Can You Identify All of These Restaurant Logos from a Close-Up?

By: Tamar Aprahamian
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What should I make for dinner tonight? Oh, let's just go out! Hop on this restaurant bus as we travel around to some of the most popular restaurants. Think you can name all of these logos?

Chipotle's name derives from chipotle, the Nahuatl name for a smoked and dried jalapeño chili pepper. There are 2,250 locations across the world in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany and France.

Chick-fil-A was founded on May 23, 1946 as "Dwarf House." Its name changed Chick-fil-A in 1967 and has more than 2,200 locations across North America.

Waffle House, Inc., is an American restaurant chain with more than 2,100 locations in 25 states in the United States, mostly in the South. The original restaurant was conceived and founded by Joe Rogers Sr. and Tom Forkner.

There are approximately 2,016 Applebee's worldwide, and there are more than 28,000 employees! As of 2007, Applebee's parent company is DineEquity.

Panera Bread Company is a $1.4 billion company! There are 2,100 stores throughout the United States and Canada with more than 47,000 employees.

More than 2,000 Panda Express locations can be found in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, Mexico, Canada, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Japan and Guatemala. They were founded in October 1983 in Glendale, California.

Denny's was founded in 1953 by Harold Butler and Richard Jezak. Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Denny's was formerly called Danny's Donuts!

International House of Pancakes is an American multinational pancake house/diner-style table service restaurant chain that specializes in breakfast foods. It has more than 1,600 locations across North America, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.

Chili's was founded by Larry Lavine in Texas in 1975 and is currently owned and operated by Brinker International. There are more than 1,600 locations worldwide!

Buffalo Wild Wings was founded by four people: Jim Disbrow, Scott Lowery, Bernard Spencer and Elizabeth Brock. After nearly 35 years, they are now a $1.8 billion company.

Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Buca di Beppo was founded in 1993 and its name translates to "Joe's Basement". Planet Hollywood is its parent company.

Bring your appetite to Five Guys! This fast casual restaurant was first opened in Arlington, Virginia in 1986. There are now more than 1,000 locations in the following areas around the world: Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Kuwait, Netherlands, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.

Founded in New York City in 1965, TGI Fridays got its name from the phrase, "Thank God It's Friday". The chain of more than 992 locations was originally founded by Alan Stillman and Daniel R. Scoggin.

Outback Steakhouse was founded in 1988 and is based in Tampa, Florida. Famous for its bloomin' onion and Australian-themed cuisine, there are approximately 978 locations throughout the world.

Nando's is an international casual dining restaurant chain originating in South Africa. Founded in 1987, Nando's operates about 1,000 outlets in 30 countries and specializes in Portuguese style chicken dishes.

As of January 11, 2016, Olive Garden operates 844 locations globally and accounts for $3.8 billion of the $6.9 billion revenue of its parent company Darden Restaurants, Inc. Olive Garden was founded by Bill Darden in 1982.

Red Lobster has operations in Canada, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Mexico and Japan, in addition to the United States. As of February 24, 2013, the company had 705 locations worldwide that are run by CEO Kim Lopdrup.

Smokey Bones BBQ Sports Bar opened in late 1999 in Orlando by Darden Restaurants. It has a sports bar concept featuring barbecue foods in an Appalachian mountain-lodge setting.

Ruby Tuesday is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange as RT. Its concept was started in 1972 by Samuel E. Beall, III and now sees 540 locations worldwide.

"Famous for Steakburgers," Steak 'n Shake was founded by Gus Belt in 1934 in Normal, Illinois. There are more than 20,000 currently working in their 544 locations - 417 of which are company-operated with 127 franchise locations.

Qdoba Mexican Eats was formerly called Zuma Fresh Mexican Grill from 1995 to 1997, Z-Teca Mexican Grill from 1997 to 1999, and Qdoba Mexican Grill from 1999 to 2015. Their headquarters are currently in San Diego, California.

Noodles & Company is a fast-casual restaurant headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado and offers international and American noodle dishes, as well as soups, salads, and pasta. There are 410 locations across the United States.

Round Table Pizza was founded in 1959 by William R. Larson in Menlo Park, California. The three shields in the official logo were added in 1970, and are intended to symbolize the letters "F-U-N."

The 491 LongHorn Steakhouse locations can be found across the United States, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Malaysia. They specialize in steaks, chicken, burgers and salads.

Texas Roadhouse was founded on February 17, 1993, at the Green Tree Mall in Clarksville, Indiana. Its current spokesperson is Willie Nelson!

