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/regional[edit]

NameHead office locationNumber of locationsNotes
A&W RestaurantsLexington, Kentucky
Applebee'sKansas City, Missouri2,019 restaurants [1]
Arby'sSandy Springs, Georgia
Arctic Circle RestaurantsMidvale, Utah
Arthur Treacher's Fish & ChipsJacksonville, Florida
Atlanta Bread CompanySmyrna, Georgia
Auntie Anne'sLancaster, Pennsylvania
Bahama BreezeOrlando, Florida
Baja FreshIrvine, California
Bakers SquareNashville, Tennessee
Baskin-RobbinsCanton, Massachusetts
Ben & Jerry'sSouth Burlington, VermontLocations in 25 countries around the world [2]
BenihanaDoral, Florida
Bennigan'sDallas, Texas
Bertucci'sNorthborough, Massachusetts
Big BoyWarren, Michigan
Bikinis Sports Bar & GrillAustin, Texas
BJ's Restaurant & BreweryHuntington Beach, California
Black Angus Steakhouse
Black-eyed Pea
Blimpie
Bob Evans RestaurantsNew Albany, Ohio570 locations in 23 states
Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n BiscuitsCharlotte, North Carolina
Bonefish GrillTampa, Florida
Boston MarketGolden, Colorado
Braum'sOklahoma City, Oklahoma
Bravo!, Cucina Italiana
Brio
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
Buca di Beppo
Buffalo Wild WingsMinneapolis, Minnesota925 locations
Burger KingMiami-Dade County, Florida13,000 + worldwideBurger King is the world's second-largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, trailing only McDonald's.
Burger Street
Burgerville
Cafe Rio
California Pizza KitchenLos Angeles, California
California Tortilla
Camille's Sidewalk Cafe
Captain D's
The Capital Grille
Carino's Italian Grill
Carl's Jr.
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Carrows
Carvel Ice CreamFarmington, Connecticut
Champps Americana
Charley's Grilled Subs
Charlie Brown's SteakhouseMillburn, New Jersey
Checkers
Cheeburger Cheeburger
Cheeseburger in ParadiseTampa, FloridaThe restaurant is named after the song "Cheeseburger in Paradise" by American pop music singer Jimmy Buffett, who was once associated with the chain.
Cheesecake FactoryCalabasas Hills, California
Cheddar's Casual Café
Chevys Fresh Mex
Chicken Express
Chick-fil-ACollege Park, Georgia
Chili'sDallas, Texas
Chipotle Mexican GrillDenver, Colorado1,539 restaurants
Chronic Tacos
Chuck-A-Rama
Chuck E. Cheese'sIrving, Texas
Church'sSandy Springs, Georgia
CiCi's PizzaCoppell, Texas
CinnabonFederal Way, Washington
Claim Jumper
Coco's Bakery
Cold Stone CreameryScottsdale, Arizona
Copeland's
Country Buffet
Cracker Barrel Old Country StoreLebanon, Tennessee624 restaurants in 42 states [3]Most locations located off interstate highway exits; The 8 states that currently don't have a Cracker Barrel: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming.
Culver's
Dairy QueenEdina, Minnesota
Damon's Grill
Dave & Buster'sDallas, Texas
Denny'sSpartanburg, South Carolina
Del Taco
Dickey's Barbecue Pit
Dixie Chili and Deli
Domino's PizzaAnn Arbor Charter Township, Michigan
Don Pablo's
Donatos Pizza
Dunkin' DonutsCanton, Massachusetts
East of Chicago Pizza
EatZi's
Eat'n Park
Eegee's
El Chico
El Pollo Loco
Elephant Bar
El Taco Tote
Famous Dave's
Farmer Boys
Fatburger
FATZ
Fazoli's
Five Guys Famous Burgers and FriesLorton, Virginia
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Freddy's Frozen Custard & SteakburgersWichita, Kansas
Freebirds World Burrito
Fresh Choice
Friendly'sWilbraham, MassachusettsOver 380 restaurants located in the Eastern United States.
FuddruckersHouston, Texas
Gatti's Pizza
GameWorks
Gino's Pizza and Spaghetti
Godfather's PizzaOmaha, Nebraska
Golden Chick
Golden CorralRaleigh, North Carolina
Green Burrito
Green Mill[disambiguation needed]
Ground Round
Hard Rock CafeOrlando, Florida [4]175 locations in 53 countries
Hardee'sSt. Louis, Missouri1,944 restaurants [5]Hardee's is the fifth-largest fast-food restaurant chain in the United States
Hobee's Restaurant
HootersAtlanta, Georgia
Houlihan's
Houston's Restaurant
Howard Johnson's1000 + motels[6] and only 2 current restaurants [7]Howard Johnson's was once the largest hotel and restaurant chain in the United States throughout the 1960s & 1970s.
Huddle HouseDecatur, Georgia
HuHot Mongolian GrillMissoula, Montana
Hungry Howie's Pizza
IHOPGlendale, California
In-N-Out BurgerIrvine, California290 locations in 5 statesJust over 200 locations are in California; other restaurants can be found in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Texas.
