McDonald’s won’t be the only restaurant chain with a presence on Christmas Day, as other chains open their doors to consumers who don’t celebrate the holiday or are doing so without home-cooked food.
“Denny’s is always open, including all 24 hours of Christmas Day,” the diner chain said in a statement.
In 2011, the company’s restaurants served more than 1.5 million guests on Dec. 25 -- the busiest day of the year for the second straight year.
The most trafficked Christmas hours for Denny's? Between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
The restaurant company said it also plans to open for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
“Whatever our guests' preferences may be, we are here to serve all day and night,” said John Dillon, vice president of marketing and product development.
Over at IHOP, a majority will be open "all or some part of Christmas Day,” though individual restaurant managers will make the final call, according to spokesman Craig Hoffman. All of the restaurants will be open on New Year’s Eve and day.