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.

Nationwide and regional[edit]

Name Head office location Original location Year started Number of locations Notes
A&W Restaurants Lexington, Kentucky Lodi, California 1919 1,200[1]
America's Incredible Pizza Company Springfield, Missouri Springfield, Missouri 2002 73
Applebee's Glendale, California Decatur, Georgia 1980 2,003[2]
Arby's Sandy Springs, Georgia Boardman, Ohio[3] 1964 3,400+
Arctic Circle Restaurants Midvale, Utah Salt Lake City, Utah 1950 66
Arthur Treacher's New York Columbus, Ohio 1969 15
Atlanta Bread Company Smyrna, Georgia Sandy Springs, Georgia 1993 37
Auntie Anne's Lancaster, Pennsylvania Downingtown, Pennsylvania 1988 1,500+
Bahama Breeze Orlando, Florida Orlando, Florida 1996 37
Baja Fresh Scottsdale, Arizona Newbury Park, California 1990 256
Bakers Square Nashville, Tennessee Des Moines, Iowa 1969 46
Baskin-Robbins Canton, Massachusetts Glendale, California 1945 7,552
Beef O'Brady's Brandon, Florida Brandon, Florida 1985 235
Ben & Jerry's South Burlington, Vermont Burlington, Vermont 1978 221 Locations in 25 countries[4]
Benihana Aventura, Florida New York, New York 1964 70+[5]
Bennigan's Dallas, Texas Atlanta, Georgia 1976 30
Bertucci's Northborough, Massachusetts Somerville, Massachusetts 1981 58[6]
Big Boy
Bob's Big Boy
Warren, Michigan Glendale, California 1936 79 Excludes Frisch's Big Boy chain; Company promoting "Big Boy's Burgers and Shakes" franchises.
BJ's Restaurants Huntington Beach, California Santa Ana, California 1978 202
Black Angus Steakhouse Los Altos, California Los Altos, California 1964 45
Black-eyed Pea Houston, Texas and Denver, Colorado Dallas, Texas 1975 18
Blake's Lotaburger Albuquerque, New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico 1952 75
Blimpie Scottsdale, Arizona Hoboken, New Jersey 1964 2,000 approximately
Bob Evans Restaurants New Albany, Ohio Rio Grande, Ohio 1948 570
Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina 1977 600+
Bonefish Grill Tampa, Florida St. Petersburg, Florida 2000 215
Boston Market Golden, Colorado Newton, Massachusetts 1984 462
Braum's Tuttle, Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1968 300 almost
Bravo Brio Restaurant Group Columbus, Ohio Columbus, Ohio 1999 118
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Houston, Texas Monterey, California 1996 45
Buca di Beppo Orlando, Florida Minneapolis, Minnesota 1993 88
Buffalo Wild Wings Minneapolis, Minnesota Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio[7] 1982 925
Burger King Miami-Dade County, Florida Jacksonville, Florida (Insta-Burger King) 1953 13,000+ World's second-largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants (after McDonald's)
Burger Street Dallas, Texas Lewisville, Texas 1985 14
Burgerville Vancouver, Washington Vancouver, Washington 1961 47
Cafe Rio Cottonwood Heights, Utah St. George, Utah 1997 120
California Pizza Kitchen Los Angeles, California Beverly Hills, California 1985 200+
California Tortilla Potomac, Maryland Bethesda, Maryland 1995 51
Camille's Sidewalk Cafe Tulsa, Oklahoma Tulsa, Oklahoma 1996 107
The Capital Grille Orlando, Florida Providence, Rhode Island 1990 57
Captain D's Nashville, Tennessee Donelson, Tennessee 1969 526
Carino's Italian Austin, Texas Austin, Texas 1968 84
Carl's Jr. Franklin, Tennessee Los Angeles, California 1941 1,490
Carrabba's Italian Grill Tampa, Florida Houston, Texas 1986 247
Carrows Carlsbad, California Santa Clara, California 1970 9
Carvel Farmington, Connecticut Hartsdale, New York 1929 371
Champps Americana Dallas, Texas Saint Paul, Minnesota 1984 11
Charleys Philly Steaks Columbus, Ohio Ohio State University Campus, Columbus, Ohio[8] 1986 600
Charlie Brown's Fresh Grill Millburn, New Jersey Warren Township, New Jersey 1966 16
Checkers and Rally's Tampa, Florida Louisville, Kentucky 1999 784
Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen Irving, Texas Arlington, Texas 1979 165
Cheeburger Cheeburger Fort Myers, Florida Sanibel, Florida 1986 23
Cheeseburger in Paradise Houston, Texas Tampa, Florida 2002 1 Named after the song "Cheeseburger in Paradise" by American pop music singer Jimmy Buffett, who was once associated with the chain
Cheesecake Factory Calabasas, California Los Angeles, California 1972 210
Chester's International Mountain Brook, Alabama Birmingham, Alabama 1952 1,000+
Chevys Fresh Mex Cypress, California Alameda, California 1986 38
Chick-fil-A College Park, Georgia Hapeville, Georgia 1946 2,100+[9]
Chicken Express Burleson, Texas Benbrook, Texas 1988 200+
Chicken in the Rough Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1936 3 A former restaurant chain, and the first restaurant chain franchise in the United States.[10]
Chili's Dallas, Texas Dallas, Texas 1975 1,606
Chipotle Mexican Grill Newport Beach, California Denver, Colorado 1993 2,250
Chuck-A-Rama Salt Lake City, Utah Salt Lake City, Utah 1966 12
Chuck E. Cheese's Irving, Texas San Jose, California 1977 608
Church's Chicken Atlanta, Georgia San Antonio, Texas 1952 1,700+
Cicis Irving, Texas Plano, Texas 1985 442
Cinnabon Sandy Springs, Georgia Seattle, Washington 1985 5,000+
Claim Jumper Houston, Texas Los Alamitos, California 1977 43
Coco's Bakery Beaverton, Oregon Newport Beach, California 1948 49
Cold Stone Creamery Scottsdale, Arizona Tempe, Arizona 1988 1,500 almost
Copeland's Metairie, Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana 1983 20
Cotton Patch Café Nacogdoches, Texas Nacogdoches, Texas 1989 52
Cracker Barrel Lebanon, Tennessee Lebanon, Tennessee 1969 645 Most locations are located off interstate highway exits. The five states that currently do not have a Cracker Barrel are Alaska, Hawaii, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming.
Culver's Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin Sauk City, Wisconsin 1984 694
Dairy Queen Edina, Minnesota Joliet, Illinois 1940 6,800+
Dave & Buster's Dallas, Texas Dallas, Texas 1982 122
Del Taco Lake Forest, California Yermo, California 1964 564
Denny's Spartanburg, South Carolina Lakewood, California 1953 1,700
Dixie Chili and Deli Newport, Kentucky Newport, Kentucky 1929 3
Domino's Pizza Ann Arbor, Michigan Ypsilanti, Michigan 1960 13,811
Don Pablo's San Antonio, Texas Lubbock, Texas 1985 1
Donatos Pizza Gahanna, Ohio Columbus, Ohio 1963 200
Duchess Milford, Connecticut Bridgeport, Connecticut 1956 14[11]
Duck Donuts Hampden Township, Pennsylvania Duck, North Carolina 2006 69
Dunkin' Donuts Canton, Massachusetts Quincy, Massachusetts 1950 11,300[12]
East of Chicago Pizza Lima, Ohio Willard, Ohio 1982 80
Eat'n Park Homestead, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1949 64
Eegee's Tucson, Arizona Tucson, Arizona 1971 24
El Chico Dallas, Texas Dallas, Texas 1940 78
El Pollo Loco Costa Mesa, California Guasave, Mexico 1974 430
El Taco Tote El Paso, Texas Ciudad Juárez, Mexico 1988 23
Elephant Bar La Mirada, California Lubbock, Texas 1980 7
Famous Dave's Minnetonka, Minnesota Hayward, Wisconsin 1994 180
Farmer Boys Riverside, California Perris, California 1981 90+
Fatburger Beverly Hills, California Los Angeles, California 1947 200+
Fatz Taylors, South Carolina Spartanburg, South Carolina 1988 43
Fazoli's Lexington, Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky 1988 217
Five Guys Lorton, Virginia Arlington, Virginia 1986 1,500[13]
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Tampa, Florida Newport Beach, California 1998 69
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Wichita, Kansas Wichita, Kansas 2002 300+
Freebirds World Burrito Austin, Texas Santa Barbara, California 1987 75 The original Freebirds, in Isla Vista, California, has separate ownership from the chain.
