All hail the diehards: Limited-service chains open Christmas

| by S.A. Whitehead
All hail the diehards: Limited-service chains open Christmas

News reporters, convenience and retail store employees, first responders and medical personnel are among that committed group of people who rarely get holidays off. They are also the core customers for the following chains that remain open and ready to feed on even the highest holidays, including Christmas. 

As one who has often found herself in that first group mentioned at the top of this story, here's a great big holiday hug to the brands who remain open for those of us too lazy to actually make our holiday meals ahead of time and take them to the office with us. Yes, we still get hungry for a little something, even on Christmas, and you — bless your souls — remain there behind the counter to feed us. We thank you.Thanks also to for posting this master list of retailers and restaurants open on Christmas. Below are the fast food brands that the website said will be open those days:  

    On Christmas Day: 

    • Denny’s: Open 24 hours.
    • IHOP: 99 percent of locations are franchised and determine their own hours.
    • Starbucks: Most locations open 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

     If your QSR, pizza or fast casual chain is open but not on this list, please send an email to

    Topics: Business Strategy and Profitability, Operations Management

    S.A. Whitehead

    Award-winning veteran print and broadcast journalist, Shelly Whitehead, has spent most of the last 30 years reporting for TV and newspapers, including the former Kentucky and Cincinnati Post and a number of network news affiliates nationally. She brings her cumulative experience as a multimedia storyteller and video producer to the web-based pages of and after a lifelong “love affair” with reporting the stories behind the businesses that make our world go ‘round. Ms. Whitehead is driven to find and share news of the many professional passions people take to work with them every day in the pizza and quick-service restaurant industry. She is particularly interested in the growing role of sustainable agriculture and nutrition in food service worldwide and is always ready to move on great story ideas and news tips.

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