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Restaurants and Stores Open For Travelers On Christmas Day 2012

“Is there a place to stop and have lunch while on the road?” That’s a common question asked by travelers during the holidays. Based on past Christmas travel experiences as well as a little Internet digging, here’s a list of restaurants and store that are likely to be open on Christmas day 2012. Some individual store location hours may vary.


  • Applebee’s*
  • Buffalo Wild Wings*
  • Burger King
  • Denny’s
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Golden Corral
  • International House of Pancakes
  • Jack-in-the-Box
  • Marie Callender’s
  • McDonald’s*
  • Pizza Hut*
  • Starbucks
  • Subway*
  • Sonic*
  • Taco Bell*
  • TGI Fridays
  • Waffle House


  • 7-11
  • CVS
  • Family Dollar
  • Kroger
  • Rite Aid
  • Walgreens
  • Winn Dixie

Major stores and restaurants likely to be closed on Christmas Day include Best Buy, Chick-fil-A, Chili’s, Cracker Barrel, Home Depot, KFC, McDonald’s, Olive Garden, PF Chang’s, Red Lobster, Sears, Target , Walmart and Wendy’s.

*some individual outlets may be closed.