Did you know that Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 is National Cheeseburger Day? America’s favorite sandwich is honored on September 18th with a slice of cheese. It’s National Cheeseburger Day!
There are many theories to the beginning of the cheeseburger dating back to the 1920s. One story suggests that Lionel Sternberger is reputed to have invented the cheeseburger in 1926 while working at his father’s Pasadena, California sandwich shop, The Rite Spot. During an experiment, he dropped a slice of American cheese on a sizzling hamburger.
There are other claims of the invention of the cheeseburger:
- A cheeseburger appeared on a 1928 menu at O’Dell’s, a Los Angeles restaurant, which listed a cheeseburger, smothered with chili, for 25 cents.
- Kaelin’s Restaurant – Louisville, Kentucky says it invented the cheeseburger in 1934.
- Denver, Colorado – 1935 – A trademark for the name “cheeseburger” was awarded to Louis Ballast of the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In.
- According to its archives, Gus Belt, founder of Steak n’ Shake, applied for a trademark on the word “cheeseburger” in the 1930s.
DEALS WE HAVE FOUND:
CHICAGO’s own Jake Melnick’s – Chicago, IL – Listen up, Chicago! Jake Melnick’s will be celebrating National Cheeseburger Day with burgers and fries for only $5. The deal is available on Tuesday only.
BurgerFI: Buy one cheeseburger and get another for a $1 at participating locations on Sept. 18. No coupon is necessary.
Burger Theory is giving away 10,000 classic cheeseburgers for $0 at all of its U.S. locations. And the restaurant chain, located inside select Holiday Inn hotels, has 25 locations throughout the country, so chances are good there is one near you. How can you get your hands on a free classic cheeseburger? Simply come in to the restaurant and order one. You do have to dine in, and anything else you order – like fries or a drink – is sold at the item’s regular price. However, you don’t have to get anything in order to get the free burger, and you don’t have to be a guest at the hotel either.
Highway 55 Burgers, Shakes and Fries: Get 50 percent off all burger combos starting at 5 p.m. on Sept. 18 by showing you have the the MyHwy55 mobile app.
Johnny Rockets: Free burger the Rocket e-Club sign-up.
McDonald’s: $1 McDouble or $1 sandwich with offers in the chain’s free mobile app; expires Dec. 30.
Red Robin: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews is celebrating National Cheeseburger Day with a deal that will make guests melt. All guests who visit a participating Red Robin restaurant on September 18 can enjoy a signature Gourmet Cheeseburger and Bottomless Steak Fries for just $5, with any beverage purchase. Gourmet Cheeseburger with Bottomless Steak Fries for $5 with a drink purchase on Sept 18.
Ruby Tuesday: So Connected club members get a coupon for a free burger on Sept. 18-19. It’s free to sign up.
Sonic – Locations Nationwide Stop by Sonic every Tuesday night from 5 p.m. to close and get half off all cheeseburgers. National Cheeseburger Day falls on a Tuesday, so make sure you get your fill. Need something to wash down your burger? Download the Sonic app and get a free medium soft drink or slushie.
Wayback Burgers: Download the free Wayback app by Sept. 17 to get a buy-one-get-one free Cheeeesy Burger offer on Sept. 18.
Wendy’s: Free Dave’s Single at Wendy’s every day in September with an offer on Wendy’s mobile app.
White Castle: Coupon for a free cheese slider on Sept. 18.