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List of restaurant chains in the United States

The following is a list of notable restaurant chains in the United States.


  • Nationwide/regional 1
  • Fast-food 2
  • Fast-casual 3
  • Casual dining 4
  • Defunct 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7


Name Head office location Number of locations Notes
A&W Restaurants Lexington, Kentucky
America's Incredible Pizza Company
Applebee's Kansas City, Missouri 2,019 restaurants[1]
Arby's Sandy Springs, Georgia
Arctic Circle Restaurants Midvale, Utah
Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips Jacksonville, Florida
Atlanta Bread Company Smyrna, Georgia
Auntie Anne's Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Bahama Breeze Orlando, Florida
Baja Fresh Irvine, California
Bakers Square Nashville, Tennessee
Baskin-Robbins Canton, Massachusetts
Beef O'Brady's Brandon, Florida
Ben & Jerry's South Burlington, Vermont Locations in 25 countries[2]
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
Black-eyed Pea
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
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
Buca di Beppo
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
Cafe Rio
California Pizza Kitchen Los Angeles, California
California Tortilla
Camille's Sidewalk Cafe
Captain D's
The Capital Grille
Carino's Italian Grill
Carl's Jr. Carpinteria, California
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Carvel Ice Cream Farmington, Connecticut
Champps Americana
Charley's Grilled Subs
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
Chevys Fresh Mex
Chicken Express
Chick-fil-A College Park, Georgia
Chili's Dallas, Texas
Chipotle Mexican Grill Denver, Colorado 1,539 restaurants
Chronic Tacos
Chuck E. Cheese's Irving, Texas
Church's Sandy Springs, Georgia
CiCi's Pizza Coppell, Texas
Cinnabon Federal Way, Washington
Claim Jumper
Coco's Bakery
Cold Stone Creamery Scottsdale, Arizona
Country Buffet
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Lebanon, Tennessee 624 restaurants in 42 states[3] Most locations located off interstate highway exits; the 8 states that currently do not have a Cracker Barrel: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming
Culver's Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Dairy Queen Edina, Minnesota
Damon's Grill
Dave & Buster's Dallas, Texas
Denny's Spartanburg, South Carolina
Del Taco
Dixie Chili and Deli Newport, Kentucky
Domino's Pizza Ann Arbor Charter Township, Michigan
Don Pablo's
Donatos Pizza
Dunkin' Donuts Canton, Massachusetts
East of Chicago Pizza
Eat'n Park
El Chico
El Pollo Loco
Elephant Bar
El Taco Tote
Famous Dave's
Farmer Boys
Fazoli's Lexington, Kentucky
Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries Lorton, Virginia
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
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
Friendly's Wilbraham, Massachusetts Over 380 restaurants located in the Eastern U.S.
Fuddruckers Houston, Texas
Gatti's Pizza Austin, Texas
Gino's Pizza and Spaghetti
Godfather's Pizza Omaha, Nebraska
Gold Star Chili Cincinnati, Ohio
Golden Chick
Golden Corral Raleigh, North Carolina
Green Burrito
Green Mill
Ground Round
Hard Rock Cafe Orlando, Florida [4] 175 locations in 53 countries
Hardee's St. Louis, Missouri 1,944 restaurants [5] The fifth-largest fast-food restaurant chain in the U.S.
Hobee's Restaurant
Hooters Atlanta, Georgia
Houston's Restaurant
Howard Johnson's 1000 + motels[6] and only 2 restaurants[7] Once the largest hotel/restaurant chain in the U.S. throughout the 1960s & 1970s
Huddle House Decatur, Georgia
HuHot Mongolian Grill Missoula, Montana
Hungry Howie's Pizza
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
Jamba Juice
Jason's Deli
Jerry's Subs & Pizza
Jersey Mike's Subs
Jet's Pizza Sterling Heights, Michigan
Jimmy John's Champaign, Illinois
Jim's Restaurants
Joe's Crab Shack Houston, Texas 138 locations in 35 states[8]
John's Incredible Pizza
Johnny Rockets Aliso Viejo, California
Ker's WingHouse Largo, Florida
KFC Louisville, Kentucky 18,000 in 120 countries and territories[9]
Krispy Kreme Winston-Salem, North Carolina 245 locations in the U.S., 6 in Canada[10]
Krystal Dunwoody, Georgia
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
Landry's Restaurants
Ledo Pizza
Lee Roy Selmon's Tampa, Florida 8 locations in West Florida[11] Casual dining restaurant chain founded by NFL Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon
Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken
Little Caesars Downtown Detroit, Michigan
Logan's Roadhouse
Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon Plano, Texas
LongHorn Steakhouse Orlando, Florida
Long John Silver's Lexington, Kentucky
Maggiano's Little Italy
Marie Callender's
Max & Erma's
McAlister's Deli Ridgeland, Mississippi
McDonald's Oak Brook, Illinois 34,000 + worldwide[12] The world's largest chain of hamburger fast-food restaurants
The Melting Pot
Mazzio's Italian Eatery
Miller's Ale House
Milo's Hamburgers
Mitchell's Fish Market
Moe's Southwest Grill Atlanta, Georgia
Montana Mike's Round Rock, Texas
Mr. Hero Cleveland, Ohio
Mrs. Fields
National Coney Island
Noodles & Company Broomfield, Colorado
O'Charley's Nashville, Tennessee
Old Country Buffet
Olive Garden Orlando, Florida
On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina Dallas, Texas
Outback Steakhouse Tampa, Florida
The Old Spaghetti Factory
The Original Italian Pie
The Original Pancake House
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
Penn Station East Coast Subs Milford, Ohio
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Memphis, Tennessee
P. F. Chang's China Bistro Scottsdale, Arizona
Pita Pit
Pizza Hut Plano, Texas 11,139 locations in 95 countries[13]
Pizza Inn
Pizza Ranch Orange City, Iowa
Planet Hollywood Orlando, Florida 8 [14] Has gone bankrupt twice,[15] and nearly 100 former locations worldwide have closed in the past
Ponderosa Steakhouse and Bonanza Steakhouse
Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits Arabi, Louisiana Over 2,000 restaurants worldwide[16]
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
Potbelly Sandwich Works Chicago, Illinois
Qdoba Mexican Grill Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Quaker Steak & Lube Sharon, Pennsylvania
Quiznos Denver, Colorado
RA Sushi
Rainforest Cafe Houston, Texas
Rally's Tampa, Florida
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Red Hot & Blue
Red Lobster Orlando, Florida 705 locations worldwide
Red Robin Greenwood Village, Colorado
Redstone American Grill
Rock Bottom
Romano's Macaroni Grill
Round Table Pizza
Roy Rogers Restaurants Frederick, Maryland 50 restaurants in 6 states [17] Formerly were over 650 across the U.S., but the number has dwindled significantly over the years
Ruby Tuesday Maryville, Tennessee 850 locations
Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill
Ruth's Chris Steak House Winter Park, Florida
Sbarro Melville, New York
Seasons 52
Seattle's Best Coffee
Shake Shack
Shane's Rib Shack
Shoney's Nashville, Tennessee
Skyline Chili Fairfield, Ohio
Smashburger Denver, Colorado
Smokey Bones
Sneaky Pete's
Sonic Drive-In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes
Spaghetti Warehouse
Spangles Wichita, Kansas
Starbucks Seattle, Washington 20,891 stores in 62 countries[18] The largest coffeehouse company in the world
Steak 'n Shake Indianapolis, Indiana
Sticky Fingers
Stir Crazy
Sub Station II
Subway Milford, Connecticut 40,855 restaurants in 105 countries[19] The largest single-brand restaurant chain, as well as the largest restaurant operator globally
Sweet Tomatoes
T.G.I. Friday's Carrollton, Texas 992 locations [20]
Taco Bell Irvine, California 6,446 restaurants
Taco Bueno Farmers Branch, Texas
Taco Cabana
Taco John's Cheyenne, Wyoming
Taco Mayo
Taco Tico Wichita, Kansas
Taco Time
Texas Roadhouse Louisville, Kentucky
Tijuana Flats Maitland, Florida 96[21]
Tilted Kilt Tempe, Arizona 93[22]
Tony Roma's
Trader Vic's
Twin Peaks Addison, Texas
Umami Burger
Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint Atlanta, Georgia 18 locations open in 6 states
Uno Chicago Grill
Village Inn Nashville, Tennessee
Waffle House Norcross 1,500 restaurants spread across 25 states[23]
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
Whataburger San Antonio, Texas
Which Wich?
White Castle Columbus, Ohio
Wild Wing Cafe Hilton Head, South Carolina
York Steak House
Zaxby's Statesboro, Georgia