Dickey's Barbecue Pit is the largest barbecue franchise in the United States. Based in Dallas, Texas, its slogan is "We Speak Barbecue"!

Head to one of the 401 locations of Huddle House at any hour of the day because these restaurants are open 24 hours per day! The original Huddle House in Decatur, Georgia was established to give fans a place to eat after "the big game" on Friday nights.

Potbelly Sandwich Works is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and has 413 locations around the world. It specializes not only in sandwiches, but also salads, soups and ice cream!

With 25,000 employees, Perkins Restaurant and Bakery has been cooking up breakfast all day since 1958. It was founded by Matt and Ivan Perkins in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Bertucci's is a Northborough, Massachusetts-based chain of sit-down Italian restaurants offering brick oven pizza and Italian food. Though its locations are primarily found in the Northeast United States, they go as far south as the state of Virginia.

Friendly's was founded in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1035. A total of 380 Friendly's are spread across Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont and Virginia.

The decor at the 320 Johnny Rockets locations includes Coca-Cola advertising, featuring nearly life-size cardboard illustrations of women in World War II armed services uniforms, individual jukebox stations, chrome accents and red vinyl seats. The first location was founded in Los Angeles in 1986.

Shoney's... "Let's Eat!" as they say! This restaurant chain of 150 locations was founded in 1947 in Charleston, West Virginia by Alex Schoenbaum and Raymond L. Danner, Sr.

Landry's Restaurants was founded in Houston, Texas. There are more than 600 of these restaurants paired with casinos, hotels and entertainment venues throughout 35 states as well as Washington, DC.

Flunch is a French cafeteria-style fast casual restaurant chain that is owned by the Agapes Restauration group. Founded in 1971, Flunch operates more then 200 locations around France.

Steak and Ale was founded as an independent restaurant chain in Dallas, Texas, on February 26, 1966, by Norman E. Brinker. On July 29, 2008, the chain's remaining 58 locations closed as part of a chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding, but made a comeback in 2017.

Headquartered in Winter Park, Florida, Ruth's Chris Steak House operates more than 150 locations. They currently hold the title of largest luxury steakhouse company with greater operating income and profit than competitors The Palm and Morton's.

Sizzler USA was founded by Del and Helen Johnson in 1958 in Culver City, California. There are 270 locations around the United States and they are best known for their steak, seafood and salad bar items.

Head to Frankie & Benny's for a New York-Italian 1950s themed restaurant and night out! First opened in Leicester in 1995, the chain now operates more than 190 locations across the United Kingdom.

Tony Roma's employs approximately 1,725 employees in more than 150 locations across 38 countries on six different continents. Founded by Tony Roma himself, this chain specializes in ribs, steak, chicken and seafood.

Romano's Macaroni Grill is an American casual dining restaurant chain specializing in Italian-American cuisine. The company, founded in 1988, now has more than 90 locations around the world and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

O'Charley's is located in 17 Southern and Midwestern states. It was founded by Charley Watkins in 1971 and is owned by the American Blue Ribbon Holdings Company.

Founded by Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax in Beverly HIlls in 1985, California Pizza Kitchen is known casually as CPK. It employs 14,000 people across the world including the United States, Mexico, South America, Asia-Pacific region, Western Asia and Australia.

The 212 Village Inn locations are known for their breakfast menu items, though they serve much more. Their pies have actually won numerous awards from the...American Pie Council!

Founded in 1948 by none other than Bob Evans, this restaurant chain is currently owned by Golden Gate Capital based in New Albany, Ohio. There are more than 600 locations in 24 states across the United States and breakfast is served all day long.

Head to Calabasas Hills, California to visit the headquarters of The Cheesecake Factory, publicly traded as CAKE. With 208 restaurants in operation, this is a $2.2 billion company!

"P. F. Chang's" is the namesake of Paul Fleming (P. F.) and Philip Chiang (whose surname was simplified to Chang). These were the two founders of the now 204 locations of P.F. Chang's.

Harvester Restaurants is a family farmhouse-style restaurant chain with over 230 locations in the United Kingdom. They were founded by Courage Brewery in 1983 and their current CEO is Phil Urban.

Dave & Buster's is publicly traded as PLAY. Founded in Dallas, Texas in 1982, this restaurant and video arcade generates more than $540 million each year and employs more than 8,000 people.

The first Ale House opened in 1988, in Jupiter, Florida. There are now 54 locations in Florida alone, as well as 24 more locations in the following states: Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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