Chain restaurants are the epitome of the American culinary dream because they have spread from one-location eateries to worldwide success stories all thanks to their “delicious” food. We have a love/hate relationship with most of them but who hasn’t craved a cheeseburger from you-know-where or tried the sauce at the chain that doesn’t need naming? The dishes—if you could call them that—speak for themselves and so do the number of restaurants. So which are the best? Here’s a list of five American chain restaurant locations actually worth visiting, whether for the food or the vibes.
Worth the Ride columnist Elina Eronen Piper is a London-based Finn who binges on new travel experiences, snow-capped mountains and salty liquorice. Follow her and her adventures on Instagram.