Orlando is no longer a swamp of endless chain restaurants. The culinary scene has exploded and changed over the past decade with many heavy-hitters preparing complicated and well-plated dishes for a growing contingent of foodies. (Whether the snoots in the James Beard Foundation message are another matter.)
Yet there is something to be said for the known. Every now and then you want the predictable taste of a refined and endlessly repeated meal from a fast food restaurant. Fortunately, the offer in that realm is also extensive.
With so many new restaurants opening seemingly every week, we thought it was time to take a look back at all the chain stores that have found themselves (or have announced that they are planning to) be in Orlando this year.