What's open Christmas Day 2020? CVS, Starbucks, McDonald's and 7-Eleven make the list but Walmart is closed
Are you desperately looking for last-minute stockings or a can of cranberry sauce? Your options are limited.
Until that year, Christmas was the only day Walmart, the country's largest retailer, closed all of its stores. Walmart kept stores closed on Thanksgiving for the first time since the late 1980s in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Many other retailers, including grocery stores, are also closed on Fridays.
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But fear not, drug stores like CVS and Walgreens will be open as well as several convenience stores including 7-Eleven, Wawa and Cumberland Farms.
If you need a snack or meal on Christmas Day, most national chain restaurants like Bob Evans, Chipotle, and Chick-fil-A are closed, but many Starbucks, McDonald's, and Dunkin 'locations are open along with IHOP, Denny's, and Waffle house.
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Why so many restaurants with shutters? Christmas is historically a slow day for the industry, according to Womply, a small business software provider. In 2019, only 20% of restaurants were open on vacation.
The national surge in coronavirus cases doesn't help. Womply found that 28% of restaurants nationwide were closed as of December 1.
Which shops are open on Christmas Day?
Opening times may vary and not all locations are open. In some cases, the store's websites have not been updated to reflect vacation times. So call your nearest location.
Casey's general store
Love travel stops
Pilot fly J.
Travel centers of America
Open more stores: More stores, petrol stations and convenience stores are also expected to open. Check this before you go.
Which restaurants are open on Christmas Day?
The following restaurant chains have select locations that are open in some way. Some dining rooms may be closed and many may offer a limited menu or only take away and delivery.
Ask your nearest location before you go as not all locations are open. Some restaurant websites don't have updated holiday times. So call ahead.
Black Bear Diner
Bravo! Italian kitchen
Buca di Beppo
Morton is the steakhouse
Mountain Mike's Pizza
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
Ruth Chris' steak house
TGI on Fridays
Other restaurants: Some local and regional chains are open for Christmas, and restaurants in hotels are often open on public holidays. You can find more restaurants on social media and the OpenTable online reservation service.
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