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National Hamburger Day and National Cheeseburger Day are holidays made for burger lovers, and plenty of restaurants offer deals that can get you free and discounted burgers. That makes these food holidays a must have on your calendar.
If you’re looking to celebrate the holiday with its namesake in hand, we’ll tell you how to do that on the cheap with the best promotional offers. While most restaurants haven’t released their National Hamburger Day or National Cheeseburger Day deals for 2024, we’ll let you know what you should expect based on last year’s deals.
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National Hamburger Day is May 28 every year.
National Hamburger is on May 28 every year, and in 2024, it’ll land on a Tuesday. While the true origins of the hamburger might be debated, we’ve heard that the American version of the hamburger was invented in the 1900s in Connecticut. Here were all the deals that you could have grabbed in 2023:
Arby’s: If you ordered a burger from May 28 to June 1, 2023 you’d get a free burger coupon for your next visit.
When you bought a burger from Arby’s online through their website or app (iOS / Android) from May 28 to June 1, 2023, you’ll received a coupon for a free burger that you could have used on your next purchase. You had 14 days to redeem your coupon, and you could only receive one coupon per customer.
Buffalo Wild Wings: 6 Boneless Wings for $1 with a burger purchase in 2023.
Buffalo Wild Wings offered a deal that got you 6 boneless wings (regularly $9.29) for $1 with the purchase of a burger — an 89.2% discount. This deal was available on National Hamburger Day.
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Burger King: Free hamburger with any $1 purchase from May 26 to 28, 2023.
For National Hamburger Day, Burger King gave us a free Whopper (regularly $5.69) when you ordered at least $1 worth of food. This deal was on their “Offers” page on the Burger King app or website, and the cheapest item that would have gotten you past the $1 was their soft serve for $1.29.
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The Habit Burger: The two burger combo meal was $20 on May 28, 2023.
When you visited The Habit Burger on National Hamburger Day 2023, you could have gotten two charburgers (regularly $5.59 each), two fries (normally $3.29 each), and two drink (priced at $2.89 each) for only $20 — a 15% discount. This offer was be available from May 28 to June 27, 2023, and you were able to pick up the same deal on third-party delivery services for $22.
Hooters: Build your own burger for $9.99 on National Hamburger Day 2023.
When you visited Hooters from May 27 to 29, 2023, you could have built your own burger (regularly $13.29) for only $9.99 — a 24.8% discount. This deal was only available when you dine-in.
Red Robin: Red Robin Royalty members got BOGO 50% off burgers all month long.
Red Robin celebrated National Hamburger Month 2023 by giving Red Robin Royalty members BOGO 50% burgers. This includes National Hamburger Day 2023.
This is just one of the many ways to be Red Robin Royalty while spending less.
Smashburger: Get four burgers for $20 on National Hamburger Day 2023.
On National Hamburger Day 2023, Smashburger offered a deal for you and all your friends. Just needed to head to your favorite location, and you could have gotten four burgers (regularly $7.19) for only $20 — a 30.5% discount.
Wayback Burger: BOGO Classic Burger on the app in 2023.
When you visited Wayback Burger on National Hamburger Day 2023, orders placed through the app could have gotten BOGO Classic Burgers (regularly $7.99).
Plus, Wayback Burger celebrated National Hamburger Month by giving us deals every week in May 2023. Here were all the deals you could have gotten through the Wayback Burger app:
- May 1 – 7: $2 off orders of $10 or more
- May 8 – 14: Free Bacon Cheeseburger (reg. $8.99) with any purchase
- May 15 – 21: $3 kids’ meals
- May 22 – 31: Triple Point Days on the app
Wendy’s: Junior Bacon Cheeseburger for $0.01 with any purchase from May 26 to June 1, 2023.
There were plenty of Wendy’s coupons that you could have gotten through National Hamburger Month on their app. Every week, you could have picked up BOGO $1 Premium Burgers. From May 26 to June 1, 2023 (including National Hamburger Day), you could have gotten a Junior Bacon Cheeseburger (regularly $3.39) for $0.01 with any purchase. That was a 99.7% discount.
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National Cheeseburger Day is on Sept. 18 every year.
This food holidays falls on Sept. 18 every year. In 2024, it falls on a Wednesday. Rumor has it the classic American Cheeseburger was created in 1926 in Pasadena, California by Lionel Sternberger. We’ve been putting cheese on our hamburgers ever since.
Applebee’s: $8.99 Classic Burgers all day long on Sept. 18, 2023.
