While many Americans will sit down and enjoy a traditional turkey dinner on Thanksgiving, some will opt to skip the tradition.
Although many, if not most, major chain restaurants will be closed on Thanksgiving, there will be plenty of options for those opting to skip a meal at home. While some restaurants will be offering their standard menu, others will offer a special Thanksgiving Day menu for those just not wanting to cook.
Here is a list of major chain restaurants opting to open for Thanksgiving (hours and participation varies):
Boston Market: Boston Market fans have two options for Thanksgiving: Participate at the restaurant's Thanksgiving Day buffet, or have the restaurant cater a meal at home. To see the full Thanksgiving menu, click here.
Buca di Beppo: Like Boston Market, Buca di Beppo is offering diners the option of enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal in the restaurant, or by catering. Click here to see the options.
Cracker Barrel: Cracker Barrel calls Thanksgiving its "busiest day of the year" as the company said all of its 647 locations will be fully staffed for Thanksgiving. For $12.99 for adults, and $7.99 for children, the restaurant is offering its Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Meals for in-store guests. The meal comes with gravy, a sampling of sugar cured ham, sweet potato casserole, cranberry relish, choice of a country side, a refillable beverage, buttermilk biscuits or corn muffins and a slice of pumpkin pie for dessert
Cracker Barrel as is offering its Heat n’ Serve Holiday Family Meals and Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Family Meals as a to-go option.
Denny's: Most of its locations will have its standard menu available. Among the menu items Denny's offers is a turkey and stuffing meal.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse: For $50, guests can enjoy a three-course turkey dinner that includes all the traditional fixings. Fleming's will also have its standard menu available for customers. Click here for reservations and details.
Golden Corral: Golden Corral will be open with a special Thanksgiving buffet, among other entrees. Prices varies by location. Click here to see the buffet menu.
Ruth's Chris Steak House: The steak house will have a special 3-course dinner with all your holiday favorites including: Oven-roasted turkey breast; sausage and herb stuffing; sweet potato casserole; and pumpkin cheesecake. Reservations are available by clicking here.
Ted's Montana Grill: Most Ted's Montana Grill locations will be open, and offering a special Thanksgiving Day menu, featuring a roast turkey feast. Ted's will also have a select menu of other items, including burgers and steaks. Its menu and a list of participating locations is available here.
Waffle House: Almost every Waffle House locations offers hash browns and other classic items 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including Thanksgiving.