Which Restaurants Are Open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day? McDonald's, Chick-fil-A and More

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day honoring the late civil rights activist, falls on January 18 this year.

Many restaurants, including McDonald's and Chick-fil-A, are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but some may be running on a reduced schedule. Some venues may also be offering modified services amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Here we look at the hours of operation on Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year at various restaurant chains.

Before visiting any of the venues listed below, contact your local branch to confirm exact hours and any COVID-19 safety restrictions that might be in place.

Applebee's

Most branches are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but some may be operating on a reduced schedule. Daily hours normally run from around 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. local time.

Arby's

Most Arby's restaurants are open on January 18. Daily hours vary by location but are typically from around 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. local time.

Boston Market

Most Boston Market branches are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day but may operate on limited hours. Normal hours of operation are from 11 a.m. to around 9 p.m. local time.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Most Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants are open on January 18. Regular daily hours of operation run from 11 a.m. to around 12 a.m. to 1 a.m. local time.

Burger King

Most branches of the fast-food burger chain are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day but may be on reduced hours. Typical daily hours of operation are from around 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. local time.

Chick-fil-A

Most Chick-fil-A restaurants are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day but may be on a reduced schedule. Typical daily opening and closing times are from around 6 a.m. to about 10 p.m. local time.

Chili's Grill & Bar

The restaurant chain is open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Normal daily hours are from 11 a.m. to around 10 or 11 p.m. local time but exact times vary by location.

Dairy Queen

Most Dairy Queen venues are open on January 18. Daily hours of operation typically run from around 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time.

Domino's Pizza

The pizza chain is open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day but some branches may be on a reduced schedule. Regular daily hours run from around 10:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. or 1 a.m. local time.

Jack in the Box

Most locations of the fast-food chain are open on January 18. The venues are typically open 24 hours a day across all branches.

KFC

Most branches of the fried chicken franchise are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Normal hours of operation are from around 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time.

McDonald's

Most locations of the fast-food burger chain are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day but timings vary depending on the branch. Some are open 24 hours a day, while others operate from around 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. local time.

Olive Garden

The restaurant chain serving Italian fare is open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Typical hours are from around 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. local time but exact hours vary by location.

Pizza Hut

Most venues of the pizza chain are open on January 18. Normal operating hours are from around 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. local time.

Red Lobster

Most locations of the seafood chain are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Normal hours of operation are from around 11:30 a.m. to about 8:30 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. local time.

Sonic Drive-in

Most Sonic Drive-in venues are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The normal hours may vary by location but are typically from around 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. local time.

Subway

Most branches of the sandwich chain are open January 18 but hours may vary at different locations. Normal hours of operation are from around 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time.

Taco Bell

Most Taco Bell franchises are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Daily hours vary by location but some are open for 24 hours.

Wendy's

Most branches of the fast-food burger chain are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Hours of operation are typically from around 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time.

Chick-fil-A restaurant Virginia 2015
A Chick-fil-A restaurant seen in Chantilly, Virginia on January 2, 2015. Many restaurants are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day but some may be closed or running on a reduced schedule. Paul J. Richards/AFP via Getty Images