The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is offering up some do’s and don’ts on firework safety ahead of July 4th.


There will be fewer professional fireworks displays this Fourth of July and more socially-distanced barbecues.

But if you’re not firing up the grill, most national restaurant chains are open in some capacity Saturday.

With at least 21 states pausing reopening or taking new steps to limit the spread of the coronavirus, which restaurants are open to dine in this weekend will vary greatly depending on where you live.

According to data from Womply, a small business software provider, 20% of restaurants are still closed.

“Independence Day is typically slow for restaurants, and it should be even slower this year due to COVID-19,” said Brad Plothow, Womply vice president of corporate marketing and communications. Plothow recommended “showing your favorite local eatery some love by looking for places that offer takeout, delivery or curbside pickup.”

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Delivery services including Postmates, Grubhub, UberEats and DoorDash will be delivering food orders Saturday for participating local and national restaurants. Also check OpenTable for restaurants accepting reservations.

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For more than two centuries the White House has always played a central role in the Independence Day celebrations for the nation’s capital. (July 2)

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Restaurants open Fourth of July

The following restaurant chains have select locations open in some capacity. Some dining rooms may be closed, and many may only be offering takeout and delivery. Check with your closest location to learn more.

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