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It was a reunion of sorts when the Cleveland Browns headed to US Bank Stadium Sunday, but is a noted Minnesota restaurant to blame for the loss?

The Minnesota Vikings don't often play the Cleveland Browns, so their rivalry isn't all that vast. But one of the storylines leading up to Sunday's game between the Browns and the Vikings concerned their head coach-- who used to be the Vikings' offensive coordinator.

Kevin Stefanski was named head coach of the Browns in January 2020, but before that spent 14 years here in Minnesota, working his way up the coaching ladder from assistant-to-the-head coach to offensive coordinator. So, he's no doubt very familiar with some of the best restaurants here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

So familiar, in fact, that he had THIS noted Twin Cities restaurant cater in the Browns' official team meal on Saturday. NFL reporter Tom Pelissero posted a Tweet on his page Sunday that Stefanski called on one of his favorites, Revival, which is known for its incredible southern cuisine, including smoked meats and fried chicken, to feed the team.

Revival has three locations in the Twin Cities-- in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and in St. Louis Park. I've had their chicken at the St. Paul location on Selby Avenue, and it is AMAZING. I can see where having a meal catered in by Revival might have provided the extra oomph the Browns needed to outlast the Vikings to get that win Sunday!

Of course, that could just be a meaningless superstition. Although, we all have our favorite restaurants, though, don't we? Keep scrolling to check out the 50 Most Popular Restaurants in America!

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50 Most Popular Chain Restaurants in America

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