Everyone agrees that Thanksgiving is all about the food, but we don't necessarily have to be the ones to cook it. After all, many of us have already spent way too much time in the kitchen this year. Some people are choosing to skip Thanksgiving dinner altogether and head to McDonald's, KFC, Burger King or Popeyes for a bite to eat. Others prefer to get a take-out Thanksgiving meal from one of the many restaurants offering them, such as Boston Market and Bravo! Italian Kitchen. If you're looking to dine-in for your fast food Thanksgiving dinner, head to one of these 11 chains on Turkey Day.
1. Kona Grill
Kona Grill knows how to do Thanksgiving right, with their macadamia nut-crusted turkey and ginger cranberry sauce. Plus, you can enjoy the meal with a margarita in hand. Call your local Kona Grill to see what they'll be offering on Thanksgiving Day.
2. Golden Corral
Sticking with their buffet theme, Golden Corral's Thanksgiving meal is available as a buffet. Open from 11 am to 10 pm, you can come and grab as much food as you can fit on your plate.
3. Ruth's Chris
We know that Ruth's Chris is a pro at steak, and this expertise carries over to their Thanksgiving turkey. This steakhouse has options for take-out or dine-on for this holiday. No matter what, you won't be cooking!
4. Del Frisco's Grille
Del Frisco's Grille offers a delectable roasted turkey, along with all the classic side like mashed potatoes and green beans and more unique ones like a butter squash bisque. Save room for the pumpkin cheesecake.
5. Cracker Barrel
Cracker Barrel is another fast food chain making it easy to have a stress-free holiday season. You can either pick up one of their pre-made Thanksgiving meals, or just head to Cracker Barrel for turkey dinner, featuring their Homestyle Turkey n' Dressing meal with all the sides. Call first to check the holiday hours.
Applebee's is serving a holiday menu for the big day, from tasty appetizers to a Family Bundle Meal. Since each restaurant is an independent franchise, double-check the hours before heading in.
7. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
For those looking for a fancier Thanksgiving Day, Fleming's has it all. Go for a steak or try the three-course Thanksgiving menu, which includes a choice between turkey breast or filet mignon for the main course. If you need a pick-me-up on your way, get a latte at Starbucks or some sweets from Dunkin' Donuts.
8. Fogo de Chao
A Brazilian steakhouse probably isn't your first thought when it comes to Thanksgiving. However, Fogo de Chao is serving a Thanksgiving meal for anyone who's not looking to cook this year. Either dine in with a Full Churrasco Experience, or choose one of the to-go family meals for a catered Thanksgiving dinner.
9. Buca di Beppo
Buca di Beppo is going all out this year, offering their classic Italian fare along with a Thanksgiving meal with all the fixin's. Order turkey, homestyle gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, spicy Italian sausage stuffing and pumpkin pie for your holiday meal. While you could go fully Italian with a pizza from Domino's, Papa John's or Pizza Hut, why not have the best of both worlds?
Denny's has always been a go-to for classic diner food at any hour. Denny's restaurants are open on Thanksgiving and serving a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner, with sides like cranberry sauce and dressings.
11. Romano's Macaroni Grill
Romano's does fast food Thanksgiving their own way, including desserts like cannoli or tiramisu. Enjoy a meal with both Thanksgiving classics and yummy Italian sides and desserts. You can also take home their to-go feast, which serves either 5 or 10 guests.