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"Hall of Fame" in Burger and House Salad Categoriesf Paradise

August 1, 2008

This is chicken-finger country. Land of the baby backs. Home of the free drink refills. What you've long suspected is true: Indy has more chain restaurants per person than almost any city in the U.S. And while that might make some independents hotter than a plate of jalapeño poppers, chains thrive here because we Hoosiers like what they serve—spectacular consistency. So, turning a haughty back to haute cuisine, we present an investigation into the local franchise phenomenon, along with some tasty sides: our own Dream Sampler of appetizers, a Hall of Fame celebrating the best versions of the chain staples, and a handy chart to keep the franchise juggernaut straight.

Indianapolis Monthly Hall of Fame:

  1. Alcatraz Brewing Co.
  2. Ruby Tuesday
  3. Cheeseburger in Paradise

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