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Boston Market was one of the many chains that had select locations open on Thanksgiving. Pictured: A Boston Market location in College Park, Maryland, in 2007. Getty Images

While many will be enjoying a home-cooked meal on Thanksgiving this year, others may be looking to grab a their turkey, stuffing and other fixings outside of the house. Some may be victims of the type of dinner disasters common in Thanksgiving sitcom episodes and in need of a quick fix, while others may just not feel like cooking. Luckily, there are some options for those eating out for the holiday.

According to the Huffington Post, many popular chains, such as Applebee’s, Boston Market, Marie Callender’s, Ruby Tuesday’s and Sizzler will have select locations open, but it would be wise to call ahead as it will vary by location. Some restaurants are even incorporating some Thanksgiving specials into their holiday menus, such as Cracker Barrel, which will offer a "Turkey N Dressing" meal for $11.99 and Golden Corral, which is featuring a Thanksgiving buffet. Boston Market will be offering its catering services for the holiday.

Chain diners, such as IHOP, Denny’s and Waffle House, which are normally open 24/7, will stay open as well.

Those looking for some traditional football fare for Thursday’s big games will have a few options. On the West Coast, Hooters locations will open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. PST and select locations will be open across the rest of the country. Select Buffalo Wild Wings locations will be open for those who want their wings fix and select Domino’s and Pizza Hut locations will be open for those who prefer Italian, but openings will vary by location. The same goes for fast-food chains such as McDonald’s and Burger King.

Some franchises allow the individual restaurants to decide for themselves whether or not to open, so make sure to plan your meals accordingly.

Social media is making it easier to find a place to chow down on some turkey. Searching "Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving" on Twitter yields thousands of posts from restaurants, both local establishments and nationwide chains, tipping off customers to their holiday hours.

With all the options available for eating out, there should not be any shortage of food to be found on Thanksgiving Day.

If you do decide to stay in for the holiday, be sure to check out IBTimes' articles on preparing the perfect turkey and Thanksgiving stuffing!