Presidents’ Day, also known as Washington’s Birthday (in reference to George Washington, the nation’s first president), is observed on the third Monday of every February. In 2022, Presidents Day falls on February 21.

As it is a federal holiday, many government offices are closed and some private businesses may also be closed. But several retail locations, including many restaurants, will be open on Presidents Day.

Presidents’ Day was originally intended to celebrate the birth of Washington, born on February 22.

However, since President Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, “the holiday’s position between Washington’s and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays has given rise to the popular name of Presidents Day,” explains the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) of United States.

Amid the ongoing pandemic, some restaurants may offer limited services and have safety requirements, such as mask-wearing and social distancing. Contact your local branch to confirm the security restrictions in place before visiting.

Below are the Presidents Day hours of operation for select restaurant chains across the country.

Chick-fil-A

  • Open on Presidents Day? Yes. Most branches are open.
  • Typical daily opening hours: Around 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time

red lobster

  • Open on Presidents Day? Yes. Most locations are open.
  • Typical daily opening hours: Around 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. or 11:00 p.m. local time

McDonald’s

  • Open on Presidents Day? Yes. Most sites are open.
  • Typical daily opening hours: Around 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. local time.

Burger King

  • Open on Presidents Day? Yes. Most branches are open.
  • Typical daily opening hours: Around 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time

KFC

  • Open on Presidents Day? Yes. Most restaurants are open.
  • Typical daily opening hours: Around 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. or midnight local time

Applebee’s

  • Open on Presidents Day? Yes. Most restaurants are open.
  • Typical daily opening hours: Around 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. local time

Dominos Pizza

  • Open on Presidents Day? Yes. Most locations are open.
  • Typical daily opening hours: Around 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 a.m. local time

pizza hut

  • Open on Presidents Day? Yes. Most branches are open.
  • Typical daily opening hours: Around 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. local time.

olive garden

  • Open on Presidents Day? Yes. Most locations are open.
  • Typical daily opening hours: Around 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. or 11:00 p.m. local time.

Chilli’s

  • Open on Presidents Day? Yes. Most sites are open.
  • Typical daily opening hours: Around 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. or 12 a.m. local time.

dairy queen

  • Open on Presidents Day? Yes. Most sites are open.
  • Typical daily opening hours: Around 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time.

jack in the box

  • Open on Presidents Day? Yes. Most sites are open.
  • Typical daily opening hours: 24 hours.
Exterior view of Chick-fil-A restaurant in New York, photographed in May 2020. Many restaurants, including Chick-fil-A, are open on Presidents Day.
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