What Restaurants Are Open on Thanksgiving 2019? McDonald's, Boston Market and Pizza Hut

If cooking a labor-intensive Thanksgiving meal that may end in tears doesn't sound appealing, there are several restaurants open for business on Thanksgiving where you can opt to dine instead. Here are a few popular restaurant chains across the country that you might want to consider, including their hours of operation.

Applebee's

Some branches across the country will be open on Thanksgiving, operating reduced hours. Contact your local venue for exact times.

Arby's

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Most Arby's restaurants will be closed on Thanksgiving, depending on the location. Contact your local branch for exact hours.

Boston Market

All Boston Market venues will be open but may operate limited opening hours. Customers can order food for delivery from the company's website throughout the day, including from its Thanksgiving menu.

Burger King

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All branches of the popular fast-food burger chain are open on Thanksgiving. Normal operating times are from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. but it will operate reduced hours on Thanksgiving Day.

Chick-fil-A

All Chick-fil-A venues are closed on Thanksgiving but customers can order dishes from the Chick-fil-A catering menu in advance to add them to your Thanksgiving feast.

Chili's Grill & Bar

A selection of stores in the restaurant chain, famed for its baby back ribs dish, will be open on Thanksgiving but operating reduced hours. Call your local branch before visiting .

Dairy Queen

Most Dairy Queen franchises will be closed, while some of their drive-thru venues may be open but for limited hours. Check your local branch for exact hours.

Domino's Pizza

The pizza franchise may be open on Thanksgiving Day, depending on the location but will operate reduced hours. Contact your local venue before visiting.

Dunkin' Donuts

Most branches of the historic coffee shop chain are open, but the hours will vary by location, with most operating a reduced schedule on Thanksgiving Day. Some venues are open 24 hours a day on a normal basis. Earlier this month, the chain unveiled its largest ever holiday menu.

Jack in the Box

The fast-food chain is normally open for 24 hours across all branches, but they may be operating a reduced schedule on Thanksgiving. Check your local venue for timings.

KFC

The fried chicken franchise is closed on Thanksgiving.

McDonald's

Most venues of the popular fast-food burger chain will be open on Thanksgiving Day but with shortened hours. Many shops are also now open 24 hours a day, while others operate until 11 p.m. or 12 a.m., depending on the location.

Olive Garden

The restaurant chain serving Italian fare will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

"Depending on the amount of business on the day before these holidays, the restaurants may close early," the company confirms. "Please contact the restaurant directly for the scheduled closing time the day before Thanksgiving," it adds.

Olive Garden Times Square NYC 2015
An Olive Garden restaurant in Times Square in New York pictured in December 2015. The popular Italian chain is closed on Thanksgiving. Getty Images

Panera Bread

The majority of Panera Bread shops will be open on Thanksgiving but may operate limited hours. Call your local venue for details.

Pizza Hut

Most venues of the pizza chain will be open with reduced hours on Thanksgiving Day. Contact your local branch for exact hours.

Red Lobster

All branches of the seafood restaurant chain will be closed on Thanksgiving.

Sonic Drive-in

Most Sonic Drive-in branches will be open on Thanksgiving but operating limited hours depending on the location. Contact a local venue for details.

Starbucks

The majority of Starbucks shops will be operating on Thanksgiving Day but with a reduced schedule according to the location. Contact a local branch for the exact hours of operation.

Subway

Most of the sandwich chain will be closed on Thanksgiving, with those open running limited hours. Contact a local chain for exact timings.

Taco Bell

Most Taco Bell franchises will be closed for Thanksgiving, but some may be open with reduced hours. Check your local branch for details.

Wendy's

Most locations of the popular fast-food burger chain will be open on Thanksgiving, but with reduced hours which will also vary according to location. Contact your local restaurant for details.

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