What restaurants are open Thanksgiving? Starbucks, McDonald's are open but Pizza Hut, Chick-fil-A closed
But for those wanting to pick up a meal from a restaurant, take note: Many national chain restaurants will be closed on the holiday.
According to data from Womply, a small business software provider, Thanksgiving has historically been the second-slowest day of the year for local restaurants.
“Local restaurants have been hit especially hard by the pandemic," Brad Plothow, Womply vice president of corporate marketing and communications, told USA TODAY. Womply found 1 in 4 restaurants are still closed because of COVID-19.
Grocery stores also have limited hours with several closed Thursday, including Walmart and Target. (See the roundup of which stores are open Thursday and who is closed here.)
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises Americans to keep Thursday's dinner small – ideally with only people living in their household – and to avoid traveling for the holiday.
Several companies including Uber Eats, Postmates and DoorDash also will be delivering Thanksgiving from participating businesses open Thanksgiving.
Restaurants open Thanksgiving 2020
The following restaurant chains have select locations open in some capacity. Some dining rooms may be closed, and many may be offering a special menu or takeout and delivery. Check with your closest location before heading out as not all locations are open. Some restaurant websites do not have updated holiday hours so calling ahead is suggested.
Bertucci's (mall locations are closed)
Famous Dave's (only corporate locations)
Restaurants closed Thanksgiving 2020
While the majority of the following restaurants are closed, it is still possible some franchise locations will be open.
P.F. Chang's (Four of the chain's 200-plus locations are open)
This roundup will be updated with additional restaurants open on Thanksgiving and who is closed. Check back. And restaurants with 50 or more locations, submit Thanksgiving hours or say whether your restaurants are closed via this form.
Contributing: Alan Gomez, USA TODAY
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