Which Restaurants Are Open on Presidents Day? McDonald's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chick-fil-A, and More

Presidents Day (February 17, 2020) is a federal holiday celebrates the birthday of the first president of the U.S.—George Washington—as well as the presidents that followed him.

As it's a federal holiday, many government organizations, such as departments of state and schools, will close. But does that mean America's favorite food chains will close their doors?

Unlike Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, many restaurants will remain open. But to help readers ensure their absolute favorite is open, Newsweek has rounded up some of the most loved food places in the U.S. to confirm whether they are open or closed for Presidents Day.

Burger King: Opening times will vary by franchise, so check local restaurants to confirm.

Chick-fil-A: Each location's opening hours will differ so check ahead of time. As Presidents Day is a federal holiday, some restaurants may close.

Chili's Grill & Bar: According to its FAQs, Chili's restaurants are only closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Dairy Queen: Each franchise will have its own opening hours, though typically the chain remains open during this federal holiday.

Domino's Pizza: Opening hours might vary per location but the fast-food chain is normally open during Presidents Day.

Dunkin' Donuts: Typical opening hours are 4:30 a.m until 9:00 p.m, but each location might have limited operational hours to cater for the federal holiday.

Jack in the Box: The chain is open on Presidents Day, but opening hours might vary location to location.

KFC: Each franchise might have different hours, but generally locations of the fried chicken chain stay open on Presidents Day.

McDonald's: Celebrate Presidents Day with a Big Mac—most locations, if not all, will be open during this federal holiday.

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Olive Garden: According to the website, hours at this restaurant vary by location with lunch being served Monday through Friday until 3:00 p.m. local time. Olive Garden restaurants are closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day to allow team members to spend time with their family and friends.

Panera Bread: No need to miss out on Presidents' Day—most chains will be open.

Pizza Hut: Grab a slice this federal holiday as locations will be open, though opening times might vary.

Red Lobster: In previous years, the chain has remained open for the federal holiday.

Sonic Drive-in: Most locations will be open for 24 hours during Presidents Day, but call ahead in case local management has decided to let the team off.

Starbucks: Only major holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas Day keep this chain closed. Check local stores for hours.

Subway: Limited hours could be in operation, but generally the chain remains open during federal holidays.

Taco Bell: According to its website, the chain is open on Presidents Day.

Wendy's: While the chain observes this federal holiday, it will remain open. Some locations might run limited operation hours so check ahead of time.

Bakers Square: The majority of locations will be open for Presidents Day, though limited hours might be in operation.

Ben's Kosher Deli: Delivery services are in operation on Presidents Day, according to the company website.

Boston Market: Looks like even the biggest holidays can't close Boston Market—most locations will run regular hours this federal holiday

Buffalo Wild Wings: Chicken fans rejoice—the chain will be open on Presidents Day.

Chipotle: If you fancy something different this federal holiday, then this chain has you covered—the majority of locations will be open.

Cracker Barrel: According to its website, the only holiday the chain closes for is Christmas Day.

Denny's: Denny fans will be happy—the chain is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, according to its website.