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40 Trending Restaurant Businesses to Watch in 2022

Looking for examples of successful restaurant businesses?

We've put together a list of the most popular and famous restaurant businesses in the world.

With each example, we show website rank, traffic data, and what their websites look like, so you can be inspired for your own business.

Here's the list:

  • 91

    Chick-fil-A

    Chick-fil-A is one of the largest American fast food restaurant chains whose specialty is chicken sandwiches, but they also make delicious wraps and nuggets. Its headquarters is in College Park, Georgia. The company operates more than 2,672 restaurants, primarily in the United States with locations in 47 states and the District of Columbia.

    • Website traffic: 7.34M/month
    • Business rank: #14.8K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 92

    Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.

    Enjoy all Buffalo Wild Wings® has to offer when you order online or stop by a location near you. Buffalo Wild Wings® is the ultimate place to get together with your friends, watch sports, drink beer, and eat wings.

    • Website traffic: 4.41M/month
    • Business rank: #18.8K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 11

    Chili's

    Chili's Grill & Bar is an American casual dining restaurant chain. They offer mouthwatering delicacies like Burgers, Ribs & Steaks, Tacos & Quesadillas, Smokehouse Combos, and more along with chilled beverages & alcohol. The company was founded by Larry Lavine in Texas in 1975 and is currently owned and operated by Brinker International.

    • Website traffic: 6.23M/month
    • Business rank: #25.4K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 12

    Wendy's

    Wendy's is an American international fast food restaurant chain founded by Dave Thomas on November 15, 1969, in Columbus, Ohio. They have amazing burgers, croissants, baked goods, and chilled beverages on their menu. The company moved its headquarters to Dublin, Ohio, on January 29, 2006.

    • Website traffic: 8.05M/month
    • Business rank: #27.6K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 95

    The Cheesecake Factory

    The Cheesecake Factory is an American restaurant company and distributor of cheesecakes based in the United States. The company operates 220 full-service restaurants: 206 under The Cheesecake Factory brand, 13 under the Grand Lux Cafe brand, and one under the RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen brand.

    • Website traffic: 2.89M/month
    • Business rank: #28.9K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 96

    Restaurant Guru

    Restaurant Guru is an Indian online portal that helps you find the best restaurants, cafes, and bars around you. You can also list your business on Restaurant Guru to get found by consumers using their website.

    Restaurant Guru is a wiki+metasearch for restaurants. They provide ratings by popular agencies (Michelin, Frommer's, Zagat, Zomato, Yelp, Google, Foursquare, Facebook) to help people choose the right restaurant in their city and while traveling.

    • Website traffic: 8.44M/month
    • Business rank: #30.2K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 97

    Popeyes

    Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., also known as Popeyes and formerly named Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits and Popeyes Famous Fried Chicken & Biscuits, is an American multinational chain of fast food restaurants known for their fried chicken, founded in 1972 in New Orleans, Louisiana and headquartered in Miami, Florida.

    • Website traffic: 4.71M/month
    • Business rank: #36K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 98

    EZLocal

    EZlocal is a local search marketing company focused on helping small businesses connect with the people who are actively searching online for products and services in their area. Founded in 2007.

    People can list their restaurants and cafes at EZlocal and make their digital presence felt in order to grow and reach more customers.

    • Website traffic: 120K/month
    • Business rank: #36.3K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 19

    QSR Magazine

    QSR is the business-to-business magazine for the limited-service restaurant segment, which includes: quick-service (fast food), fast-casual dining, snack shops, and pizza restaurants. For the general public, QSRmagazine.com provides a wealth of information about healthy eating choices, consumer dining preferences, menu options, and upcoming promotions.

    • Website traffic: 630K/month
    • Business rank: #39K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 13

    Restaurant Menus Online: Pizz...

    Allmenus.com is the most comprehensive restaurant menu and food delivery guide with over 255,000 menus. View updated menus and order online for fast delivery.

    • Website traffic: 5.14M/month
    • Business rank: #42.2K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 101

    Menu-Pix

    MenuPix.com offers visitors free access to menus and information about nearly every restaurant in the country.

    MenuPix.com is one of the leading online menu providers in the US, empowering consumers to find restaurants, menus, reviews & recommendations about the places they're looking to dine.

    • Website traffic: 8.65M/month
    • Business rank: #43K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 37

    Red Robin

    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, or simply Red Robin, is an American chain of casual dining restaurants founded in September 1969 in Seattle, Washington. In 1979, the first franchised Red Robin restaurant was opened in Yakima, Washington. Red Robin's headquarters are in Greenwood Village, Colorado. They serve an extensive menu comprising of burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, desserts, shakes, and a lot of other delicacies.

    • Website traffic: 2.73M/month
    • Business rank: #50.7K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 103

    Arby's

    Arby's is an American fast-food sandwich restaurant chain with more than 3,300 restaurants system-wide and third in terms of revenue. In October 2017, Food & Wine called Arby's "America's second-largest sandwich chain". Arby's is owned by Inspire Brands, the renamed Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc.

    • Website traffic: 4.19M/month
    • Business rank: #55.2K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 14

    Steakhouse

    Texas Roadhouse is a Texas-themed American steakhouse chain restaurant that specializes in steaks in a Texan and Southwestern cuisine style, it is a subsidiary of Texas Roadhouse Inc, which is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. Other than steaks, they also serve a wide range of starters such buffalo wings, cheese fries, fire pickles, cactus blossom, and much mre.

