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 Number of locations Notes
A&W Restaurants Lexington, Kentucky 1,200 restaurants[1]
America's Incredible Pizza Company Springfield, Missouri 73
Amigos/Kings Classic Lincoln, NE 26
Applebee's Kansas City, Missouri 2,003 restaurants[2]
Arby's Sandy Springs, Georgia 3400+
Arctic Circle Restaurants Midvale, Utah 66
Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips Jacksonville, Florida 15
Atlanta Bread Company Smyrna, Georgia
Auntie Anne's Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1500+
Bahama Breeze Orlando, Florida 37
Baja Fresh Irvine, California 256
Bakers Square Nashville, Tennessee 46
Baskin-Robbins Canton, Massachusetts 7552
Beef O'Brady's Brandon, Florida 235
Ben & Jerry's South Burlington, Vermont Locations in 25 countries[3]
Benihana Doral, Florida
Bennigan's Dallas, Texas
Bertucci's Northborough, Massachusetts
Big Boy Warren, Michigan
Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill Austin, Texas
BJ's Restaurant & Brewery Huntington Beach, California
Black Angus Steakhouse Los Altos, California
Black-eyed Pea Houston, Texas and Denver, Colorado
Blake's Lotaburger Albuquerque, New Mexico 78 locations in 3 States
Blimpie Hoboken, New Jersey
Bob Evans Restaurants New Albany, Ohio 570 locations in 23 states
Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Charlotte, North Carolina 600+
Bonefish Grill Tampa, Florida
Boston Market Golden, Colorado
Braum's Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Bravo!, Cucina Italiana Columbus, Ohio
Brio Columbus, Ohio
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Houston, Texas
Buca di Beppo Orlando, Florida
Buffalo Wild Wings Minneapolis, Minnesota 925 locations
Burger King Miami-Dade County, Florida 13,000 + worldwide World's second-largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants (after McDonald's)
Burger Street
Burgerville Vancouver, Washington
Cafe Rio Cottonwood Heights, Utah
California Pizza Kitchen Los Angeles, California
California Tortilla Rockville, Maryland
Camille's Sidewalk Cafe Tulsa, Oklahoma
Captain D's Nashville, Tennessee
The Capital Grille Providence, Rhode Island
Carino's Italian Grill Austin, Texas
Carl's Jr. Carpinteria, California
Carrabba's Italian Grill Tampa, Florida
Carvel Ice Cream Farmington, Connecticut
Champps Americana Wichita, Kansas
Charley's Grilled Subs Columbus, Ohio
Charlie Brown's Fresh Grill Millburn, New Jersey
Checkers Tampa, Florida
Cheeburger Cheeburger
Cheeseburger in Paradise Tampa, Florida Named after the song "Cheeseburger in Paradise" by American pop music singer Jimmy Buffett, who was once associated with the chain
Cheesecake Factory Calabasas Hills, California
Cheddar's Casual Café Irving, Texas
Chester Fried Chicken Mountain Brook, Alabama
Chevys Fresh Mex Cypress, California
Chicken Express Burleson, Texas
Chick-fil-A College Park, Georgia 1,950+[4]
Chicken In The Rough Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Nearly 300 locations A former restaurant chain, and the first restaurant chain franchise in the United States.[5]
Chili's Dallas, Texas 1,550+[6]
Chipotle Mexican Grill Denver, Colorado 1,539 restaurants
Chronic Tacos San Clemente, California
Chuck E. Cheese's Irving, Texas
Church's Sandy Springs, Georgia
CiCi's Pizza Coppell, Texas
Cinnabon Federal Way, Washington
Claim Jumper Houston, Texas 43
Coco's Bakery Carlsbad, California
Cold Stone Creamery Scottsdale, Arizona
Copeland's Metairie, Louisiana
Cotton Patch Café Nacogdoches, Texas 41
Country Buffet Greer, South Carolina and Eagan, Minnesota
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Lebanon, Tennessee Most locations located off interstate highway exits; the 7 states that currently do not have a Cracker Barrel: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming
Culver's Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Dairy Queen Edina, Minnesota
Damon's Grill Columbus, Ohio
Dave & Buster's Dallas, Texas
Denny's Spartanburg, South Carolina
Del Taco Lake Forest, California
Dixie Chili and Deli Newport, Kentucky
Domino's Pizza Ann Arbor Charter Township, Michigan
Don Pablo's San Antonio, Texas
Donatos Pizza Columbus, Ohio
Dunkin' Donuts Canton, Massachusetts
East of Chicago Pizza Lima, Ohio
Eat'n Park Homestead, Pennsylvania
Eegee's Tucson, Arizona
El Chico
El Pollo Loco Costa Mesa, California
Elephant Bar La Mirada, California
El Taco Tote El Paso, Texas
Famous Dave's Minnetonka, Minnesota
Farmer Boys Riverside, California
Fatburger Beverly Hills, California
FATZ Taylors, South Carolina
Fazoli's Lexington, Kentucky
Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries Lorton, Virginia
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Newport Beach, California
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Wichita, Kansas
Freebirds World Burrito Emeryville, California The original Freebirds, in Isla Vista, California, has separate ownership from the chain.
