Last year, stores, major retailers and fast food chains closed their doors on Thanksgiving because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And for the second year in a row most major retail chains and retail outlets will close their stores on Thursday.

Target announced Monday that its stores will no longer open on Thanksgiving – a move that began last year as a one-off due to the pandemic, but is now a constant change.

“What began as a temporary pandemic measure has become our new standard, recognizing our ability to fulfill the festive wishes of our guests both inside and outside the store,” Target CEO Brian Cornell said in a note to staff. , according to Associated Press.

Earlier this year Walmart announced that his stores will be closed on Thanksgiving, as a “thank you” to all his associates for their hard work during the pandemic, said Docona Smith, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Walmart US

Other major retailers, such as Best Buy, JCPenney and Kohl’s, have also announced they will be closed on Thanksgiving – instead urging customers to start this year’s Black Friday shopping online.

Here is a list of stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving, the website said Black Friday:

  • Abt Electronics
  • Academy of Sports
  • Ace Equipment
  • Acme Tools
  • Ashley Furniture
  • At home
  • Works for bath and body
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bell towers
  • Bed bath and more
  • Belk
  • The best buy
  • Big 5 sporting goods
  • BJ
  • Blaine’s Farm and Fleet
  • Bloomingdale
  • Boskova
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop
  • Burlington
  • Campmor
  • Christmas tree shops
  • Christopher and Banks
  • Conn’s Home Plus
  • Costco
  • Dunham Sports
  • Farm and household goods
  • Five below
  • Fleet Farm
  • Fred Meyer
  • GameStop
  • Guitar Center
  • Books for half price
  • Transportation in the harbor
  • Hobby lobby
  • Home Depot
  • IKEA
  • JCPenney
  • Joanna
  • Joss A. Bank
  • Kolya
  • La-Z Boy
  • Lowe
  • Macy
  • Menards
  • Michaels
  • Microcenter
  • Music and art
  • NEX Navy Exchange
  • Neumann Marcus
  • Nordstrom
  • Nordstrom stand
  • Northern Tool & Equipment
  • Office depot
  • Office Max
  • The old fleet
  • Paper shop
  • PC Richard and son
  • Pet Supplies Plus
  • Friday
  • PetSmart
  • Harbor1
  • Publix
  • REI
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sears
  • Sears Outlet
  • The composition of the athlete
  • Staples
  • Sur La Table
  • Target
  • Tractor Supply Company
  • True value
  • Ulta Beauty
  • Under the armor
  • The value of urban furniture
  • Victoria’s Secret
  • Walmart
  • West Marine
  • World market

While most major retailers will close on Thursday, stores such as CVS, Whole Foods, HEB and Dollar tree will remain open but with changed business hours.

Here’s a look at the shops that will be open on Thanksgiving:

  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Big lots
  • CVS pharmacy
  • Cables
  • General dollar
  • Family dollar
  • Kmart
  • Meyer
  • Olympia Sports
  • PepBoys
  • Ritual assistance
  • Providing the countryside
  • Walgreens

Retailers and other businesses, depending on the state, may have special rules and precautions regarding COVID-19.

And if you’re not in the mood to cook this Thanksgiving, mind you – you may have little choice, as some large restaurants and eateries are closed for work.

Here is a list of restaurants and food chains that will be open on Thanksgiving:

(Note: depending on location and region, some franchises will be open)

  • Bonefish Grill
  • Italian Carrabba Grill
  • Mexican Grill Chipotle
  • Chuck E. Cheese
  • Church chicken
  • The first watch
  • Little Caesars
  • Olive garden
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Panera bread
  • Peet’s Coffee
  • PF Chang
  • Red lobster
  • Taco Bell
  • Tijuana Apartments
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