Which Restaurants Are Open on New Year's Day 2020? McDonald's, Chick-fil-A, and More

Celebrate New Year's Day 2020 with breakfast, lunch or dinner at your favorite restaurant. There are many places that are open on New Year's Day, from restaurants like Olive Garden to fast food places like Panda Express, there are plenty of restaurants open on New Year's Day 2020.

Restaurants open on New Year's Day

  • Applebee's
  • Carl's Jr.
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Chili's
  • Chipotle
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Denny's
  • Domino's Pizza
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Hardee's
  • IHOP
  • In-N-Out Burger
  • KFC
  • McDonald's
  • Noodles & Company
  • Olive Garden
  • Panda Express
  • Panera Bread
  • Red Lobster
  • Taco Bell
  • TGI Fridays
  • The Cheesecake Factory

What is open on New Year's Day?

Remember that restaurant opening times may vary, as many chains are franchised, and are therefore independently managed. While these restaurant chains will be open on New Year's Day, check ahead with your local franchise to find out if it is following the chain's holiday hours.

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A Chick-fil-A restaurant in Virginia. Alex Wong/Getty

Chick-fil-A is open on New Year's Day 2020

Most Chick-fil-A restaurants will be open on New Year's Day from 10.30 a.m. until 6.00 p.m. Opening hours vary by restaurant, however, so check with your local Chick-fil-A.

Denny's open on New Year's Day

Most Denny's are open 24 hours a day and will be open all day on January 1. Some stores may close or open with limited hours on New Year's Day though, so check with your local Denny's.

In-N-Out on New Year's Day 2020

In-N-Out, which has restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Utah, will be open following normal hours on New Year's Day.

Is McDonald's open on New Year's Day?

McDonald's is open on New Year's Day, but some restaurants may operate with modified hours. Check with your local McDonald's for its New Year's Day opening times.

Red Lobster open on New Year's Day

Red Lobster is open on New Year's Day, and as January 1 is National Bloody Mary Day and National Hangover Day, why not try the seafood chain's new Bloody Mary? It comes with a lobster claw.

Fast food restaurants open on New Year's Day 2020

If you're looking for a quick bite on New Year's Day, loads of fast-food restaurants are open on New Year's Day, like Carl's Jr., KFC, Panda Express, Domino's Pizza and more.

Is New Year's Day a federal holiday?

New Year's Day is a federal holiday and has been since 1885. Other federal holidays are Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday, Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. This year, President Donald Trump declared Christmas Eve to be a federal holiday.

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