The Good Food Restaurant Scorecard annually ranks the Nation’s Restaurant News Top 100 Restaurants according to the breadth and depth of their plant-based entrées and their promotion of plant-based eating. With 32% of all U.S. restaurant sales coming from just 100 restaurant brands, these companies have the greatest opportunity to capitalize on the plant-based opportunity.


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Chains are graded on a 10-point scale evaluating multiple aspects of their menu and promotion.  The scoring system is intended to reward chains offering multiple plant-based dishes that have been positioned to effectively appeal to mainstream diners. If you have any questions or updates for these scores, please contact GFI.


The Good Food Restaurant Scorecard

Del Taco1076QSRMexican
Jamba Juice1098.5CaféSmoothie
Qdoba Mexican Eats1079Fast CasualMexican
Yard House108.58.5Casual DiningGeneral
Panera Bread9.258.757.5Fast CasualBakery
Chipotle Mexican Grill989Fast CasualMexican
Jason's Deli977Fast CasualSandwich
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers96.56Casual DiningBurger
White Castle993QSRBurger
Dunkin' Donuts8.584CaféBakery
Carrabba's Italian Grill888Casual DiningItalian
Einstein Bros. Bagels886.5Fast CasualBakery
Golden Corral888Family-Style DiningBuffet
Moe's Southwest Grill888Fast CasualMexican
Olive Garden888Casual DiningItalian
Sheetz888C-StoreGrab & Go
Starbucks Coffee887.5CaféBakery
Tim Hortons884CaféBakery
Tropical Smoothie Cafe8N/AN/ACaféSmoothie
Wawa888C-StoreGrab & Go
The Cheesecake Factory7.57.57Casual DiningGeneral
California Pizza Kitchen777Casual DiningPizza
Carl's Jr.71.250QSRBurger
Dave & Buster's770Casual DiningGeneral
McAlister's Deli774Fast CasualSandwich
Millers Ale House7N/AN/ACasual DiningChicken
Noodles & Company777Fast CasualAsian
Taco Bell76.54QSRMexican
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse6.56.56Casual DiningGeneral
Burger King600QSRBurger
Firehouse Subs666Fast CasualSandwich
Jersey Mike's Subs666Fast CasualSandwich
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches665.5Fast CasualSandwich
Marco's Pizza666QSRPizza
P.F. Chang's China Bistro666Casual DiningAsian
Pizza Hut666QSRPizza
Potbelly Sandwich Shop667Fast CasualSandwich
Round Table Pizza677QSRPizza
Ruby Tuesday677Casual DiningBurger
Texas Roadhouse660Casual DiningSteakhouse
TGI Fridays677Casual DiningBurger
Waffle House666QSRBreakfast
Chuck E. Cheese's5.55.57Family-Style DiningPizza
Little Caesars Pizza5.55.55QSRPizza
Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza5.55.56QSRPizza
Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen550Casual DiningGeneral
Chili's Grill & Bar550Casual DiningMexican
El Pollo Loco550Fast CasualChicken
Ruth's Chris Steak House544Fine DiningSteakhouse
Papa John's Pizza4.555QSRPizza
Casey's General Store333C-StoreGrab & Go
Denny's300Family-Style DiningBreakfast
Panda Express300QSRAsian
7-Eleven000C-StoreGrab & Go
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill000Casual DiningGeneral
Bob Evans Restaurants000Family-Style DiningBreakfast
Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits000QSRChicken
Bonefish Grill000Casual DiningSeafood
Boston Market000Fast CasualChicken
Buffalo Wild Wings000Casual DiningChicken
Captain D's Seafood Kitchen000Fast CasualSeafood
Church's Chicken000QSRChicken
Circle K000C-StoreGrab & Go
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store000Family-Style DiningBreakfast
Dairy Queen000QSRBurger
Five Guys Burgers and Fries000Fast CasualBurger
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers0N/AN/AQSRBurger
Hooters000Casual DiningChicken
IHOP000Family-Style DiningBreakfast
In-N-Out Burger000QSRBurger
Jack in the Box000QSRBurger
Logan's Roadhouse000Casual DiningSteakhouse
Long John Silver's000QSRSeafood
LongHorn Steakhouse000Casual DiningSteakhouse
O'Charley's000Casual DiningGeneral
Outback Steakhouse000Casual DiningSteakhouse
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery000Family-Style DiningBreakfast
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen000QSRChicken
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers000Fast CasualChicken
Red Lobster000Casual DiningSeafood
Shake Shack0N/AN/AQSRBurger
Sonic Drive-In000QSRBurger
Steak 'n Shake000QSRBurger
Target Cafe (Target stores)000In-StoreConvenience
The Capital Grille000Casual DiningSteakhouse
Wingstop000Fast CasualChicken
Zaxby's000Fast CasualChicken
Dickey's Barbecue Pit00Fast CasualBBQ
Famous Dave's00Casual DiningBBQ
Maggiano's Little Italy88Casual DiningItalian