Alabama barbecue restaurants scored big on Newsweek’s America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains 2023 list, with three of them landing in the top tier of their category.
Dreamland BBQ and Full Moon Bar-B-Que, both with headquarters in Birmingham, and Jim ‘N Nick’s, based in Alabaster, were among 15 barbecue chains on Newsweek’s list.
Newsweek named favorites in 16 categories: BBQ, Burgers, Chicken, Chinese, Coffee & Tea/Baked Goods, Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt, Italian, Juice & Smoothies, Noodles & Ramen, Pizza, Sandwiches, Seafood, Soup, Steak, Sushi and Tex-Mex.
Newsweek’s results – 220 winners in those categories – are based on the results of a survey of more than 4,000 customers and employees of restaurant chains in the U.S.
The magazine says there are more than 100,000 chain restaurant locations in the U.S. with annual sales close to $900 billion in 2022.
Newsweek worked with Statista, a data firm, to produce the survey and results.