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Celebrate your buns off with these National Cheeseburger Day deals! 🍔

Every year, National Cheeseburger Day is celebrated on September 18th! On this day, many restaurants celebrate by offering tasty deals on cheeseburgers.

Remember that participation may vary by location, so it’s always a good idea to call ahead and ensure that your favorite burger joint is participating before heading out.

Below, we’re sharing all the best National Cheeseburger Day deals that were available in 2023. Keep checking back as September 18th of 2024 approaches, because we’ll be updating this post with all the latest offers when they’re released!

Here are all the best National Cheeseburger Day deals of 2023…

cheeseburger with fries

Cheeseburgers for just $8.99 at Applebee’s

On September 18th, 2023, you could order a Classic Cheeseburger, Classic Burger, or Classic Bacon Cheeseburger with fries for just $8.99 when you order at any Applebee’s, online, or on the app.

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50% off all burgers at Bar Louie

On September 18th, 2023, Bar Louie offered 50% off all burgers in honor of National Cheeseburger Day.

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Cheeseburgers were just $3 with your beverage purchase at Burger Fi.

Guests purchasing a Coca-Cola Freestyle Beverage at Burger Fi on National Cheeseburger Day 2023 could add a premium BurgerFi Cheeseburger for $3.

burger king cheeseburgers

Royal Perks members got a free Cheeseburger at Burger King.

On September 18th, 2023, all Royal Perks members (free to join) could receive a free cheeseburger with any $1 purchase. This deal was exclusively available for Royal Perks members through the BK app or

Then, Burger King offered a full week of special offers in honor of National Cheeseburger Day, as follows:

  • Tuesday, 9/19 – FREE Whopper Jr with a $1+ purchase
  • Wednesday, 9/20 –  $3 Whoppers
  • Thursday, 9/21 –  BOGO Whoppers
  • Friday, 9/22 – FREE order of Onion Rings with any $1+ purchase
  • Saturday, 9/23 – $22 Family Bundle (2 Whoppers, 2 Original Chicken Sandwiches, & 2 8-Pc. Chicken Nuggets)
  • Sunday, 9/24 –  Earn 2x Crowns on all purchases

Carl's jr. Double Cheeseburger in front of a drink and fries

Rewards members got half off cheeseburgers at Carl’s Jr.

On September 18th, 2023 only, My Rewards members got half off all cheeseburgers in the Carl’s Jr. App.

DQ cheeseburger and chocolate shake

FREE Cheeseburgers at Dairy Queen

On National Cheeseburger Day 2023, you could get a FREE Dairy Queen Original Cheeseburger with any $1 or more purchase when you ordered through the mobile app! Limit one per customer at participating locations.

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Cheeseburger were just $5.99 (regularly $11.99) at Dog Haus.

On National Cheeseburger Day 2023, you could get a cheeseburger at participating Dog Haus locations for half price – just $5.99! This offer required a coupon, which could be obtained via text.

cheeseburger on Farmer Boys wrapper

$3 Big Cheese at Farmer Boys

On September 18th, 2023, from 2:00 PM until closing time, you could get a Big Cheese at Farmer Boys for only $3 (limit 4).

Freddy's Bacon and Cheese Steakburger in a basket with fries

FREE Original Double from Freddy’s

Freddy’s app users got a FREE Original Double on National Cheeseburger Day 2023. No purchase was required!

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Cheese Krystals were only $1.

On National Cheeseburger Day 2023, you could get up to five Cheese Krystals for just $1 (regularly $1.57). This offer was valid via the Krystal app and

People making a star with french fries around a McDonald's double cheeseburger

A double cheeseburger was just 50¢ at McDonald’s (regularly $4.59).

On September 18th only, McDonald’s served up their double cheeseburger for only 50¢ (regularly $4.59) when you ordered through the app – limit 1 per person! Best of all, no additional purchase was needed!

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$5 Classic Single at Smashburger

Smashburger offered $5 Classic Singles from Monday, 9/18 through Wednesday, 9/20. Customers could claim this deal in the restaurant or online with a promo code. This offer included Classic Singles, Classic Single Turkey Burgers, and Classic Single Black Bean Burgers.


Cheeseburger bundles at Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks is celebrating National Cheeseburger Day 2023 with two cheeseburger bundles! They had a $10 cheeseburger, fries, and soda/tea bundle OR a $12 cheeseburger, fries, and 22-oz. Coors Light or Miller Lite bundle.

Wahlburger burger with fries

50% off all burgers at Wahlburgers

Participating U.S. Wahlburgers locations had 50% off all burgers on National Cheeseburger Day 2023.

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BOGO Classic Burgers at Wayback Burgers

On September 18th, 2023, Wayback Burgers celebrated National Cheeseburger Day with BOGO Classic Burgers when you ordered on the Wayback app, in-restaurant, or online.

wendy's Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger

Jr. Bacon Cheeseburgers for just 1¢ at Wendy’s

In 2023, Wendy’s Rewards members could grab a Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger for just one cent with any purchase. This offer could be found in your Wendy’s Rewards account.

stacks of White Castle sliders

BOGO Single Cheese Sliders at White Castle.

From September 18th through September 20th, 2023, you could get a BOGO Single Cheese Slider (limit one free) with this coupon.

Use this kitchen hack to make a batch of burger sliders fit for a crowd! 🍔

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  1. Mary

    I was surprised that only one of these offers were at restaurants that are in my area. I’ve never heard of most of these. I live in Portland, OR

    • Sylvia Morrison

      The only ones we have are BK, McDonald’s & Dairy Queen. But we have tons of mom & pop shops that serve CBs


    Not a lot of things I miss about NJ after moving to NC many years ago, but White Castle (and WaWa stores, lol) are definitely two of them!

