Memorial Day 2019: Which Restaurants Are Open, Closed? Chipotle, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, McDonald's and More

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US flags are placed at graves by members of the Old Guard are seen at Arlington National Cemetery on May 24, 2018 ahead of Memorial Day in Arlington, Virginia. Mandel Ngan/Getty Images

Memorial Day 2019 is marked on May 27 to honor those who served America's military and fell in war. As it's a federal holiday in the U.S, banks and post offices will be closed. For more details, check our article: Memorial Day 2019: Are Stores, Banks, Post Office, DMV Open or Closed on May 27?

There are also parades and fireworks to celebrate Memorial Day. Read our article to find an event near you: Memorial Day 2019 Parades, Events, Fireworks: Where to Watch Remembrance Celebrations.

Which Restaurants Open On Memorial Day?

While many restaurant chains will be be open for business on Memorial Day, some individual branches may be operating special hours, or will be closed entirely. Below we have gathered general information on which restaurants will be open, but always check ahead with your local branch to avoid disappointment.

Applebees: This restaurant is open on Memorial Day, with some locations having special offers.

Arby's: The sandwich store usually opens on Memorial Day, so there is no specific information on its website.

Burger King: While the majority might remain open, franchises of the food chain might close on Memorial Day. Check ahead of time to see if your local store is open.

Chick-fil-A: This restaurant chain is operating normal hours on Memorial Day.

Chipotle: Most Chipotle locations are usually open on memorial day, but it is advisable to check the operating hours of your local branch before heading out.

Chili's Grill & Bar: While it's always best to check ahead, this business usally remains open throughout Memorial Day.

Dairy Queen: Franchises vary in terms of opening hours, but the company as a whole observes Memorial Day as a holiday.

Domino's Pizza: As a franchise business, business hours vary between each location. However, as a whole, the pizza-delivery business observes Memorial Day.

Dunkin' Donuts: As with Burger King and other franchise-based businesses, each restaurant may vary in terms of opening hours. Check with your local branch.

Jack in the Box: Each franchise has its own operating hours so call customer services ahead of time to see if your local store is open on Memorial Day.

KFC: Hours may vary for each restaurant, especially if it's a franchise, so call ahead to ensure your local chain is open.

McDonald's: As with Burger King, the fast food chain will be open on Memorial Day, but specific franchises might close. Check with your local store.

Olive Garden: The Italian food chain will be open on Memorial Day.

Panera Bread: The cafe is normally open on Memorial Day, however, it has advised in the past that some stores might operate limited business hours.

Red Lobster: The website does not mention opening hours for Memorial Day so we'd recommend calling ahead of time before turning up.

Sonic Drive-in: There are no specific details for Memorial Day. Call your local branch to check their opening times as they might vary by franchise.

Starbucks: The coffee house operates normal hours on Memorial Day.

Subway: While this sandwich chain usually opens on Memorial Day, some restaurants may close in specific locations, so call customer services ahead of time.

Taco Bell: The Mexican-inspired food chain will remain open on Memorial Day.

Wendy's: While the majority of restaurants will remain open, some franchises might close. Call customer services ahead of time to make sure your local store is open.