21+ Fast Food Restaurants Open On New Year’s Day in 2022

When it comes to New Year’s Day, the last thing you want to think about is cooking. Perhaps you’re hungover, have plans to stay glued to the couch, or want to reap the benefits of a day off by running errands. You’ve likely started Googling “what’s open near me?” in any case. There are plenty of places to dine on the holiday, fortunately for all of us, but how do you know which restaurants are open in your area? Continue reading to find out what will be open on January 1, 2022.

McDonald’s

McDonald's open on New Year's Day 2022

If you need a quick bite to eat on New Year’s Day, your local McDonald’s is likely to be open and running normally. You can even channel your inner couch potato and order UberEats for delivery.

McDonald’s New Year’s Eve opening times: Check with your local store for exact opening times

McDonald’s New Year’s Day opening times: Check with your local store for exact opening times

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Starbucks

Starbucks open on New Year's Day 2022

Staying up long past your bedtime demands the consumption of food and coffee. Starbucks will, thankfully, be open on New Year’s Day 2022 to satisfy your sugar and caffeine cravings. Because different Starbucks locations may be open at different times for the holiday, it’s a good idea to call ahead to be sure.

Starbucks New Year’s Eve opening times: Regular hours

Starbucks New Year’s Day opening times: Regular hours

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Subway

subway open on New Year's Day 2022

Subway will also be open on New Year’s Day, and most locations will operate with normal hours.

Subway New Year’s Eve opening times: Regular hours

Subway New Year’s Day opening times: Regular hours

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Wendy’s

Wendy’s open on new year's eve 2022

There’s nothing quite like a Frosty and Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger to ring in the New Year. Wendy’s will be open all day on January 1, though specific branches’ regular open hours may be different.

Wendy’s New Year’s Eve opening times: Check with your local store for exact opening times

Wendy’s New Year’s Day opening times: Regular hours

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Noodles & Company

Noodles & Company open on New Year's Day 2022

While Noodles & Company usually stays open on both NYE and New Year’s Day, holiday hours normally vary, so check in with your local restaurant before you head out the door.

Noodles & Company New Year’s Eve opening times: Check with your local store for exact opening times

Noodles & Company New Year’s Day opening times: Regular hours

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Waffle House

waffle house open on New Year's Day 2022

Craving waffles and bacon the morning after the ball drops? We can’t blame you. Stop searching for restaurants open near me because Waffle House is the only menu you’ll need.

Waffle House New Year’s Eve opening times: Check with your local store for exact opening times

Waffle House New Year’s Day opening times: 24/7

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Chili’s

Chili's open on New Year's Day 2022

Most Chili’s locations will not have any special hours on January 1. Get your greasy comfort food fix any time from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Chili’s New Year’s Eve opening times: Regular hours

Chili’s New Year’s Day opening times: Regular hours

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IHOP

IHOP open on New Year's Day 2022

IHOP’s menu will surely bring you back to life the morning after your NYE shenanigans. They may even have a special or two going to ring in the New Year.

IHop New Year’s Eve opening times: 24/7

IHop New Year’s Day opening times: 24/7

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Denny’s

Denny's open New Year's Day 2022

If you’re craving an omelet, pancakes, a burger, or all three, Denny’s is the move this New Year’s Day. Open hours at most locations will remain the same – 24/7, that is.

Denny’s New Year’s Eve opening times: 24/7

Denny’s New Year’s Day opening times: 24/7

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Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin Donuts open New Year's Day 2022

Dunkin’ will not leave you hanging without your caffeine fix on January 1. Most Dunkin’ Donuts stores will open up shop on New Year, but hours may vary.

Dunkin’ Donuts New Year’s Eve opening times: Check with your local store for exact opening times

Dunkin’ Donuts New Year’s Day opening times: Check with your local store for exact opening times

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Panda Express

Panda Express open New Year's Day 2022

Start of the New Year with a little Asian cuisine. Panda Express will be open and operating with regular hours this New Year. Cheers to ringing in 2022 with Lo Mein and Orange Chicken!

