The best part about eating at a chain restaurant is you know exactly what you are going to get. No matter where you are, the food will be exactly as delicious as you expect it to be.
There are some chain restaurant meals that really can’t be overcome. After achieving legendary status, they are now considered a staple of their respective menus.
If you haven’t tried any of these popular chain restaurant dishes yet, think about it for now. As you start to return to dining on a more regular basis, there are certain meals that you will finally want to grab a fork. Trust us when we say they are worth the hype!
Granted, these menu offerings aren’t the healthiest so only indulge on occasion. And don’t forget: Sharing is kindness.
Now here’s your guide to some of the most popular chain restaurant dishes that you should try at least once in your life. Go ahead and take a look at these 15 Classic American Desserts That Also Deserve A Return.
Oh, the blooming onion! Who would have thought that crispy golden onion petals with a tangy sauce would be an Outback Steakhouse classic? The aperitif has been on the menu since 1988, and the chain is said to sell millions of them each year. Impressive? Absoutely.
There are many delicious ways to eat potatoes, and TGI Friday’s is all about loaded potato skins. So what is it exactly? Well, the crispy potatoes are covered with a layer of melted cheddar cheese and crispy bacon. (No wonder they’re such a popular choice!) There’s even a frozen version that you can buyso you can have them ready in your kitchen whenever you’re really in the mood for TGI Friday’s.
Carrabba’s is all about fusing Italian and American dishes, and that combination really skyrockets in the ever popular Chicken Bryan dish. This meal consists of wood-grilled chicken and garnished with sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, basil and lemon butter sauce. The description alone will probably make your mouth water!
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If there’s one thing to know about Bonefish Grill, it’s that the chain’s signature appetizer is the Bang Bang Shrimp. It is said to be “often replicated but never duplicated”, so this is reason enough to try the best of the best.
Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Cookies are a side dish that steals the show, but you’ll want to order an entree, too. Enter the Admiral’s Feast. Walt’s favorite shrimp, bay scallops, clam strips and wild whitefish, all fried until golden brown, come together on one plate. Yes, that’s a ton of fried foods to eat at a time, so it’s a dish you want to share. But hey, it’s nothing short of tasty!
An attic that is really worth it? The one with the freshly baked buns at Texas Roadhouse. Cooked to golden perfection, they really melt in your mouth. What sets them apart? Chain Honey Cinnamon Butter. Spreading this magical substance on hot bread is truly life changing.
We love to taste butter in moderation and we love making different types of flavored butter to accompany some of our delicious recipes.
If you’ve never had soup in a bread bowl before, then you missed it. Specifically, Panera Bread’s creamy and flavorful broccoli and cheddar soup. It only takes a spoonful to understand why it is so popular.
With so many pasta dishes on Olive Garden’s menu, it can be difficult to choose just one. That’s where the beloved Giro d’Italia comes in. You get three OG classics on one plate: Chicken Parmigiana, Fettuccine Alfredo, and Classic Lasagna. It’s an easy way to try them all!
The Cracker Barrel menu is stacked to say the least. There are so many delicious options, but the buttermilk pancakes are a must. (We even have a copy recipe if you want to recreate the magic at home.)
We know The Cheesecake Factory’s menu is a legitimate book, and it’s long! Don’t forget to expand the dessert section, however. You can’t go to TCF and never try any of the cheesecake slices, that’s just plain wrong. From Oreo, Reese’s and Snickers options to simple basics like the Original, there’s something for everyone.