Wednesday is one of the cheesiest and beefiest days of the year. Sept. 18 is National Cheeseburger Day and restaurants are celebrating the made-up food holiday with discounts and free burgers.
According to Ranker, a crowd-sourced voting platform, the top five fast food burgers were: Five Guys burger, In-N-Out Double Double, Five Guys cheeseburger, Burger King Whopper and Wendy’s Baconator. The favorite burger topping was cheddar cheese.
The top three of the top five fast food chains ranked aren’t known for serving burgers. The top five chains are: Subway, Chick-fil-A, KFC, Wendy’s and Five Guys.
We’ve rounded up the burger bargains available Wednesday unless otherwise noted at participating locations. We’re also filling your appetite for deals with ongoing sign-up offers.
Cheeseburger Day deals and freebies
To be on the safe side, always check with your closest location before heading out. Also, some will require you to have a restaurant’s app or be signed up for emails.
Applebee’s: Get a Classic Bacon Cheeseburger with endless fries for $6.99 Wednesday.
Black Angus: Get the Steakhouse Bacon Cheeseburger or the Guacamole Cheeseburger with cole slaw or fries and a beer for $12.99 Wednesday in the BullsEye Bar.
BurgerFi: Locations nationwide will be offering $1 cheeseburgers with the purchase of a cheeseburger Wednesday. Must mention the offer for in-store orders only.
Burgerville: Get $1 Original Cheeseburgers Wednesday, limit five per transaction and, in the drive-thru, two transactions per car.
Dairy Queen: The chain is celebrating Cheeseburger Day with its new two for $4 Super Snack deal, which includes mix and match snacks including choice of a cheeseburger, a small sundae, fries, pretzel sticks or chicken tenders.
Dog Haus: Order one of seven Haus Burger creations and get a second patty with cheese added Wednesday. Scan the Dog Haus app in-restaurant to redeem.
DoorDash: This deal isn’t only for National Cheeseburger Day and continues through Sept. 30. Place an order through DoorDash and use promo code FEEDAMERICA and DoorDash will provide 10 meals to Feeding America per order and customers will get a $5 credit to use on an order in October.
Grubhub: Select restaurants including Applebee’s, Barbeurger, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Carl’s Jr., Fatburger, IHOP, Jack in the Box and Red Robin are offering $5 off orders Wednesday through Grubhub’s new in-app Perks feature. To access Perks, click the tab at the bottom of the screen in the Grubhub app.
Habit Burger Grill: Through Sept. 25, make a donation of $2 or more to No Kid Hungry and get a certificate for a free Charburger with cheese to redeem on a future visit.
Houlihan’s Restaurant + Bar: Get a $5 Houlihan’s Cheeseburger and fries all day Wednesday.
Hungry Howie’s: Through Sunday, get a large pepperoni or cheese pizza for $5.55 with code 555LG for carryout only. Limit five.
Hurricane Grill & Wings: Get a $5.99 cheeseburger or a $6.99 cheeseburger and fries special Wednesday.
Islands Restaurants: Get $5 off all burgers Wednesday.
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes: With the rewards app, get a free cheeseburger Wednesday with purchase of fries and a drink or shake.
Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub: Get a $5.99 cheeseburger Wednesday dine-in only with choice of cheese and fries.
O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar: Add two free slices of bacon to a cheeseburger Wednesday with a coupon that will be posted on O’Charley’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Wednesday morning. Dine-in only.
Shari’s: New or existing Shari’s Rewards members get the plant-based Beyond Burger with or without cheddar cheese on a pretzel bun for $1 Wednesday, dine-in only and no other purchase is required. Join the loyalty program by texting PIE and your email address to 73757. If you prefer meat, Shari’s will offer a $5 a la carte beef burger on a pretzel bun Wednesday too. Fries for both burgers are extra.
Smashburger: Get a buy-one-get-one free deal on double classic Smashburgers Wednesday.
TGI Fridays: This Cheeseburger Day deal takes place every Tuesday for a limited time. Get $5 classic cheeseburgers with seasoned fries for dine-in and online orders.
Twin Peaks: Get a cheeseburger and fries for $6 Wednesday. Dine-in only, one offer per guest.
Wendy’s: Coupons in the Wendy’s app Wednesday include $2 off any Premium Combo, a free fry plus drink with a premium sandwich mobile order, free small Frosty with purchase of Premium Combo and get free six-piece Spicy Nuggets with a mobile order
Spanky’s Roadhouse in Denver is offering a cheeseburger and fries for $5.
Visit any Park Burger location for a $5 cheeseburger on Wednesday. Thanks to Tara for this tip!
Download the MOO-YAH app and you’ll get a free build-your-own cheeseburger with the purchase of fries and a drink or shake.