Which Restaurants Are Open on New Year's Day 2022? Chick-fil-A, Applebee's, Red Lobster

Famished after a night out celebrating on New Year's Eve and don't feel like cooking? You're in luck as most restaurants are open on New Year's Day, although some may be operating on a reduced schedule.

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some stores may also be offering limited services, with safety requirements implemented, such as mask wearing and social distancing.

Contact your local restaurant branch to confirm their exact hours of operation, and any COVID-19 safety protocols in place, before visiting.

Here are the 2022 New Year's Day hours for some popular restaurants across the U.S.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Most venues of the restaurant chain are also open on New Year's Day. Its typical daily hours range from around 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. local time.

Chick-fil-A

Most Chick-fil-A venues are also open from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time on New Year's Day. Normally its branches are open Monday to Saturday from around 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time (closed on Sundays).

Applebee's

Most Applebee's restaurants are operating on January 1. The chain's usual daily hours are from around 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. local time.

Red Lobster

Most branches of the seafood restaurant chain are operating on New Year's Day. Its normal daily opening/closing times are from around 11 a.m. to 10 or 11 p.m. local time.

Olive Garden

Most venues of the Italian restaurant chain are also operating on January 1. They are typically open daily from around 11 a.m. to 10 or 11 p.m. local time.

Arby's

Most locations of the sandwich chain are open for business on New Year's Day. The restaurant chain is usually open daily from around 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. or 12 a.m. local time.

Pizza Hut

Most Pizza Hut venues are also operating services on January 1. Their usual daily hours are from around 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. local time.

Chili's

Most Chili's venues are also open for business on January 1. Its branches are typically open daily from around 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. or 12 a.m. local time.

Chick-fil-A
An exterior view of Chick-fil-A during the coronavirus pandemic on May 12, 2020 in New York City. Cindy Ord/Getty Images