Thanksgiving restaurants open: Cracker Barrel, Starbucks, Applebee’s


If you are looking for a Food Solution For Thanksgiving, your options will be limited.

National channels like Starbucks, Mcdonalds, Dunkin ‘and Applebee’s will open many of their stores on Thursday, but others, including Chipotle, Taco Bell and Chick-fil-A, will be closed for the holidays.

Restaurant vacation hours will vary more than in past years as businesses across the country face many challenges ranging from labor shortage supply chain issues, which has led some chains to shut down dining rooms and cut hours, according to a study by In the market, a consumer intelligence company.

With key ingredients such as meat, oil and eggs soaring costs, 75% of restaurants had to modify their menu, in particular by increasing prices, according to the National Association of Restaurateurs.

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Several restaurants offer take-out for Thanksgiving but the advance order deadlines have passed. Limited options and online ordering may still be available for some.

All locations of the following chain restaurants will not be open on Thursday. Always check before you go.

McDonald’s open Thanksgiving? yes but not all

Some Mcdonalds restaurants will be open but not all, as this is often a franchise decision. One way to find open restaurants is to use the fast food chain‘s mobile app where you can also order in advance.

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Starbucks is open Thanksgiving 2021

In the mood for a Pumpkin and spice latte? Starbucks will be open on Thanksgiving Day, and you can order on their mobile app or website. Be sure to look at the times for your particular location before ordering or entering.

Starbucks also offers in-store, drive-thru, and curbside pickup options. You can even order a drink on your iPhone by saying, “Hey, Siri, order a Starbucks.”

Publication date and holiday drinks are available at participating stores while stocks last.

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Many Dunkin ‘Locations Open Thanksgiving

Dunkin ‘ told USA TODAY that store hours will vary by location and that not all locations will be open on Thanksgiving Day. The channel said one way to confirm your location is open is to use its mobile app. It will also offer delivery with DoorDash on Thursday.

Thanksgiving 2021 restaurants open

The following restaurant chains have selected locations open to some extent. Some dining rooms may be closed and many may have a special menu or take out and delivery options. Check with your nearest location before you go as not all locations are open. Some restaurant websites do not have updated holiday hours, so it is suggested that you call ahead.


Louie Bar

Black Rock Coffee Bar

Bob evans

Boston market

Wild buffalo wings

Burger King

Capital grid

Carl’s Jr. (open corporate sites)

Cracker Barrel



Dunkin ‘

Fogo de Chão

Golden Corral


Hardee (corporate sites open until lunch)


Ironing stove

Krispy kreme

Logan’s Roadhouse

Maggiano’s Little Italy


Subway dinner

Morton’s Steakhouse

Pollo Campero

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Dad johns


Ruby Tuesday

by Shoney

Smoked bone BBQ

Sonic Drive-In


Steak ‘n Shake


Waffle restaurant


Taco Bell, Chipotle closed Thanksgiving

Taco Bell is generally open on other holidays, such as Veterans Day and Easter, but it will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. Chipotle Mexican Grill confirmed to USA TODAY that restaurants will be closed on Thursday.

Chick-fil-A Thanksgiving 2021 Closure

All Chick-fil-A locations will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. “We take the time today to reflect on what we’re grateful for – our family, friends, team members and guests – and to enjoy our second favorite bird,” the chickens channel said in a blog post.

Restaurants closed Thanksgiving 2021

Although the majority of the following restaurants are closed, it is still possible that some franchise stores may be open.

Bonefish Grill

Italian grill from Carrabba


Mexican Grill Chipotle

Chuck E. Cheese

Church chicken

First watch

Little Caesars

Olive garden

Outback Steakhouse

Panera bread

Peet’s Cafe

PF Chang’s (Two casinos are open)

red lobster

Taco Bell

Apartments Tijuana

Tacos de Torchy

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