Which restaurants are open on Easter Sunday 2022? McDonald’s, Wendy’s and more

Spring can mean a lot of things, from pleasantly longer days to a feeling of a world waking up again.

As the weather begins to warm up, it also means that the Easter weekend is imminent, which this year finds Easter Sunday on April 17.

Like Good Friday, Easter Sunday is not a federal holiday, but Christians observe it as a religious occasion, leaving some people unsure if their favorite restaurant will remain open.

Fortunately, all you need to do is read on to find out which restaurants are open on Easter Sunday 2022.

Bakers Square

Bakers Square, which opened its doors more than 40 years ago, offers full menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

And the restaurant chain promising “The Best Pie in America,” will remain open April 17.

Boston Market

This place is delivering this Easter – literally – as the Boston Market will remain open for Easter Sunday.

A statement on the restaurant’s site reads, “Order your Easter meal ahead of time online, then pick it up at your preferred Boston Market location between Wednesday, April 13 and Sunday, April 17.”

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Buffalo Wild Wings remains open for business this Easter Sunday 2022
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Famous for its legendary selection of chicken wings and beers, Buffalo is open Easter Sunday 2022.

However, it is advisable to confirm this by calling before your visit as the opening hours of the outlets may vary.


Chick-fil-A, specializing in delicious American comfort food, is the perfect place to spend quality time with the family.

And although the so-called “home of the original chicken sandwich” has held Easter egg hunts and get-togethers in recent years, the restaurants are closed on Easter Sunday itself.


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Most Chipotle restaurants are closed on Easter Sunday April 17, 2022
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Newsweek hate to be the bearer of bad news but, while hours vary by location, most Chipotle restaurants are closed on Easter Sunday, April 17.

Luckily, your favorite Mexican fast food restaurant will be open and ready to go the Saturday before Easter, as well as the Monday after.


Anyone not feeling in the mood to serve their family at home on Easter Sunday 2022 should head to Denny’s, a restaurant that also offers a delivery or delivery service.

The options in stores, open as usual on April 17, range from the delicious Cheeseburger Pack to the Lumberjack Slam Pack.


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McDonald’s is keeping its store doors open on Easter Sunday 2022
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Fans of Big Macs and fries can relax, as the famous fast food joint McDonald’s is open on Easter Sunday.

However, be aware that franchise hours vary, so calling your local store is recommended.

A spokesperson said Newsweek“Hours vary by location, but most McDonald’s in the United States are open on holidays, and consumers can use the store locator to confirm.”

olive garden

Feel free to head to the restaurant chain arguably best known for its basket of breadsticks this Easter Sunday, as it’s open for business.

Olive Garden offers pickup and delivery for orders over $50, but only in select areas.

pizza hut

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It’s business as usual for Pizza Hut on Easter Sunday 2022
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A Pizza Hut spokesperson confirmed that its restaurants were open as usual on Easter Sunday 2022.

Pizza Hut told Newsweek: “Most stores will be open with their normal opening hours. A small number of selected stores may open later than usual, but the majority will have regular hours.”

Shake Shack

This casual restaurant chain based in New York is known for its range of delicious burgers.

And those wishing to drop by for a delicious Easter Sunday energy boost can do so safely knowing that restaurants are open on Easter Sunday 2022.


Starbucks will remain open Easter Sunday 2022
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Some people may feel tired just thinking of spending Easter Sunday with their extended family and wishing for a caffeinated treat.

Fortunately, Starbucks will remain open this weekend with varying hours for each store and state.

However, Starbucks cafes inside Target stores will be closed, as Target branches will remain closed on Easter Sunday.

For Starbucks stores that will continue to operate on Easter Sunday, hours may vary by location, so use the Starbucks store locator and app to confirm.

waffle restaurant

The popular restaurant will continue to serve 24-hour sweets on Easter Sunday 2022.

Diners can therefore rely on Waffle House for their Easter breakfast, lunch and dinner, if they wish.


Bad news for Wendy fans, as the burger restaurant is closed on Easter Sunday 2022

Wendy’s, known for its square burgers, will not be open on April 17.

Alicia R. Rucker