McDonald's Is Open On New Year's Day So You Can Hit The Drive-Thru To Start The Year

Welcome 2022 with a Big Mac.

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There's something so special about ordering from McDonald's after it's been a while since your last visit. After the year we've all had, it's only appropriate you treat yourself to some McNuggets, a McFlurry, or a Big Mac to get you up and ready for 2022, so you may be wondering, "Hey, wait, is McDonald's even open on New Year's Day?" Well, friends, we have some good news...it is, indeed! Here's everything you need to know.

As with most holidays, McDonald's hours can vary depending on location because the majority of restaurants (about 95 percent) are franchised. Good Housekeeping has reported that because of the franchising, those McDonald's spots are privately owned, and it's up to their owners to decide the precise hours they'll be up and running for the holidays. Plus, given the safety practices in place given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many stores' hours and situations may be different than in previous years. What you can do to find out about your closest Mickey D's is use this handy store locator and find their contact info, so you can call them up and see when exactly you should swing by the drive-thru.

If you needed more convincing to start 2022 off with some delicious fast food, don't forget that you can sometimes score exclusive deals through the McDonald's app. Be sure to sign up for a Rewards account before the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve to ensure the best year yet.

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