All Fast Food Chains are Open on Christmas day

When you wake up on Christmas Day, you may be looking for a nice breakfast, whether you’re celebrating a holiday or not. Or, at lunchtime, think about what to eat for lunch. But it’s quite possible that you don’t want to spend that long-awaited holiday cooking a storm in the kitchen. We fully understand. That’s why I found all the fast food restaurants that are open on Christmas day.

fast food open on christmas

Don’t forget to go to Starbucks for a coffee (and indulge in one of their winter drinks). For a full stack of pancakes, try Denny’s. And if you want a late-night pizza, dominoes are for you. Don’t forget to call your local franchise to check opening hours and ask for menu content before you go out and unzip your car.

Oh, and if you want to * cook (but haven’t prepared anything yet), you can probably find all the ingredients you need at one of the grocery stores that open on Christmas day (hey!)


All 1,700 locations around the country are open 24/7, 365 days a year. That means you don’t have to wait until Wednesday to dive into Denny’s famous Grand Slam Breakfast.


Most Domino’s are individually operated, so there’s a good chance your local store will be open on December 25. Just make sure to call ahead before heading out.

Dunkin’ Donuts

Because even Christmas cheer can’t get in the way of your need for caffeine. Hours vary by location, so give your local Dunkin’ a call before you hop in your car.


Fuel up with a plate of its famous short stack pancakes before your Christmas morning really gets started. Select IHOP locations have limited hours, so call before you go.


Before you get too excited, McDonald’s website states, “Only a handful of McDonald’s restaurants open on Christmas Day.” Before you get your heart set on a morning McGriddle, call your local restaurant.

Panda Express

If your family has a tradition of chowing down on General Tso’s on Christmas, then head to your local Panda Express for a quick, easy meal.


Gingerbread lattes were made for Christmas morning. Starbucks agrees, which is why most of its locations will stay open on the 25th. But check with your local coffee shop, because they may be operating with reduced hours.

Waffle House

Sure, that bagel breakfast bake recipe looks incredible. What’s even better? When someone else (read: Waffle House) whips up breakfast for you. The chain stays open 24 hours, 365 days a year.