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Restaurants that will be open on Christmas Day 2013 are few

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Christmas Day is often a time when everyone sits down at home for a big meal and enjoy all types of food and togetherness. Sometimes though, people have to work or they will be out and that could very well be the reasons that "restaurants open on Christmas Day" is trending across multiple search engines and social media sites on Dec. 21, 2013.

A little bit of research will reveal that there are not a whole lot of restaurants open on Christmas Day and they offer up all sorts of different meal options. Well, here is a collection of which restaurants are open on Christmas Day 2013 for the non-cooks or holiday movie-goers.

Some Applebee's locations will actually be open on Christmas Day, but they vary by franchise owners so call to be sure.

Steak 'n Shake will be open as it always is opening their doors at 11:00 a.m., and the same can be said for Waffle House locations.

Select Boston Market stores will be open on Christmas Day and they'll be offering certain holiday selections for carry-out. Make sure to call ahead to see if your local location will be open.

Buffalo Wild Wings will have participating locations open on Christmas Day. Call ahead to be sure.

SEE: 2013 Holiday TV schedule for before Thanksgiving until after Christmas

Denny's will indeed be open 24 hours on Christmas Day as they are every other day of the year.

Various locations of Domino's Pizza will be open on Christmas Day. Some locations are only offering carry-out or delivery so call ahead to be sure.

Golden Corral will be open on Christmas Day at participating locations. Call ahead before going.

HomeTown Buffet will have participating locations open on Christmas Day for the hours of noon to 6:00 p.m.

Select IHOP locations will be open on Christmas Day.

Jack in the Box expects all company-operated restaurants to remain open 24 hours a day as usual. Some franchise-owned locations will have reduced operating hours on Christmas Day so be sure to call ahead.

Old Country Buffet will have participating locations open on Christmas Day from noon until 6:00 p.m. so call ahead.

Most Qdoba locations are closed on Christmas Day with a select few remaining open.

Select Ruby Tuesday locations will be open on Christmas Day. Call ahead to your local restaurant to be sure.

Shoney's locations will be open on Christmas Day.

Benihana restaurants will be open from 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and then again from 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Select Sizzler locations will be open on Dec. 25, 2013.

Participating Ryan's locations will be open on Christmas Day from noon until 6:00 p.m. Call ahead for hours and Christmas specials.

Only one Red Lobster location in North America will be open on Christmas Day and it is the one in Times Square, New York.

All Starbucks locations are scheduled to be open.

Remember that while these hours have been announced for these chains and restaurants, things are subject to change. Please call ahead to your local restaurants to be sure that they will be open and for their hours of operation before heading out.

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