11 Restaurant Chains Open on December 25th

Audrey Fairbrother
December 23, 2019
11 Restaurant Chains Open on December 25th

Here at Hotel Engine, our priority is making your business travel simple, stress-free, and easy. In the spirit of our mission and the upcoming holidays, we’ve compiled a list of 11 restaurants to relish the taste of home cooking on December 25th – even when business travel takes you far from it. After a long day of flying, driving, and grinding, these classic restaurants are sure to curb any holiday craving.

1. Denny’s

Ditch the traditional bird for a hot plate of pancakes or slice of signature pie. This year, Denny’s festive feast is offering a cinnamon roll pancake breakfast, bourbon chicken and garlic peppercorn sirloin for supper, and so much more. Grab a booth, order up, and enjoy a delicious dinner that tastes like home.

2. Waffle House

Looking for a sure seat and delicious eat? Make your way to Waffle House, open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They’ll be on the job just like you, so feel free to stop in for steak and eggs or shredded hashbrowns served smothered, covered, chunked, diced, peppered, capped, topped, or country.

3. Fleming’s

Revel in the holiday with a decadent three-course meal. If you’re feeling fancy, select Fleming’s Steakhouses will be open to serve fine wine, signature steaks, and cold water crab legs fit for a king!


Feel the holiday cheer at IHOP this year! They’re offering a fabulously festive seasonal menu complete with “Jolly Cakes,” “Oh What Funnel Cakes,” and even “Merry Marshmallow Hot Chocolate.”

5. Panda Express

Chinese food on this day has been a tradition in the United States since the end of the 19th century, according to Rabbi Joshua Eli Plaut, Ph.D. If this custom is close to your heart, or you simply can’t resist orange chicken and chow mein, then make your way to any Panda Express open on December 25th!

6. Boston Market

Operating at 374 locations in 26 states, Boston Market offers an easy way for you to cherish holiday dinner at any table. With pick-up, delivery, and catering options, you can hand-select hot entrees like boneless honey glazed ham to pair with your favorite sides and pies.

7. Applebee’s

Enjoy your favorite American classics at this casual restaurant chain that’s been around since the 80’s. Whether you’re in the mood for steak, seafood or soup, and salad, you can savor it all and more at a nearby neighborhood Applebee’s.

8. Buffalo Wild Wings

Switch out the signature chicken dish for sweet, savory, or spicy buffalo wings at BW3. Offering beer on tap, burgers and both boneless or tradition wings, this tasty chain offers something for everyone on December 25th.

10. Golden Corral

Prime rib, holiday ham, and crispy fried chicken is just the start of what you can expect from Golden Corral’s holiday menu. Custom build a meal for one complete with your choice of sides, sweets, and drinks. Best yet, every meal comes with Golden Corral’s famous yeast rolls – we suggest you double up!

11. Starbucks

The need for caffeine never sleeps, and neither does select Starbucks stores across the states on December 24th and 25th. Whether you take it black or are a Frappuccino fiend, Starbucks has something for every busy business traveler.

** Not all restaurants in all North America locations are guaranteed to be open on December 25th. Check your local location’s hours of operation and menu prior to visiting. **

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This article was written by Allie Kohler,
Conversion Rate Optimization Specialist at Hotel Engine.

Article written by
Audrey Fairbrother

Audrey Fairbrother is the Content and SEO Manager at Hotel Engine. She spends her days writing about all things business travel, researching topics that are important to Hotel Engine's audience and cultivating the company's brand voice.

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