National Cheeseburger Day might sound like just another made-up holiday, but the deals are real.
The following restaurant and fast-food chains will serve up free or discounted burgers for the “holiday” — which is Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Before you run out the door, though, call ahead to the locations in your area to confirm they are participating in these offers. In some cases, a chain’s website says only that its offer is available at “participating locations.”
And for more freebies you can score right now, check out:
Buy one BurgerFi Cheeseburger and you will get one for $1 if you order in person on Wednesday. Note that you must mention the offer to redeem it.
To check for locations near you: Visit BurgerFi’s locations webpage.
2. Farmer Boys
Get this California chain’s The Big Cheese burger for $2 on Wednesday from 2 p.m. to close. Each guest can order two Big Cheese burgers at that price.
Members of Farmer Boys’ loyalty program, called Very Important Farmer, will get another $2 Big Cheese loaded into their account if they scan their receipt on Wednesday.
To check for locations near you: The participating locations, all in California, are listed on the chain’s National Cheeseburger Day page.
This chain is celebrating National Cheeseburger Day by hosting a 3-Pound Burger Challenge: If you finish your 3-pound burger and pound of fries in an hour on Wednesday, Fuddruckers will give you a free $20 gift card and victory T-shirt.
Note that the chain says:
“We need 24 hours notice to beef up for the challenge, so make your reservation at your local Fudds!”
To check for locations near you: Participating locations across 16 states are listed on the chain’s 3-Pound Burger Challenge page.
4. Halo Burger
This Michigan chain is offering its QP burger for $1.96 — in celebration of Halo Burger’s 96th birthday — on Wednesday from 2 to 7 p.m.
To check for locations near you: Visit Halo Burger’s locations webpage. The chain says all eight of its restaurants, all located in Michigan, are participating in Wednesday’s deal.
Rewards App members will receive a free Build Your Own Cheeseburger on Wednesday with the purchase of fries and a drink or shake. That includes folks who download the app on Wednesday, as Mooyah says you will receive the offer on the spot.
To check for locations near you: Visit Mooyah’s locations webpage. Also check the chain’s National Cheeseburger Day page for a short list of restaurants that are not participating in Wednesday’s offer.
6. 99 Restaurant & Pub
This New England chain is serving Certified Angus Beef brand cheeseburgers for $5.99 on Wednesday.
To find a location near you: Visit the chain’s locations webpage. Restaurants can be found across Maryland and in six other states in the Northeast.
7. Red Robin
Get a Gourmet Cheeseburger and Bottomless Steak Fries for $5 with the purchase of a regular-size drink on Wednesday if you dine in.
To check for locations near you: Visit Red Robin’s locations webpage.
Buy one Double Classic Smash beef burger, and you will get one for free on Wednesday.
To check for locations near you: Visit Smashburger’s locations wepbage.
This Pacific Northwest chain is offering a Beyond Burger on a pretzel bun for $1 to those who dine in on Wednesday. That is a fraction of the usual price of around $8, but to take advantage of this offer, you must sign up for the Shari’s Rewards loyalty program.
The Beyond Burger is a plant-based patty, which Shari’s serves with or without cheddar cheese, among other toppings. If you prefer the real thing, you can get an a la carte beef burger on a pretzel bun for $5 on Wednesday.
To check for locations near you: Visit Shari’s locations webpage. The chain says all 92 of its locations — in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Northern California — are participating in Wednesday’s deal.
10. Ted’s Montana Grill
Get a beef cheeseburger with fries for $6 at Ted’s Montana Grill on Wednesday.
To check for locations near you: Visit the chain’s locations webpage. Ted’s has restaurants in 16 states.
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