July 4: Starbucks, McDonald’s, Burger King Open, Closed? Also, Dunkin’ Donuts, KFC, Subway, Domino’s, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell for 4th of July-Independence Day

The Fourth of July holiday is on Friday, and a number of people want to know the hours for fast food restaurants.


Most popular fast food places will be open on July 45 as the holiday is one of the biggest days out of the year for some restaurants. 

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

Starbucks is usually open, but check hours and listings. 

Dunkin’ Donuts is usually open but check hours and listings. 

Krispy Kreme is usually open but check hours and listings. 

McDonald’s is usually open but check hours. 

Burger King is usually open but check hours. 

Domino’s Pizza is open but some locations open later in the day–sometimes as late as 4 p.m. Check listings. 

Taco Bell is usually open but check hours. 

Subway is usually open but check hours. 

KFC is usually open but check hours. 

Pizza Hut is usually open but check hours. 

Wendy’s is usually open. Check hours.

Panera Bread varies on location. Check hours.

Jack in the Box is usually open. Check hours.

Here’s a comprehensive of ideas of fast food chains in the U.S., click here.


AP update: Hot dog eaters weigh in on eve of famed NY contest  


NEW YORK (AP) — Competitive eaters prove that size does not always matter.

The top four contestants in the annual Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island weighed in Thursday with seven-time champ Joey Chestnut tilting the scales at a solid 205 pounds, 75 more than his top competitor, Matt Stonie, who finished second last year.

Chestnut hopes to demolish his competition by downing 70 hot dogs in just 10 minutes Friday.

Two-time female champion Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas, at a mere 100 pounds, will try to eat more than 45 hot dogs to defend her title against 115-pound Miki Sudo.

The top four stared each other down at the weigh-in for dramatic effect as Mayor Bill de Blasio presided. Although he joked he was just in it for the free hot dog.

Thirteen women and 17 men will compete Friday before a live crowd of about 30,000 and a TV audience of about 1 million.

To prepare, the top competitors said they were fasting Thursday. But Irish contestant Colin Shirlow grabbed a free hot dog during the weigh-in to get a first taste of the Nathan’s Famous dogs he’ll have to consume come crunch time.

Thomas said last year she made a strategic mistake that kept her from matching her 45-dog record but has learned her lesson. Sudo, meanwhile, said she will go to the gym at 5 a.m. to work up an appetite.