It takes a lot of effort to host Thanksgiving at your house. Cooking usually takes days of preparation and hours in the kitchen, so it totally makes sense if you'd like to eat out on Turkey Day. Whether you need a quick coffee and breakfast before hitting the road or a place to grab dinner on the way home, plenty of fast food restaurants have your back.
While the following places generally stay open on Thanksgiving, call to confirm with the location closest to you is before heading out. Some of them operate on a holiday schedule, meaning they might follow limited hours.
Don't forget to check out GoodHousekeeping.com's Thanksgiving 2018 guide.
Fast Food Open on Thanksgiving
- : Some locations serve a special Thanksgiving meal (featuring all the essentials, like turkey, green beans, and potatoes).
- : Place an order for delivery ahead of time, and Boston Market will show up with a whole feast.
- : Some locations will open their doors on Thanksgiving so you can get your chicken wing fix.
- : Burger King during the holidays, but certain locations might have limited hours.
- : Denny's claims to be open 24/7, all year round — and Thanksgiving is no exception.
- : Some locations of the will be open on Thanksgiving.
- : Yes, your favorite coffee chain on Turkey Day. Most stores are normally open all day and night, but some may operate on reduced holiday hours.
- : Your local IHOP should be open for breakfast and lunch (pumpkin-flavored pancakes, anyone?) on Thanksgiving, and even later at some locations.
- : Whether you're craving breakfast or burgers, many locations of this chain will stay open.
- : Mickey D's locations on holidays — but let's just hope the ice cream machine isn't broken.
- : You can order some pizza pies (and maybe some breadsticks and wings too) from Papa John's while you watch football.
- : If Domino's and Papa John's aren't your preferred pizza places, try Pizza Hut. should be open, but may have reduced hours.
- : should stay open, and last year they even sold during the holiday season.
- : If you're in the mood for Mexican food, you should be able to find a Qdoba near you that's open.
- : Many locations will have the lights on in case you're in the mood for a shake served by someone on roller skates.
- : If your go-to drink is much better when crafted by a barista, will still be open.
- : Many locations are open 24/7, but some might have different holiday hours.
- : This fast-food chain on Thanksgiving, so you can get all the 4 for $4's and chocolate Frostys you want.
- : White Castle suggests stuffing your turkey with its . But if that's not really your style, will be open on Thanksgiving too.
Fast Food Closed on Thanksgiving
- Taco Bell