KEY CHAINS (SIT DOWN, CASUAL)

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. 1.
    Applebee's
    High: The 2 for 20 menu is industry-changing and the theme art on the wall is localized! Low: Riblets.
  2. 2.
    Outback
    High: Steak and unlimited shrimp. Low: The Bloomin' Onion is all hype.
  3. 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. 4.
    Village Inn
    High: Pies and breakfast food. Low: Most dinner selections.
  5. 5.
    Ruby Tuesday
    High: Pumpernickel breadcrumbs at salad bar. Low: The fish is questionable.
  6. 6.
    Chili's
    High: The drama of an incoming fajita. Low: They can't do chicken tenders right.
  7. 7.
    Cracker Barrel
    High: The gift shop and dumplins'. Low: The post-meal letdown; they might also hate gay people.
  8. 8.
    Red Lobster
    High: Biscuits and shrimp-specific menu. Low: The size of the shrimp.
  9. 9.
    Friday's
    High: The app menu is peerless. Low: Emphasis on Jack Daniels sauce.
  10. 10.
    Olive Garden
    High: Bottomless soup, salad and breadsticks. Low: Round 3 of said deal.