What fast food chains are open on Memorial Day? Subway, Taco Bell and more

Memorial Day is a federal day in the United States on Monday, May 30th, which marks the mourning for military personnel who died while serving the country.

Despite the gloomy tone, the day does not have to be sad, and many people will use the public holiday to share a good meal with friends.

Although many businesses, stores and restaurants will be closed for the public holiday, a number of fast food chains will remain open on Monday.

Below is a list of major fast food outlets that will be opened.

burger king

The Burger Joint will open on May 30, if you’re looking for a quick snack while you’re on the go. Opening hours depend on location, but normal hours are between 6am and 12am

Chick Phil A

Most restaurants will open between 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., and some restaurants may open later and close earlier, according to the fast-food chain on its website.


The popular pizzeria franchise will operate on Memorial Day, New Years Eve, July 4th, and Labor Day. Monday normal business hours are 10:30 AM to 12:00 AM

Five guys

Most restaurants will open on May 30, which means people will be able to indulge in the signature Cheeseburger and Bacon Cheeseburgers chain. Check the website for the exact opening hours, but many stores are usually open between 11:00 AM and 10:00 PM


Chicken lovers will be delighted with the opening of KFC on Memorial Day this year. Americans will have a choice of about 4,300 locations across the country if they are looking for some chicken wings. Most KFC restaurants are usually open between 10:00 AM and 11:00 PM, but times may vary on Memorial Day.


Most of McDonald’s 14,000 locations in the United States will open on May 31. Check the store’s website to confirm opening hours at your local restaurant.

In the United States, nearly a quarter of all McDonald’s locations are 24 hours. Most restaurants open at 5 AM and close at 11 PM

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut is open on most public holidays, including Memorial Day. Pizza Hut fans will have the chance to order the Ultimate Cheese Lovers Pizza, as well as Chicken Supreme and BBQ Lovers Pizza. Although holiday hours can vary, restaurants are usually open between 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 a.m. on Mondays.

camber chicken

The restaurant launched its newest menu: Roast Cameritos just in time for Memorial Day. Grilled Cameritos are now available in 6 and 9 meals with a choice of sides. Customers are advised to view individual store restaurant opening hours by location.

Tropical Polo

The Caribbean fast-food restaurant will be open – and to all active veterans and military serving half the weekend as long as you eat or drive, thank you for their service.

Pedestrians walk past KFC and Taco Bell on July 2, 2014 in San Rafael, California. Although many stores and restaurants are closed for the Memorial Day holiday, a number of fast food chains will remain open on May 30.
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The Subway will be open during regular business hours on Memorial Day, serving its popular submarine sandwiches.

The sandwich shop, which has about 24,000 stores in the United States, only closes on Christmas Day. Customers will need to view individual store opening hours on the chain’s website.

Taco Bell

Mexican food fanatics will be over the moon as Taco Bell will open regular business hours on Memorial Day. This popular fast food restaurant is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas only. Opening times tend to stay the same on other holidays, the company says, which means stores should open from 6:00 a.m. to 5 a.m.

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Most restaurants will open on Memorial Day. Restaurants may operate reduced hours, but the usual hours on Mondays are 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Wendy's Day
A view of Wendy’s restaurant on May 12, 2021 in Pinole, California. Wendy reported first-quarter earnings that beat analysts’ expectations with revenue of $460.2 million compared to $405 million a year ago. Wendy’s will open on Memorial Day.
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All Wendy’s locations across the US will open on May 30, welcome news for those looking to spend their vacation with a grilled chicken sandwich or a vanilla ice cream. Hours will depend on the location.

The fast food restaurant is only closed on Christmas and Thanksgiving.


Most restaurants must be open, although reduced opening hours may apply. Hours depend on the location.

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