Top Restaurant Chains In America

TripAdvisor Reveals the Top Restaurant Chains in America for 2019

Eddie V's Prime Seafood, The Capital Grille and Ruth's Chris Steak House Best Reviewed Small, Medium and Large Chains in the U.S.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor today announced a new ranking revealing the top restaurant chains in the U.S. for 2019 based on millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor diners. In this first-ever list, TripAdvisor highlights 30 restaurant chains of all types – inclusive of fine dining, casual dining, quick service and fast casual. Honorees are organized into three categories based on the number of property locations listed on TripAdvisor: small, medium and large.

Rankings for each restaurant chain were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews from all of a chain's property locations that were listed on TripAdvisor during a 12-month period.

"Chain restaurants are integral to the American dining experience as they offer consumers convenient and satisfying meals for all occasions," said Bertrand Jelensperger, senior vice president for TripAdvisor Restaurants. "For the first time, TripAdvisor is ranking restaurant chains that provide exemplary food, service and value to diners. Every company featured in these rankings should be proud of the recognition they are receiving from TripAdvisor's community of millions of travelers and locals searching our site for a great place to eat."

Best U.S. Restaurant Chains

Top 10 Small Chains (10-50 locations)

  1. Eddie V's Prime Seafood
  2. Seasons 52
  3. Houston's 
  4. Ocean Prime
  5. J. Alexander's
  6. Fogo de Chão
  7. Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
  8. Half Shell Oyster House
  9. Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano
  10. Maggiano's Little Italy

Top 10 Medium Chains (51-100 locations)

  1. The Capital Grille
  2. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
  3. Texas de Brazil 
  4. Yard House
  5. BRIO Tuscan Grille
  6. Portillo's
  7. Morton's The Steakhouse
  8. The Melting Pot
  9. Sweet Tomatoes
  10. Another Broken Egg Cafe

Top 10 Large Chains (101+ locations)

  1. Ruth's Chris Steak House
  2. The Cheesecake Factory
  3. Bonefish Grill
  4. Texas Roadhouse
  5. Mellow Mushroom
  6. In-N-Out Burger
  7. First Watch The Daytime Cafe
  8. Jason's Deli
  9. Corner Bakery Cafe
  10. Blaze Pizza

Methodology
Top U.S. Restaurant Chain rankings are based on the quality, quantity and recency of reviews from TripAdvisor diners from December 1, 2017 through November 30, 2018 for each chain's property locations and/or franchised businesses listed on TripAdvisor. Recognized chains have a minimum average rating of 4 out of 5 bubbles across all properties listed on TripAdvisor and an average of at least 100 reviews per property and/or franchise location listed on TripAdvisor.

Small chains are classified as those with 10-50 U.S. locations listed on TripAdvisor, medium chains have 51-100 U.S. locations listed on TripAdvisor, and large chains have 101 or more U.S. locations listed on TripAdvisor.



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