What Franchise Restaurants are Open On Easter 2023?

What Franchise Restaurants are Open On Easter 2023

Easter Sunday Means No Cooking at These Fast-Casual Franchises 

With Easter approaching, many observers (and non-observers) may still be contemplating their dinner plans. In between Easter egg hunts, pictures with the Easter bunny, shopping, and other fun activities, cooking could seem like a hassle. Fortunately, many franchise restaurants are open on Easter this year. Some are serving traditional meals complete with ham and other Easter favorites, and others are offering non-traditional items like burgers or pizzas. According to a survey from the National Retail Federation, Consumers plan to spend a collective $24 billion on Easter this year, and 81% of respondents are expected to celebrate Easter 2023. With that in mind, traffic in franchise restaurants will likely spring up with guests looking for an alternative to cooking at home.

Below is a list of franchise restaurants that will be open on Easter 2023. 

Food Franchises Open on Easter 2023     

Bob Evans

Bob Evans, Food franchises open on Easter 2023

The Bob Evans franchise will be open on Easter Sunday. Guests can enjoy special meals including its Hot Easter Celebration Family Meal and Easter Celebration Platter. For those hosting Easter brunch, Bob Evans also offers family-sized breakfasts.

Ponderosa & Bonanza Steakhouses

Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses, Food franchises open on Easter 2023

Looking for an Easter feast without having to cook? Ponderosa & Bonanza Steakhouses is offering the Easter Premium Buffet with festive offerings like ham.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Dickey's Barbecue Pit, Food franchises open on Easter 2023

Not only will Dickey’s Barbecue Pit locations be open on Easter Sunday, but the BBQ franchise is also offering deals. With the code SPRING20, customers get 20% off online orders of $35 or more. Additionally, children under the age of 12 eat free on Sundays when an adult orders $12 or more, using the code KEFOLO at participating locations.

Shoney’s

Shoney's, Food franchises open on Easter 2023

For Easter 2023, Shoney’s will feature its All You Care to Eat Freshly Prepared Fresh Food Bar. Fan-favorites in this Easter Feast include Sliced Ham with Baked Apples, Southern Crispy Chicken, Roast Beef, Peel & Eat Shrimp, Squash Casserole, Macaroni & Cheese and more.

Wendy’s

Most Wendy’s locations will be open on Easter 2023. Check with your local restaurant for holiday hours. 

Bahama Breeze

Bahama Breeze, Food franchises open on Easter 2023

Bahama Breeze is open on Easter 2023 to allow guests to enjoy Caribbean-style options. These include seafood, steak and pork, chicken, salad, and more.

IHOP

IHOP, Food franchises open on Easter 2023

Looking for a nice meal on Easter but don’t want to cook? IHOP has got you covered. Since hours of operation vary by location, guests are encouraged to call before going out. 

Burger King

The legacy fast-food chain is reliably open during holidays. Easter 2023 is no different. Check your local restaurant for holiday hours.

Buffalo Wild Wings

While wings aren’t traditionally associated with Easter, Buffalo Wild Wings allows you to enjoy them anyway. Since store hours may vary by location, guests are encouraged to confirm before visiting.

Chili’s 

Looking to spice up your Easter 2023 dinner? Chili’s has fajitas, tacos, quesadillas, salads, soups, and more to enjoy. 

Perkins Restaurant and Bakery 

Perkin Restaurant and Bakery, Food franchises open on Easter 2023

Participating Perkins locations are open on Easter 2023. Guests can enjoy breakfast, a whole fresh-baked pie, and more either in-house or for delivery.

Huddle House

Huddle House, Food franchises open on Easter 2023

For Easter 2023, participating Huddle House locations are open. Before going to your local restaurant, call for more information about holiday hours. 

Krystal

Krystal locations will be open on Easter Sunday. Guests can enjoy nontraditional Easter food options like sliders, fries, and wings. 

Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe 

Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe locations will be open on Easter Sunday 2023. The fast-casual franchise has all-day everyday sips which are $3 pints of Bud Light and Miller Light, $5 wine, and $5 Mardi-Ritas. 

