This place was jumping. We arrived with a group of cousins (chosen by a local cousin) on retreat in the area and I was astounded at how busy they were early in the evening on a week night. We had quite a wait and there was no hope of all of us being seated together. The service was cheerful and reasonably prompt but I'm sure the kitchen was stressed big time. The food, for a chain restaurant, was quite good. This is NOT a place to come for deep conversation or romance but it's popularity speaks to the quality of the food.