May 26, 2024


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New Year’s Day restaurants open include Chick-fil-A, Waffle House, McDonald’s, Denny’s, Starbucks

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If you’re looking for coffee or want to eat out or bring a meal in New Year’s Day, there is a smorgasbord of options Saturday.

Unlike Christmas Day, when many major chains closed with few exceptions, more restaurants will be open to bid 2021 farewell and welcome 2022.

But expect to find many restaurants operating with special hours Saturday. Most Chick-fil-A restaurants close at 6 p.m. Saturday, the chicken chain said in a blog post, noting hours can vary by location.

It’s often a franchise decision whether a restaurant opens on holidays, so check with your closest location before heading out.

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For local restaurants, how far you’ll have to travel to find an open restaurant will also vary.

You also can check OpenTable for restaurants accepting holiday reservations, like Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and Texas de Brazil.

If you want to cook a meal, most grocery stores are open New Year’s Day. Costco, Sam’s Club, Trader Joe’s and Aldi are among the stores staying closed.

Starbucks and Dunkin’ open New Year’s Day 2022

Many Dunkin’ and Starbucks locations will be open for the holiday but expect hours to be limited.

Most Chick-fil-A restaurants close at 6 p.m. New Year's Day.

Most Chick-fil-A restaurants close at 6 p.m. New Year’s Day.

New Year’s Day fast food open: Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, more

Check with your closest location before heading out as not all locations are open. Some restaurant websites do not have updated holiday hours, so call ahead or check apps.

New Year’s Day 2022 restaurants open

Check with your closest location as not all locations will be and hours will vary. Some restaurant websites do not have updated holiday hours, so calling ahead is suggested. The restaurant names below link to websites.

Local restaurants open New Year’s Day

Many locally owned and regional chain restaurants also will be open New Year’s Day and restaurants located in hotels often are open on holidays. Find additional restaurants by searching social media and looking on OpenTable, an online reservation service.

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