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

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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The Day – See which restaurant won The Day’s ‘best breakfast’ contest

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

It’s also the most delicious.

So delicious that people even love having breakfast dishes for dinner.

But how do you choose between all the restaurants in our region to decide which one is the best breakfast spot?

The Day asked its readers, and the brackets finally narrowed the options down to four: Noah’s in Stonington, When Pigs Fly in Waterford, Jake’s Restaurant in North Stonington, and Somewhere in Time in Mystic.

And the winner, as voted by The Day’s readers … Jake’s in North Stonington!

The Day’s writers went to the four finalists, and here’s what they have to say about the experience.

Jake’s Restaurant

220 Norwich-Westerly Road, North Stonington

I had something of an existential crisis when I sat down at Jake’s Restaurant on Saturday and started looking at the menu. Of course, an existential crisis over ordering food is

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National Cheeseburger Day 2021 deals continue Sunday at Burger King, Wendy’s, Sonic, Red Robin

UPDATE: National Cheeseburger Day was Saturday, Sept. 18 but some deals continue Sunday, which also is Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Saturday is one of the beefiest and cheesiest days of the year.

Sept. 18 is National Cheeseburger Day, and restaurants are celebrating the made-up food holiday with discounts and free burgers.

According to Ranker, a crowd-sourced voting platform, the top five fast-food burgers were: Five Guys Bacon Cheeseburger, Five Guys Hamburger, In-N-Out Double Double, Five Guys Cheeseburger and Culver’s ButterBurger.

Burgers at Whataburger, Wendy’s, Steak ‘n Shake, Burger King, McDonald’s and Red Robin also make the top 20 list.

We’ve rounded up the burger bargains available Saturday unless otherwise noted at participating locations. Many of the restaurant deals Saturday require an app and being registered for a loyalty program.

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What stores and restaurants are open Labor Day? Here’s a list of businesses open or closed Monday

Consumers wanting to take advantage of the long weekend will find plenty of options for shopping and grabbing a bite on Monday.

Unlike Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, most major retailers and grocery stores will be open on Labor Day, a federal holiday dedicated to the achievements of American workers and held annually on the first Monday of September.

National restaurant chains, including Starbucks, McDonald’s, Dunkin’ and Chili’s, are open and on-demand services such as Postmates, Grubhub, UberEats and DoorDash will deliver orders on Monday for participating local and national restaurants.

Some businesses will operate with shorter hours.

The stock market, banks and government offices are closed Monday as are most pharmacies.

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