Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day honors the iconic civil rights activist and offers an opportunity to remember the significant strides the campaigner made to advance civil liberties for all Americans.
Celebrated annually on the third Monday of January, MLK Day this year falls on January 17, 2022.
As MLK Day is now a federal holiday, schools, banks and the U.S. Postal Service are not in operation, leaving some people confused whether their local fast food establishment will be open for business this Monday.
Read on to discover whether popular eateries will be open or operating at reduced hours on MLK Day 2022, from McDonald’s to KFC.
OpenAndCloseHours.com says the grill and bar restaurant will remain open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022, although it is advised you check with your local branch before visiting this Monday.
TheHolidayHours suggests the fast food sandwich restaurant chain with more than 3,300 outlets is open for custom on MLK Day 2022. Daily hours often vary by location, so contact your local branch for more information.
The restaurant chain will still be serving hungry customers on Monday, January 17, according to HolidayShoppingHours, and is expected to operate between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. local time.
Buffalo Wild Wings
The American fast food restaurant and sports bar franchise is expected to stay open on MLK Day, accordingly to StoreHolidayHours, although the site cautions “reduced hours may apply,” meaning you are advised to confirm with your local branch before visiting.
The home of the Whopper is scheduled to remain open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. local time, according to HolidayShoppingHours.
Expect Chick-fil-A restaurants to be open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with outlets’ typical daily opening hours between 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Chili’s Grill & Bar
The casual dining restaurant chain is open on MLK Day 2022 and regular hours are from 11 a.m. to around 10 or 11 p.m., depending on location.
Venues of ice cream specialists Dairy Queen will be open for business on Monday, January 17, with the daily hours of operation expected to remain between 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time.
The pizza parlor boasting more than 5,600 outlets across the U.S. alone is open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022, with regular hours expected to remain between 10:30 a.m. to midnight or 1 a.m.
Jack in the Box
Customers can expect Jack in the Box fast food restaurants to open around the clock as usual this Monday.
The Home of the Zinger Burger is believed to remain open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022 and branches are expected to observe regular hours of operation from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time.
Branches of the Big Mac burger chain are open on MLK Day 202, but timings vary by location, as some are open 24/7 while others open from 6 a.m. to midnight local time.
A spokesperson told Newsweek: “Hours vary by location, but most McDonald’s are open on holidays, and consumers can use the store locator tool to confirm.”
The restaurant chain specializing in Italian-American cuisine retains its regular opening hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022, while exact hours vary by location.
Expect outlets of the popular pizza chain to be open for business on Monday, January 17, as well as adhering to branches’ regular 11 a.m. to midnight operating hours.
Sandwich and wrap specialists Subway outlets will be open this Monday, while hours may vary depending on location.
Taco Bell will be open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022, while business hours vary by location, with some branches open 24/7.
Outlets of the fast food burger chain Wendy’s will be open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022, as usual between 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.