Qdoba Mexican GrillQdoba Mexican EatsZuma restaurant
But Qdoba revived and opened with Whole Foods in Lakeway Commons which is also in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. * List of Mexican restaurants *

Moe's Southwest Grill

According to the company 'newsroom' website (moessouthwestgrill.wordpress.com), franchise partners also exist in Costa Rica and Jamaica. In 2011 Moe's opened its first location outside the United States in Turkey. In September 2012 Moe's opened its first Russian franchise located in the center of Moscow near the Kremlin on Pyatnitskaya Street. * Moe's Newsroom "Art Vandalay" and "Close Talker" (both from the television series Seinfeld, where "Art Vandalay" refers to George's alias as an architect and importer/exporter. "Close Talker" refers to Elaine's boyfriend who talks unusually close to people.).

Rubio's Coastal Grill

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As of 2013, Rubio's operates, licenses or franchises more than 200 restaurants in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada and Utah. Its headquarters are in Carlsbad, California. According to founder Ralph Rubio, he and some friends from San Diego State University were on spring break in San Felipe, Baja California when he first encountered fish tacos at a local stand, and was inspired to open a restaurant serving them in his hometown, San Diego. Since then, the popularity of fish tacos has spread throughout California, although they remain uncommon elsewhere.

Taco del Mar

Taco del Mar was auctioned in a bankruptcy sale on September 30, 2010, and the winning bid of $3.25 million came from Connecticut company Franchise Brands LLC, according to a story in the Seattle Times. Franchise Brands was created in 2005 by Fred De Luca and Peter Buck, the founders of Subway restaurants. Both Subway and Franchise Brands LLC are based in Milford, Connecticut. Official website. Franchise Times article Taco del Mar: No Day at the Beach for Franchisees. Taco del Mar closes doors. Taco del Mar's president steps down. Neal Hollingsworth, Taco del Mar's VP of Franchising, resigns.

Don Pablo's

The Deptford location finally closed in June 2019. * List of casual dining restaurant chains. List of defunct restaurants of the United States. List of Mexican restaurants.

Lists of restaurants

List of casual dining restaurant chains. List of delicatessens. List of diners. List of dinner theaters. List of drive-in restaurants. List of floating restaurants. List of kosher restaurants. List of restaurant chains. List of fast food restaurant chains. List of defunct fast-food restaurant chains. List of revolving restaurants. List of supper clubs. List of theme restaurants. (category). List of lists.

Mexican cuisine

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List of Mexican restaurants. Aztec cuisine. Moctezuma's Table. Latin American cuisine. Pilcher, Jeffrey M. Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food (Oxford University Press, 2012) online review. Pilcher, Jeffrey M. Que Vivan Los Tamales! Food and the Making of Mexican National Identity (1998). Pilcher, Jeffrey M. Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food (Oxford University Press, 2012) online review. Pilcher, Jeffrey M. Que Vivan Los Tamales! Food and the Making of Mexican National Identity (1998). Pilcher, Jeffrey M. Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food (Oxford University Press, 2012) online review. Pilcher, Jeffrey M. Que Vivan Los Tamales!

Big Boy Restaurants

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List of casual dining restaurant chains. Official Big Boy company sites. Big Boy Restaurant Group. Big Boy's Burgers and Shakes, additional site. Frisch's Big Boy Restaurants. Bob's Big Boy Restaurant, Burbank, CA. Big Boy (Restaurants) Japan partial English translation by Google. Other sites. The Elby's (Big Boy) Empire. Part 1 2 3 4 5 6 7. Roadside Peek: Big Boy Big Boy East Big Boy Japan. RoadsideArchitecture: Big Boy Frisch's Big Boy. Lendy's Web Pages (archived). Armet & Davis restaurant design renderings for Bob's Big Boy for Azar's Big Boy for Frisch's Big Boy for Kip's Big Boy.


. * List of Mexican restaurants Chuy's. Chuy's in Frommers.

Red Lobster

As of 2019, it had locations in the United States, including Puerto Rico, as well as in Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Guam, Philippines, Qatar, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates. * List of seafood restaurants * List of casual dining restaurant chains. List of seafood restaurants.

Taco Palenque

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List of Mexican restaurants. List of Texas companies (T). Taco Palenque Official Page. Palenque Grill Official Page.

TGI Fridays

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List of casual dining restaurant chains. List of restaurants in New York City.

Taco Cabana

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List of Mexican restaurants. tacocabana.com. "Tempest in a Taco" Texas Monthly, October 1988 by Bill Crawford (link requires registration).

Taco John's

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This incident came about at the same time as an unrelated ''E. coli'' outbreak at Taco Bell restaurants in the midwestern United States. * List of Mexican restaurants *


Applebee’sApplebeesApplebee's International
Applebee's is an American company which develops, franchises, and operates the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar restaurant chain. The Applebee's concept focuses on casual dining, with mainstream American dishes such as salads, chicken, pasta, burgers, and "riblets" (which is considered Applebee's signature dish). All Applebee's restaurants feature a bar area and serve alcoholic beverages (except where prohibited by law). The Applebee's chain was founded by Bill and T. J. Palmer in 1980. They opened their first location in Decatur, Georgia, at the time named T.J. Applebee's Rx for Edibles & Elixirs.

