All Publicly Traded U.S. Restaurant Chains

Complete List With Stock Symbols

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Even though it seems like the largest U.S. restaurant chains dominate the retail restaurant niche, only about 30% of America's restaurants are part of a multi-unit chain, and only a fraction of those restaurant chains are publicly traded restaurant companies. U.S. retail diners are spending $1.9 billion in approximately one million restaurant locations owned by individual culinary entrepreneurs.

Most of the largest multi-unit restaurant companies in the U.S. are publicly traded on the U.S. stock exchange, not privately owned. This is a complete list of publicly traded restaurant companies in the U.S. and their stock symbols. This list is arranged alphabetically according to the company name.

All Publicly Traded U.S. Restaurant Chains and Stock Exchange Symbols

Ark Restaurants Corp.
Benihana Inc.
BJ's Restaurants, Inc.

Bloomin’ Brands (Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar)

Blue Water Restaurant Group
Bob Evans Farms, Inc.

Bravo Brio Restaurant Group (Bravo!, Cucina Italiana, Brio Tuscan Grille)
Brazil Fast Food Corp.
Brinker International, Inc.

Buca, Inc.
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.
Burger King Holdings, Inc.
California Pizza Kitchen, Inc.

Caribou Coffee Co

Carlson Restaurants Worldwide
Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc.
CEC Entertainment, Inc.
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.
Chuy's Holdings
CKE Restaurants, Inc.

Cosi, Inc.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
Darden Restaurants, Inc.

Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.
Del Frisco's Restaurant Group
Denny's Corporation
DineEquity, Inc.
Domino's Pizza, Inc.

Dunkin Brands Group
Eat At Joe's Ltd.
Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc.

El Pollo Loco
ELXSI Corporation
Famous Dave's of America, Inc.
Famous Uncle Al's Hot Dogs & Grille, Inc.
Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc.
Fog Cutter Capital Group Inc.

Fogo De Chao, Inc.
Fresh Enterprises, Inc.
Frisch's Restaurants, Inc.
Good Times Restaurants Inc. 

Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd.

Habit Restaurants Inc.

Healthy Fast Food Inc.

Hudson's Grill International, Inc. 

Ignite Restaurant Group (Joe's Crab Shack, Brick House Tavern + Tap)

J. Alexander's Corporation 

Koffee Korner Inc.

Kona Grill, Inc. 

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. 

Landry's Restaurants, Inc. 

LaSalle Brands Corporation 

Logan's Roadhouse Inc.

Luby's, Inc. 

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, Inc. 

McDonald's Corporation 

Mexican Restaurants, Inc. 

Morgan's Foods, Inc. 

Morton's Restaurant Group, Inc. 

Nathan's Famous, Inc. 

Noble Roman's, Inc. 

Noodles & Co.

O'Charley's Inc. 

Panera Bread Company 

P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc. 

Pizza Inn, Inc. 

Potbelly Corp.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. 

Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. 

Rubio's Restaurants, Inc. 

Ruby Tuesday, Inc. 

Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. 

Shake Shack

Smith & Wollensky

Sonic Corp.

Star Buffet, Inc.
Starbucks Corporation 
Steakhouse Partners, Inc. 
Tam Restaurants Inc.
Texas Roadhouse, Inc. 
The Steak n Shake Company 
Time Horton's, Inc.
uWink, Inc. 
Western Sizzlin Corporation 
Wingstop Inc.
YUM! Brands, Inc. 
Zoe's Kitchen
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