A restaurant chain is a set of related restaurants, typically with the same name in many different locations either under shared corporate ownership (e.g. In-N-Out Burgers in the US) or franchising agreements.
Typically, the restaurants within a chain are built to a standard format and offer a standard menu. Fast food restaurants are the most common, but there are also upscale versions. Restaurants chains are often found near shopping malls and tourist areas.
The proliferation of chain restaurants (and other chain businesses) is becoming an increasingly controversial trend worldwide. In the U.S., a movement is building among communities and independent businesses opposing this trend. Examples include the American Independent Business Alliance  (http://www.amiba.net/), The New Rules Project  (http://www.newrules.org) and the Council of Independent Restaurant Associations.
The Country Inns are mostly located near restaurants, attractions or business parks.
Days Inn is one of the world’s largest economy lodging chains, with more than 1,900 hotels worldwide in the United States, Canada, China, Columbia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, India, Jordan, Mexico, Philippines, South Africa, United Kingdom, Uruguay and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Super 8 is one of the largest and fastest growing economy lodging chains.
Benihana Benihana is the name of a chain of Japanese restaurants known for the flavor of its food as much as the showmanship with which it is prepared in front of the customers.
The chain serves traditionally Southern food staples, including grits, and their outlets have traditionally been located along interstate highways, though the company policy on this appears to be changing.
The restaurants are decorated with Australian icons such as boomerangs, pictures of kangaroos, koalas, etc. To further show their dedication to the theme, the items on the menu are named after places in Australia and accompanied by animals, things, or places found there (e.
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