Friendly's Wilbraham, Massachusetts Springfield, Massachusetts 1935 177
Frisch's Big Boy Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio 1939 120 No longer a franchisee but co-owner of the Big Boy trademark in a four state region.
Fuddruckers Houston, Texas San Antonio, Texas 1979 223
GameWorks Las Vegas, Nevada Seattle, Washington 1996 7
Gatti's Pizza Fort Worth, Texas Stephenville, Texas 1964 140+
Gino's Pizza and Spaghetti Nitro, West Virginia
Huntington, West Virginia
Huntington, West Virginia 1961 40
Giordano's Pizzeria Chicago, Illinois Chicago, Illinois 1974 69 Locations in 9 states, with most in the Chicago area
Godfather's Pizza Omaha, Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska 1973 571
Gold Star Chili Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio 1965 85
Golden Chick Richardson, Texas San Marcos, Texas 1967 171
Golden Corral Raleigh, North Carolina Fayetteville, North Carolina 1973 489
Green Burrito Franklin, Tennessee Hawaiian Gardens, California 1980 500+
Ground Round Freeport, Maine Quincy, Massachusetts 1969 22
Hard Rock Cafe Davie, Florida [14] London, United Kingdom 1971 175
Hardee's Franklin, Tennessee Rocky Mount, North Carolina 1960 5,812 The fifth-largest fast-food restaurant chain in the United States
Hobee's Restaurant Palo Alto, California Mountain View, California 1974 6
Hooters Atlanta, Georgia Clearwater, Florida 1983 430+
Houlihan's Leawood, Kansas Kansas City, Missouri 1972 79
Houston's Restaurant Beverly Hills, California Nashville, Tennessee 1977 51
Howard Johnson's Parsippany, New Jersey Quincy, Massachusetts 1925 1 Once the largest hotel/restaurant chain in the United States throughout the 1960s and 1970s
Huddle House Atlanta, Georgia Decatur, Georgia 1964 349
HuHot Mongolian Grill Missoula, Montana Missoula, Montana 1999 70
Hungry Howie's Pizza Madison Heights, Michigan Taylor, Michigan 1973 550+
Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries Mount Olive, North Carolina Goldsboro, North Carolina 1991 135
Flamers Unknown Unknown Unknown
IHOP Glendale, California Burbank, California 1958 1,650[15]
In-N-Out Burger Irvine, California Baldwin Park, California 1948 342 Just over 200 locations in California; others are in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Texas
Jack in the Box San Diego, California San Diego, California 1951 2,200+
Jack's Sumiton, Alabama Homewood, Alabama 1960 141
Jamba Juice Frisco, Texas San Luis Obispo, California 1990 885
Jason's Deli Beaumont, Texas Beaumont, Texas 1976 268
Jerry's Subs & Pizza Gaithersburg, Maryland Wheaton, Maryland 1954 28
Jersey Mike's Subs Wall Township, New Jersey Point Pleasant, New Jersey 1956 1,200+
Jet's Pizza Sterling Heights, Michigan Sterling Heights, Michigan 1978 336
Jimmy John's Champaign, Illinois Charleston, Illinois 1983 2,800
Jim's Restaurants San Antonio, Texas San Antonio, Texas 1947 16
Joe's Crab Shack Houston, Texas Houston, Texas 1991 138[16] Location's in 35 states
Johnny Rockets Lake Forest, California Los Angeles, California 1986 320
