Labor Day 2021 Opening Hours for Mcdonald’s, Taco Bell, Chick-fil-A and More

While making the most of the extra day off this Labor Day, you may want to treat yourself to a meal from your favorite chain restaurant.

As it’s a federal holiday, which chains are open for business this Labor Day?

From Applebee’s and McDonald’s to Chick-fil-A and Taco Bell – here’s the lowdown…

Restaurants Open On Labor Day

  • Applebee’s
  • Arby’s
  • Boston Market
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Burger King
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Chili’s
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Dairy Queen
  • Denny’s
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Fogo de Chão
  • Hardee’s
  • IHOP
  • Jack in the Box
  • KFC
  • Krispy Kreme
  • McDonald’s
  • Olive Garden
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Panda Express
  • Panera Bread
  • Papa John’s Pizza
  • Pizza Hut
  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill
  • Shake Shack
  • Sonic Drive-in
  • Starbucks
  • Subway
  • Taco Bell
  • TGI Fridays
  • Waffle House
  • Wendy’s


In the past, Applebee’s has offered free kids’ meals as part of a special offer to mark the holiday.

While the restaurant chain will be open as normal on Labor Day, it currently has no special offers available.

Check your local branch for opening hours.

Applebee's restaurant Times Square
A person walks by an Applebee’s restaurant in Times Square, New York
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For meat-lovers, Arby’s is open on Labor Day.

You can get 50 per cent off your next meal by signing up to their email newsletter on the website.

Boston Market

Boston Market is offering diners a quarter white or dark rotisserie chicken individual meal for just $5 this Labor Day.

Head to the website to print your coupon.

Buffalo Wild Wings

If you enjoy casual dining, Buffalo Wild Wings is open this Labor Day.

Check the website for the latest promotional deals and offers, including a bundle of 30 wings, everything pretzel knots and large tater tots for $39.99.

Burger King

This national fast food chain will be open on Labor Day.

There are no specific deals on for the holiday nationwide, so check in your local branch.

The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory is open on the holiday.

Head down to your local restaurant to try some of its seasonal offerings, including Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake, or try the newest flavor Coconut Cream Pie Cheesecake.


Most Chick-fil-A locations will be open from 10:30am to 6:00pm this Labor Day, but some branches may open earlier or later so check locally.

Try their summer treat Peach Milkshake before it leaves the seasonal menu.

Pedestrians walk by Chick-Fil-A New York
Pedestrians walk by a branch of Chick-Fil-A in New York
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Casual dining favorite Chili’s is open to dine-in or for curb-side pickup this Labor Day.

Check your local restaurant for opening hours.

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Mexican food fans can still get their fix from Chipotle this Labor Day as the chain’s restaurants will be open.

Regulars can use the Chipotle Rewards service to earn points towards free food and merchandise.

Dairy Queen

For a sweet treat you can still head to Dairy Queen, which is open on Labor Day this year.

Fall favorites the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard Treat and Pumpkin Cookie Butter Shake are back on the menu this autumn.


If you love the diner Denny’s, you can still head there for food as the chain is open on the holiday.

Participating restaurants are offering up to two free kids’ entrees with the purchase of an adult entree of $6 or more.

Domino’s Pizza

For takeout, you can still pick up a pizza from Domino’s which is open this Labor Day.

Local deals may apply so check online to see if your nearest branch is offering any coupons.

Dunkin’ Donuts

Grab a hot drink and a doughnut from Dunkin’ this Labor Day as its stores are open.

For extra convenience, you can place your order for collection ahead of time using the Dunkin’ App.

Dunkin Donuts
A branch of Dunkin’ Donuts in New York
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Fogo de Chão

This Brazilian Steakhouse is open for Labor Day dining.

Check your local branch for opening hours.


The fast-food chain is open for business this Labor Day.

To get yourself the best deals, sign up to their email list.


The home of breakfast foods IHOP is open on the holiday.

Visit between 2pm and 10pm for IHOPPY Hour to take advantage of the $5 menu.

Jack In The Box

Jack In The Box is open to customers for the holiday.

Sign up to the email list to get five free mini churros.


While KFC does close its doors on certain national holidays, it will remain open on Labor Day this year.

Different locations will have different opening hours, so check your local branch.

Krispy Kreme

Get your doughnut fix at Krispy Kreme, which is open this Labor Day.

For one week only, you can get your hands on the Pumpkin Spice seasonal doughnuts, including Pumpkin Spice Original Glazed, Pumpkin Spice Cake, and Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake flavors.

Krispy Kreme Times Square
A general view of a branch of Krispy Kreme in Times Square, New York
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McDonald’s will be open for business on Labor Day but hours are likely to vary by location, so check your local restaurant.

Olive Garden

Family favorite Olive Garden is opening its doors on the holiday.

Check the website for more information about your local restaurant.

Outback Steakhouse

For your fix of Australian dining, head to Outback Steakhouse which is open this Labor Day.

You can now enjoy their signature cocktails with your meal for just $6.

Panda Express

Panda Express is open for diners wishing to sit inside, pickup or drive-thru. You can also get delivery.

Check your nearest location for opening hours and service.

Panera Bread

This cafe is open for business on Labor Day.

For comfort food, try the new grilled mac and cheese sandwich recently added to the menu.

Papa John’s Pizza

If you’re looking for takeout, Papa John’s Pizza is open this Labor Day.

Check your local branch for opening hours and special offers.

Papa John's Pizza in Miami, Florida
A Papa John’s Pizza outlet in Miami, Florida
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Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut locations are open on the holiday for your pizza fix.

Deals differ by branch so check locally to see what’s available.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill

Romano’s Macaroni Grill’s 43 locations across the U.S. will be open for diners this Labor Day.

For groups looking to takeout, the chain offers a premium feast for five, for $55 only available to order online.

Shake Shack

Shake Shack is open for business on the holiday.

The chain now offers a delivery service through its app.

Sonic Drive-in

Sonic Drive-in is open this Labor Day.

For the latest deals including half price burgers and slushes, download the app.


The Seattle-based coffee chain is open this Labor Day.

It’s famous fall menu is back so get your hands on a Pumpkin Spice Latte or the new Apple Crisp Macchiato.


This franchise is open over the holiday. Check your local branch for opening hours.

Order online or through the app to get 15 per cent off any footlong.

Taco Bell

Taco Bell is open for business. Hours of operation are different at each restaurant so check locally.

Taco Bell restaurant
A Taco Bell restaurant in Queens, New York
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T.G.I. Fridays

This American eatery is open for casual diners this Labor Day.

Download the app to earn rewards on your order.

Waffle House

Chain restaurant Waffle House is open for customers over the holiday.

Sign up to the Regulars Club for exclusive specials and free coupons including a free order of hash browns.


Wendy’s is open this Labor Day.

For all the latest deals, download the mobile app.

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