Chain Restaurants, Ranked

This list ranks in descending order, from worst to best, United States-based casual dining restaurant chains. In order to qualify for this list, the restaurant must offer full sit-down service (i.e. a waiter and/or waitress who takes your order, which is then brought to your table without you ever having to get up off your chain-restaurant-going ass).

28. Outback Steakhouse

27. Chili's

26. Johnny Rockets

25. Big Boy

24. Denny's

23. Cheddar's

22. Applebee's

21. Carrabba's Italian Grill

20. Cracker Barrel

19. Hard Rock Café

18. Planet Hollywood

17. Red Robin

16. On the Border

15. Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

14. Friendly's

13. T.G.I. Friday's

12. Uno Chicago Grill

11. Waffle House

10. IHOP

9. California Pizza Kitchen

8. Red Lobster

7. Hooters

6. P.F. Chang's

5. Pizza Hut

4. Ruby Tuesday

3. Olive Garden

2. Bonefish Grill

1. Benihana

[Art by Jim Cooke]