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Thanksgiving Day 2023: What restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving?

Many Americans hold Thanksgiving dinner at home, but for some, dining out is a more attractive option. Here are some restaurants that will be open.

Este jueves 23 de noviembre se celebra el Día de Acción de Gracias. Aquí la lista de restaurantes que estarán abiertos en Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in the US each year on the fourth Thursday of November, and this year, it falls on November 23.

This is one of the oldest holidays that bring together American families, who traditionally organize a dinner to give thanks for the blessings received or the accomplishments achieved during the year.

As the day is one of 11 federally recognized holidays, some restaurants close to give their employees the day off, while a few remain open.

If you do not wish to deal with preparing dinner at home, it is helpful to know which food establishments will be open on Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving Day 2023: What restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving?

Here is a list of the best-known restaurants that will be open on November 23. Some of these will have special dishes in honor of the holiday.

  • Burger King
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Denny's
  • Dunkin'
  • Golden Corral
  • Hooters
  • IHOP
  • Krispy Kreme
  • McDonald's
  • Popeyes
  • Red Lobster
  • Starbucks
  • Waffle House
  • Whataburger
  • White Castle

While most of the restaurants listed above will be open on Thanksgiving, some franchise locations may be closed or have special hours to give their employees some time to celebrate the holiday, so check with the establishment closest to you before heading over.

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Meanwhile, here is a list of restaurants that will not open on Thanksgiving.

  • Bonefish Grill
  • Carraba’s
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Chili's
  • Chipotle
  • Del Taco
  • Moe’s
  • P.F. Chang's
  • Taco Bell
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • The Cheesecake Factory

Will supermarkets be open on Thanksgiving?

Unlike other holidays such as Labor Day, Memorial Day or Veterans Day, during which stores remain open, most major supermarkets operate shorter hours or close their establishments on Thanksgiving Day.

Walmart, Target, Sam's Club and Costco, to name a few, have announced that they will close in 2023 for Thanksgiving Day.

READ ALSO: Stores opening hours on Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2023

Are banks open on Thanksgiving Day?

Because it is a federal holiday, all government offices will be closed. In the case of banks, each financial institution decides whether or not it will close for Thanksgiving Day.

However, most of the largest banks in the United States will remain closed, including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Chase, Citibank, U.S. Bank of America. Bank, SunTrust Bank, Capital One, Citizens Bank, Santander Bank and BBVA Compass.

Although most banks will be closed, you can still perform basic banking transactions by using online banking or going to your bank’s ATM.