There are so many chain restaurants around that sometimes I forget half of them are chains! Seriously, how can anyone pick a favorite?

According to the Huffington Post, the choice wasn't too hard. In the annual Consumer Picks survey from Nation’s Restaurant News, The Cheesecake Factory came out on top.

I mean, that makes complete sense. The Cheesecake Factory is pretty amazing. With more than 180 locations, over 250 menu options and around 70 varieties of cheesecake, it's easy to see why America loves this place. I love this place! Honestly, I could use some more Cheesecake Factory in my life, and their apps are out of this world.

But The Cheesecake Factory isn't the only restaurant chain Americans are raving about. The Consumer Picks survey named the top ten favorites of the year:

  1. Cheesecake Factory.
  2. The Melting Pot.
  3. Bonefish Grill.
  4. Red Lobster.
  5. Romano's Macaroni Grill.
  6. Carrabba's Italian Grill.
  7. Olive Garden.
  8. Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub.
  9. Mellow Mushroom Pizza.
  10. Chevy's Fresh Mex.

I have to admit, this list is pretty on point. Whenever I go visit my parents in Upstate New York, I make them take me to Bonefish Grill, whose Bang Bang Shrimp might be the most delicious thing ever created. I am a little upset that I haven't heard of some of the places on the list, though. Looks like I'll need to take a road trip to the nearest Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub, and Chevy's Fresh Mex.

[via Huffington Post]