Don't have a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner lined up? Fear not. America's bevy of chain restaurants have you covered. And so do we: Here are some national and regional chains that will be open on Thanksgiving day:
Applebee's: Selected Applebee's will open for Thanksgiving lunch and dinner. Check local listings for hours.
Boston Market: Open on Thursday for Thanksgiving catering deals.
Buca di Beppo: Will open at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving and feature a traditional turkey dinner.
Cracker Barrel: Open on Thanksgiving during its regular hours (6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.). Restaurants will offer Thanksgiving fare in addition to the standard menu.
Denny's: Perennially open 24/7, the national chain will be open on Thanksgiving.
Fast food chains like McDonald's, Burger King & Pizza Hut: Some stores will be open while others will be closed. Call ahead to verify.
Golden Corral: Golden Corral will offer a $12.99 Thanksgiving buffet (plus steak and shrimp). Hours vary.
Hooters: Yes, you can give thanks at Hooters this Thanksgiving. Hours vary.
IHOP: Some IHOP locations will be open on Thanksgiving, though hours vary.
Magianno's Little Italy: Will be open from noon until 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving and feature a special holiday menu.
Marie Calender's: Most stores will be open for both dine-in and take out on Thanksgiving, but check with your local restaurant.
Ruby Tuesday: Locations will be open on Thanksgiving, although they will not serve turkey or Thanksgiving staples.
Ruth's Chris: The steakhouse will open many of its restaurants on Thanksgiving. Check local listings for hours and prices.
Waffle House: All Waffle House locations are open 24/7/365, including on Thanksgiving.
Whataburger: Most Whataburger locations are open on Thanksgiving.
Of course, depending on where you live, there may be many local, non-chain restaurants open on the holiday too. Try Open Table or a basic Google search to find some nearby options.