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Old 12-19-2011, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I've noticed a big change in the past 15 years.

Back in the mid 90s, I had to drive across Florida on Christmas morning, and I stopped at a McDonalds in Panama City. There was a skeleton staff and just one old guy drinking coffee.

Last year, though, I walked over to Burger King and the place was packed. There were whole extended families having their Christmas dinner there. The counter girl said nobody had Christmas off, everybody was in.

Have you ever been in a fast food place on Christmas?
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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On LI where I live I don't think any fast food places arem open on Christmas but On new years day they are.
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:35 AM
 
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I know of a couple pizza places near me that are open for Thanksgiving and Christmas but haven't noticed fast food places. We almost always go out for Chinese or other Asian food on Christmas day. We don't celebrate Christmas - maybe the fast food people weren't actually celebrating Christmas either but were just out having a bad meal on December 25th.
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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My husband boss is jewish and on Christmas day they go to NYC to China town and eat at Peking Duck house.
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I know of a couple pizza places near me that are open for Thanksgiving and Christmas but haven't noticed fast food places. We almost always go out for Chinese or other Asian food on Christmas day. We don't celebrate Christmas - maybe the fast food people weren't actually celebrating Christmas either but were just out having a bad meal on December 25th.
I'll meet you for Thai on the 25th!
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Not exactly junk food, but a few years ago my family was in Florida on vacation (and where my brother and his family also live.) In a bout of dysfunction, we weren't invited over for dinner on Christmas, so we all ate at a Ruby Tuesday's at a mall. The place was absolutely packed, so we weren't the only ones by a long shot.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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Last year, though, I walked over to Burger King and the place was packed. There were whole extended families having their Christmas dinner there.
Hahaha, that gave me an image of that old sitcom Roseanne, I could picture their family doing that.

It wouldn't be something our family would do, but maybe some families are traveling home after getting together at a relative's? Maybe they have a long drive, and stop for dinner.
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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Alot of fast food places here are open during Breakfast hours, it's a gathering place for Seniors for morning coffee, i'm not sure if any (fast food) are open for dinner though.
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:32 AM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Christmas family dinner at McD, or Burger King?? That's just... sad.
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:33 AM
 
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Sort of - right before the Iraq War started we met family about at a chian joint to exchange gifts. Normally we would have gone to their house but it was outside the zone - so we met at the "half way point"
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