If you’re looking to grab a bite to eat or a cup of coffee on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, there are many options.
Unlike Christmas, when many major chains closed, more restaurants will be open to bid 2020 a farewell and welcome in 2021.
Expect to find many restaurants operating with special hours Thursday and Friday.
Most Chick-fil-A restaurants close at 6 p.m. both Thursday and Friday, the chicken chain said in a blog post, noting hours can vary by location.
For local restaurants, how far you’ll have to travel to find an open restaurant will also vary.
Only 52% of local restaurants were open on New Year’s Day 2019, according to an analysis by small business software provider Womply.
Even fewer restaurants will be open this year. With coronavirus cases surging, Womply found 28% of restaurants nationwide were closed as of Dec. 1.
Justin Davies, Womply marketing manager, said with many restaurants closed and COVID-19 restrictions varying nationwide, it’s important to check hours and dine-in policies in advance for both Thursday and Friday.
“With the support of consumers, New Year’s Eve could give local restaurants the boost they need to start to pull out of the slump they’ve seen throughout 2020,” Davies said.