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5 Full-Service Dining Franchises We Love

We hope you're hungry! These are our top picks for full-service dining franchise brands to watch this year.

By 1851 Staff1851 Staff Contributions
Updated 11:11AM 01/05/22

Despite the global pandemic closing multiple restaurants throughout the US, many full service dining franchises were able to stay afloat and thrive. In fact, the amount of full service dining restaurants increased from 2020 to 2021 by .7%.

Below are some of our favorite full service dining franchises that we love.

The Brass Tap*

The Brass Tap is a craft beer bar where you can go to watch your favorite sports games or have a fun night out with friends. If you are a beer and/or pub lover, The Brass Tap is the perfect restaurant for you. The Brass Tap provides a unique opportunity for franchisees as there are many opportunities that come with owning The Brass Tap.

Beef O Brady’s

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s is similar to The Brass Tap as they are both craft beer bars. Beef O Brady’s is a family friendly restaurant with game rooms in every location. It is a fun and relaxing spot to go with family and friends. Beef ‘O’ Brady’s has a loyal customer base and is a place for the community to gather.

Buffalo Wild Wings

  • Units: 555
  • Startup costs: $1,443,700-$3,589,700

Buffalo Wild Wings is the place to go to watch sports as they have mega TV’s all around the restaurant. This is a family friendly restaurant that prides themselves on their delicious wings and wide variety of food. Buffalo Wild Wings has a location in every state in the USA. This proves the franchise is continuing to grow and succeed. 

Famous Daves

Famous Daves is the best place to get your BBQ fix. The menu is filled with all different kinds of BBQ, from ribs to chicken to brisket. Famous Dave’s* makes all of their sauces from scratch, so you are guaranteed a quality meal at this full service dining franchise.

TGI Fridays

  • Units: 850 +
  • Startup costs: $2,596,000-$3,835,000

TGI Fridays is another family friendly full service franchise. They have a huge menu with a wide variety of options to satisfy anyone. TGI Fridays is located in over 55 countries proving it is a leading global franchisor. 

*This brand is a paid partner of 1851 Franchise. For more information on paid partnerships please click here.