Jollibee Quezon City, Philippines Philippines 1998 (In the United States) 36[17] Jollibee began in 1975, and is the largest fast food restaurant chain in the Philippines.[18] Jollibee opened its first location in the United States in Daly City, California in 1998.[19] Most locations are in areas with significant Filipino American populations.[20]
John's Incredible Pizza Company Rancho Santa Margarita, California Victorville, California 1997 13
Ker's WingHouse Bar & Grill Largo, Florida Largo, Florida 1994 22
KFC Louisville, Kentucky North Corbin, Kentucky 1930 22,000+[21]
Krispy Kreme Winston-Salem, North Carolina Nashville, Tennessee 1937 1,005
Krystal Atlanta, Georgia Chattanooga, Tennessee 1932 360
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue Honolulu, Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii 1976 200 approximately
Landry's, Inc. Houston, Texas Katy, Texas 1980 600+
Ledo Pizza Annapolis, Maryland Adelphi, Maryland 1955 103
Lee Roy Selmon's Tampa, Florida Tampa, Florida 2000 3 Casual dining restaurant chain founded by NFL Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon
Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken Fort Walton Beach, Florida Lima, Ohio 1966 154
Lee's Sandwiches San Jose, California San Jose, California 1983 61
Lion's Choice St. Louis, Missouri Ballwin, Missouri 1967 26
Little Caesars Detroit, Michigan Garden City, Michigan 1959 5,463
Logan's Roadhouse Nashville, Tennessee Lexington, Kentucky 1991 230
Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon Plano, Texas Winston-Salem, North Carolina 1989 3
Long John Silver's Louisville, Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky 1969 8,400
LongHorn Steakhouse Orlando, Florida Atlanta, Georgia 1981 491
Luby's Houston, Texas San Antonio, Texas 1947 83
Maggiano's Little Italy Dallas, Texas Chicago, Illinois 1991 52
Marie Callender's Mission Viejo, California Orange County, California 1948 58
Mazzio's Italian Eatery Tulsa, Oklahoma Tulsa, Oklahoma 1961 123
Max & Erma's Columbus, Ohio Columbus, Ohio 1972 51
McAlister's Deli Sandy Springs, Georgia Oxford, Mississippi 1989 400
McDonald's Chicago, Illinois San Bernardino, California 1940 37,241 The world's largest chain of hamburger fast-food restaurants
The Melting Pot Tampa, Florida Maitland, Florida 1975 167
Miller's Ale House Orlando, Florida Jupiter, Florida 1988 78
Milo's Hamburgers Birmingham, Alabama Birmingham, Alabama 1946 16
Mitchell's Fish Market Houston, Texas Columbus, Ohio 1998 14
Moe's Southwest Grill Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia 2000 680+
Mooyah Plano, Texas Plano, Texas 2007 100[22]
Monical's Pizza Bradley, Illinois Tolono, Illinois 1959 60[23]
Montana Mike's Round Rock, Texas Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1966 80+
Mrs. Fields Broomfield, Colorado Palo Alto, California 1977 400
National Coney Island Roseville, Michigan Roseville, Michigan 1965 20+
Naugles Fountain Valley, California Fountain Valley, California 2015 2 The original chain merged with Del Taco in 1988 and was defunct by 1995.
