Take It Easy Thanksgiving and Go Out To Eat Instead

Daniela Kelly November 23, 2019
 Take It Easy Thanksgiving and Go Out To Eat Instead

Many people look forward to Thanksgiving dinner – turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole and so much more. However, if this isn’t your cup of tea or you’re spending time away from family this holiday, know that several fast food places and restaurants have your back and will be open on Thanksgiving Day.


Applebee’s will also stay open on Thanksgiving Day for customers to enjoy their Boneless Wings, Brew Pub Pretzels and more. Be sure to call your local restaurant to learn more.

Cracker Barrel

If you want a home-cooked-like meal, then Cracker Barrel is your go-to. The restaurant has been opened every Thanksgiving since it opened in 1969. The food chain will start serving Thanksgiving dinner at 11 a.m. and is offered until closing. They will also do takeout meals.


If you enjoy Hooters, most locations will be open Thanksgiving Day to serve your favorites (wings, for instance). You can also watch any football game on any one of its dozen TV screens.


IHOP is similar to Waffle House, in that it never closes down. You can enjoy any dish on the menu – breakfast or lunch – on this special day.


There will be some Popeye’s locations that will open their doors on Thanksgiving Day. They’ll offer its crazed Spicy Chicken Sandwich along with Cajun Style Turkeys, precooked and seasoned. You’ll need to check out your local Popeye’s to see if yours will be open that day and what times.


If you love the flavor of pumpkin and coffee, Starbucks will be open for you to get your fill. While Starbucks’ hours vary from one location to another, the light hours shouldn’t dissuade you from checking out their offerings – Peppermint Mocha Latte, Pumpkin Space Latte, etc.


If your goal is to eat healthy on Thanksgiving Day, Subway has you covered. Many Subway locations around the nation will open their doors to give you the “Eat Fresh” open. Make sure you reach out to your local Subway to see if they’re participating.

Waffle House

This is a restaurant that never shuts down. Based in Georgia, the company will remain open Thanksgiving Day and will offer some of the not-so-known menu items from its secret menu.


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