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Which restaurants are open on July 4th? Chipotle, Starbucks, Taco Bell, McDonald’s (plus free bagels at Panera)

If you’re not firing up the grill for Independence Day 2021 – or are in need of a caffeine fix – most restaurants are open for the holiday Sunday.

National chains, including Starbucks, McDonald’s, Dunkin’ and Chili’s, are open, and on-demand services, including Postmates, Grubhub, UberEats and DoorDash will deliver orders Sunday for participating local and national restaurants. You can also check OpenTable for restaurants accepting reservations.

But there are some exceptions.

For the first time, P.F. Chang’s says it is closing its restaurants on the July Fourth holiday. Tijuana Flats, a Florida-based chain, also is closed Sunday but traditionally closes on federal holidays. Chick-fil-A restaurants are closed as they are each Sunday.

Numerator, a data and tech company, said its survey found 68% of consumers expect to return to normal holiday celebrations this summer on or by the Fourth of July. However, 8% of consumers said in the survey they planned to go out to eat or for drinks and another 7% said they were bringing food or drinks in.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that adults and kids not fully vaccinated should wear a mask indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces. The CDC changed mask guidance for fully vaccinated people on May 13 and major retailers started updating mask policies the next day.

 free food

Panera Bread is scheduled to end its three-day free bagel giveaway Sunday for customers who received a COVID-19 vaccine, and 7-Eleven is giving away free Slurpee drinks to rewards members throughout July. Check to make sure your Panera is open before heading out as some locations are closed for the holiday.

Krispy Kreme’s daily free doughnut giveaway for vaccinated customers continues through the end of the year, but the chain also has special patriotic treats.

Chipotle Mexican Grill will offer a COVID-19 incentive on July 6 from 3 p.m. to closing time at participating restaurants nationwide with the purchase of an entree.

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