Fresh Choice Emeryville, California Defunct in 2012.
Friendly's Wilbraham, Massachusetts Over 380 restaurants located in the Eastern United States
Fuddruckers Houston, Texas
Gatti's Pizza Austin, Texas
Gino's Pizza and Spaghetti Nitro, West Virginia
Godfather's Pizza Omaha, Nebraska
Gold Star Chili Cincinnati, Ohio
Golden Chick Richardson, Texas
Golden Corral Raleigh, North Carolina
Green Burrito
Ground Round Freeport, Maine
Hard Rock Cafe Orlando, Florida [7] 175 locations in 53 countries
Hardee's St. Louis, Missouri 1,944 restaurants [8] The fifth-largest fast-food restaurant chain in the United States
Hobee's Restaurant
Hooters Atlanta, Georgia
Houlihan's Leawood, Kansas
Houston's Restaurant Beverly Hills, California
Howard Johnson's Parsippany, New Jersey 1000 + motels[9] and only 2 restaurants[10] Once the largest hotel/restaurant chain in the United States throughout the 1960s & 1970s
Huddle House Decatur, Georgia
HuHot Mongolian Grill Missoula, Montana
Hungry Howie's Pizza Madison Heights, Michigan
Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries Mount Olive, North Carolina
IHOP Glendale, California
In-N-Out Burger Irvine, California 290 locations in 5 states Just over 200 locations in California; others are in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Texas
Jack in the Box San Diego, California
Jack's Homewood, Alabama
Jamba Juice Emeryville, California
Jason's Deli Beaumont, Texas
Jerry's Subs & Pizza Gaithersburg, Maryland
Jersey Mike's Subs Point Pleasant, New Jersey
Jet's Pizza Sterling Heights, Michigan
Jimmy John's Champaign, Illinois
Jim's Restaurants San Antonio, Texas
Joe's Crab Shack Houston, Texas 138 locations in 35 states[11]
John's Incredible Pizza Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Johnny Rockets Aliso Viejo, California
Ker's WingHouse Largo, Florida
KFC Louisville, Kentucky 18,000 in 120 countries and territories[12]
Krispy Kreme Winston-Salem, North Carolina 245 locations in the United States, 6 in Canada[13]
Krystal Dunwoody, Georgia
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue Honolulu, Hawaii
Landry's Restaurants Houston, Texas
Ledo Pizza Annapolis, Maryland
Lee Roy Selmon's Tampa, Florida 8 locations in West Florida[14] Casual dining restaurant chain founded by NFL Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon
Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Little Caesars Downtown Detroit, Michigan
Logan's Roadhouse Nashville, Tennessee
Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon Plano, Texas
LongHorn Steakhouse Orlando, Florida
Long John Silver's Lexington, Kentucky
Luby's Houston, Texas
Lyon's Sacramento, California Defunct in 2012.
