You have to give credit to the small restaurant chains posted up college campuses who go head-to-head with the giants and hold their own. These little wonders instantly become favorites of the entire student body (and even faculty) because they work harder to endear themselves to customers. They provide more than just comfort food and hangover cures—they create that sense of community that makes the college experience 100 percent authentic.

First We Feast compiled a list of these college town champs, including the chain and the schools they service. Current students and graduates alike will enjoy this collection of the best chain restaurants on college campuses. This is food for the soul, folks.

[via First We Feast]

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