For years, major retailers like Walmart and Target opened their doors on Thanksgiving, giving shoppers a head start on Black Friday madness or a place to buy last-minute items for the dinner table. The pandemic has led to a change in that trend.
In 2020, companies announced they were closing their stores on Thanksgiving to give overworked retail workers some much-needed rest. For many companies, that change has been permanent.
Here’s a breakdown of which stores are open and closed on Thanksgiving, along with a list of restaurants that remain open for diners on turkey day.
Thanksgiving Day is Nov. 24, 2022.
Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving Day 2022?
A general view of a Best Buy store on September 15, 2022 in Levittown, New York, United States. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
- Best Buy
- Home Depot
- Sam’s Club
- Dick’s Sporting Goods
- Bed, Bath & Beyond
- Trader Joe’s
- BJ’s Wholesale Club
Which grocery stores are open on Thanksgiving Day 2022?
A Whole Foods Market in downtown Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)
The following stores will be open — at most locations — on Thanksgiving, but many will have reduced hours. Check with your local grocer before you go.
- Kroger and Kroger-owned markets (Ralphs, King Soopers, Fred Meyer, Smith’s, etc)
- Whole Foods
- Albertsons and Albertsons-owned banners (Safeway, Acme, Tom Thumb)
- Rite Aid
- The Fresh Market
Which retail stores are open on Thanksgiving Day 2022?
The exterior of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor world. (Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
The following retailers will be open on Thanksgiving, but many will have reduced hours and some won’t open until evening. Check with your local retailer before you go.
- Bass Pro Shops
- Big Lots
- Dollar General
- Family Dollar
- Five Below
- Old Navy
Which restaurants are open on Thanksgiving Day 2022?
If a formal Thanksgiving at home isn’t your thing, the following restaurants will be open at most locations on Thanksgiving, according to multiple reports, but hours may vary. Check with your neighborhood restaurant before you arrive.
- Bob Evans
- Buca di Beppo
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- Burger King
- Cracker Barrel
- Domino’s Pizza
- Fleming’s Steakhouse - opening early (11 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
- Fogo de Chao
- Golden Corral
- Einstein Bros Bagels
- Morton’s Steakhouse
- Romano’s Macaroni Grill
- Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
- TGI Friday’s
- Waffle House
This story was updated to reflect Michael's will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.