It doesn’t matter if it’s technically classified as a sandwich or not, served between lettuce instead of a bun, or homemade versus from a drive-thru: a cheeseburger is a cheeseburger. They’re a staple of summer barbecues, bar food, and fast food, and are likely a major food group in your diet. That is, if you have good taste!
To honor the go-to to-go food, September 18 is National Cheeseburger Day and there are so many restaurants offering free burgers, meal upgrades, or desserts for the occasion. Consider your Friday night dinner plans taken care of. For even more celebration inspo, check out our best burger recipes—we’ve got more than 60!
Mickey D’s is celebrating with 50 cent McDonald’s Double Cheeseburgers, exclusively available through the McDonald’s app on September 18. Once you download the app you can get the deal by using mobile order and pay and adding the deal to your order, or you can get the deal code scanned at the drive-thru, front counter, or kiosk where available. There is a limit of one offer per customer.
The chain is offering 50 percent off of all burgers to WahlClub members at participating locations across the country. All guests have to do is sign up for the WahlClub rewards program to be eligible.
Black Tap just launched a virtual prize spinner offering a number of prizes from free fries to a complimentary All-American burger. All participants will be entered to win the Grand Prize of Free Burgers for a Year and a custom Heinz Ketchup swag bag from the world’s most iconic ketchup brand. Winners will be chosen for each participating Black Tap location and notified via email when they win. You can test your luck here:http://promos.blacktap.com/nationalcheeseburgerday.
Jack in the Box
Through September 20, grab a free Jumbo Jack Cheeseburger with any purchase made through the Jack in the Box mobile app.
Applebee’s is offering a delicious Burger Bundle in honor of National Cheeseburger Day for just $8.99. All you have to do is order any (yes, any!) Handcrafted Burger of your choice and you’ll receive a side of crispy fries and a 30-ounce drink all for the incredibly low price. Select the Burger Bundle option from the menu to order for dine-in, To Go or delivery.
On Friday, September 18, Friendly’s will be offering a free small sundae with any burger purchase. It’s a one day deal for their loyalty members, valid on dine-in only. Anyone that signs up for the loyalty club on or before September 18 will receive this offer. Customers can join here: https://www.friendlysrestaurants.com/login/
Steak ‘n Shake
Steak ‘n Shake is offering loyalty app members $2 off the Double ‘n Cheese Steakburger from September 18 through September 24. There is a limit of one per order, per visit. The offer will only be valid on orders placed through the app. If you download the app and join, you’ll receive a free speciality milkshake with your first purchase as a club member.
Smashburger will be offering guests its Classic Double Smash for just $5 in honor of the day. And better yet, at participating locations, guests can pair their Double Smash with a $3 White Claw.
On National Cheeseburger Day score a $5 cheeseburger in-store at Dog Haus with an app scan, or when you order pickup or delivery through the Dog Haus app at participating locations. Use this coupon to claim the promo.
You can get paid $500 to taste and judge every cheeseburger out there through a contest with BonusFinder. To apply via the job page, describing why you’d be the perfect fit for the job: https://www.bonusfinder.com/about-us/blog/cheeseburger-tester-job. Once the winner is chosen, BonusFinder will provide a list of burger restaurants to visit, a travel expenses budget, and the $500 payment for the work.
For one day only, customers making a $10 minimum purchase on any of its Antibiotic-Free Burgers and Fresh-Cut Fries will receive a $10 reward back on the BurgerFi app, available to use September 19 to October 11. Note: The offer on 9/18 will be valid in-store and through the BurgerFi App. It will not be available online or for 3rd party delivery orders. New users can download the BurgerFi app via App Store and Google Play.
On National Cheeseburger Day, guests at participating Slater’s 50/50 locations can order the “Best Damn Bacon Cheeseburger” and get a free upgrade of a “Juicy Lucy” patty (Black Canyon Angus beef stuffed with tons of melted cheese) when they mention the catchphrase “Juicy Lucy” to the staff! On top of the patty upgrade, guests who visit that day will receive a Slater’s 50/50 bounceback card that can be redeemed for a $10 Backyard Classic Burger and drink, or a $15 Backyard Classic Burger and any beer on their next visit, valid through the end of the year.
MUTTS Canine Cantina
MUTTS Canine Cantina in Dallas and Fort Worth are offering their signature MUTTS Burger for only $5 from 4:00 to 9:00p.m.
You can get $2 Big Cheese cheeseburgers from Farmer Boys, the farm-fresh burger concept with locations throughout California and Nevada. From 2p.m. to 5p.m. on September 18, guests can mention the deal at participating locations in California and Nevada to receive the fan-favorite Big Cheese cheeseburger for just $2.
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