We often celebrate the fancier end of the dining spectrum, crowning the linen-favoring best French restaurants in America and celebrating the country’s coziest and most elegant top wine bars.

Here, we shuffle down the spectrum a touch to hail the efforts of those big-on-flavor, short-on-frills eateries that are always there, waiting (often by a roadside late at night) to serve up heaping plates of deliciousness and familiarity: America’s best chain restaurants.

They’re the guys serving some of the best burgers available nationwide, giving us breakfast at all hours, and pouring us cocktails the size of our heads. Their signature dishes — hello, Olive Garden breadsticks, my old friends — are household names, and their servers always come with a side of excellent chat.

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Source: New York Post, 2016