Coming in first place, Chick-fil-A is proud of their Atlanta heritage. The "Eat Mor Chikin" cows have steered us toward their scrumptious chicken menu for decades.
Our second place winner brings a heaping helping of nostalgia with a side of comfort. Waffle House is Atlanta's 24-hour go-to spot for dining on delicious diner eats.
For over 40 years, Mellow Mushroom has been serving up fresh, stone-baked pizzas to order in an eclectic, art-filled and family-friendly environment. As our third place winner, each restaurant is locally owned and operated and provides a unique feel focused around great customer service and high-quality food.
These aren't the only three popular chains that started off in Atlanta. Be sure to visit our other nominees that took inspiration from our city: The Varsity, Taqueria del Sol, Taco Mac Sports Grill, Ted's Montana Grill, Moe's Southwest Grill, The Flying Biscuit Cafe and American Deli received a number of write-in votes.
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