Check with your closest location before heading out. Some restaurant websites do not have updated holiday hours so calling ahead is suggested.Applebee’s: Not all locations will be open as the decision is made by franchisees.Benihana: Make reservations online for Christmas Day.Boston Market: Nearly all locations are open Wednesday but menu selections and hours may vary by location.Buca di Beppo: Most open regular hours.Burger King: Select locations will be open on Christmas Day.Checker’s: Most open regular hours.Chinese restaurants: It’s a tradition for Chinese restaurants to be open Christmas. Check with your favorite for hours.Dave & Buster’s: Check your closest location’s hours online.Denny’s: Open 24 hours.Dunkin’: Hours vary and not all locations will be open. Check the Dunkin’ mobile app to confirm whether your local store is open.Fleming’s Steakhouse: Select locations open Christmas.Fogo de Chão: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.IHOP: Most locations will be open regular hours Wednesday. IHOP has a limited-time Elf on the Shelf menu and kids eat free promotion through Jan. 1.Legal Sea Foods: Each location’s hours listed at www.legalseafoods.com.Macaroni Grill: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.Main Event: Check for entertainment centers’ hours online. McCormick’s & Schmick’s: The restaurant recommends making reservations.McDonald’s: Participating locations are open Wednesday, hours vary.Morton’s The Steakhouse: 2 to 9 p.m.Panda Express: Hours vary.Paris Baguette: All locations will be open Wednesday but hours vary.Ruth Chris’ Steak House: Reservations are recommended and can be made online.Starbucks: Not all locations are open and hours vary. Check with your closest location and hours will be updated on the app and website.STK Steakhouse and Kona Grill: The restaurant chains both owned by The One Group will be open Christmas. Check websites for varying hours.TGI Fridays: Some locations will be open special hours, which vary. Tony Roma’s: Hours vary.
CASH prizes and trophies totalling over $4M were yesterday morning handed out to the top four clubs and outstanding individuals emerging from the 2016/17 edition of the STAG Nations Cup knock-out competition, which had involved clubs from five of the Guyana Football Federation affiliates.Making a clean sweep of the top four spots was the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) which saw Western Tigers win the top prize of $2M along with the Most Valuable Player and Best Goalkeeper accolades which went to Phillip Rowley and Troy Carrington, respectively.Santos FC who lost the final 0-3 walked away with $1M, the Guyana Police Force Football Club received $500 000 as the third-place winners, while club member Quincy Holder ended as the Highest Goalscorer with … goals and was duly recognised. Riddim Squad who lost the third-place match-up 1-2 collected $300 000.Handing over the prizes was Ansa McAl’s STAG Brand Assistant Keon Persaud, who congratulated the teams for their efforts during the competition which also comprised teams from Berbice, East Demerara, East Bank and West Demerara.Western Tigers head coach Calvin Allen, in receiving the champions’ cheque credited the team’s win to hard work and team spirit.“I think that Western Tigers always are a talented bunch of players, more so young players and with the blend of Phillip Rowley, Ryan Adolph and the other senior guys around, it is just about getting the group to work together and a bit harder. I think they were a bit relaxed and took things for granted but are now working hard.”Allen, who took over the head technical position at the club last July, noted that they players worked very hard each session, day in, day out.“There are a few things that we have implemented that have probably changed the fortunes of the team and the administration of the club has been doing a great job also.”Allen further stated that the club now boasts a revamped and structured youth programme.“So far I think we have done a marvellous job. We’ve got about 50 to 60 youngsters coming out to the ground on any given day and the female programme we’ve focused a lot on.“We have females from the age of five/six to about 15 years old. So it’s a very young female group and we are hoping to mould them into a very strong and competitive group and hopefully a good group for Guyana.”