Updated December 25, 2012Which restaurants will be open for dining on Christmas Day, December 25, 2012? Thousands of restaurant locations will be open to serve millions of diners who will be dining out, eating out or taking out for at least one meal on Christmas Day 2012.
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Some national U.S. restaurant chains like Denny’s, IHOP, Waffle House are open 365 days per year, and Christmas Day is no exception. Other national chains like Starbucks, McDonald’s and Jack in the Box will have all of its company-owned restaurant locations open on Christmas Day, and some franchise-operated locations open as well.
How do you know which restaurant chains will have dining in, and takeout options on Christmas Day 2012? What follows is a roundup of restaurant chains with some or all its locations open on December 25, 2012, along with links to locate the restaurants with Christmas Day dining nearest you.
This list is arranged alphabetically, according to the name of the restaurant chain that will be open for business on Christmas Day 2012.
All Restaurant Chains Open for Dining Out, Eating Out and Taking Out on Christmas Day, December 25, 2012:
Chart House Restaurants will be open for Christmas Day dinner from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including Christmas Day, December 25, 2012 and all holidays.
All iHOP restaurant locations are open every day of the year, including christmas Day.
Jack in the Box
All Jack in the Box restaurants should be open on Christmas Day. Company owned restaurants will be operating during their regular hours. Some franchise owned stores may have modified hours on Christmas Day.
All company owned and operated McDonald's locations will be open Christmas Day and some franchisee operated locations will be open on December 25, 2012 too.
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Most Panda Express locations will be open Christmas Day with limited hours. Mall food locations will be closed because, of course, the malls are all closed on Christmas Day.
Almost all of the 625 Qdoba restaurants will be closed Christmas Day. Qdoba outlets located in airports will be open, and some individual franchisee-owned outlets may be open for all or part of December 25, 2012.
Some Ruby Tuesday Restaurants will be open on Christmas Day for dining
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Some sonic restaurant locations will be open on Christmas Day, some with limited hours. All local Sonic franchises will determine their own hours on December 25, 2012, so you'll have to check with your nearest location to determne their Christmas Day hours.
In the U.S., 1,200 company-owned and operated Starbucks locations will be open on Christmas Day, December 25th, 2012.
Some TGI Friday's locations are open regular hours on Christmas day
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All company-owned Taco Bell locations will be closed on Christmas Day, but franchisees may choose to be open for all or part of Christmas Day 2012. Check with your local Taco Bell restaurant to confirm their December 25th store hours.
All Waffle House restaurant locations are open every day of the year, including Christmas Day.
Most Wendy's restaurant will be closed on Christmas Day. Airport locations and interstate tollway locations will be open, mostly for normal Tuesday operating hours on December 25, 2012.
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