 1964 Morristown, New Jersey 330 Nationwide

Salad/Vegetarian/Vegan[edit]

Name Original location Year started Headquarters Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Saladworks Cherry Hill, New Jersey 1986 Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 100 East and Midwest
Sweetgreen Washington, D.C. 2007 Culver City, California 75 East, Texas, Illinois, California
Veggie Grill Irvine, California 2006 Santa Monica, California 29 West, Illinois

Sandwiches[edit]

Name Original location Year started Headquarters Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Atlanta Bread Company Sandy Springs, Georgia 1994 Smyrna, Georgia 37
Arby's Boardman, Ohio 1964 Sandy Springs, Georgia 3,400+ Nationwide
Blimpie Hoboken, New Jersey 1964 Scottsdale, Arizona 2,000 Nationwide
Camille's Sidewalk Cafe Tulsa, Oklahoma 1996 Tulsa, Oklahoma 107
Capriotti's Wilmington, Delaware 1976 Las Vegas, Nevada 106
Charleys Philly Steaks Columbus, Ohio 1986 Columbus, Ohio 600
Così New York, New York 1996 Boston, Massachusetts 66
Cousins Subs Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1972 Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches Dedham, Massachusetts 1967 Dedham, Massachusetts 86 New England
Daphne's Greek Cafe California 1991 Los Angeles, California
DiBella's Rochester, New York 1918 Rochester, New York 43
Earl of Sandwich Lake Buena Vista, Florida 2004 Orlando, Florida 31
Eegee's Tucson, Arizona 1971 Tucson, Arizona 24
Erbert & Gerbert's Eau Claire, Wisconsin 1987 Eau Claire, Wisconsin 50+
Firehouse Subs Jacksonville, Florida 1994 Jacksonville, Florida 1,170 Nationwide
Great Wraps 1974 Atlanta, Georgia Nationwide
Jason's Deli Beaumont, Texas 1976 Beaumont, Texas 268
Jerry's Subs & Pizza Wheaton, Maryland 1954 Gaithersburg, Maryland 28
Jersey Mike's Subs Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey 1956 Wall Township, New Jersey 1,200+ Nationwide
Jimmy John's Charleston, Illinois 1983 Champaign, Illinois 2,800 Nationwide
Lee's Sandwiches San Jose, California 1983 San Jose, California 61
Lenny's Grill & Sub Memphis, Tennessee 1998 Memphis, Tennessee 100
Lion's Choice Ballwin, Missouri 1967 St. Louis, Missouri 26
McAlister's Deli Oxford, Mississippi 1989 Sandy Springs, Georgia 400
Miami Grill Key West, Florida 1988 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 31 Southeast
Newk's Eatery Oxford, Mississippi 2004 Jackson, Mississippi 100+ Southeast
Panera Bread Kirkwood, Missouri 1987 Sunset Hills, Missouri 2,000+ Nationwide
Penn Station East Coast Subs Cincinnati, Ohio 1985 Cincinnati, Ohio 300+
Pita Pit Kingston, Ontario, Canada 1995 Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 500+
Port of Subs Sparks, Nevada 1972 Reno, Nevada 140+
Potbelly Sandwich Shop Chicago, Illinois 1977 Chicago, Illinois 413
Pret a Manger London, England, UK 1983 London, England, UK 450+
Primo Hoagies South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1992 Westville, New Jersey 95 East
Quiznos Denver, Colorado 1981 Denver, Colorado 800
Rax Roast Beef Springfield, Ohio 1967 Ironton, Ohio 8
Sandella's Flatbread Café Redding, Connecticut 1994 Redding, Connecticut 130
Schlotzsky's Austin, Texas 1971 Atlanta, Georgia 350
Steak Escape Columbus, Ohio 1982 Columbus, Ohio 100+ Nationwide
Subway Bridgeport, Connecticut 1965 Milford, Connecticut 42,431 [3] Nationwide
Togo's San Jose, California 1971 San Jose, California 200
Tubby's St. Clair Shores, Michigan 1968 Clinton Township, Michigan
Tudor's Biscuit World Charleston, West Virginia 1980 Huntington, West Virginia
Which Wich? Dallas, Texas 2003 Dallas, Texas 431

Seafood[edit]

Name Original location Year started Headquarters Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Arthur Treacher's New York 1969 Columbus, Ohio 7 Many more locations are co-branded with Nathan's Famous
Captain D's Donelson, Tennessee 1969 Nashville, Tennessee 526
Long John Silver's Lexington, Kentucky 1969 Louisville, Kentucky 8,400

Casual dining[edit]

Casual dining restaurants below are split by the type of cuisine they serve.

