What restaurants are open on New Year’s Day?

Unlike Christmas, when many major chains closed, more restaurants will be open to bid 2020 a farewell and welcome in 2021. Expect to find many restaurants operating with special hours Thursday and Friday.

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Chick-fil-A is among the many restaurant chains that will be open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Chick-fil-A is among the many restaurant chains that will be open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

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If you’re looking to grab a bite to eat or a cup of coffee on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, there are many options.

Unlike Christmas, when manymajor chains closed, more restaurants will be open to bid 2020 a farewell and welcome in 2021.

Expect to find many restaurants operating with special hours Thursday and Friday.

MostChick-fil-A restaurants close at 6 p.m. both Thursday and Friday, the chicken chainsaidina blog post, noting hours can vary by location.

For local restaurants, how far you’ll have to travel to find an open restaurant will also vary.

Only 52% of local restaurants were open on New Year’s Day 2019, according to an analysis by small business software providerWomply.

Even fewer restaurants will be open this year. Withcoronaviruscases surging,Womply found28%of restaurants nationwide were closed as of Dec. 1.

Justin Davies, Womply marketing manager, said withmany restaurants closed and COVID-19 restrictions varying nationwide, it’s important to check hours and dine-in policies in advance for both Thursday and Friday.

“With the support of consumers, New Year’s Eve could give local restaurants the boost they need to start topull out of the slump they’ve seen throughout 2020,” Davies said.

Fast-food chains open New Year’s Day

The following restaurant chains have select locations open in some capacity. Some dining rooms may be closed, and many may be offering a morelimitedmenu or onlytakeout 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 call ahead.

More restaurants open New Year’s Day

Almost all national chains are open Friday, but check with your closest location as not all locations will be and hours will vary.Some restaurant websites do not have updated holiday hours, so calling ahead is suggested.

Get it delivered

Delivery services including PostmatesGrubhubUberEats and DoorDash will be deliveringfood ordersNew Year’s Day for participating local and national restaurants. Check the apps or websites to find available options.

Read more at usatoday.com

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