Orlando is no longer a morass of endless chain restaurants
. The culinary scene has exploded in the last decade and change with many heavy-hitters preparing complicated and well-plated dishes for a growing contingent of foodies. (Whether or not the snoots in the James Beard Foundation
notice is another matter.)
Still, there's something to be said for the familiar. Every once in a while you want the predictable taste of a well-honed and endlessly repeated meal from a fast food restaurant. Luckily, the offerings in that realm have expanded as well.
With so many new restaurants opening seemingly every week, we figured it's time to take a look back on all the chain shops that have found themselves in Orlando (or announced that they plan to) this year.