Noodles & Company Broomfield, Colorado Denver, Colorado 1995 410
Oberweis Dairy North Aurora, Illinois Kane County, Illinois 1927 41
O'Charley's Nashville, Tennessee Nashville, Tennessee 1971 230+
Ojos Locos Dallas, Texas Dallas, Texas 2010 8
Old Country Buffet Greer, South Carolina Eagan, Minnesota 1983[24] 19
The Old Spaghetti Factory Portland, Oregon Portland, Oregon 1969 43
Olive Garden Orlando, Florida Orlando, Florida 1982 892
On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina Dallas, Texas Dallas, Texas 1982 150+
The Original Italian Pie Slidell, Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana 1992 13
The Original Pancake House Portland, Oregon Portland, Oregon 1953 150
Outback Steakhouse Tampa, Florida Tampa, Florida 1988 1,002
P. F. Chang's China Bistro Scottsdale, Arizona Scottsdale, Arizona 1993 305
Panda Express Rosemead, California Glendale, California 1983 2,000+
Panera Bread Sunset Hills, Missouri Kirkwood, Missouri 1987 2,000+[25]
Papa Gino's Dedham, Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts 1961 97 Serving New England
Papa John's Pizza Jeffersontown, Kentucky Jeffersonville, Indiana 1984 5,199
Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza Vancouver, Washington Hillsboro, Oregon
Petaluma, California
1981
1984
1,500+
Pei Wei Asian Diner Irving, Texas Scottsdale, Arizona 2000 200
Penn Station East Coast Subs Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio 1985 300+
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Memphis, Tennessee Cincinnati, Ohio[26] 1958 371
Phở Hòa Sacramento, California San Jose, California 1983 72
Pita Pit Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Kingston, Ontario, Canada 1995 500+
Pizza Hut Plano, Texas Wichita, Kansas 1958 16,796[27]
Pizza Inn The Colony, Texas Dallas, Texas 1958 158
Pizza Ranch Orange City, Iowa Hull, Iowa 1981 216
Planet Hollywood Orlando, Florida New York, New York 1991 6[28] Has gone bankrupt twice,[29] and nearly 100 former locations worldwide have closed in the past
Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses Plano, Texas Kokomo, Indiana
Westport, Connecticut
1963
1965
88
Popeyes Miami, Florida Arabi, Louisiana 1972 2,600+[30]
Port of Subs Reno, Nevada Sparks, Nevada 1972 140+
Portillo's Restaurants Oak Brook, Illinois Villa Park, Illinois 1963 60 approximately Chicago-style hot dog joints located mainly in the Chicago area (Illinois and Indiana), plus a few in Arizona, California, Florida, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.[31]
Potbelly Sandwich Shop Chicago, Illinois Chicago, Illinois 1977 413
Qdoba San Diego, California Denver, Colorado 1995 729
Quaker Steak & Lube Sharon, Pennsylvania Sharon, Pennsylvania 1974 50
Quiznos Denver, Colorado Denver, Colorado 1981 800 approximately
Rainforest Cafe Houston, Texas Bloomington, Minnesota 1994 24
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers Baton Rouge, Louisiana Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1996 420+
Rax Roast Beef Ironton, Ohio Springfield, Ohio 1967 8
Red Hot & Blue Winston-Salem, North Carolina Arlington County, Virginia 1989 17
Red Lobster Orlando, Florida Lakeland, Florida 1968 705
Redneck Heaven Lewisville, Texas Lewisville, Texas 2008 3
Red Robin Greenwood Village, Colorado Seattle, Washington 1969 538
Redstone American Grill Wayzata, Minnesota Minnetonka, Minnesota 1999 9
Robeks Los Angeles, California Los Angeles, California 1996 91
Rock Bottom Chattanooga, Tennessee Denver, Colorado 1999 28
Romano's Macaroni Grill Denver, Colorado Leon Springs, Texas 1988 98
Round Table Pizza Concord, California Menlo Park, California 1959 500+
Roy Rogers Restaurants Frederick, Maryland Fort Wayne, Indiana 1968 50[32] There were once over 650 across the United States.
Roy's Dallas, Texas Honolulu, Hawaii 1988 27
Rubio's Coastal Grill Carlsbad, California San Diego, California 1983 200+
Ruby Tuesday Maryville, Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee 1972 540
Ruth's Chris Steak House Winter Park, Florida New Orleans, Louisiana 1965 100+
Saladworks Conshohocken, Pennsylvania Cherry Hill, New Jersey 1986 100 approximately
Sbarro Columbus, Ohio New York, New York 1956 800+
Schlotzsky's Atlanta, Georgia Austin, Texas 1971 350
Seasons 52 Orlando, Florida Orlando, Florida 2003 42
Shake Shack New York, New York New York, New York 2004 200
Shane's Rib Shack Atlanta, Georgia McDonough, Georgia 2002 74
Shari's Cafe & Pies Beaverton, Oregon Hermiston, Oregon 1978 95[33] Features a distinctive hexagonal building design.
