Did you know that National Cheeseburger Day is on Sunday, Sept. 18? This, of course, means that you should celebrate the day with a nice juicy burger. But it gets even better than that. Even though having a reason to eat a cheeseburger is enough of a celebration, you can also keep some money in your wallet with some amazing National Cheeseburger Day deals, freebies and discounts!
If you are wondering where to get the special deals on cheeseburgers, we’ve compiled a list of restaurants advertising their promos. If you don’t see your favorite burger restaurant listed, you may want to see if they have an app available. Many restaurants offer a variety of deals just for downloading their app. You may then find special deals for the day or in general to help offset the cost of your cheeseburger.
How Did National Cheeseburger Day Start?
Before the cheeseburger came the hamburger, which originated at the start of the 1900s. It is said that a teenager, named Lionel Sternberger, was the first to put a slice of cheese on top of a burger while working in his father’s sandwich shop. Both he and his father loved this new style of burger and it became a staple in 1924.
The cheeseburger is now an American classic that is loved by many. Although there are lots of various types and adaptations, the classic cheeseburger is made up of a ground beef patty and topped with American cheese.
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12 Best National Cheeseburger Day 2022 Deals, Freebies and Discounts
Take a look at our list and start coming up with your weekend plans now!
In celebration of National Cheeseburger Day, Applebee’s is offering handcrafted burger bundles to go. This means you can get any of their handcrafted burger options along with fries and a fountain drink for just $10.99.
The burger bundle option is available for dine-in, to-go or delivery. This offer is valid on Sept. 18 at participating locations.
2. Dairy Queen
Fans of Dairy Queen can get their choice of any of the five signature stackburgers for $1 off using the DQ app. The delicious options include the following cheeseburgers:
- flamethrower: A spicy option with a fiery Flame Thrower sauce, Pepper Jack cheese, jalapeno bacon, tomato and lettuce.
- Loaded A.1.: Thick and hearty A.1. sauce, creamy peppercorn sauce, thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon, sharp American cheese and crispy onion rings.
- Bacon Two Cheese Deluxe: Sharp American and white cheddar cheeses, thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon, tomato, onion, lettuce, pickles, ketchup and mustard.
- Two Cheese Deluxe: Sharp American and white cheddar cheeses, tomato, onion, lettuce, pickles, ketchup and mustard.
- Original Cheeseburger: Sharp American cheese, pickles, ketchup and mustard.
This national cheeseburger deal is available on Sept. 18 at participating Dairy Queen locations.
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3. Farmers Boys
Farmer Boys has locations in California, Arizona and Nevada. They’re giving away 10 $50 gift cards from now through Sept. 18 through Instagram.
Additionally, celebrate big with their special $2 “Big Cheese” cheeseburgers available a day early on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 2 pm-6 pm
This promotion is limited to four cheeseburgers, is valid at participating locations while supplies last, cannot be combined with any other offers and is not valid on delivery or mobile ordering—but there’s also no purchase required!
4. Burger Stand
Buy one get one free! Just use promo code CHEESEBURGER when you order from hamburgerstand.com on Sunday, Sept. 18.
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With the massive amount of Mcdonald’s locations in over 100 countries, almost everyone can enjoy a free burger on National Cheeseburger Burger Day—as long as you download their app!
Download the Mcdonald’s app to get a free double cheeseburger on National Cheeseburger Day. You only have to make a minimum purchase of $1, through the app, to get this exclusive deal. Nice!
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On Sept. 18, Smashburger is offering a special buy one get one free deal on any of their burger options—which even include black bean burgers, turkey burgers or grilled or fried chicken sandwiches. This offer is for both dining in or ordering online with the promo code BOGO22.
You can find Smashburger locations in 33 states and also Alberta and Ontario, Canada.
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7. Wayback Burgers
Wayback Burgers is one of the nation’s fastest-growing burger franchises and luckily they are on the list for the best National Cheeseburger Day deals. They are offering a buy one get one free classic cheeseburger deal on Sept. 18. This burger features two beef patties that are cooked to order and includes American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion, ketchup and mustard.
To get this deal, you need to order through the app.
When you use the Wendy’s app, you can get a free cheeseburger to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day. The offer is good through September 21, but you can only claim the deal once!
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9. Burger King
Burger King is offering a similar deal to Mcdonald’s—you can get a free cheeseburger with a minimum purchase of $1. However, you need to be a Royal Perks member to get this deal.
If you are a 7Rewards member or order through the 7Now app, you can get a $2 cheeseburger to honor the day.
11. Jack In The Box
Another place to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day is at Jack In The Box. They are offering a Jumbo Jack Cheeseburger with any in-app purchase.
12. Miller’s Ale House
Sign up for their Raving Fans eClub by Sept. 17, and you can get one $6.99 cheeseburger on National Cheeseburger Day at one of their 98 locations across 10 states.
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