Restaurants open New Year’s Day 2021: Starbucks, McDonald’s, Red Lobster, Taco Bell among chains open Friday – USA TODAY

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If you’re looking for coffee or want to eat out or bring a meal in New Year’s Day, there are a bounty of options Friday.

Unlike Christmas, when many major chains closed, more restaurants are open for the start of 2021. But expect many local restaurants to be closed.

According to an analysis by small business software provider Womply, only 52% of local restaurants were open on New Year’s Day 2019.

For those looking for a treat, Krispy Kreme is ringing in 2021 with a sweet doughnut deal, the chain calls its “best offer.” Through Sunday, get two dozen glazed doughnuts for $12. 

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TGI Fridays says it is giving 2020 “the bird it deserves by launching the Cluck-It Bucket.” Available now through Jan. 12, the chain says its fans “can celebrate the end of a dismal 2020 with fries and their favorite wings” and sauce for $20.20.

According to a survey of 1,000 consumers by real-time market research platform Suzy, the majority of Americans don’t eat traditional celebratory foods on New Year’s Day.

The most popular celebratory foods the survey found that respondents planned to eat were pork roast (26%), a specialty cake or baked goods specific to New Year’s (25%) and black-eyed peas (23%).

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Fast-food chains open New Year’s Day

The following restaurant chains have select locations open in some capacity. Some dining rooms may be closed, and many may be offering a more limited menu or only takeout and delivery. 

Check with your closest location before heading out as not all locations are open. Some restaurant websites do not have updated holiday hours, so call ahead.

More restaurants open New Year’s Day

Almost all national chains are open Friday, but check with your closest location as not all locations will be and hours will vary. Some restaurant websites do not have updated holiday hours, so calling ahead is suggested.

Local restaurants open New Year’s

Many locally owned and regional chain restaurants also will be open New Year’s Day and restaurants located in hotels often are open on holidays. Find additional restaurants by searching social media and looking on OpenTable, an online reservation service.

Get it delivered

Delivery services including PostmatesGrubhubUberEats and DoorDash will be delivering food orders New Year’s Day for participating local and national restaurants. Check the apps or websites to find available options.

Convenience stores open New Year’s

The following chains have locations open both Thursday and Friday. Hours can vary.

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