Panda Express New Year’s Eve opening times: Check with your local store for exact opening times

Panda Express New Year’s Day opening times: Check with your local store for exact opening times

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BJ’s Brewhouse

BJ's Restaurant Brewhouse open New Year's Day 2022

If all you want to do on New Year’s Day is eat and watch football, BJ’s Brew House is the way to go.

BJ’s Brewhouse New Year’s Eve opening times: Check with your local store for exact opening times

BJ’s Brewhouse New Year’s Day opening times: Check with your local store for exact opening times

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Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings open New Year's Day 2022

Buffalo Wild Wings is not only open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day (football and beer, anyone?) some stores also require you to purchase tickets, so you know you’ll be celebrating the new year with a wing in each hand. Just be sure to check your local B-Dubs to confirm.

Buffalo Wild Wings New Year’s Eve opening times: Check with your local store for exact opening times

Buffalo Wild Wings New Year’s Day opening times: Check with your local store for exact opening times

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Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s

Hardee's open New Year's Day 2022

Whether you want a plant-based breakfast burrito or a classic beef burger, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s will be your go-to’s this New Year.

Hardee’s New Year’s Eve opening times: Check with your local store for exact opening times

Hardee’s New Year’s Day opening times: Check with your local store for exact opening times

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Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel Open On News Year's Day 2022

Comfort food is essential post-NYE, so head over to Cracker Barrel for lunch or dinner, starting at 11 a.m.

Cracker Barrel New Year’s Eve opening times: Regular hours

Cracker Barrel New Year’s Day opening times: Regular hours

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Taco Bell

Taco Bell open New Year's Day 2022

Taco Bell is many people’s junk food of choice. Lucky for most of the country, the Mexican fast-food chain will be open on January 1, 2022.

Taco Bell New Year’s Eve opening times: Regular hours

Taco Bell New Year’s Day opening times: Regular hours

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Cheesecake Factory

Cheesecake Factory Open On News Year's Day 2022

Maybe rolling through a drive-through isn’t the first thing you want to do in the New Year. Maybe, you’d rather sit down and have a classy, high-quality meal. Kudos to you. Cheesecake Factory is normally packed on the holiday, so be sure to arrive in advance if you want to get a seat.

Cheesecake Factory New Year’s Eve opening times: Check with your local store for exact opening times

Cheesecake Factory New Year’s Day opening times: Check with your local store for exact opening times

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Olive Garden

Olive Garden open New Year's Day 2022

Olive Garden is another restaurant that gets really busy on January 1. Maybe it’s the unlimited breadsticks or giant portions of pasta. Either way, call ahead if you plan to visit your local Olive Garden on the holiday.

Olive Garden New Year’s Eve opening times: Check with your local store for exact opening times

Olive Garden New Year’s Day opening times: Check with your local store for exact opening times

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Panera

Panera Bread Open On News Year's Day 2022

Most Panera Bread restaurants will open up on New Year’s Day, so nothing will get in the way of your plans to carb load.

Panera New Year’s Eve opening times: Regular hours

Panera New Year’s Day opening times: Regular hours

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Boston Market

Boston Market Open On News Year's Day 2022

If you’re having a get-together or feeding the whole family, Boston Market is a great option for January 1, as most locations will be open for business. They have tons of high-quality family meals and catering options, as well as individual dishes if you want to enjoy a nice turkey breast by your lonesome.

Boston Market New Year’s Eve opening times: Regular hours

Boston Market New Year’s Day opening times: Regular hours

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Sonic

Sonic Open On News Year's Day 2022

Is Sonic open on New Year’s Day? For all of you who want to start 2022 on a greasy foot, you’re in luck. Most – but not all – Sonic locations will be open.

Sonic New Year’s Eve opening times: Regular hours

Sonic New Year’s Day opening times: Regular hours

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Accuracy Disclaimer: Unfortunately we cannot be 100% accurate with our prices and opening time – although we do try. So, to avoid disappointment please do check with your local restaurant branch. And also, let us know in the comments if we’ve really messed something up – we’ll appreciate it!

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