Smokey Bones 

For Easter 2023, Smokey Bones is launching the all-day Sunday brunch. This will be available at all locations, every Sunday. 

California Tortilla 

Who says you can’t enjoy Mexican food on Easter Sunday? Not California Tortilla. The food franchise’s locations will be open on Easter 2023.

Domino’s Pizza

Guests who are craving pizza on Easter Sunday 2023 can order Domino’s Pizza in-store, carryout and delivery. In addition to pizza, customers can order pasta, chicken, sandwiches, and more.

Dutch Bros

Participating Dutch Bros locations will be open on Easter 2023. Call your desired location to confirm holiday hours.

Famous Dave’s

Famous Dave’s, Food franchises open on Easter 2023

Famous Dave’s is open on Easter 2023. The restaurant franchise is also allowing guests to pre-order their Easter ham – or the whole feast – at participating locations.

McDonald’s

The Golden Arches is reliably open on holidays, including Easter 2023. Guests can have untraditional options like fries, burgers, and chicken nuggets. 

O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar

O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar, Food franchises open on Easter 2023

The O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar franchise has many locations open on Easter 2023. You can enjoy the restaurant franchise’s chicken, pasta, and seafood platters.

Starbucks

Starbucks, Food franchises open on Easter 2023

To keep caffeinated on Easter 2023, many Starbucks locations will be open. Check with your local Starbucks for holiday hours.

Panera Bread

Many Panera locations will be operating on Easter 2023. Check with your local cafe for holiday hours. 

Whataburger

To allow guests to enjoy burgers and fries on Easter Sunday, Whataburger locations will be open. Call your local restaurant for clarification on holiday hours.  

Dunkin’

Dunkin’, Food franchises open on Easter 202

Need to get your donut and coffee fix on Easter 2023? You can hop into participating Dunkin’ locations. 

Dairy Queen

Ice cream, anyone? You can enjoy the tasty treat on Easter 2023 at Dairy Queen. Guests are encouraged to check their local location for holiday hours. 

Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs, Food franchises open on Easter 2023

Participating Firehouse Subs locations will be open on Easter Sunday. Contact your local shop for information about holiday hours. 

Cicis Pizza

Cicis Pizza, Food franchises open on Easter 2023

In the mood for pizza on Easter 2023? Cicis Pizza restaurants will be open.

Bar Louie

On Easter 2023, all Bar Louie locations will be open for regular business hours. You can end your meatless and alcohol-free Lenten season at the restaurant franchise.

Applebee’s

Applebbe’s, Food franchises open on Easter 2023

Guests can go to Applebee’s on Easter Sunday. Why cook when you can enjoy mozzarella sticks, boneless wings, and more?

Five Guys

With locations open on Easter, guests can end their meatless Lenten season at Five Guys. In addition to burgers, the food franchise also serves hot dogs, fries, sandwiches, and more.

Papa John’s

Those craving pizza on Easter 2023 can still enjoy options from Papa John’s. Call your local restaurant to see if there are reduced hours. 

Taco Bell

Mexican food is on the menu at Taco Bell on Easter Sunday. Customers can choose from a variety of taco, quesadilla, nacho, and combo options.

Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons, Food franchises open on Easter 2023

You can still get your coffee and donut fix at Tim Hortons on Easter 2023. To get into the spirit of the holiday and the spring season, guests can enjoy Flower Donuts and Easter Egg Donuts.

Bonchon

Bonchon,  Food franchises open on Easter 2023

The Bonchon franchise will be open on Easter Sunday. Guests looking to feed several guests can enjoy a family meal that includes 12 wings, six drumsticks, two sides, and white rice or plain fried rice for $39.95.

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Haley Cafarella is a passionate journalist and writer for IFPG. In her role as content and marketing specialist, she creates original articles for FranchiseWire and Franchise Consultant Magazine. Her specialties include educational articles about buying a franchise and franchise consulting. She also reports on franchise professionals who were recently promoted or hired through FranchiseWire’s popular HireWire series.

Haley has contributed to a variety of regional publications, including Quo Vadis, New Brunswick Today, and the Trenton Monitor. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Rutgers University.
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