Your Local McDonald's May Be Open on Thanksgiving This Year

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Thanksgiving is easily one of the busiest days of the year for most families. Between planning your Turkey Day menu to making sure the house is outfitted with festive decor, the last thing you have time for is making sure you make enough coffee for your guests or trying to keep the kids happy until it's time for dinner. So a quick stop to one of your favorite fast-good chains might be on the horizon.

If Mickey D's is your go-to spot, you're likely wondering whether McDonald's is open on Thanksgiving in 2021. Luckily, we've got all the info you need to know about the fast food favorite's holiday hours!

Is McDonald's Open on Thanksgiving 2021?

Before you start heading to the Golden Arches on the holiday, you should know that McDonald's Thanksgiving hours will vary by location. "Ninety-five percent of McDonald's restaurants are independently owned and operated, so the holiday business hours will vary by location," a McDonald's representative told Country Living. "The best way to determine hours for your local McDonald's is to call ahead of your visit to confirm their hours." You can find your local McDonald's, and its restaurant hours, via the company's store locator. Each location has its hours listed, but it also doesn't hurt to call ahead and double check.

Additionally, you should keep in mind that some McDonald's locations may have adjusted operating hours due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, more than 99% of McDonald's locations remain open, with various safety procedures in place that include contactless options, social distancing and protective barriers at order points. Some locations may also be serving customers only through drive-thru, while others may remain open for carry-out and delivery.

Other Fast Food Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving:

Craving other fast food chain offerings on Thanksgiving? Thankfully, there are other restaurants serving fast food open Thanksgiving — though you should make sure to call ahead to your local place (which might even provide special menu options!) to confirm holiday hours. Here are some places you can head to on Turkey Day:

  • Boston Market

  • Popeye's

  • Starbucks

  • Subway

  • White Castle

  • Jack in the Box

And if you need some last-minute items as well — like hostess Thanksgiving gifts, Thanksgiving kids crafts to keep the kiddos entertained or even some fresh parsley for your traditional bread stuffing herbs — Mickey D's might not be the best place to stop, but these stores open Thanksgiving Day definitely are.

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