In a study published in The New York Times, Stacker analyzed YouGov data on chain restaurants in the U.S., which includes data on how popular each location is. The company surveys people on a daily basis to determine their likes and dislikes. Overall positive opinion scores are the percentage of respondents who said they liked a particular restaurant. The data is further broken down by generation, indicating which types of restaurants have the most positive reviews.
Top 50 most popular chain restaurants in the U.S.
Among the most popular chain restaurants in the U.S. are Shake Shack, Maggiano’s Little Italy, and O’Charley’s. According to the latest data, these chains combined to generate nearly $28 billion in revenue last year. While some chains have been around for years, like The Cheesecake Factory, many are relatively new. A quick history of each of these restaurants can be found in their respective histories.
The data used to calculate the Top 50 rankings was derived from data collected by YouGov, a company that surveys people daily. It uses these data to rank chains by their dollar sales. In this report, the Top 50 chains include only those chains with over 500 locations. Stacker’s methodology relies on data from various sources, including CREST studies and ReCount surveys. The company also considers generational differences when analyzing the results.
While McDonald’s remains the most popular fast food chain, burger joints are the best-known fast food option. 14 of the 50 chains on the list are burger joints, and they account for $80 billion in sales. Snacks, on the other hand, make up about 36 billion in sales. Six of the chains on the list serve various types of snacks, and Starbucks is the number one chain. Dairy Queen, Raising Cane’s and Dunkin’ have fewer locations than McDonald’s.
Borgata’s new American Bar & Grille
Designed for a casual, yet refined dining experience, the new American Bar & Grille at Borgata features classic and modern recipes in an effort to pay tribute to the special flavors of the Northeast. The menu features New Jersey-inspired ingredients while paying homage to classic grill favorites. The ambiance is casual and the service is impeccable, and patrons can enjoy a variety of dishes while catching up on their favorite sporting events.
The American Bar & Grille will open on June 19. Owned by MGM Resorts International, this casual restaurant is a welcome addition to the Borgata’s dining options. The restaurant’s menu will feature classic grilled fare as well as innovative world-inspired flavor profiles. The restaurant will also offer a wide variety of alcoholic beverages, including a fresh Jersey Blueberry Mule.
A new American Bar & Grille will open on June 19 at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. The restaurant will replace Wolfgang Puck’s American Grille, which closed down and never reopened. The restaurant will feature an open-flame wood-burning pizza oven. American Bar & Grille’s menu will emphasize seasonal ingredients, as well as local and global flavors.