Shoney's Nashville, Tennessee Charleston, West Virginia 1947 150 approximately Originally called "Parkette Drive In"; Big Boy franchise: 1952–1984.
Showmars Charlotte, North Carolina Monroe, North Carolina 1982 25
Sizzler Mission Viejo, California Culver City, California 1958 270
Skyline Chili Fairfield, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio 1949 152
Smashburger Denver, Colorado Denver, Colorado 2007 370
Sneaky Pete's Birmingham, Alabama Birmingham, Alabama 1966 39
Sonic Drive-In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Shawnee, Oklahoma 1953 3,612[34]
Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes San Diego, California San Diego, California 1978 104
Spaghetti Warehouse Dallas, Texas Dallas, Texas 1972 8
Spangles Wichita, Kansas Wichita, Kansas 1978 27
SPiN New York, New York New York, New York 2009 7
Starbucks Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington 1971 28,218[35]
Steak and Ale Dallas, Texas Dallas, Texas 1966 0 None have opened yet, as the brand is now owned by Bennigan's.[36]
Steak 'n Shake Indianapolis, Indiana Normal, Illinois 1934 842
Sticky Fingers Ribhouse Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 1992 12
Stir Crazy Chicago, Illinois Chicago, Illinois 1995 4
Subway Milford, Connecticut Bridgeport, Connecticut 1965 42,431 [37]
Swensen's Markham, Ontario, Canada San Francisco, California 1948 20+
Swensons Akron, Ohio Akron, Ohio 1934 10
Taco Bell Irvine, California Downey, California 1962 7,000
Taco Bueno Irving, Texas Abilene, Texas 1967 160+
Taco Cabana San Antonio, Texas San Antonio, Texas 1978 176
Taco John's Cheyenne, Wyoming Cheyenne, Wyoming 1969 425
Taco Mayo Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma 1978 13
Taco Tico Wichita, Kansas Wichita, Kansas 1962 6
Taco Time Scottsdale, Arizona Eugene, Oregon 1960 300+
Tastee-Freez Newport Beach, California Joliet, Illinois 1950 23
Texas Roadhouse Louisville, Kentucky Clarksville, Indiana 1993 563
TGI Fridays Dallas, Texas New York, New York 1965 870[38]
Tijuana Flats Maitland, Florida Winter Park, Florida 1995 130
Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery Tempe, Arizona Las Vegas, Nevada 2003 47
Tony Roma's Plano, Texas North Miami, Florida 1972 150+
Trader Vic's Emeryville, California Oakland, California 1934 19
Twin Peaks Addison, Texas Lewisville, Texas 2008 61
Umami Burger Los Angeles, California Los Angeles, California 2009 25
Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia 2009 38
Uno Pizzeria & Grill Boston, Massachusetts Chicago, Illinois 1943 100
Valentino's Lincoln, Nebraska Lincoln, Nebraska 1957 36
Village Inn Nashville, Tennessee Denver, Colorado 1959 212
Waffle House Norcross, Georgia Avondale Estates, Georgia 1955 2,100[39]
Wendy's Dublin, Ohio Columbus, Ohio[40] 1969[40] 6,500+[40] The world's third-largest hamburger fast-food restaurant chain (behind Burger King and McDonald's)
Wetzel's Pretzels Pasadena, California Redondo Beach, California 1994 305
Whataburger San Antonio, Texas Corpus Christi, Texas 1950 824[41]
Which Wich? Dallas, Texas Dallas, Texas 2003 431
White Castle Columbus, Ohio Wichita, Kansas 1921 420 Founded in 1921, became a chain in 1922
Wienerschnitzel Irvine, California Los Angeles, California 1961 358
Wild Wing Cafe Charlotte, North Carolina Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 1990 46
Zaxby's Athens, Georgia Statesboro, Georgia 1990 800+
Zip's Drive-in Kennewick, Washington Kennewick, Washington 1953 38

Casual dining[edit]

Defunct[edit]

See also[edit]

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