Maggiano's Little Italy Dallas, Texas
Marie Callender's Orange County, California
Max & Erma's Columbus, Ohio
McAlister's Deli Alpharetta, Georgia and Ridgeland, Mississippi
McDonald's Oak Brook, Illinois 34,000 + worldwide[15] The world's largest chain of hamburger fast-food restaurants
The Melting Pot Tampa, Florida
Mazzio's Italian Eatery Tulsa, Oklahoma
Miller's Ale House Jupiter, Florida
Milo's Hamburgers Birmingham, Alabama
Mitchell's Fish Market Houston, Texas
Moe's Southwest Grill Atlanta, Georgia
Monical's Pizza Bradley, Illinois 60 locations in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin[16]
Montana Mike's Round Rock, Texas
Mr. Hero Cleveland, Ohio
Mrs. Fields Broomfield, Colorado
National Coney Island Roseville, Michigan
Naugles Riverside, California Merged with Del Taco in 1988.
Noodles & Company Broomfield, Colorado
O'Charley's Wilmington, North Carolina
Old Country Buffet Greer, South Carolina and Eagan, Minnesota
Olive Garden Orlando, Florida
On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina Dallas, Texas
Outback Steakhouse Tampa, Florida
The Old Spaghetti Factory Portland, Oregon
The Original Italian Pie Slidell, Louisiana
The Original Pancake House Portland, Oregon
Panera Bread St. Louis, Missouri
Panda Express Rosemead, California
Papa Gino's Dedham, Massachusetts 155 Serving New England
Papa John's Pizza Jeffersontown, Kentucky
Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza Vancouver, Washington
Pei Wei Asian Diner Scottsdale, Arizona
Penn Station East Coast Subs Milford, Ohio
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Memphis, Tennessee
P. F. Chang's China Bistro Scottsdale, Arizona
Pita Pit Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Pizza Hut Plano, Texas 11,139 locations in 95 countries[17]
Pizza Inn The Colony, Texas
Pizza Ranch Orange City, Iowa
Planet Hollywood Orlando, Florida 8 [18] Has gone bankrupt twice,[19] and nearly 100 former locations worldwide have closed in the past
Ponderosa Steakhouse and Bonanza Steakhouse Kokomo, Indiana
Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits Arabi, Louisiana Over 2,000 restaurants worldwide[20] Pollo Camperero
Portillo's Restaurants Oak Park, Illinois Around 40 restaurants in 4 states Chicago-style hot dog joints located mainly in the Chicago area (Illinois and Indiana), plus 2 in California and 2 in Arizona
Port of Subs Reno, Nevada
Potbelly Sandwich Works Chicago, Illinois
Qdoba Mexican Grill Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Quaker Steak & Lube Sharon, Pennsylvania
Quiznos Denver, Colorado
RA Sushi Doral, Florida
Rainforest Cafe Houston, Texas
Rally's Tampa, Florida
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Rax Ironton, Ohio
Red Hot & Blue Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Red Lobster Orlando, Florida 705 locations worldwide
Red Robin Greenwood Village, Colorado
Redstone American Grill Wayzata, Minnesota
Robeks Los Angeles, California
Rock Bottom
Romano's Macaroni Grill Houston, Texas
Round Table Pizza Concord, California
Roy Rogers Restaurants Frederick, Maryland 50 restaurants in 6 states [21] There were over 650 across the United States, but the number has dwindled significantly over the years
Roy's Newport Beach, California
Ruby Tuesday Maryville, Tennessee 850 locations
Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill Carlsbad, California
Ruth's Chris Steak House Winter Park, Florida
Runza Lincoln, Nebraska
Saladworks Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Sbarro Melville, New York
Schlotzsky's Austin, Texas
Seasons 52 Orlando, Florida
Seattle's Best Coffee Seattle, Washington
Shake Shack New York City, New York
Shane's Rib Shack Atlanta, Georgia
Showmars Charlotte, North Carolina
Shoney's Nashville, Tennessee
Sizzler Mission Viejo, California
Skyline Chili Fairfield, Ohio
Smashburger Denver, Colorado
Smokey Bones Orlando, Florida
Sneaky Pete's Birmingham, Alabama
Sonic Drive-In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes San Diego, California
