Local restaurants owned and started by fellow Queens residents are always some of the best ones to go to for their custom recipes and unique menus. But chain restaurants also serve delicious food, and although not every kind has a franchise out here in Queens, many have established business and are continuing to do so. For good food you can get all over Queens, go to the Best Chain Restaurant in Queens.

2021: Queens Voted Panera Bread Best Chain Restaurant!

Panera Bread
3801 35th Ave, Long Island City
(718) 937-4740 – panerabread.com

Experience food as it should be at Panera Bread. Since opening in 1987, Panera has grown from a small pastry shop in Missouri to a nation-wide chain with more than 2000 locations throughout the United States and Canada. The health conscious eatery is dedicated to serving clean food devoid of artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors and colors from artificial sources. Its meals are sourced from animals that are raised ethically, sustainably and without the use of antibiotics. From tasty sandwiches and nourishing grain bowls to hearty soups and nutritious salads, there’s a tasty meal waiting for everyone. And of course, no trip is complete without a freshly-baked pastry! Stop into Panera bread for food you can truly feel good about!

2020: Queens Voted Panera Bread Best Chain Restaurant!

Panera Bread
3801 35th Ave, Long Island City
(718) 937-4740 – panerabread.com

Experience food as it should be at Panera Bread. Since opening in 1980, Panera has grown from a small cookie shop in Boston to a nation-wide chain with more than 2300 locations throughout the United States and Canada. The health-conscious eatery is dedicated to serving clean food — meaning no artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors and no colors from artificial sources. Their meals are sourced from animals that are raised humanely, sustainably and without the use of antibiotics. From tasty sandwiches and nourishing grain bowls to hearty soups and nutritious salads, there’s a tasty meal waiting for everyone. And, of course, no trip is complete without a freshly-baked pastry! Stop into Panera bread for food you can truly feel good about!

2019: Queens Voted Bareburger Best Chain Restaurant!

Bareburger

48-19 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City

718-937-2273 – www.bareburger.com

Bareburger is committed to making local, organic, sustainable food that everyone can enjoy. More than a third of their menu is vegetarian and plant-based, and they also have gluten free options. Bareburger is known for their wide variety of meats including beef, bison, turkey, chicken and the occasional exotic meat like ostrich or boar. They also have beyond burgers and impossible burgers that look and taste like beef but are completely plant based. Bareburger has a variety of delicious sauces, natural sodas, vegan milkshakes and more. They have more than 20 locations in the New York area alone. Whether you love meat or are vegan, come in to Bareburger for a delicious meal that is good for you and for the earth.

2018: Queens Voted Five Guys Burgers & Fries Best Chain Restaurant!

Five Guys Burgers & Fries

MULTIPLE QUEENS LOCATIONS

fiveguys.com

In 1986 the first Five Guys location opened in Arlington, VA. From then till 2001, Five Guys opened five locations around the DC metro-area and perfected their business of making burgers… and started to build a cult-like following. In 2002 Five Guys decided the DC metro-area residents shouldn’t be the only ones to experience their burgers and started to franchise in Virginia and Maryland. In 2003 Five Guys sold out of franchise territory within 18 months and started to open the rest of the country for franchise rights. From 2003 to present, Five Guys has expanded to over 1,000 locations in over 47 states and 6 Canadian provinces.

2017: Queens Voted Bareburger Best Chain Restaurant!

Bareburger
It takes something special for a chain restaurant to stand out as an overwhelming favorite in one borough. But, thanks to Bareburger, the choice was easy. Voted best chain restaurant in all of Queens, this organic-oriented burger joint, founded in 2009, serves up all natural, free-range meats at almost 50 worldwide (that’s right, there’s one in Germany). With locations in Forest Hills, Astoria, Bayside and beyond it’s easy to see why Bareburger is the best.