Beef O'Brady's

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Beef 'O' Brady's Family Sports Pubs is a restaurant franchise in the United States established in 1985 by Jim Mellody in Brandon, Florida. Jim Mellody moved from his native Pennsylvania to Florida in 1971, and tried numerous restaurant ideas before hitting on the concept of a family friendly (no hard liquor) Irish pub theme. Founded in 1985, by August 2000 it had grown to 40 locations. When founder Mellody died in November 2002, the chain had grown to 88 locations within seven southeastern U.S. states, and by December 2005 it had 183 locations in 19 states.

Boston Pizza

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Boston Pizza (BP), also known as Boston's The Gourmet Pizza Restaurant and Sports Bar, is a Canadian multinational restaurant chain that owns and franchises locations in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Boston Pizza began in Edmonton, Alberta, on August 12, 1964, when a Greek immigrant, Gus Agioritis, opened Boston Pizza and Spaghetti House. By 1970, Boston Pizza had 17 locations in Western Canada, 15 of which were franchised. One of the first franchisees was Jim Treliving, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer. In 1968, he noticed the growing popularity of Boston Pizza and purchased the rights to open a restaurant in Penticton, British Columbia.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings (originally Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck, hence the numeronym BW3) is an American casual dining restaurant and sports bar franchise in the United States, Canada, India, Mexico, Oman, Panama, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam which specializes in Buffalo wings and sauces. As of June 2017, it had 1,238 locations (625 directly owned by the company, and 612 franchised locations) across all 50 U.S. states and DC. An alternate nickname in recent usage by the company is B-Dubs. The company is operated out of Sandy Springs, Georgia, home to its parent company, Inspire Brands, just north of Atlanta.

Camille's Sidewalk Cafe

The Rutkauskas' company, Beautiful Brands, also owns other franchise concepts including FreshBerry, a frozen yogurt chain. According to a May 14, 2013 article in the Tulsa World, the chain peaked at 107 restaurants in 2009. In the years that followed, two-thirds of the chain's locations have been closed, leaving 36 locations in the United States, and the chain has faced vocal criticisms from some franchisees as well as a lawsuit over the Middle Eastern franchise rights. The original company-owned store in Woodland Hills Mall closed at the end of 2012. * Camille's Sidewalk Cafe official website

Cantina Mariachi

Cantina Mariachi is a chain of franchised casual restaurants with a Mexican-style theme. It belongs to the Comess Group. * 1993. Berdejo family opens first restaurant in Zaragoza, Spain. 1999. In June, start of international expansion with opening in Lisbon, Portugal. As new units are launched, corporate umbrella is formed named Restmon. 2002. Restmon faces serious financial problems and looks for a buyer. In October, an association of franchisees sues Restmon for disloyal competition and misapplication of co-op marketing funds, among other allegations. 2003. In August, the chain was sold to newly formed company Comess, headed by Manuel Robledo and Luis Irisarri. 2004.

Carlos'n Charlie's

Charlie Skipsey
Carlos'n Charlie's [sic] is a chain of casual dining Mexican restaurants, primarily located in Mexican and Caribbean tourist destinations. Carlos is Carlos Anderson, founder of Grupo Anderson's, who died in a 1990 plane crash, and Charlie is Charles Skipsey, his business partner. The company, founded in 1963, claims their more than 50 restaurants makes it Mexico's largest restaurateur. In addition to Carlos'n Charlie's, Grupo Anderson's has the Señor Frog's chain, along with other similarly-branded restaurants/bars like Carlos O'Brians and El Squid Roe. Carlos'n Charlie's restaurants averaged $3.6 million in 2005 with an average check of $22.50.


CiCi's PizzaCiCi
Cicis has won numerous awards and has also been named one of the top 25 performing brands by The Wall Street Journal and a top 200 franchise concept by Franchise Today. The award for worst restaurant ideas has also been awarded to the pizza chain. In November 2015, the company began a new marketing campaign which included the simplified renaming of the company to just Cicis with the modifier "Beyond Pizza," along with the addition of a new logo and redesigned website. The campaign is aimed at proving that Cicis has more to offer than just pizza.

Chevys Fresh Mex

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Franchised Chevys locations, a handful of restaurants in California, and a single unit in Orlando, Florida remain after the October, 2018 bankruptcy and asset sale. *


Chi Chi'sChi Chis
Chi-Chi's master franchise now belongs to a Swiss company which franchises Chi-Chi's in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and North Africa, the best-represented country being Belgium, with 3 units. Hormel Foods, which had bought the rights to use the Chi-Chi's brand on grocery items, continues to produce Chi-Chi's salsa and related products, and uses the chichis.com domain name to market them. *Chi-Chi's Europe