Jack in the BoxSan Diego, California
Jack's
Jamba Juice
Jason's Deli
Jerry's Subs & Pizza
Jersey Mike's Subs
Jimmy John'sChampaign, Illinois
Jim's Restaurants
Joe's Crab ShackHouston, Texas138 locations in 35 states [8]
Johnny RocketsAliso Viejo, California
KFCLouisville, Kentucky18,000 in 120 countries and territories located around the world [9]
Krispy KremeWinston-Salem, North Carolina245 locations in the U.S., 6 in Canada [10]
Krystal
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
Landry's Restaurants
Ledo Pizza
Lee Roy Selmon'sTampa, Florida8 locations in West Florida [11]Lee Roy Selmon's is an American casual dining restaurant chain founded by NFL Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon.
Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken
Little CaesarsDowntown Detroit, Michigan
Logan's Roadhouse
Lone Star Steakhouse & SaloonPlano, Texas
LongHorn SteakhouseOrlando, Florida
Long John Silver'sLexington, Kentucky
Luby's
Lyon's
Maggiano's Little Italy
Marie Callender's
Max & Erma's
McAlister's Deli
McDonald'sOak Brook, Illinois34,000 + worldwide [12]McDonald's is 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
Montana Mike'sRound Rock, Texas
Mr. HeroCleveland, Ohio
Mrs. Fields
National Coney Island
Naugles
Noodles & Company
O'Charley's
Old Country Buffet
Olive GardenOrlando, Florida
On the Border Mexican Grill & CantinaDallas, Texas
Outback SteakhouseTampa, Florida
The Old Spaghetti Factory
The Original Italian Pie
The Original Pancake House
Panera Bread
Panda ExpressRosemead, California
Papa Gino's
Papa John's PizzaJeffersontown, Kentucky
Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake pizzaVancouver, Washington
Pei Wei Asian Diner
Penn Station (restaurant)
Perkins Restaurant and BakeryMemphis, Tennessee
P. F. Chang's China Bistro
Pita Pit
Pizza HutPlano, Texas11,139 locations in 95 countries [13]
Pizza Inn
Pizza RanchOrange City, Iowa
Planet HollywoodOrlando, Florida8 [14]Planet Hollywood has gone bankrupt twice,[15] and nearly 100 former locations worldwide have closed in the past.
Ponderosa Steakhouse and Bonanza Steakhouse
Popeyes Chicken & BiscuitsArabi, LouisianaOver 2,000 restaurants worldwide [16]
Portillo's RestaurantsOak Park, IllinoisAround 40 restaurants in 4 statesChicago-style hot dog joints located mainly in the Chicago area (Illinois and Indiana), plus two in California and two in Arizona.
Port of Subs
Potbelly Sandwich Works
Qdoba Mexican Grill
Quaker Steak & Lube
QuiznosDenver, Colorado
RA Sushi
Rainforest CafeHouston, Texas
Rally's
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
Rax
Red Hot & Blue
Red LobsterOrlando, Florida705 locations worldwide
Red RobinGreenwood Village, Colorado
Redstone American Grill
Robeks
Rock Bottom
Romano's Macaroni Grill
Round Table Pizza
Roy Rogers RestaurantsFrederick, Maryland50 restaurants in 6 states [17]There used to be over 650 Roy Rogers Restaurants across the U.S., but their number of restaurants has dwindled significantly over the years.
Roy's
Ruby TuesdayMaryville, Tennessee850 locations
Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Runza
Saladworks
SbarroMelville, New York, Huntington, New York
Schlotzsky's
Seasons 52
Seattle's Best Coffee
Shane's Rib Shack
Showmars
Shoney'sNashville, Tennessee
Sizzler
Skyline Chili
SmashburgerDenver, Colorado
Smokey Bones
Sneaky Pete's
Sonic Drive-InOklahoma City, Oklahoma
Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes
SpanglesWichita, Kansas
StarbucksSeattle, Washington20,891 stores in 62 countries [18]Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world.
Steak 'n ShakeIndianapolis, Indiana
Sticky Fingers
Stir Crazy
Sub Station II
SubwayMilford, Connecticut40,855 restaurants in 105 countries [19]Subway is the largest single-brand restaurant chain, as well as the largest restaurant operator globally.
Sweet Tomatoes
Swensen's
Swensons
T.G.I. Friday'sCarrollton, Texas992 locations [20]
Taco BellIrvine, California6,446 restaurants
Taco BuenoFarmers Branch, Texas
Taco Cabana
Taco John'sCheyenne, Wyoming
Taco Mayo
Taco TicoWichita, Kansas
Taco Time
Texas RoadhouseLouisville, Kentucky
Tijuana FlatsMaitland, Florida96[21]
Tilted KiltTempe, Arizona93[22]
Tony Roma's
Trader Vic's
Twin PeaksAddison, Texas
Umami Burger
Uncle Maddio's Pizza JointAtlanta, Georgia18 locations open in 6 statesNew locations in Austin TX, Auburn AL, Canton GA, Fargo ND and Minot ND are under construction, as of Jan. 2014.
Uno Chicago Grill
Valentino's
Village InnNashville, Tennessee
Waffle HouseGwinnett County, Georgia, near Norcross1,500 restaurants spread across 25 states [23]
Wendy'sDublin, OhioAbout 6,650 locationsWendy's is the world's third-largest hamburger fast food restaurant chain, just behind Burger King and McDonald's.
WhataburgerSan Antonio, Texas
Which Wich?
White CastleColumbus, Ohio
Wienerschnitzel
York Steak House
Zaxby's

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