6 Places Offering Free or Cheap Burgers on Tuesday

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Editor's Note: This story originally appeared on Living on the Cheap.

Hamburgers are beloved by Americans, whether you enjoy a Big Mac or a fancy Wagyu beef burger. The meaty sandwich even gets its own holiday on May 28, 2024 — National Hamburger Day. It’s a fitting way to top off May as National Burger Month.

The day of the burger perfectly aligns with Memorial Day, a holiday weekend when many grills are fired up at a holiday cookout for what else? Hamburgers!

Don’t confuse National Hamburger Day in May with National Cheeseburger Day in September! Burger lovers have two holidays to enjoy savings on the iconic and popular meaty sandwich.

You can celebrate National Hamburger Day with deals, discounts and freebies from various restaurants.

Plus, many locally owned restaurants and other businesses may offer deals on the big, juicy day, so check your local Living on the Cheap network site for deals in your area.

Here’s what’s available on National Hamburger Day for 2024.

Johnny Rockets

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Johnny Rockets is floating into National Hamburger Day!

From May 28 to June 30, 2024, the burger joint is offering fans the chance to win summer’s most sizzling hot pool accessory, a burger themed pool float — visit www.johnnyrockets.com/FloatOn to enter.

Best of all, after entering, you will receive a coupon for $5 off a Pepsi float with any burger purchase.

Next Level Burger

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America’s first 100% plant-based burger chain Next Level Burger is celebrating National Hamburger Day with a big deal.

On May 28, 2024, enjoy a buy-one-get-one FREE special on any burger on the menu — just mention the offer at checkout.

Next Level Burger has 10 locations nationwide.

Shake Shack

Shake Shack restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona
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You can never go wrong with enjoying a shake alongside a juicy hamburger. And Shake Shack is the place to go for both…and fries, too!

Through June 26, 2024, the popular eatery is offering a FREE shake (any size!) for online orders placed between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Find more details here.


Smashburger burger
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On May 28, 2024, Smashburger is offering its Classic Smash Burger (single patty only) for just $5. Add an order of Smash Fries and you have the perfect combo to celebrate the day.

The offer is available in-restaurant and online — use promo code CLASSIC24 at checkout.

The deal includes the following burgers: Classic Smash Burger, Classic Smash Turkey Burger, Classic Smash Black Bean Burger and Classic Smash Veggie Burger.

Sonic Drive-In

Sonic Drive-In
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Enjoy a burger and shake on National Hamburger Day!

Through June 2, 2024, Sonic Drive-In is offering 50% off Classic and Master Shakes on the menu — available from 7 p.m. to closing.


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Enjoy a juicy deal at Wendy’s on National Hamburger Day!

From May 28 to June 2, 2024, Wendy’s is offering a Junior Bacon Cheeseburger for 1 cent with any purchase. The offer is only available via the Wendy’s app.

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