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Last-minute shoppers looking for gifts or needing one last ingredient for the Christmas casserole won’t have many options Tuesday.
Christmas Day is the one day of year the nation’s largest retailer Walmart closes all its locations and several regional and national stores also follow suit.
But all hope isn’t lost.
Your mileage may vary on how far you’ll have to drive for any forgotten items but drug stores including CVS and Walgreens will be open on the holiday. So will several convenience stores including 7-Eleven, Wawa and Cumberland Farms.
Most major restaurant chains also will be closed Tuesday but many Starbucks, McDonald’s and Dunkin’ locations will be open along with IHOP, Denny’s and Waffle House.
Delivery services including Postmates, Grubhub, UberEats and DoorDash will be delivering food orders Tuesday for participating local and national restaurants. Check the apps or websites Tuesday to find available options.
Also check OpenTable for restaurants accepting reservations.
Beware that hours can vary and not all locations will be open. In some cases, store websites have not been updated to reflect holiday hours, so calling your closest location is advised.
7-Eleven: Most locations open 24 hours
Albertsons: All locations open but hours vary.
Bravo Supermarkets: Some locations open special hours Tuesday.
Casey’s General Store: Stores open at 10 a.m.
Circle K: Hours vary, some open 24 hours.
Cumberland Farms: Hours vary, some open 24 hours.
CVS: Most open regular hours though many pharmacies will be closed.
Duane Reade: Hours vary.
Family Dollar: Some locations are open special hours Tuesday. Call your closest location as this information is not online.
Love’s Travel Stops: Open 24 hours.
Pilot Flying J: Most open 24 hours or regular hours.
RaceTrac: Hours vary.
Ralphs: Hours can vary but some locations open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Rite-Aid: Most locations open but hours vary.
Safeway: All locations open but hours vary.
Sheetz: Open 24 hours.
Speedway: Hours vary.
Walgreens: Most open regular hours though many pharmacies will be closed.
Wawa: Most open 24 hours or regular hours.
More: Additional gas stations and convenience stores also are expected to be open.
These can be made with ingredients you might already have in your kitchen.
Check with your closest location before heading out. Some restaurant websites do not have updated holiday hours so calling is suggested.
Applebee’s: Not all locations will be open as the decision is made by franchisees.
Baker’s Square: Open until 8 p.m.
Boston Market: Some locations are open Tuesday only for catering orders.
Buca di Beppo: Most open regular hours.
Burger King: Select locations will be open on Christmas Day.
Carl’s Jr.: Participating locations open Tuesday.
Chart House: Most locations open and hours and menus vary.
Checker’s: Most open regular hours.
Chinese restaurants: It’s a tradition for Chinese restaurants to be open Christmas. Check with your favorite for hours.
Country Buffet: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Denny’s: Open 24 hours.
Dunkin’: Hours vary, check with your closest location.
Fogo de Chão: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Golden Corral: Some locations will be open Tuesday, check with your closest location.
Hardee’s: Some locations are open special hours Tuesday.
Huddle House: Hours vary but many open 24 hours.
IHOP: Most locations will be open regular hours Tuesday.
Jack in the Box: Hours vary, check with your closest location.
Macaroni Grill: Noon to 8 p.m.
McCormick’s & Schmick’s: The restaurant recommends making reservations.
McDonald’s: Participating locations are open Tuesday, hours vary.
Panda Express: Hours vary.
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery: Some locations will have special hours Tuesday.
Shoney’s: Locations will have a special “All You Care To Eat Christmas Day Feast.”
Starbucks: Hours vary, check with your closest location.
Steak ‘n Shake: Most will be open, call for your closest location’s hours.
TGI Fridays: Some locations will be open special hours, which vary.
Village Inn: Hours vary by location.
Waffle House: All locations open 24 hours.
Wingstop: Some locations open Tuesday, hours vary.
Delivery services: Postmates, Grubhub, UberEats and DoorDash will be delivering food orders Christmas Day for participating local and national restaurants. Check the apps or websites Tuesday to find available options.
More restaurants: Some locally-owned and regional chains restaurants also will be open Christmas and restaurants located in hotels often are open on holidays. Find additional restaurants by searching social media and looking on OpenTable, an online reservation service.
Kelly Tyko is a consumer columnist and retail reporter for Treasure Coast Newspapers and TCPalm.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK. Read her Bargainista tips at TCPalm.com/Bargainista, follow her on Twitter @KellyTyko and email her at email@example.com.
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