A primer on the best chain restaurants in the US. Restaurants in the "sit down, casual" subcategory are any chains where you wouldn't feel weird wearing gym clothes.
  1. Applebee's
    High: The 2 for 20 menu is industry-changing and the theme art on the wall is localized! Low: Riblets.
  2. Outback
    High: Steak and unlimited shrimp. Low: The Bloomin' Onion is all hype.
  3. Texas Roadhouse
    High: You can pick your own steak at the front window and first-timers get free chili. Low: They encourage patrons to throw peanut shells on the floor.
  4. Village Inn
    High: Pies and breakfast food. Low: Most dinner selections.
  5. Ruby Tuesday
    High: Pumpernickel breadcrumbs at salad bar. Low: The fish is questionable.
  6. Chili's
    High: The drama of an incoming fajita. Low: They can't do chicken tenders right.
  7. Cracker Barrel
    High: The gift shop and dumplins'. Low: The post-meal letdown; they might also hate gay people.
  8. Red Lobster
    High: Biscuits and shrimp-specific menu. Low: The size of the shrimp.
  9. Friday's
    High: The app menu is peerless. Low: Emphasis on Jack Daniels sauce.
  10. Olive Garden
    High: Bottomless soup, salad and breadsticks. Low: Round 3 of said deal.