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

Updated: 12.16.2021

Cooking is the last thing on your mind when it comes to New Year’s Day. Perhaps you’re hungover, intend to lie in bed all day, or want to make the most of your day off by doing errands. In any case, you’ve probably started Googling “what’s open near me?” Fortunately for all of us, there are plenty of places to eat over the holiday, 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 be open on New Year’s Day as well, with most restaurants operating at regular 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

To ring in the New Year, nothing beats a Frosty and Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger. On January 1, Wendy’s will be open all day, however certain branches’ regular hours may vary.

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 is usually open on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, holiday hours sometimes vary, so call ahead before heading 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

Do you have a strong need for waffles and bacon the morning after the ball drops? We’re not blaming you. Waffle House is the only menu you’ll ever need, so stop looking for restaurants open near me.

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

On January 1, most Chili’s restaurants will not have any special hours. From 11 a.m. until 11 p.m., you can get your greasy comfort food fix.

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

The breakfast menu at IHOP will bring you back to life the morning after your NYE celebrations. They might even have a New Year’s Eve special or two planned.

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

Denny’s is the place to go on New Year’s Day if you’re yearning for an omelet, pancakes, a burger, or all three. The majority of venues will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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 the New Year off right with some Asian cuisine. This New Year, Panda Express will be operational and working on a regular schedule. Let’s ring in the new year 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

BJ’s Brewhouse is the place to go on New Year’s Day if all you want to do is eat and watch football.

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

On New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Buffalo Wild Wings is open (football and beer, anyone?) Some stores even request ticket purchases, ensuring that you’ll be ringing in the new year with a wing in each hand. Just double-check with your local B-Dubs to be sure.

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

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

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

After New Year’s Eve, you’ll need some comfort food, so come 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

Many people’s go-to junk food is Taco Bell. The Mexican fast-food business will open on January 1, 2022, which is fortunate for the majority of the country.

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

Perhaps the last thing you want to do in the New Year is go through a drive-through window. Perhaps you’d prefer to take a seat and enjoy a fine dining experience. You deserve an award for what you’ve accomplished so far this year. If you want to get a seat at the Cheesecake Factory on New Year’s Day, make sure to arrive early.

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

Boston Market is a terrific option for a get-together or feeding the whole family on January 1, as most locations will be open for business. They feature a wide range of high-quality family dinners and catering alternatives, as well as individual dishes if you just want to have a beautiful turkey breast by yourself.

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 January 1st? You’re in luck if you want to start 2022 off on a greasy foot. The majority of Sonic sites will be open, but not all.

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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