    • Bethany

      Gotta love the WAWA. I had lived in Norway for 20 yrs and I missed WAWA so much lol. Every time we came to visit…1st stop after landing πŸ˜πŸ˜„β˜•οΈ
      Moved back to PA and our house is a few mins away from 1.

  3. Brit

    Honestly, I’d like to see a whole lot more deals for tomorrow! It is a Monday afterall….Shake Shack, Five Guys, Hardee’s, Fuddruckers the list goes on & on.
    Sidenote, will definitely check for the free burger at DQ. Don’t see anything yet but that one we do have πŸ™‚
    As always, I will trust H2S for the most updated info!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      We’ll be keeping watch for any more to add to this list, Brit! πŸ‘€β€οΈπŸ™ŒπŸ”

    • DianeNC

      I can’t find anything about this on their website, but apparently Shake Shack is offering a free cheeseburger on National Cheeseburger Day between 11 am – 2 pm when you order through DoorDash and use code “SHACK”. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

      • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

        Oh wow! Thanks for commenting! We’ll check for that! πŸŽ‰β€οΈ

  4. Kell6580

    I’m confused…the post says yesterday only but the date says today 9/18?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Sorry for any confusion. πŸ€— This is for today, September 18th. Hoping you score a cheeseburger today! πŸ’žπŸ”

  5. Renee

    One cent cheeseburgers @ Wendy’s with any purchase Sept. 18 through Sept. 22

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      SWEET deal, Renee! Thanks! πŸ™ŒπŸ₯°

    • Jenna R (Hip Sidekick)

      Thank you, Renee! We added that one to our list. 😊

      • Tonya Brokering

        You forgot to add to the Wendy’s post that you have to make a purchase ( any) to get the sandwich for .01.

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          Thanks for mentioning that! It has been added above. πŸ™ŒπŸ’ž

  6. Jeni Harwell

    I got an email from Wahlburgers that they are offering 50% off all burgers today.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      YUM! Thanks, Jeni! GREAT find! πŸ˜‹β€οΈ

  7. Gail

    Never heard of most of these places. Also for many you have to have the app or be a rewards member. I don’t want all those different apps on my phone. I tried to get the Chic-fil-A app and couldn’t get it to work. Plus even when I do have one, I don’t know for sure how to use it, even asked at the restaurant once and they didn’t know either.

    • Lora

      Same. I don’t want to have all these apps on my phone. That is how they track you. If it requires an app, I don’t bother with the business.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      So sorry, Gail. That does sound frustrating. You could double check with your local particpating locations to see how they might honor their offers for you. πŸ€—πŸ’ž

  8. Justina Inez

    Check this morning’s email too for Burger King for a Perks Week Challenge to activate, make 5 $3+ purchases this week, I think it’s saying you receive a bonus of 250 pts and a choice of BK merchandise—fun stuff! maybe a lapel pin set, umbrella and baseball cap to choose from

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the reminder to check that Burger King app! SO many great offers to choose from this week! πŸ’žπŸ’ž

  9. Happy

    I’ve finally broke down and put one restaurant app on my phone and half the time it doesn’t work right. I have no desire to have all these restaurant apps on my phone. Wish more people would refuse this so they would get away from using this as their way to promote offers. On the plus side I’ve resisted several temptations to spend money on what I didn’t need by not having apps πŸ™ƒ

  10. Valerie

    Freddy’s has a free original double in their app. No purchase necessary! My husband and I each got our free double steak burger.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! Glad you could each enjoy a free double steak burger! πŸ₯°πŸŽ‰ Thanks for sharing where you snagged your Burger day freebie!

  11. Giant Sis

    My Bar Louie didn’t know anything about it. Just that every Tuesday, burgers are half off.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Darn! I wonder if that may vary by location. Thanks for the feedback on what you heard at yours! πŸ€—

  12. Debi

    If you have a Culver’s nearby, check in with them today. I’m a rewards member (free) and received an e-mail early this morning that they have their Double Deluxe Cheeseburgers on sale 2/$8.00, just show them the e-mail. Hard to beat a Culver’s burger! I’m in western AZ, so not sure if it’s a regional promotion.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for sharing about the Culver’s offer you received, Debi! ❀️ They do have delicious burgers! πŸ”

  13. Andrea

    I’m not seeing the burger from Freddy’s. I don’t see offers. I only see rewards. Am I missing something?

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Andrea! I saw this comment, and your follow-up comment that the offer did pop up in the app for you. I responded to that one, but I’m not seeing either on this post now. Hoping it worked for you! πŸ€žπŸ”

      • Andrea

        It did. Thank you!

        • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

          YAY! You’re welcome! Thank YOU for commenting back! ❀️

  14. Peaches

    I sure hope everyone enjoyed their cheeseburgers today.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      So sweet, Peaches! πŸ” Were you able to snag a great deal on one today?

  15. Peaches

    I did! Once McD’s solved their issue I got my cheeseburger. So good to be so bad for me. 😁

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      YAY! Glad to hear you snagged one there! That deal was definitely the one to snag today at that hot price! πŸŽ‰

  16. Tina Bourgeoise

    I tried and tried to get the McDonald’s .50 burger. Not even connecting their wifi for help. O burgers on National Burger day :{
    Burger King was great though!!!!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      So sorry to hear about the McDonald’s app issues, Tina. Glad you were able to score a great deal at Burger King though! πŸ™ŒπŸ”

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