07/17/2013 08:50 am ET

Food Chains We Can't Believe Aren't National... Yet (PHOTOS)

We would argue that one of the most disappointing feelings is moving and subsequently realizing your favorite go-to food chains no longer exist in your new neighborhood. Aren't food chains supposed to be everywhere?!

Unfortunately for those who choose to ever leave their hometown, this phenomenon is one you're likely to experience at some point. Or, unfortunately, at many points. It turns out that some of the most regionally-beloved food chains haven't quite gone national… at least not yet. Check out the slideshow for some favorites that we can't wait to reach McDonald's-level chaindom.

Want to read more from HuffPost Taste? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr.

11 Chains That Aren't National...Yet