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Several retailers and restaurants are choosing to give employees time off for Thanksgiving this year. Even some big-box stores known for opening late for Black Friday Eve sales are putting the kibosh on the tradition.

However, there will be some businesses opened on Thanksgiving with altered hours of operations for the holiday season.

Stores open on Thanksgiving

  • Bass Pro Shops

  • Big Lots

  • Cabela’s

  • CVS

  • Dollar General

  • Family Dollar

  • Five Below

  • The Fresh Market

  • Kmart

  • Kroger

  • Rite Aid

  • Sears

  • Walgreens

  • Whole Foods Market

Stores closed on Thanksgiving

  • Aldi

  • Ashley Furniture

  • AT&T

  • Barnes & Noble

  • Bath & Body Works

  • Bed, Bath & Beyond

  • Best Buy

  • Burlington Coat Factory

  • Costco

  • Crate and Barrel

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods

  • Forever 21

  • Home Depot

  • HomeGoods

  • JC Penney

  • Kohl’s

  • Lowe’s

  • Macy’s

  • Marshalls

  • Michael’s

  • Petco

  • Petsmart

  • Publix

  • Ross

  • Sam’s Club

  • Target

  • TJ Maxx

  • T-Mobile

  • Trader Joe’s

  • Verizon

  • White House Black Market

  • Walmart

Perhaps you want to skip cooking a Thanksgiving turkey this year and opt for dining out. Below is a list of restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving. It is suggested customers check their local restaurants for open times and confirmation.

Restaurants open on Thanksgiving

  • Applebee’s

  • Boston Market

  • Buffalo Wild Wings

  • Burger King

  • Cracker Barrel

  • Denny’s

  • Domino’s

  • Dunkin’

  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse

  • Golden Corral

  • Hooters

  • IHOP

  • Krispy Kreme

  • Little Caesar’s

  • McDonald’s

  • Papa John’s Pizza

  • Pizza Hut

  • Popeye’s

  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill

  • Ruby Tuesday

  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House

  • Sizzler

  • Sonic

  • Starbucks

  • Steak ‘n Shake

  • TGI Fridays

  • Waffle House

  • Wendy’s

To connect with the author of this story, or to comment, email erica.thomas@1819news.com.

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