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American

Restaurants can be broken down into not only different restaurant types but also food types as well. Some examples of these may be – Asian, bakeries, barbecue, coffeehouses, desserts, family style, Italian or pizza, Mexican, sandwiches or seafood. This page deals specifically with the “American” food type which can almost be a catch-all for a restaurant that serves a variety of meats and menu options. One of the reasons this term is used is to differentiate these restaurants from some of their ethnic counterparts such as  Asian, Italian or Mexican. Some examples of “American” types of establishments would be O’Charleys, Applebees and Chili’s Grill.

TGI Fridays

TGI Fridays

TGI Friday’s is unique in that it’s “story” is like maybe no other in major American restaurant chains. Alan Stillman, a successful New York salesman, wanted to create a way to meet women (that’s a…

 
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Chili’s

Chili’s

Larry Lavine loved burger joints growing up and always dreamed of having one, but it was a chili cook-off that really grabbed his attention. He took creativity in opening the very first location in a…

 
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O’Charley’s

O’Charley’s

How many restaurants are started by a 20 year Marine veteran? I dare say not many. Charley Watkins served his country well. He was a pilot and retired as a Major in the USMC in…

 
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Applebee’s

Applebee’s

In 1980, Applebee’s was started in Decatur, Georgia by husband and wife Bill and T.J. Palmer. Their goal was to create a neighborhood restaurant or pub setting where people could come and get good food…

 
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