That’s why we wanted to know your favorite restaurant chain that was founded here.
Tied for third place were Mellow Mushroom, which was founded in Midtown in 1974, and Taco Mac Sports Grill, which began in Virginia-Highland in 1979.
In second place was that staple of late nights and early mornings, Waffle House. On Labor Day 1955, an icon was born when the first Waffle House restaurant opened its doors for business in Avondale Estates, its website states.
» Waffle House, by the numbers
The overwhelming favorite among readers was Chick-fil-A, which began in Hapeville in 1946.
What began as a Truett Cathy's tiny diner is now the largest chicken chain and the third largest fast food restaurant chain in the country.
» Antibiotics are officially off Chick-fil-A's menu
Not a fan of chicken? Check out some of our other Best of Atlanta winners:
» Best rooftop bar
» Best food truck in Atlanta
» Best family attraction
» Best seafood spot
» Best burger in Atlanta
» Best barbecue in Atlanta
» Best Chinese food
And check out all of our Best of Atlanta winners so far this year.