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12/24/2014 11:39 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

9 Restaurants Open On Christmas 2014

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Chinese food is the classic Christmas-Day fallback for anyone who's not cooking. But if you're looking for more options, you've got them.

A slew of U.S. restaurant chains will remain open on Thursday, though their hours will vary by location.

Perhaps lo mein isn’t your idea of a warm Christmas dinner. Or maybe you need a peppermint latte to power through gift-giving with your rowdy nephews.

Here’s a list of chains that confirmed to The Huffington Post that they will remain open, at least in some places. Check your local listings before venturing outside, since hours may vary. All of the following quotes are from company spokespeople.

Applebee’s

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“Some Applebee’s and IHOP restaurants will be open, and some won’t. Consumers need to check with their local restaurants.”

Denny’s

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“Denny’s will be open. In fact, it is one of America’s Diner’s busiest days of the year.”

Hooters

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“Select Hooters locations will be open on Christmas Day. To check for local hours please visit www.hooters.com/locations and call ahead.”

IHOP

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“Some Applebee’s and IHOP restaurants will be open, and some won’t. Consumers need to check with their local restaurants.”

KFC

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“Some KFC restaurants will be closed on Christmas Day. It is really up to the franchise owner to determine operating hours on the Christmas holiday.”

McDonald’s

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McDonald's did not respond to multiple requests for comment for this story, but in 2012 the fast-food giant began pushing franchise stores to stay open on Christmas, and this year many locations will be open, according to the International Business Times.

P.F. Chang's

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“Some of P.F. Chang’s casino and mall locations are open, but guests are encouraged to call ahead.”

Starbucks

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“Starbucks stores are a gathering place for the entire community and customers use our stores to connect over coffee in different ways every day. We are happy to welcome customers on Christmas Day in select store locations. Store hours vary by location, and stores will occasionally adjust their hours based on business and customer needs.”

TGI Fridays

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“Most TGI Fridays restaurants will be open on Christmas. However, guests should call their local restaurant for holiday hours.”

You might notice some chains are missing from the above list. Olive Garden, Red Lobster and Chipotle told HuffPost they will remain closed on the 25th. Sorry, burrito lovers.


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