Restaurants Open Christmas Eve and Day 2015

Restaurants Open Christmas Eve and Day 2015

Not all of us will be home for Christmas, or comfortably seated with friends and family for a Christmas feast… some of us will be on the road.

Highway travelers looking for a holiday meal can find it quite difficult. You’re tired and hungry so you jump of an exit only to find that every restaurant is closed.

An increasing number of chain restaurants are choosing to remain open during the holidays, or at least opening for limited hours to meet customer demand.

Here’s out list of chain restaurants open for business on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2015. (This listing will be updated as additional information becomes available.)

Restaurants located at Interstate Service Plazas and Welcome Centers may be required to stay open.

– Updated 12/18/15  –

  • 99 Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve Day. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar – Most locations will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Arby’s – Company owned locations will close Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Franchise locations may be open.
  • Bakers Square – Open Christmas Eve day. Open Christmas Day.
  • Bonanza Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve Day. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Bonefish Grill – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Boston Market – Some locations will be open on Christmas Day.
  • Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings – Most locations will be open on Christmas Day.
  • Burger King – Most locations will be open Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Cheesecake Factory – Most locations will be closed Christmas Day.
  • Chick-fil-A – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Corner Bakery Cafe – Open Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.
  • Country Buffet – Most locations will be open Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day.
  • Cracker Barrel – Close Christmas Eve Day at 2 pm and closed on Christmas Day.
  • Del Taco – Open Christmas Eve day. Most locations will be open Christmas Day.
  • Denny’s – Open Christmas Day.
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – Open Christmas Eve Day. Closed on Christmas Day.
  • Domino’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve. Some locations will be open on Christmas Day.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts – Most locations will be open on Christmas Day.
  • El Torito – Most locations will be open on Christmas Day.
  • Fire Mountain Buffet – Open Christmas Eve Day. Most locations will be open on Christmas Day.
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Friendly’s – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day.
  • Golden Corral – Most locations will be open on Christmas Day
  • Ground Round Grill & Bar – Some locations will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • HomeTown Buffet – Most locations will be open Christmas Eve Day and open Christmas Day.
  • Hooters – Some locations will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • IHOP – Most locations will be open Christmas Day.
  • Jack-in-the-Box – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Legal Sea Foods – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Logan’s Roadhouse – Closed on Christmas Day.
  • Longhorn Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve Day. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Lone Star Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Luby’s – Most locations will be open Christmas Day.
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • McDonald’s – Most locations will be open Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day.
  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Old Country Buffet – Most locations will be open Christmas Eve Day and open Christmas Day.
  • Olive Garden – Open Christmas Eve Day and closed Christmas Day.
  • Outback Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Panda Express – Many locations will be open on Christmas Day.
  • Pie Five Pizza Company – Open Christmas Eve Day and closed Christmas Day.
  • Pizza Hut – Most locations will be closed on Christmas Day.
  • Ponderosa Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve Day and closed Christmas Day.
  • Red Lobster – Closed on Christmas Day.
  • Ruby Tuesday – Open Christmas Eve and some locations will be open Christmas Day.
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Open Christmas Day.
  • Ryan’s – Most locations will be open Christmas Eve Day and open Christmas Day.
  • Schlotzsky’s Deli – Most locations will be open on Christmas Eve.
  • Shoney’s – Open Christmas Day.
  • Sizzler – Some locations will be open Christmas Day.
  • Sonic – Some locations will be open Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day.
  • Starbucks – Open Christmas Day.
  • Steak ‘n Shake – Open Christmas Day.
  • Subway – Some locations will be open Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day.
  • Taco Bell – Company owned locations are closed on Christmas Day. Franchised locations may be open.
  • Texas Land & Cattle Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve Day and closed Christmas Day.
  • TGI Friday’s – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Waffle House – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Wendy’s – Most locations will be closed on Christmas Day.

 

This list reflects information gathered from various sources. We are not responsible for it’s accuracy. This list will be updated as additional information becomes available. Open locations may have limited hours of operation.


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Louisiana I-10 Lane Closures Beginning December 15

Louisiana I-10 Lane Closures Beginning December 15

The Louisiana Department of Transportation is reporting that I-10 from the Jefferson/Orleans Parish Line to the US 90B interchange will have nightly, alternating lane closures. These closures shall begin the night of December 15, 2015 and should last until the morning of December 22, 2015. The time duration of these closures shall be 7:30 PM to 5:30 AM in the Eastbound direction for Sunday nights thru Thursday nights, 8:30 PM to 6:00 AM in the Westbound direction for Sunday nights thru Thursday nights, and 11:00 PM to 8:30 AM in both direction for Friday nights and Saturday nights. These closures are for resurfacing the existing asphalt pavement, patching concrete ramps, concrete curb repairs, and drainage structure repairs.

