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Is McDonald's Open on Thanksgiving? — Hours, Menu & More

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Thanksgiving doesn’t always go as planned, so for a backup, there are several fast-food restaurants open on Thanksgiving. If you’re hankering for a Big Mac or Chicken McNuggets instead of turkey, you need to know if McDonald’s is open on Thanksgiving.

McDonald’s is open on most days of the year, but to make sure to take advantage of all the McDonald’s specials, read on.

The truth is, while it may close a few hours early depending on your local franchise-owner’s decision, your local McDonald’s is probably open this Thanksgiving, and if you get there before 10:30 a.m., you’ll be able to order from the McDonald’s breakfast menu.

If you aren’t planning on cooking at all this Thanksgiving, make sure to check out every restaurant open on Thanksgiving.


Is McDonald’s open on Thanksgiving?

a person holding up a mcdonalds crispy chicken sandwich in front to go bag outside a mcdonalds store

Yes, McDonald’s is open on Thanksgiving. That means getting all your favorite McDonald’s specials all Thanksgiving long.

You’ll want to check with your specific McDonald’s to find out what their exact hours will be. For example, some places close early (4 p.m.), while others are open the full 24 hours.

However, McDonald’s locations inside Walmarts are not open on Thanksgiving, since Walmart is one of the many stores closed on Thanksgiving this year (but they are opening their doors early on Black Friday, so make sure to nab all the Black Friday deals while you can).

Related: Looking for more last-minute plans for Thanksgiving or forgot an essential Thanksgiving side? There are plenty of grocery stores open on Thanksgiving to get items for the perfect dinner.


What are McDonald’s breakfast hours on Thanksgiving?

person holding sausage mcmuffin near other mcdonalds breakfast items

McDonald’s breakfast hours on Thanksgiving will remain the same as any other day: from 5 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. But every McDonald’s is a little different, so make sure to check your local McDonald’s to confirm breakfast hours.

TIP: If you order at the right time (10 a.m. to 11 a.m.), you might be able to get yourself a Mc10:35 Burger from the McDonald’s secret menu. Just combine an Egg McMuffin and a McDouble, and you’ve got yourself an Mc10:35.



How can I get a McDonald’s discount on Thanksgiving?

person in car with mcdonalds and app displaying menu

The best way to get a McDonald’s discount is to use the McDonald’s Rewards program. With the McDonald’s app, you’ll get access to the best McDonald’s coupons, like free fries, BOGO free breakfast sandwiches, and a free Happy Meal with a combo purchase.

Each location has different offers that they can give you, but all of them are worth downloading the McDonald’s app. It’s one of the most consistent ways to get a McDonald’s discount on Thanksgiving.


When can I get McDonald’s holiday discounts?

mcdonalds drive-thru employee handing food to driver through window

Some of the best McDonald’s discounts come at the end of the year. Last year McDonald’s had the Mariah Menu, which is 12 days of McDonald’s freebies.

These are the most valuable McDonald’s deals that you can get throughout the year, and it’ll even get you discounts on everyday McDonald’s menu items like Big Macs and McNuggets as well as their holiday menu. That includes Peppermint Mochas and Holiday Pies.

Want to get a head start on your holiday shopping? Check out our list of stores open on Thanksgiving. Plus, you need to check out our list of stores open on Black Friday to prepare for the savings event of the year.



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