There’s a number of chain restaurants open on New Year’s Day. Unlike Christmas and Thanksgiving, most chains are open (except for Costco)–some with sales.
Denny’s, IHOP, Burger King, and McDonald’s are all open until late night. Check local listings for hours or call.
Some Subway, Jack in the Box, Buffalo Wild Wings, Panda Express, and Sizzler locations are also open.
Here’s a few others that are open; hours vary:
Baskin-Robbins – Restaurant locator
Burger King – Restaurant locator
Applebee’s – Restaurant locator
Denny’s (open 24/7) – Restaurant locator
Dunkin’ Donuts – Restaurant locator
IHOP – Restaurant locator
Panda Express – Restaurant locator
Pizza Hut – Restaurant locator
Sonic Drive-In – Restaurant locator
Starbucks Coffee – Restaurant locator
TGI Fridays – Restaurant locator
Here’s some other chains that are open.
CVS – will have regular hours. The 24-hour stores operate as normal.
Walgreens – Stores open 24 hours, if applicable. Normal hours.
Rite Aid – Stores operating with normal hours on Wednesday and Thursday.
Target – Stores open at 8 a.m. New Year’s Day.
Kroger – Check local listings. Some stores open later on New Year’s Day.
Costco – Closed on New Year’s Day.
Walmart – Normal hours; 24-hour stores operate per usual.
Best Buy – Closing earlier than usual New Year’s Day. Check hours.
Starbucks – Open New Year’s.
McDonald’s – Open New Year’s Day.
All the major banks aren’t open on New Year’s Day, as it’s a federal holiday. Schools, the DMV, the post office, and other government services aren’t open either.
For New Year’s Eve–Wednesday, Dec. 31–the major banks will be open. Some banks might have shortened hours.
Chase Normal hours
Wells Fargo Close at 5 p.m.
Bank of America Close at 5 p.m.
U.S. Bank Normal hours
PNC Bank Close at 4 p.m.
Capital One Close at 2 p.m.
TD Bank Close at 6 p.m.
BB&T Normal hours
SunTrust Bank Normal hours
Citibank Normal hours
On New Year’s Day, again, banks are closed.