American[edit]

Name Original location Year started Head office location Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Applebee's Decatur, Georgia 1980 Glendale, California 1,830 Nationwide
Bakers Square Nashville, Tennessee 1969 Des Moines, Iowa 46 Midwest
Beef O'Brady's Brandon, Florida 1985 Brandon, Florida 235 Southeast, Midwest
Bennigan's Atlanta, Georgia 1976 Dallas, Texas 29 East, Midwest
BJ's Restaurant Santa Ana, California 1978 Huntington Beach, California 204 Nationwide Operates as BJ's Restaurant & Brewery,

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, BJ's Grill, and BJ's Pizza & Grill.

Black Bear Diner Mount Shasta, California 1995 Redding, California 133 West
Bob Evans Restaurant Gallipolis, Ohio 1948 New Albany, Ohio 500 Mid-Atlantic, Midwest
Boomerang Diner Muskogee, Oklahoma 1998 Shawnee, Oklahoma 55 Oklahoma, Arkansas
Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen Arlington, Texas 1979 Orlando, Florida 171
The Cheesecake Factory Beverly Hills, California 1978 Calabasas, California 211 Nationwide 14 locations are branded as Grand Lux Cafe
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant Orland Park, Illinois 2005 Countryside, Illinois 30 Southeast, Midwest
Furr's Hobbs, New Mexico 1946 San Antonio, Texas 21 Southwest,

South central

Golden Corral Fayetteville, North Carolina 1973 Raleigh, North Carolina 498 Nationwide
Ground Round 1969 Freeport, Maine 17
Hard Rock Cafe London, England, U.K. 1971 Davie, Florida 185 Nationwide
Hooters Clearwater, Florida 1983 Atlanta, Georgia 420 Nationwide
Houlihan's Kansas City, Missouri 1972 Leawood, Kansas 84 Nationwide
Houston's Restaurant Dallas, Texas 1977 Beverly Hills, California 51 Operates under 15 different names,

with most branded as Houston's or Hillstone

Huddle House Decatur, Georgia 1964 Atlanta, Georgia 339 Southeast
J. Alexander's Nashville, Tennessee 1991 Nashville, Tennessee 44
Johnny Rockets Los Angeles, California 1986 Wilbraham, Massachusetts 320 Nationwide
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar Huntington Beach, California 2003 30 West and Midwest
Luby's San Antonio, Texas 1947 Houston, Texas 83 Texas and Mississippi
O'Charley's Nashville, Tennessee 1971 Nashville, Tennessee 200 Southeast and Midwest
Old Country Buffet

HomeTown Buffet

Ryan Buffet

1983

1989

1977

Hollywood Park, Texas 19 (Old Country)

33 (HomeTown)

16 (Ryan)

Midwest

California

South & Midwest

Rainforest Cafe Bloomington, Minnesota 1994 Houston, Texas 24 Nationwide
Ruby Tuesday Knoxville, Tennessee 1972 Maryville, Tennessee 491 East
Ruby's Diner Newport Beach, California 1982 Irvine, California 32 West, Texas, Mid-Atlantic
Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern Dublin, Ohio 2002 Columbus, Ohio 23 Southeast and Midwest
Seasons 52 Orlando, Florida 2003 Orlando, Florida 41
Shari's Cafe & Pies Hermiston, Oregon 1978 Beaverton, Oregon 95 West
Shoney's Charleston, West Virginia 1947 Nashville, Tennessee South, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest
Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes San Diego, California 1978 San Diego, California 97
Ted's Montana Grill Columbus, Ohio 2002 Atlanta, Georgia 45
TGI Fridays New York City, New York 1965 Dallas, Texas 870 Nationwide
Twin Peaks Lewisville, Texas 2008 Addison, Texas 61 South and Midwest
Village Inn Denver, Colorado 1959 Nashville, Tennessee 212 West, Midwest, and South
Yard House Long Beach, California 1996 Orlando, Florida 80 Nationwide

Asian/Asian Fusion[edit]

Name Original location Year started Head office location Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Benihana New York, New York 1964 Aventura, Florida 116
HuHot Mongolian Grill Missoula, Montana 1999 Missoula, Montana 70 Midwest and Mountain West
Kona Grill Scottsdale, Arizona 1998 Scottsdale, Arizona 40
P.F. Chang's China Bistro Scottsdale, Arizona 1993 Scottsdale, Arizona 305 Nationwide
Roy's Honolulu, Hawaii 1988 Dallas, Texas 27