Alternate routes – I-610, Airline Hwy, Tulane Ave, Claiborne Ave.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.


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Arizona DOT: With Winter Storms Arriving, Drivers Should Prepare for Rain, Snow, Dust

Arizona DOT: With Winter Storms Arriving, Drivers Should Prepare for Rain, Snow, Dust

Winter’s worst is still ahead as the El Niño weather pattern promises above-normal precipitation, but with storm systems heading into Arizona starting this weekend, travelers should prepare for rain, snow, strong winds and the potential for blowing dust.

As of Friday morning, the National Weather Service was calling for locally strong winds reaching up to 55 mph across eastern Arizona, followed by colder temperatures and scattered rain and snow continuing into Saturday. Between 2 and 5 inches of snow was expected in the White Mountains, eastern Mogollon Rim and northern Gila County, with higher totals possible.

A second, colder storm system was forecast to pass through next week, creating the potential for 1 to 4 inches of snow in higher elevations.

With public safety its top priority during winter storms, the Arizona Department of Transportation deploys resources quickly before, during and after to keep highways safe for travelers, limit highway closures and clear snow and ice as soon as possible. ADOT’s 200 snowplows are serviced and ready, and 450 snowplow operators are trained and on alert.

Because of Arizona’s diverse climate, travelers can drive from sunny and moderate conditions in the low desert to ice and snow in the mountains in just a couple of hours. They should leave prepared to drive in snowy and icy conditions.

With that in mind, ADOT offers these tips:

  • Slow down, be patient and drive safely. Plan for extra travel time. Use extra caution if snowplows are on the road.
  • Wear warm clothing.
  • Be aware that ice forms on bridges first and is hard to see.
  • When driving behind a snowplow, stay back at least four car lengths. If you think you’re traveling too close to a plow, you probably are.
  • Never pass a snowplow that’s clearing snow and ice off the road.
  • Make sure your tank is at least three-quarters full.
  • Notify someone of your route, destination and expected arrival time.
  • Pack an emergency preparedness kit that includes blankets, extra clothes, a flashlight, an ice scraper, a shovel, sand for traction, a fully charged cellphone and hazard warning lights or reflectors.
  • Brake slowly to avoid panic braking or jerking the steering wheel.
  • Increase the distance between you and traffic ahead.
  • Carry plenty of food and water, as well as any medications you need.
  • Carry tire chains and snow cables, or use snow tires.

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Jacksonville Area I-10 Traffic Impacts Thru December 18

Jacksonville Area I-10 Traffic Impacts Thru December 18

The Florida Department of Transportation is reporting the following ramp and lane closures on I-10 in the Jacksonville area thru December 18:

– Nighttime eastbound lane closures on I-10 over Cahoon Road, two miles west of Chaffee Road Monday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for installing Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) equipment.

– Nighttime eastbound lane closures on I-10 from Lane Avenue to Ellis Road overpass tonight (December 11) and Monday through Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for construction of emergency lane.

– Continuous inside eastbound and westbound lane on I-10 at State Road 23/Cecil Commerce Center Parkway and off-ramp lane closures in preparation for building new interchange.
Nighttime eastbound lane closures Sunday on I-10 west of State Road 23/Cecil Commerce Parkway from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for installing Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) equipment.


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I-10 Ramp and Lane Closures in Jacksonville Area This Week

I-10 Ramp and Lane Closures in Jacksonville Area This Week

The Florida Department of Transportation is reporting the following ramp and lane closures on Interstate 10 in the Jacksonville area this week:

– I-10 at Cassat Avenue: Complete nighttime closure of the eastbound off-ramp to Cassat Avenue Sunday from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. for concrete work. Detour is Lane Avenue, Normandy Boulevard to Cassat Avenue.

– I-10 at State Road 23/Cecil Commerce Center Parkway: Continuous inside eastbound and westbound lane and off-ramp lane closures in preparation for building new interchange.

– I-10 from Lane Avenue to Ellis Road overpass: Nighttime eastbound lane closures tonight and Monday through Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for construction of emergency lane.

 


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Florida I-10 Traffic Impacts in Duval County This Week

Florida I-10 Traffic Impacts in Duval County This Week

The Florida Department of Transportation is reporting the following lane and ramp closures on I-10 in Duval County:

– Complete nighttime closure of the eastbound off-ramp to Cassat Avenue at I-10 Sunday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for concrete work. Detour is Lane Avenue, Normandy Boulevard to Cassat Avenue.

– Continuous inside eastbound and westbound lane and off-ramp lane closures on I-10 at State Road 23/Cecil Commerce Center Parkway in preparation for building new interchange.

– Nighttime eastbound lane closures on I-10 from Lane Avenue to Ellis Road overpass Monday through Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for construction of emergency lane.


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