Fast food open on Christmas: Which fast food chains are closed on Christmas? (2022)

Telly's Kitchen at 1941 Moss St, Lafayette, LA. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022.Tellys Kitchen 2 Of 12
Telly's Kitchen at 1941 Moss St, Lafayette, LA. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022.Tellys Kitchen 2 Of 12 /

What fast food places are open and closed on Christmas Day?

The presents are unwrapped, the fire is roaring, the driveway is cleared of all the snow and you’re all snuggled up inside staying warm. It’s a perfect day. Except for the fact, no one remembered to take the turkey out of the freezer and you don’t have 12 hours to wait for it to defrost so you can have Christmas Dinner ready in time.

So it’s not exactly perfect.

If this is you, or you’re in a similar situation where you’ve found yourself in need of a quick-fix solution for dinner on Christmas, we may be able to help. See, it’s usually accepted that most places are closed on Christmas Day but that’s not entirely true.

Some restaurants don’t celebrate the holiday, which is why you’ll see a few places open. But if you’re not looking forward to shrimp fried rice or falafels, we may have something a bit more familiar for you.

Fast food open on Christmas Day 2022

If you’re hoping to find something to eat on Christmas Day, it turns out you’re going to have a bunch of options.

According to The Pioneer Woman and Thrillist, the following restaurants will be open on Christmas Day, though it’s best to not assume that your local chain will be open or open all day. Check by calling ahead or looking at posted hours online.

  • Applebees
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Boston Market
  • Buca di Beppo
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Brio Italian Grille
  • Bravo! Italian Kitchen
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Dunkin’
  • Eddie Merlot’s
  • Fogo De Chão
  • IHOP
  • Kona Grill
  • Little Caesars
  • McDonald’s
  • Morton’s Steakhouse
  • Olive Garden
  • Outback
  • Panda Express
  • Pizza Hut
  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill
  • Shake Shack
  • Shoney’s
  • Starbucks
  • STK Steakhouse
  • Sullivan’s Steakhouse
  • Tijuana Flats
  • Waffle House
  • Wendy’s

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