What retailers, restaurants and other businesses are open on Memorial Day?

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With Memorial Day finally here, Americans from coast to coast are gearing up to celebrating the holiday with family and friends, or perhaps quietly solo. 

Whether you’re hosting a barbecue or attending one, you may find yourself in need of a last-minute run to the grocery store before the grilling begins. Those without plans may want to partake in some casual shopping or lunch with friends at a fast-food restaurant. Luckily, many retailers and restaurants will be open on May 27.

Here’s a list of what is and isn’t open on Memorial Day.

What places are open on Memorial Day 2024?


  • Academy Sports + Outdoors

  • Ace Hardware
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bass Pro Shops

  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Best Buy
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club 
  • Cabela’s

  • Crate & Barrel
  • CVS 
  • Dollar General 
  • Dollar Tree 
  • Family Dollar
  • Foot Locker
  • GameStop 

  • Guitar Center
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • IKEA
  • Kohl’s

  • Krogers and its network of grocery stores — including Ralphs, King Soopers, Metro Market, Pick’n Save and more
  • Lowe’s
  • Macy’s
  • Marshalls
  • Menards
  • Michaels
  • Old Navy
  • Petco
  • Publix
  • REI
  • Rite Aid 
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sephora
  • T.J. Maxx
  • Target
  • Trader Joe’s 
  • Tractor Supply Company
  • Walgreens 
  • Walmart
  • Whole Foods 

Restaurants, fast-food chains open on Memorial Day

  • Applebee’s
  • Bahama Breeze
  • Bob Evans
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Burger King
  • Chili’s
  • Chipotle
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Dairy Queen
  • Denny’s
  • Dunkin’ 
  • Golden Corral
  • IHOP
  • Olive Garden
  • Pizza Hut
  • Popeyes
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • TGI Fridays
  • Sonic
  • Subway
  • Starbucks
  • Waffle House

  • Wendy’s

Places with special hours of operation on Memorial Day 2024

  • Aldi closes early. Check times at your local store

What places are closed on Memorial Day 2024?

  • Costco
  • Natural Grocers
  • UPS 
  • FedEx

Khristopher J. Brooks

Khristopher J. Brooks is a reporter for CBS MoneyWatch. He previously worked as a reporter for the Omaha World-Herald, Newsday and the Florida Times-Union. His reporting primarily focuses on the U.S. housing market, the business of sports and bankruptcy.

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