Bar/Brewpub[edit]

Name Original location Year started Head office location Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Bar Louie 1990 Addison, Texas 133
HopCat Grand Rapids, Michigan 2008 Grand Rapids, Michigan 17 Midwest and Florida
Miller's Ale House Jupiter, Florida 1988 Orlando, Florida 92 East and Nevada

Breakfast[edit]

Name Original location Year started Head office location Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Denny's Lakewood, California 1953 Spartanburg, South Carolina 1,700 Nationwide
First Watch Pacific Grove, California 1983 University Park, Florida 200
IHOP Los Angeles, California 1958 Glendale, California 1,822 Nationwide
The Original Pancake House Portland, Oregon 1953 Portland, Oregon 150 Nationwide
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Cincinnati, Ohio 1958 Memphis, Tennessee 342
Waffle House Avondale Estates, Georgia 1955 Norcross, Georgia 2,100 Southeast

Caribbean[edit]

Name Original location Year started Head office location Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Bahama Breeze Orlando, Florida 1996 Orlando, Florida 40 East, Nevada, Washington
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Key West, Florida 1977 Orlando, Florida 23 Nationwide

Chicken[edit]

Name Original location Year started Head office location Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Buffalo Wild Wings Columbus, Ohio 1982 Sandy Springs, Georgia 1,238 Nationwide
Hooters Clearwater, Florida 1983 Atlanta, Georgia 420
Hurricane Grill & Wings Fort Pierce, Florida 1995 West Palm Beach, Florida 71
Ker's WingHouse Bar & Grill Largo, Florida 1994 28

European[edit]

Name Original location Year started Head office location Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
The Melting Pot Maitland, Florida 1975 Tampa, Florida 167
Mimi's Cafe Irvine, California Dallas, Texas 145
Olga's Kitchen Birmingham, Michigan 1970 Livonia, Michigan 27 Michigan and Illinois

Hamburger[edit]

Name Original location Year started Head office location Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Islands Los Angeles, California 1982 Irvine, California 50 West and Hawaii
Max & Erma's Columbus, Ohio 1972 Columbus, Ohio 51
Red Robin Seattle, Washington 1969 Greenwood Village, Colorado 562 Nationwide
Wahlburgers Hingham, Massachusetts 2011 31

Mexican-style/Tex-Mex[edit]

Name Original location Year started Head office location Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Chevys Fresh Mex Alameda, California 1986 Cypress, California 38
Chili's Dallas, Texas 1975 Dallas, Texas 1,606 Nationwide
Chuy's Austin, Texas 1982 Austin, Texas 102 South and Midwest
On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina Dallas, Texas 1982 150
Pappasito's Cantina Houston, Texas Houston, Texas 25 Texas

Italian[edit]

Name Original location Year started Head office location Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Brio Tuscan Grill Columbus, Ohio 1992 Columbus, Ohio 118 Nationwide Also operates as Bravo! Cucina Italiana
Buca di Beppo Minneapolis, Minnesota 1993 Orlando, Florida 88 Nationwide
California Pizza Kitchen Beverly Hills, California 1985 Los Angeles, California 250 Nationwide
Carino's Italian Austin, Texas 1968 Austin, Texas 55
Carrabba's Italian Grill Houston, Texas 1986 Tampa, Florida 247
Maggiano's Little Italy Chicago, Illinois 1991 Dallas, Texas 52
The Old Spaghetti Factory Portland, Oregon 1969 Portland, Oregon 43
Olive Garden Orlando, Florida 1982 Orlando, Florida 892 Nationwide
Romano's Macaroni Grill Leon Springs, Texas 1988 Denver, Colorado 90
Valentino's Lincoln, Nebraska 1957 Lincoln, Nebraska 36 Nebraska and Minnesota

Pizza[edit]

Name Original location Year started Head office location Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Bertucci's Somerville, Massachusetts 1981 Woburn, Massachusetts
Happy Joe's Bettendorf, Iowa 1972 Bettendorf, Iowa 61 Midwest
Mellow Mushroom Atlanta, Georgia 1974 Atlanta, Georgia 150 Southeast
Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Broomfield, Colorado 60
Rosati's Authentic Chicago Pizza Chicago, Illinois 1926 Elgin, Illinois 200
Round Table Pizza Menlo Park, California 1959 Atlanta, Georgia 400+
Shakey's Pizza Sacramento, California 1954 Alhambra, California 500
Uno Pizzeria & Grill Chicago, Illinois 1943 Boston, Massachusetts

