Is McDonald's Open on Thanksgiving?

Is McDonald's open on Thanksgiving? With the holiday resulting in the closure of several chain restaurants and grocery stores alike, many roadtrippers looking for a quick breakfast are wondering as much. As it turns out, it's more than likely that a McDonald's by you is open — but you may want to call ahead before driving over.

"Ninety-five percent of McDonald's restaurants are independently owned and operated, so the holiday business hours will vary by location," a representative from McDonald's previously 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.

Other fast-food chains open on Thanksgiving include Boston Market, Starbucks, Popeyes, Subway, White Castle and Jack in the Box.

The weather this Thanksgiving could potentially foil plans for travelers across the country, with two storms taking over the country, including one "historic, unprecedented" storm threatening parts of the West Coast.

The storm is forecast to rival the strength of a Category 1 hurricane and pack wind gusts up to 74 mph. It will bring heavy rain to the coast and valleys in California and even heavy snow to the mountains, CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said.

"Winter storm warnings cover the Sierra, where snow will be measured in feet starting Tuesday and lasting into Friday," he said, adding that up to two feet of snow could cover the mountains outside Los Angeles.


As for the Northeast, ferocious winds and rain could wreak havoc on the skies for travelers on Wednesday. Considering the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was considering grounding its iconic, massive balloons, Thanksgiving could end up one of the windiest in recent history.