While many Americans will be housing BBQ all day, some are wondering about McDonald’s 4th of July hours: Is McDonald’s open on July 4th?
While many Americans will be celebrating Independence Day with family eating barbeque and watching fireworks, some folks might have a taste for an All-American big mac. But will they be able to soothe their craving on July 4?
The short answer is probably. McDonald’s is the largest and most successful fast-food chain on the planet. They have more than 39,000 locations spread over 100 countries. And while Covid no doubt affected the regular day-to-day operations of the fast-food giant, most locations are now fully back operational. Keep in mind some locations may still be allowing limiting seating or working with reduced hours.
McDonald’s 4th of July hours: Is McDonald’s open on July 4th?
“Ninety-five percent of McDonald’s restaurants are independently owned and operated, so the holiday business hours will vary by location,” a company spokesperson recently told CountryLiving.com. “The best way to determine hours for your local McDonald’s is to call ahead of your visit to confirm their hours.”
That is great advice from the company spokesperson. McDonald’s is typically open on all major holidays, including Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day; July 4 is not an exception. However, the best way to assure your local establishment will be serving McFlurries and nuggets on Independence Day is to either call ahead of time or use McDonald’s store locator.
Additionally, some locations may be serving patrons through the drive-through only, while others may be open for carryout and delivery. Again if your planning on making a pitstop at McDonald’s this July 4, the best bet is to do your due diligence ahead of time to avoid any potential letdown.
Like other businesses open on July 4, McDonald’s will most likely have modified store hours so that their employees can enjoy the festivities as well. Keep this in mind if you do decide to soothe that big mac craving this July 4.