What Restaurants Are Open Easter Sunday 2022? McDonald's, Wendy's and More

Springtime can mean lots of things, from the days pleasantly lengthening, to the sense of a world awakening once more.

As the weather starts to warm, it also means the Easter weekend is imminent, which this year, finds Easter Sunday occurring on April 17.

Like Good Friday, Easter Sunday is not a federal holiday, but Christians observe this as a religious occasion, leaving some people unsure whether their favorite diner will remain open.

Thankfully, all you need to do is read on to find out which restaurants are open on Easter Sunday 2022.

Bakers Square

Bakers Square, which first opened its doors more than 40 years ago, offers full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.

And the chain of eateries promising "The Best Pie in America", will remain open for business on April 17.

Boston Market

This place is delivering this Easter—literally—as Boston Market will remain open for Easter Sunday.

A statement on the restaurant's site reads: "Order your Easter meal ahead of time online, and then pick-up at your favorite Boston Market location between Wednesday, April 13, through Sunday, April 17."

Buffalo Wild Wings

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Buffalo Wild Wings is remaining open for business this Easter Sunday 2022 Getty Images

Famed for its legendary chicken wing and beer selection, Buffalo is open on Easter Sunday 2022.

However, it is advised to confirm this by ringing ahead of your visit as outlet opening times may vary.


Chick-fil-A, specialists in delicious American comfort food, is the perfect place to enjoy time with your family.

And although the self-styled "home of the Original Chicken Sandwich" has in recent years featured Easter egg hunts and get-togethers, the restaurants are closed on Easter Sunday itself.


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Most Chipotle restaurants are closed on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022 Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Newsweek hates to be the bearer of bad news but, while hours vary by location, most Chipotle restaurants are closed on Easter Sunday, April 17.

Fortunately, your favorite fast-food Mexican restaurant will be open and ready for business the Saturday leading into Easter, as well as the following Monday.


Anyone not feeling in the mood for catering for their family at home on Easter Sunday 2022 should head to Denny's, a restaurant also providing a carryout or delivery service.

Options at stores, open as usual on April 17, range from the delicious-sounding Cheeseburger Pack and the Lumberjack Slam Pack.


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McDonald's is keeping its stores' doors open on Easter Sunday 2022 Nathan Stirk / Contributor/Getty

Big Mac and fries fans can relax, as popular fast food joint McDonald's is open on Easter Sunday.

However, be aware opening times at franchises vary, so it is recommended to call your local store.

A spokesperson told Newsweek: "Hours vary by location, but most McDonald's in the U.S. are open on holidays, and consumers can use the store locator tool to confirm."

Olive Garden

Feel free to head on down to the restaurant chain arguably best known for its basket of breadsticks this Easter Sunday, as it is open for business.

Olive Garden is offering pickup and delivery on orders over $50, although in select areas only.

Pizza Hut

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It's business as usual for Pizza Hut on Easter Sunday 2022 Joe Raedle/Getty Images

A spokesperson for Pizza Hut confirmed their restaurants are open for business as usual on Easter Sunday 2022.

Pizza Hut told Newsweek: "Most stores will be open with their normal business hours. A small number of select stores may open later than usual, but the majority will have regular hours."

Shake Shack

This casual restaurant chain based in New York City is known for its range of delicious burgers.

And those wishing to drop by for a tasty energy boost on Easter Sunday can do so safe in the knowledge the restaurants are open on Easter Sunday 2022.


Starbucks will remain open on Easter Sunday 2022 Kena Betancur//View Press

Some people may feel fatigued at the mere thought of spending Easter Sunday with extended family and may wish for a caffeinated treat.

Fortunately, Starbucks will remain open this weekend with hours varying for each store and state.

However, Starbucks cafes situated inside Target stores will be closed, as Target branches will remain shut on Easter Sunday.

For those Starbucks store that will continue operation on Easter Sunday, opening hours may vary by location, so use the Starbucks Store Locator and app to confirm.

Waffle House

The popular restaurant will continue to serve sweet treats around the clock on Easter Sunday 2022.

Diners can consequently rely on Waffle House for their Easter breakfast, lunch and dinner, should they choose.


Bad news for Wendy's fans, as the burger joint is closed over Easter Sunday 2022 SAUL LOEB / AFP/Getty

Wendy's, which is known for its square burgers, will not be open for business on April 17.