Salad/Vegan[edit]

Name Original location Year started Head office location Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Souper Salad Houston, Texas 1978 Dallas, Texas 25 Southwest

Sandwiches[edit]

Name Original location Year started Head office location Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Maid-Rite Muscatine, Iowa 1926 Urbandale, Iowa 32

Seafood[edit]

Name Original location Year started Head office location Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Bonefish Grill St. Petersburg, Florida 2000 Tampa, Florida 215 Nationwide
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Monterey, California 1996 Houston, Texas 45 Nationwide
Eddie V's Prime Seafood Austin, Texas 2000 Orlando, Florida 21 Southwest, Texas, Florida
Joe's Crab Shack Houston, Texas 1991 Houston, Texas
Landry's Seafood Lafayette, Louisiana 1947 Houston, Texas 20
Legal Sea Foods Cambridge, Massachusetts 1968 Boston, Massachusetts 34
McCormick & Schmick's Portland, Oregon 1979 Houston, Texas 44
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen San Antonio, Texas 1993 Houston, Texas 40
Red Lobster Lakeland, Florida 1968 San Francisco, California 705 Nationwide

Southern/Barbecue[edit]

Name Original location Year started Head office location Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Bill Miller Bar-B-Q 1953 San Antonio, Texas
Copeland's New Orleans, Louisiana 1983 20 Southeast
Cracker Barrel Lebanon, Tennessee 1969 Lebanon, Tennessee 645 Nationwide
Dickey's Barbecue Pit Dallas, Texas 1941 Dallas, Texas 560
Famous Dave's Hayward, Wisconsin 1994 Minnetonka, Minnesota 180 Nationwide
Grandy's 1972 Nashville, Tennessee 38 South and Midwest
Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que Signal Hill, California Long Beach, California 24 Southwest
Pappas Bar-B-Q Houston, Texas 19
Red Hot & Blue Memphis, Tennessee 1989 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 15 Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Texas
Smokey Bones Orlando, Florida 1999 Aventura, Florida 66 East
Sonny's BBQ Gainesville, Florida 1968 Maitland, Florida 113 Southeast

Steakhouse[edit]

Name Original location Year started Head office location Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Black Angus Steakhouse Los Altos, California 1964 Los Angeles, California 45
The Capital Grille Providence, Rhode Island 1990 Orlando, Florida 59 Nationwide
Claim Jumper Los Angeles, California 1977 Houston, Texas 30
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse New York City, New York 1981 Houston, Texas 18
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Newport Beach, California 1998 Tampa, Florida 69
Fogo de Chão Porto Alegre, Brazil 1979 Plano, Texas 52
Logan's Roadhouse Lexington, Kentucky 1991 Nashville, Tennessee 230
LongHorn Steakhouse Atlanta, Georgia 1981 Orlando, Florida 491
Montana Mike's
Morton's The Steakhouse Chicago, Illinois 1978 Houston, Texas 78 Nationwide
Outback Steakhouse Tampa, Florida 1988 Tampa, Florida 1,002 Nationwide
Ponderosa

Bonanza Steakhouses

Kokomo, Indiana

Westport, Connecticut

1963

1965

Plano, Texas 75
Ruth's Chris Steak House New Orleans, Louisiana 1965 Winter Park, Florida 100
Saltgrass Steak House Houston, Texas 1991 Houston, Texas 80 Nationwide
Texas de Brazil Addison, Texas 1998 Dallas, Texas 50+
Texas Roadhouse Clarksville, Indiana 1993 Louisville, Kentucky 563
Tony Roma's North Miami, Florida 1972 Orlando, Florida 150
Sizzler Culver City, California 1958 Mission Viejo, California 270
Western Sizzlin' Augusta, Georgia 1962 Roanoke, Virginia 54

Arcade and game centers[edit]

Name Original location Year started Head office location Number of worldwide locations Areas served Notes
Chuck E. Cheese's San Jose, California 1977 Irving, Texas 608 Nationwide
Dave & Busters Dallas, Texas 1982 Dallas, Texas 134 Nationwide
Peter Piper Pizza Glendale, Arizona 1973 Phoenix, Arizona 149 West, Florida

Defunct[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All Sonic Drive-In Locations". America's Drive-In Brand Properties LLC.
  2. ^ "Our Story". Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  3. ^ "Subway: Explore Our World". Retrieved January 2, 2014.