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The Definitive Ranking Of Family Restaurant Chains

Because sometimes a mozzarella stick is just a mozzarella stick.

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21. Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

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Pro: If you are trying to get in a Broadway cast, chances are Bubba Gump has provided you with the ability to pay your rent.

Con: All of the most popular Forrest Gump quotations are everywhere.

19. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

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Pro: The rocking chairs are great when you are on a road trip.

Con: They market themselves to road trippers, but if you are eating at a chain, wouldn't you want something faster?

15. Planet Hollywood

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Pro: Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore and Arnold Schwarzenegger were involved in founding the place.

Con: While there once more than 100 Planets Hollywood, only 8 remain to serve you Celebrity Burgers. Not one is located in Hollywood.

7. Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar

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Pro: It's about as reliable as any restaurant for having your preferred sporting event on television.

Con: The pegasus bison in their logo is not a real animal.

6. The International House of Pancakes (IHOP)

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Pro: You are no longer that hungover.

Con: You have one friend who is strangely obsessed with the place and you don't know why.

5. Hard Rock Café

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Pro: If you find yourself overseas desperate for a reasonable American meal, the Hard Rock Café is probably your best bet.

Con: Can you handle being labeled as a tourist?

4. Rainforest Café

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Pro: At this point, the Rainforest Café is so theme oriented, it's like visiting the 1990s more than visiting a rainforest.

Con: They don't have SURGE available to drink.

2. Uno Chicago Grill

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Pro: Despite what Jon Stewart says, Chicago Style Pizza is good.

Con: This is probably the best deep dish pizza option that you have if you don't live near Chicago.

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