With Thanksgiving Day 2015 sales deals online, some people are still wondering what restaurants are open, or stores are available for shopping in the real world? Despite the convenience of online shopping through various retailer websites, there are those who might want to venture out for a meal at a certain establishment for the holiday. Others may want to know store hours in case they need last minute items, or simply to start shopping those Black Friday deals as early as they can. Here’s a look at which places to consider stopping by on the holiday.
On Nov. 23, the Huffington Post reported that among the establishments that will be open and serving meals on Thanksgiving are Applebee’s, Boston Market, Bob Evans Farms, Denny’s, Cracker Barrel, Golden Corral, Hooters, IHOP, Ker’s Winehouse, Legal Sea Foods, Ruby Tuesday, Sizzler and Waffle House. Those are just a handful of some of the restaurants planning to serve meals, although hours are expected to vary by location across the country so it’s best to call ahead to find out. Some restaurants will offer special Thanksgiving meals at set prices for customers.
Of course shopping has become an earlier event each year now, with it starting ahead of Friday. This year will be the same as several retailers are expected to open for their Black Friday sales on Thursday evening. Among them are Best Buy and Toys R Us which both open at 5 p.m., while Target and Walmart will open at 6 p.m. but hours may vary by location. Office Depot, Office Max, Sears and Macy’s are also planning to open up at 6 p.m., while some stores such as hhgregg, Old Navy and Michaels will open up at 4 p.m. on Thursday.
Many customers are actually praising the stores that won’t be opening on Thanksgiving Day 2015. This year that includes Bed Bath and Beyond, Ace Hardware, Bass Pro Shops, Bloomingdale’s, Costco, REI Sports, Disney Store, Harbor Freight, Petco, PetSmart, Pier 1 and Nordstrom. These stores will opt to allow their hardworking employees to have the day off and spend it enjoying the holiday with family and friends.
For those customers who want to stay in completely, don’t worry either. The online sales deals will be running 24/7 with websites such as Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and Target all competing to get customers to scoop up their latest deals. Expect Amazon in particular to continue running “time sensitive” deals throughout the day as people feast on turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and all the other fixings!