Casual dining


See also


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  2. ^ "Ben & Jerry's International Locations". Ben & Jerry's. Retrieved December 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc Company Profile". Retrieved January 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Contact Us". Hard Rock Cafe. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ CKE Restaurants Inc. Announces Preliminary Unaudited Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2013 Results
  6. ^ Howard Johnson Hotel Destinations: Places to Visit
  7. ^ Howard Johnson's
  8. ^ Joe's Crab Shack Locations
  9. ^ Yum! Brands - Defining Global Company that Feeds the World
  10. ^ Krispy Kreme Locations
  11. ^ Lee Roy Selmon's Locations
  12. ^ "McDonald's Corporate FAQ". Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  13. ^ "About Pizza Hut". Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Planet Hollywood Restaurant & Bars". Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  15. ^ Richard Silkos (2007-09-24). "Savor Those Curly Fries: Planet Hollywood is Back (Again)". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-12-24. 
  16. ^ About Popeyes
  17. ^ "Roy Rogers Store List". Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Loxcel Starbucks Map". Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  19. ^ "Subway: Explore Our World". Retrieved January 2, 2014. 
  20. ^ T.G.I. FRIDAY'S® FACTS
  21. ^
  22. ^ Graf, Tony (November 8, 2012). "Tilted Kilt exec to appear on CBS show ‘Undercover Boss’". Joliet Herald-News. 
  23. ^ "Waffle House still dishing at 50". NBC News. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
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