    • Website traffic: 3.87M/month
    • Business rank: #59.3K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 105

    Denny's

    Denny's is an American table service diner-style restaurant chain. It operates over 1,700 restaurants in many countries. Originally opened as a coffee shop under the name Danny's Donuts, Denny's is now known for always being open and serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner around the clock.

    • Website traffic: 2.98M/month
    • Business rank: #61.8K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 106

    Outback Steakhouse

    Outback Steakhouse is an Australian-themed American casual dining restaurant chain, serving American cuisine, based in Tampa, Florida. The chain has over 1,000 locations in 23 countries throughout North and South America, Asia, and Australia.

    • Website traffic: 3.12M/month
    • Business rank: #63.7K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 17

    OpenTable

    OpenTable is an online restaurant-reservation service company founded by Sid Gorham, Eric Moe, and Chuck Templeton on 2 July 1998 and is based in San Francisco, California. In 1998, the website began operations offering reservations at a limited selection of restaurants in San Francisco, but now it has its presence in more than 20 locations across the globe.

    • Business rank: #73.4K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 108

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    P.F. Chang’s offers authentic Chinese food & Asian cuisine in a casual dining atmosphere. Explore our menu, order online, and make reservations.

    • Website traffic: 780K/month
    • Business rank: #74.9K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 109

    Culver's

    Culver’s® is a family-favorite restaurant known for their local ButterBurgers, Fresh Frozen Custard & Wisconsin Cheese Curds. Get to your nearest Culver's location today!

    • Website traffic: 3.44M/month
    • Business rank: #75.9K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 110

    BJ's Restaurants and Brewhouse

    Award-winning craft beer, Southern California Twist on Chicago-style pizza, world-renowned dessert – the Pizookie, and much more.

    • Website traffic: 1.27M/month
    • Business rank: #78.1K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 50

    Nation's Restaurant News

    Nation's Restaurant News delivers restaurant industry news, data and analysis on menu, marketing, operations and finance trends to foodservice leaders.

    • Website traffic: 440K/month
    • Business rank: #89.5K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 38

    Dickey's Barbecue Pit

    Home page of Dickey's Barbecue Pit - Order our barbecue trough our online ordering system

    • Website traffic: 650K/month
    • Business rank: #104K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 113

    TakeOut » Nobu RestaurantsTak...

    • Website traffic: 290K/month
    • Business rank: #108K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 114

    Ruth's Chris Steak House

    • Website traffic: 580K/month
    • Business rank: #127K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 115

    Yelp Reservations

    Yelp Reservations offers restaurants a cost-effective, online reservation management system. Save time, save money, and forget about open tables!

    • Business rank: #134K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 9

    National Restaurant Association

    • Website traffic: 140K/month
    • Business rank: #136K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 27

    TGI Fridays Restaurant & Bar

    • Website traffic: 1.11M/month
    • Business rank: #137K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 118

    Restaurant News and Trends

                    Restaurant Dive has the latest news in the restaurant industry, covering topics like consumer trends, technology, marketing and branding, operations, mergers & acquisitions, and more.
    
    • Website traffic: 150K/month
    • Business rank: #155K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 28

    Maggiano's Little Italy

    Maggiano

    • Website traffic: 590K/month
    • Business rank: #157K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 120

    Home

    • Business rank: #160K

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  • 121

    Menuism

    Menus and user reviews for restaurants all over the US and Canada. Rate what you ate in a personal dining guide and read other foodie's journals.

    • Website traffic: 1.17M/month
    • Business rank: #168K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 122

    Hardee's

    Come visit Hardee's and understand why we have Food for Everyone. Between our Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner options, we have your favorites!

    • Business rank: #171K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 31

    The Fork

    • Website traffic: 400K/month
    • Business rank: #177K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 124

    The World’s 50 Best Restaurants

    Annually ranking the top 50 best restaurants and bars around the world. The World's 50 Best Restaurants, is owned and run by William Reed Business Media, the same organisation behind The World's 50 Best Bars.

    • Website traffic: 260K/month
    • Business rank: #183K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 125

    Benihana Welcome

    At Benihana, it's not just a meal, it's an experience. Enjoy teppanyaki favorites like Hibachi Steak, Chicken and Shrimp, as well as sushi and sashimi.

    • Website traffic: 500K/month
    • Business rank: #208K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 36

    Ruby Tuesday

    • Website traffic: 460K/month
    • Business rank: #217K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 127

    Home

    • Website traffic: 180K/month
    • Business rank: #219K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 128

    Ninety Nine Resto and Pub

    99 Restaurants. Loved for our hand-breaded Boneless Buffalo Wings, signature Broiled Sirloin Tips and more. Served in a distinctly hearty New England style.

    • Website traffic: 360K/month
    • Business rank: #231K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 34

    Lazy Dog Restaurants

    • Business rank: #245K

    Check out their full website ➜

  • 130

    The Melting Pot

    The Melting Pot is the original fondue restaurant where guests can enjoy several fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrees, salads, and indulgent desserts.

    • Website traffic: 320K/month
    • Business rank: #257K

    Check out their full website ➜