Easter 2014 Restaurants: Denny’s, Applebee’s, Golden Corral, Cracker Barrel, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Chili’s, TGI Friday’s Open or Closed?

April 19, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

 Some popular restaurants (and fast food places) will be open on Easter. A number of restaurants will be open on Easter, with brunch specials.

Easter is one of the biggest days out of the year for some restaurants–namely for brunch after church.

Note that some restaurants are franchises and have different own hours and days off.

Golden Corral: The chain is offering a full buffet on Easter Sunday at nearly 500 locations in the United States. Most hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. However, some might be closed, so check hours. Check hours

Cracker Barrel: This chain is also going to be open, with hours between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. in some locations. However, it’s best to check local hours. 

Denny’s is always open.

Applebee’s is usually open Easter. Check hours. 

Chili’s Grill & Bar is usually open but usually until 12 p.m. noon. Check hours. 

Olive Garden is open and usually has the same hours. Check hours. 

Red Lobster is usually open. Check hours. 

Outback Steakhouse is open and kids eat fee, according to a recent promotion. Check hours. 

Buffalo Wild Wings is usually open on Easter but some are only open until 12 p.m. Check hours. 

TGI Friday’s is usually open. Check hours. 

The Cheesecake Factory tends to be open on Easter. Check hours. 

Texas Roadhouse is usually open. Check hours.

Ruby Tuesday is usually open. Check hours 

AP: Christians mark Good Friday in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Christians in the Holy Land have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem’s Old City.

Thousands of Christian pilgrims filled the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City on Friday along the Via Dolorosa, Latin for the “Way of Suffering.”

They carried wooden crosses and followed the 14 stations ending at the ancient Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Tradition says the church was built on the site where Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.

The Easter holiday and Jewish Passover coincide this year.

According to the Gospels, Jesus ate his last supper — a Passover meal — hours before he was betrayed. Christians believe Jesus was crucified on Good Friday and resurrected on Easter Sunday.