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Where to Get Free or Discounted Cheeseburgers for National Cheeseburger Day

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National Cheeseburger Day is Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2024. Although this food holiday typically marks the end of grilling season, there are still lots of food chains that celebrate with deals and discounts.

What can you expect this year? Although we don't have any details for the September event yet, we anticipate deals from Burger King, Wendy's, BurgerFi, Smashburger, White Castle, and more.

As we get closer to National Cheeseburger Day, we'll update this post with any deals. So check back here or bookmark this page to stay in the know.

Here's all the National Cheeseburger Day deals we hope to see on Sept. 18, 2024. And for more money-saving tips, text HACKS to 57299.

National Cheeseburger Day is an annual holiday when restaurants offer cheap or free cheeseburgers.

On National Cheeseburger Day, you can typically find offers such as discounts up to 50% off or freebies on cheeseburgers.

In the past, we've seen deals from all of these popular burger joints: McDonald's, Burger King, Applebee's, Smashburger, Wendy's, Farmer Boys, Wayback Burgers, and Sonic Drive-In, usually participate.

National Cheeseburger Day happens every year on September 18.


National Cheeseburger Day takes place on Sept. 18 every year, closing out the grilling season just after Labor Day. That means, in 2024, Cheeseburger Day will fall on Wednesday, Sept. 18. 2024. 

National Cheeseburger Day Deals 2024


Here are our predictions based on prior years' Cheeseburger Day deals.


This year, Applebee’s will likely offer a discount (online and in-store) on their Classic Cheeseburger with fries for National Cheeseburger Day.

Bar Louie

On National Cheeseburger Day, look for 50% off all burgers at Bar Louie.


We anticipate Burger21 will have a discount on their Cheesy Burgers for National Cheeseburger Day 2024.


Watch for BurgerFi to offer a discount on their Premium BurgerFi Cheeseburger with the purchase of a Coca-Cola Freestyle drink on Sept. 18 only.

Burger King

This year, Burger King will celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with an entire week of savings for their Royal Perks members. The week-long celebration will likely start with a free cheeseburger with any $1 purchase. Here's a look at other deals we may see this September:

  • Sept. 19: Free Whopper Jr. (reg. $2.89) with a $1 purchase

  • Sept. 20: Whopper (reg. $5.69) for $3

  • 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)

  • Sept. 24: Earn double rewards on all your purchases

Carl’s Jr.

Look for Carl’s Jr. to give My Rewards members half-off cheeseburgers (in-app only) all day on Sept. 18.

Dairy Queen

On National Cheeseburger Day 2024, we anticipate Dairy Queen will celebrate with a free single Original Cheeseburger with a $1 purchase deal.

Dog Haus

Look for Dog Haus to have a text promotion that'll give you a coupon for a discounted cheeseburger on National Cheeseburger Day.

Farmer Boys

On Sept. 18, watch Farmers Boys to offer their Big Cheese 50% off from 2 p.m. to close.

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Freddy's will likely have a free Freddy's Original Double (in-app only) deal.


We predict $1 Cheese Krystals from Krystal on National Cheeseburger Day.


On Sept. 18, MyMcDonald’s Rewards members will likely get an in-app deal for a McDonald's Double Cheeseburger.

Miller's Ale House

To celebrate National Cheeseburger Day, Miller's Ale House will have a discount on their Classic cheeseburger and fries.


This year, look for Mooyah to offer their rewards members a free cheeseburger with a purchase of fries and drink on Sept. 18, National Cheeseburger Day.

Next Level Burger

In celebration of National Cheeseburger Day, look for the plant-based restaurant Next Level Burger to have a BOGO free deal on their Signature Burger.


Watch for $5 Smashburger Classic Singles when you use a promo code online and in-store.

Sonic Drive-In

Sonic will likely have a 50% off cheeseburgers in-app deal for National Cheeseburger Day.


In celebration of National Cheeseburger Day 2024, look for Wahlburgers to have 50% off burgers on Sept. 18.

Wayback Burgers

We anticipate a BOGO free deal on burgers at Wayback Burgers on National Cheeseburger Day.


Look for Wendy’s to bring back their $0.01 Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger with an additional purchase deal.

White Castle

White Castle will likely celebrate National Cheeseburger Day by giving customers BOGO free Cheese Sliders (with coupon from their coupon page).

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