14 Restaurant franchises we actually want in Malaysia

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1. Taco Bell

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Taco Bell is an American chain of fast-food restaurants based in Irvine, California. A subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., they serve a variety of Tex-Mex foods including tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, other specialty items, and a variety of “value menu” items.
2. Waffle House

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Waffle House® restaurants have offered the unbeatable combination of good food with outstanding service since 1955. The Waffle House® menu offers a variety of foods, with a breakfast focus and features signature meals along with America’s best brands. The taste, quality and portions of the meals ensure customers receive a great value for their money. Menu favorites include Bert’s Chili and Lib’s Patty Melt along with hashbrowns served eight different ways.
Each restaurant is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and quality is consistent from location to location. Customers enjoy sit-down table service with the speed of delivery found at fast-food establishments.
3. The Melting Pot

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The Melting Pot is a chain of franchised fondue restaurants in the United States, Canada and Mexico. A complete meal features a cheese fondue, a salad, main course and a chocolate fondue for dessert. The four courses are offered individually or as a “4 Course Experience.” The 4 Course Experience includes one of several preset entrees, one serving of cheese, one salad, and one serving of chocolate. Main courses are still fondues, but include more typical entrees of meat, poultry, pasta and seafood. As you are cooking your food in a designated type of broth, it becomes more interesting. The franchise also produces “special-occasion” packages for anniversaries, weddings and other events.
4. El Pollo Loco

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El Pollo Loco is a restaurant chain based in the United States, specializing in Mexican-style grilled chicken. They make primarily Mexican chicken entrees. The company describes its chicken as “citrus-marinated and fire-grilled.”
5. Genghis Grill

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Genghis Grill is a fast-casual, Mongolian barbecue restaurant featuring â��build-your-own” stir-fry cuisine. There’s only one person in charge at Genghis Grill and that’s You. Seize control and build your own bowl from over 80 delicious, fresh ingredients, then sit back and watch as their Grill Masters cook up your creation in a blaze of perfection.
6. The Great Steak

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Great Steak (formerly Great Steak and Potato Company) is a chain of Philadelphia cheesesteak restaurants. At Great Steak, every meal is customized using quality cuts of meat and real cheeses combined with a choice of onions, peppers and mushrooms, all sizzled to perfection and served on freshly baked bread.  Great Steak’s own Philly Cheese, a number of unique sauces along with a proprietary blend of seasonings round out the recipe that makes each cheesesteak one-of-a-kind.
7. Panda Express

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Panda Express is a fast casual restaurant chain, serving American-Chinese cuisine. It operates mainly in the United States, with smaller units frequently found in casinos, shopping malls and other entertainment venues. It is the USA’s largest American-Chinese restaurant business.
The chain offers a variety of Chinese-cuisine-inspired dishes (e.g., Orange Chicken; Firecracker Chicken Breast; Beijing Beef; Grilled Teriyaki Chicken; Kung Pao Chicken). “Combo meals” are served with customer’s choice of either fried rice, steamed rice, chow mein, or mixed vegetables.
8. Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

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Perkins Restaurant and Bakery is a North American casual dining restaurant chain which serves breakfast throughout the day. Perkins also has a bakery that sells pastries.
9. Cici’s Pizza

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CiCi’s Pizza is an American buffet restaurant chain based in Coppell, Texas, specializing in pizza. There are approximately 500 franchised and corporately owned restaurants in 35 states. A family-oriented concept, CiCi’s is known for its pizza, pasta, salad, and dessert buffet featuring up to 20 varieties of pizza, all offered for about $5.55 (about RM20) per adult.
10. Golden Corall Buffet & Grill

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Golden Corral is an American family-style restaurant chain serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, and featuring a large buffet and grill offering numerous hot and cold dishes, a carving station and their Brass Bell Bakery.
11. Bandana’s Bar-B-Q


Bandana’s Bar-B-Q is Southern Style BBQ – seasoned with a dry rub and cooked sauceless, then hand-cut to order straight from the smoker.
All Bandana’s pork, beef, chicken and ribs are specially prepared over a pit of select hardwoods to create their signature smoked flavor. This slow cooking process – 14 hours for pork butts and special beef cuts, 5 hours for ribs and chicken – makes the meat tender and tasty, and gives it a reddish color known as a “smoke line”.
12. Long John Silver’s 

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Long John Silver’s, Inc., is a United States-based fast-food restaurant that specializes in seafood. The name of the brand is borrowed from the novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, in which the pirate “Long John” Silver is one of the main characters.
Long John Silver’s food offerings include platters, sandwiches, and various single items. The platters feature seafood as the main item, with side dishes consisting of coleslaw,hushpuppies, corn, green beans, and French fries (chips) or batter fried onion rings. Seafood items include fish, clams, and shrimp, with chicken fingers known as “Chicken Planks”. More recently, the brand began offering baked cod as a lower-calorie option.
13. White Castle 

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White Castle is an American regional fast food hamburger restaurant chain located in the Midwestern and Mid-Atlantic United States, generally credited as the first fast food chain in the US. It is known for its small, square hamburgers.
14. Hooters


Hooters is a restaurant whose waiting staff are primarily voluptuous young women, usually referred to simply as “Hooter Girls,” whose revealing outfits and sex appeal are played up and are a primary component of the company’s image. The menu includes hamburgers and other sandwiches, steaks, seafood entrees, appetizers, and the restaurant’s specialty, chicken wings.

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