Spaghetti Warehouse
Spangles Wichita, Kansas
St. Louis Bread Company St. Louis, MO
Starbucks Seattle, Washington 20,891 stores in 62 countries[22] The largest coffeehouse company in the world
Steak 'n Shake Indianapolis, Indiana
Sticky Fingers Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Stir Crazy
Sub Station II Sumter, South Carolina
Subway Milford, Connecticut 40,855 restaurants in 105 countries[23] The largest single-brand restaurant chain, as well as the largest restaurant operator globally[citation needed]
Sweet Tomatoes San Diego, California
Swensen's Ontario, Canada
Swensons Akron, Ohio
T.G.I. Friday's Carrollton, Texas 992 locations [24]
Taco Bell Irvine, California 6,446 restaurants
Taco Bueno Farmers Branch, Texas
Taco Cabana San Antonio, Texas
Taco John's Cheyenne, Wyoming
Taco Mayo Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Taco Tico Wichita, Kansas
Taco Time Scottsdale, Arizona
Texas Roadhouse Louisville, Kentucky
Tijuana Flats Orlando, Florida 109 locations in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Indiana.[25]
Tilted Kilt Tempe, Arizona 93[26]
Tony Roma's Plano, Texas
Trader Vic's Emeryville, California
Twin Peaks Addison, Texas
Umami Burger Los Angeles, California
Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint Atlanta, Georgia 18 locations in 6 states
Uno Chicago Grill Boston, Massachusetts
Valentino's Lincoln, Nebraska
Village Inn Nashville, Tennessee
Waffle House Gwinnett County, Georgia, near Norcross 2,100 restaurants spread across 25 states[27]
Wendy's Dublin, Ohio About 6,650 locations The world's third-largest hamburger fast-food restaurant chain (behind Burger King and McDonald's)
Wetzel's Pretzels Pasadena, California
Whataburger San Antonio, Texas
Which Wich? Dallas, Texas
White Castle Columbus, Ohio Founded 1921, became a chain in 1922
Wienerschnitzel Irvine, California
Wild Wing Cafe Hilton Head, South Carolina
York Steak House Disestablished in 1989.
Zaxby's Statesboro, Georgia
Zip's Drive-in Kennewick, Washington 38 Founded in 1953.


Casual dining[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Franchise opportunities". A&W Restaurants. 
  2. ^ "DineEquity, Form 10-K, Annual Report, Filing Date Mar 1, 2012" (PDF). Retrieved Dec 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ben & Jerry's International Locations". Ben & Jerry's. Retrieved December 31, 2013. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Clark, M.; Wallis, M. (2003). The Route 66 Cookbook: Comfort Food from the Mother Road. Council Oak Books. pp. 94–95. ISBN 978-1-57178-128-4. 
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ "Contact Us". Hard Rock Cafe. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  8. ^ CKE Restaurants Inc. Announces Preliminary Unaudited Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2013 Results
  9. ^ Howard Johnson Hotel Destinations: Places to Visit
  10. ^ Howard Johnson's
  11. ^ Joe's Crab Shack Locations
  12. ^ Yum! Brands - Defining Global Company that Feeds the World
  13. ^ Krispy Kreme Locations
  14. ^ Lee Roy Selmon's Locations
  15. ^ "McDonald's Corporate FAQ". Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  16. ^ Monical's Pizza - Contact Us. Monical's Pizza.
  17. ^ "About Pizza Hut". Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Planet Hollywood Restaurant & Bars". Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  19. ^ Richard Silkos (2007-09-24). "Savor Those Curly Fries: Planet Hollywood is Back (Again)". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-12-24. 
  20. ^ About Popeyes
  21. ^ "Roy Rogers Store List". Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Loxcel Starbucks Map". Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  23. ^ "Subway: Explore Our World". Retrieved January 2, 2014. 
  24. ^ T.G.I. FRIDAY'S® FACTS
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  26. ^ Graf, Tony (November 8, 2012). "Tilted Kilt exec to appear on CBS show 'Undercover Boss'". Joliet Herald-News. 
  27. ^ [3]