In recent years, more stores and restaurants have began opening on Easter Sunday. Locations which were formerly closed have now decided to open on Easter. Some stores and restaurants remain closed, however. Most shopping malls and shopping centers are also closed on Easter Sunday.
At most locations, these stores will be OPEN on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016: Advance Auto Parts, Bed Bath & Beyond, Dillons, Fred Meyer, The Home Depot, Hy-Vee, Kmart, Kroger, Lowe’s, Meijer, Menards, Old Navy, Safeway, Toys R Us, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Walgreens, and Winn-Dixie.
At most locations, these stores will be CLOSED on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016: Academy Sports + Outdoors, ALDI, Belk, Best Buy, Costco Wholesale, Cub Foods, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Office Depot, Office Max, Publix, Sam’s Club, Sports Authority, Staples, and Target.
At most locations, these restaurants will be OPEN on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016: Applebee’s, Bob Evans, Buffalo Wild Wings, Burger King, Denny’s, Golden Corral, Hooters, Krystal, Miller’s Ale House, Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Ryan’s, Starbucks, and White Castle.
At most locations, these restaurants will be CLOSED on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016: Arby’s, Chick-fil-A, Church’s Chicken, Hardee’s, KFC, McDonald’s, Old Chicago, Papa John’s Pizza, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Popeyes, Quiznos, Taco Bell, Texas Roadhouse, Wendy’s, and Whataburger.
For our Canadian friends: many locations in Canada are open on Easter Sunday. However, stores in some provinces are required to close on Good Friday and/or Easter Sunday. Generally, stores in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, and Yukon are permitted to be open both days. Stores in the provinces of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Prince Edward Island are required to close on Good Friday. Stores in the provinces of Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec are required to close on Easter Sunday. All stores in all provinces are allowed to open on Easter Monday.
Many restaurants are franchise operations, so Easter Sunday hours and open/closed status may vary from what is listed on this site. This is especially true for fast food chains. As always, our best advice is to CALL the location you’re planning to visit to confirm their Easter holiday schedule before heading out. For stores and restaurants not listed above, just search this site! Happy Easter, everyone!