Every time you go to a mall and you hit up the food court, you can pretty much guarantee that about 80% of the restaurants there you won't find anywhere else besides a food court.

Uproxx power-ranked the food court restaurants in the average mall. Some may surprise you and some we don't even have here at the Empire Mall. Take a look at the list, which one is your favorite?

#9. Great American Cookies


Founded in 1997, this company has over 290 stores nationwide that specialize in gourmet cookies and cookie cakes.

#8. Steak Escape

This restaurant, founded in 1982,  is base out of Columbus, Ohio. The company specializes in genuine Philadelphia cheesesteaks and operates in more than 30 states as well as overseas.

#7. Sarku Japan

The fast food chain specializing in Japanese cuisine such as teriyaki ans sushi and has 250 restaurants in 36 U.S. states.

#6. Orange Julius

Believe it or not, this company has been in business since the 1920's. With over 5,700 restaurants worldwide, this delicious drink now available at Dairy Queens as of 2012.

#5. Cinnabon

Based out of Sandy Springs, Georgia, this company's signature items is of course the cinnamon roll. With over 750 Cinnabon bakeries operating in more than 30 countries, its tough to go to a mall and not see one.

#4. Dippin Dots

This crazy concoction was designed by a college graduate back in 1988 by flash freezing ice cream and mix in liquid nitrogen. Most stores are found in Stadiums, Areas, Malls and theme parks.

#3. Sbarro

One of my personal favorites. With over 800 stores worldwide and even a location at the Pentagon, this pizzeria specializes in New York style pizza by the slice and other Italian-American cuisine.

#2. Auntie Anne’s Pretzels

How can you not crave a warm pretzel when walking past this restaurant. Founded in 1988 by husband and wife Jonas and Anne Beiler. Auntie Anne's serves products such as pretzels, dips, and beverages and even have at home baking mixes available in grocery stores.

#1. Panda Express

Founded in 1983, this fast food chain is the largest Asian segment restaurant chain in the United States. With over 1,900 restaurants, the company is famous for its orange chicken and chow mein.

So there you have it, what do you think about the list? Is there any other mall restaurant that should be added to the list?

Source: Uproxx

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