- Most restaurants open on New Years Eve and New Years, but expect to find shorter hours.
If you are looking for a bite to eat or a cup of coffee on New Years Eve or New Years Day, there are plenty of options.
Unlike Christmas, when many big chains have closed, more restaurants will be open to bid farewell to 2021 and welcome in 2022.
But expect to find plenty of restaurants operating with special hours on Fridays and Saturdays.
Most Chick-fil-A restaurants close at 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, the chicken chain said in a blog post, noting that times may vary by location.
It’s often a franchise decision to open a restaurant on holidays, so check with the nearest location before you go.
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For local restaurants, the distance you will need to travel to find an open restaurant will also vary.
You can also check OpenTable for restaurants that accept vacation reservations, like Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and Texas de Brazil.
If you want to cook a meal, most grocery stores are open on New Years Day.
Among the stores that remain closed are Costco, Sam’s Club, Trader Joe’s and Aldi.
Restaurants open on New Year’s Day 2022
Almost all national chains are open on Saturdays, but check with your nearest branch as not all branches will and hours will vary. Some restaurant websites do not have updated holiday hours, so it is suggested that you call ahead.
Dunkin ‘and Starbucks open New Years Eve and New Years
Many Dunkin ‘and Starbucks stores will be open for the holidays, but hours will be limited.
Fast food open on New Year’s Day: Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, more
Check with your nearest location before you go as not all locations are open. Some restaurant websites don’t have updated vacation hours, so call ahead or check the apps.
Local restaurants open on New Years
Many local and regional chain restaurants will also be open on New Years Eve and New Years Day and restaurants located in hotels are often open on public holidays. Find other restaurants by searching social media and OpenTable, an online reservation service.
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