When it comes to dining out in Sioux Falls, there are a staggering number of choices to suit just about everything our tastebuds desire.

But even with all of those options available to us, there are still a few of the massive restaurant chains that have yet to come to South Dakota's largest city. Fan favorites like Cheesecake Factory, In-N-Out Burger, and Waffle House are always being thrown out there, but have yet to come to town.

Recently, research firmTechnomic its annual Top 500 Report listing the top restaurant chains in America according to the previous year's sales.

Sioux Falls has one of more locations of nine of the top ten chains, but which one is missing from the local landscape?

Here are the ones the city does currently have:

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1. McDonald's ($53.1 billion)

Sioux Falls locations: 8

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2. Starbucks ($31.6 billion)

Sioux Falls locations: 24

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3. Chick-fil-A ($21.6 billion)

Sioux Falls locations: 2

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4. Taco Bell ($15 billion)

Sioux Falls locations: 5

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5. Wendy's ($12.3 billion)

Sioux Falls locations: 2

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7. Burger King ($11 billion)

Sioux Falls locations: 11

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8. Subway ($10 billion)

Sioux Falls locations: 15

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9. Chipotle ($9.9 billion)

Sioux Falls locations: 2

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10. Domino's ($9 billion)

Sioux Falls locations: 4

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So which of the country's top-earning chains is missing from the Sioux Falls food scene?

If you looked closely at the above list, you may have noticed we jumped past number six.

This chain was founded in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1950 and has grown to more than 9,600 locations in 43 states, earning a whopping $12 billion in sales last year.

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It's Dunkin' Donuts and South Dakota remains on the outside looking in as one of only seven states without a location within its borders (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, and Washington are the others).

To grab yourself something off of the Dunkin's menu you'd need to make a road trip.

South Dakota is surrounded by 95 locations in four neighboring states with 38 in Minnesota, 36 in Iowa, and 23 in Nebraska. Heck, even Wyoming has a Dunkin' (at Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne).

The closest Dunkin' Donuts spots to Sioux Falls are the two locations in Mankato (160 miles) and the one In Council Bluffs (180 miles).

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Best Bars in Sioux Falls

There is always something different to try when you visit a local Sioux Falls bar or brewery. There could be a specialty drink at one bar and a new beer recipe at the next. It's kind of like a smorgasbord of drinks to taste test. The only problem is deciding which bars are the best bars in Sioux Falls to explore with your family or friends?

This is a difficult decision just because there are so many great local options. Luckily, our friends at Yelp identified the top ten bars in Sioux Falls thanks to numerous reviews on each establishment.

The next time it's your turn to select a bar for a night out on the town, be sure to visit one of these ten bars highly reviewed by Yelp.

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