Applebee’s offered customers a Classic Burger with fries for only $8.99. That included the Classic Burger (regularly $12.49), Classic Cheeseburger (normally $12.99), and Classic Bacon Cheeseburger (priced at $13.99) — a maximum discount of 35.8%. This deal was available online and in-person.
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Bar Louie: 50% off all burgers on National Cheeseburger Day 2023.
On National Cheeseburger Day 2023, you could have gotten 50% off all burgers at Bar Louie at participating locations.
BurgerFi: Get a $3 Double Cheeseburger with a drink purchase in 2023.
When you purchased a Coca-Cola Freestyle drink from BurgerFi on National Cheeseburger Day 2023, you could have gotten a Premium BurgerFi Cheeseburger (reg. $10.99) for $3 — that’s a 72.7% discount. This deal would only work on Sept. 18, 2023, and you could have claimed the discount in-person and online.
Burger King: Free cheeseburger with $1 purchase & more in 2023.
Burger King Royal Perks members could celebrate National Cheeseburger Day all week long, starting with a free cheeseburger (regularly $1.99) with any $1 purchase on Sept. 18, 2023. Here were the other deals that you could have grabbed:
- Sept. 19: Free Whopper Jr. (reg. $2.89) with a $1 purchase
- Sept. 20: Whopper (reg. $5.69) for $3 — a 47.3% discount
- Sept. 21: BOGO free Whoppers (reg. $5.69)
- Sept. 22: Free order of Onion Rings (reg. $3.19) with a $1 purchase
- Sept. 23: $22 Family Bundle — three Whoppers, three cheeseburgers, and three small fries. A $31.41 value or 30% discount.
- Sept. 24: Earn double rewards on all your purchases
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Carl’s Jr.: Half-off all double cheeseburgers on Sept. 18, 2023.
Carl’s Jr. My Rewards members will received half-off cheeseburgers all day on Sept. 18, 2023. This deal was only available through the app, and you could only get up to four cheeseburgers discounted through this deal.
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Dairy Queen: Free single Original Cheeseburger with $1 purchase (except Texas locations) on Sept. 18, 2023.
Dairy Queen celebrated National Cheeseburger Day by giving customers a free single Original Cheeseburger (regularly $4.79) with a $1 purchase.
Sorry, Texans. Texas Dairy Queen locations were not participating in this cheeseburger deal.
Dog Haus: $5.99 cheeseburger at select locations in 2023.
When you texted CHEESEBURGER to 883-440-1110, you could have grabbed a coupon for a $5.99 burger (regularly $12.69) from Dog Haus at select locations. That was a 52.8% discount.
Farmer Boys: Grab a Big Cheese for only $3 on Sept. 18, 2023.
On Sept. 18, you were able to get a Big Cheese (regularly $5.99) from Farmers Boys for only $3 — a 49.9% discount. This deal was only available from 2 p.m. to close.
Krystal: $1 Cheese Krystals on Sept. 18, 2023 through the app or website.
McDonald’s: Get $0.50 double cheeseburgers on Sept. 18, 2023.
On Sept. 18, 2023, members of the McDonald’s Rewards program could have gotten a Double Cheeseburger (regularly $2.89) for only $0.50 — an 82.7% discount. This deal could only be claimed through the McDonald’s app, so you had to download and sign up for the deal on National Cheeseburger Day 2023.
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Smashburger: Grab $5 Classic Singles from Sept. 18 – 20, 2023.
From Sept. 18 to 20, 2023, you were able to grab $5 Classic Singles (reg. $7.19) from Smashburger when you used the code CLASSIC23 on the Smashburger website or app — that was a 30.4% discount. This deal could have been claimed both online and in-store.
Wayback: BOGO free Classic Burgers on Sept. 18, 2023.
Wendy’s: $0.01 Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger with any purchase from Sept. 18 – 22, 2023.
Wendy’s brought back their National Hamburger Day deal by giving us a $0.01 Junior Bacon Cheese Burger (regularly $3.59) with an additional purchase. This deal was only available through the Wendy’s Rewards program on the app or website. That was a 99.7% discount.
This is just one of the many Wendy’s deals that you can grab.
White Castle: BOGO free Single Cheese Sliders from Sept. 18 to 20, 2023.
White Castle celebrated National Cheeseburger Day by giving customers BOGO free Cheese Sliders (reg. $1.30). You just needed to head to the White Castle coupons page to get the coupon at your local White Castle.