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Winner: This is the best chain restaurant in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

Atlanta is the founding location of some of America's most beloved chains. However, only one can be crowed the Best of Atlanta. 

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The results are in. 

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. 

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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 VarsityTaqueria del SolTaco Mac Sports GrillTed's Montana GrillMoe's Southwest GrillThe Flying Biscuit Cafe and American Deli received a number of write-in votes.

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Read about our other Best of Atlanta winners and nominees here. 

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