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Everywhere You Can Get Free & Cheap Burgers for National Hamburger Month

Thrillist logo Thrillist 5/14/2021 Dustin Nelson

a sandwich sitting on top of a wooden table © Shutterstock/Fedorovacz Like National Pizza Month before it, National Hamburger Month is as unnecessary as a Frasier reboot. Hamburgers, like Frasier, are fine just the way they are. 

Nonetheless, National Hamburger Month has arrived, whether or not you think it's something we really need. The month of ground beef patties (as well as its plant-based brethren) carries with it a whole bunch of special offers. Throughout the month, you're going to find deals on burgers no matter what your preference is. Veggie burgers, cheeseburgers, burgers on pretzel buns, fast food burgers, monstrous bar and grill burgers... whatever it is that you're looking for, it's out there. To help you make the most of it, we've pulled together all the best burger deals, including offers from Wendy's, Halo Burger, Carl's Jr., and more.

Here are the best burger deals you'll find during National Hamburger Month. 

Free Burgers for National Hamburger Month

Halo Burger

The deal:

Nab a free QP Burger after your first loyalty visit to the burger chain. 

When: Ongoing

Habit Burger

The deal:

Grab a free Charburger when you place a Hamburger Day order through UberEats. This one has the added bonus of running for a few days so that if you grab something else on Hamburger Day, you've still got deals to spare in the days to come.

When: May 28-30

White Castle

The deal:

For National Slider Day, Craver Nation members can get a free slider through the White Castle app. 

When: May 15 a close up of a sandwich sitting on top of a table © Photo courtesy of Halo Burger

Burger Deals During National Hamburger Month

Wendy's

The deal:

Buy a Pretzel Bacon Pub Cheeseburger and you can get a second one for just a buck through the mobile app. 

When: Through May 23

Dog Haus

The deal: Get the signature Haus Burger for $5 when you order in-store at participating locations. 

When: May 28

Snuffer's Restaurant & Bar

The deal:

The restaurant that reminds you of Big Bird's imaginary friend is offering $5 cheeseburgers every Tuesday.

When: Every Tuesday

Carl's Jr.

The deal:

Sign up for the Carl's Jr. promo club, and you'll get a free small order of fries and a small beverage with the purchase of a Western Bacon Cheeseburger.

When: Ongoing

Wendy's

The deal

: But a Premium Hamburger and get another one for a buck inside the Wendy's app. 

When: Through May 23

Wayback Burgers

The deal:

Get a free regular order of Bacon Cheese Fries with the order of a burger or sandwich in honor of National Hamburger Month. Just order through the app to get the deal.

When: May 10-16

Wayback Burgers

The deal:

When you order through the mobile app, you can get $2 off an order that includes a hamburger or sandwich. Though, you do have to hit the $10 minimum. 

When: May 17-23

Wayback Burgers

The deal:

You'll get triple points on orders made through the app in honor of National Hamburger Month. 

When: May 24-27, 29-31

Wayback Burgers

The deal:

Grab a $3 Signature Burger in recognition of National Hamburger Day. 

When: May 28

Farmer Boys

The deal:

In recognition of the day on which the country files its taxes, Farmer Boys is offering two Double Big Cheese Burgers for $10.40 or you can grab two Breakfast Burritos for the same price.

When: May 17 a large sandwich sitting on top of a table © Photo courtesy of Royal Hawaiian Center

Local Burger Deals During National Hamburger Month

Honolulu Burger Co. in the Waikiki Food Hall at Royal Hawaiian Center - Honolulu, Hawaii

The deal: More than 18 types of burgers are on the menu, all of which 100% island free-range, grass-fed, and hormone- and antibiotic-free. You can get any of them for $5 all month. 

When: Mondays and Tuesdays throughout May


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Red Cow - Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota

The deal:

The Minneapolis-based chain's e-club offers a $10 gift to apply to your check the next time you dine in when you sign up for the first time.

When: Ongoing © Photo by Erik Mclean/Unsplash

Other Deals Available During National Hamburger Month

McDonald's

The deal: Grab a free medium order of fries when you place a mobile order for at least $1. 

When: Every Friday through June 2021

Krispy Kreme

The deal:

If you got your COVID-19 vaccine, Krispy Kreme will give you a free donut every day for the rest of the year.

When: Through December 31

Crook & Marker

The deal:

Buy any eight-pack of Crook & Marker and you can grab a free eight-pack of its new canned Lime Margaritas. That's available anywhere the brand is sold. 

When: Through May 31

Steak 'n Shake

The deal:  Everyone -- yes, that includes you -- is getting a free order of fries at Steak 'n Shake. You'll have to go through the drive-thru, but there's no minimum order. It's open to anyone, at any time.

When: Ongoing

Moe's Southwest Grill

The deal:

The burrito chain's new "Kids Eat Free" program offers a free meal to kids 12 and under every Sunday. No purchase is required.

When: Ongoing

Rubio's Coastal Grill

The deal:

Place an order directly through the Rubio's app or Rubios.com to get free delivery on any order of at least $20. 

When: Ongoing

Krispy Kreme

The deal:

You buy a dozen glazed donuts, you'll get a second dozen for a dollar. 

When: Saturdays and Sunday through May 23

Casey's

The deal:

Get an eight-piece order of Casey's new cheesy breadsticks for $3.99. 

When: Through May 31

Chili's

The deal:

Grab a $50 gift card -- hello, graduations, Mother's Day, and Father's Day -- and you'll get a free $10 bonus card. 

When: Through June 27

Talia di Napoli

The deal:

Order flash-frozen pizzas to your doorstep. These Neapolitan Pizzas are shipped from Naples and are pretty damn good. Take 10% off your order with the code "TALIA10OFF."

When: Through May 30

Steak 'n Shake

The deal:

Every weekday features a happy hour where you can snag half-price drinks and shakes. 

When: Monday through Friday, 2-5 pm

White Castle

The deal: If you can prove you're vaccinated against Covid-19, you can grab a free cake on a stick at White Castle. Yes, they do make those, and you can get them in Gooey Buttercake, Fudge Dipped Brownie, Fudge Dipped Cheesecake, and Birthday Cake. 

When: Through May 31

Metro Diner

The deal: Spend $50 on gift cards to Metro Diner, and you'll get a $10 bonus card that can be used through June 30. 

When: Through May 31

The Cheesecake Factory

The deal: Buy a $50 gift card and you'll be set up with a $10 bonus card that, unlike the head of broccoli in the back of your fridge, does not expire. 

When: April 29 - May 9

Grand Lux Cafe

The deal: Like the above deal from Cheesecake Factory, you can buy a $50 gift card and get a free $10 card in the process. 

When: April 29 - May 9

Want More Food Deals?

Here's our huuuuuuuge running list of all the free food you can get right now, as well as the best pizza dealsreward programs, birthday freebiesgift card offersdeals on food for kids, food delivery offers, and alcohol delivery deals you'll find. If you want a little more than, say a free taco, we also have you covered with a long list of meals you can get at fast food chains under $5. You're welcome.

Additionally, we've put together a list of places offering free food to healthcare workers and first responders during the COVID-19 outbreak.Want more Thrillist? Follow us on InstagramTwitterPinterestYouTubeTikTok, and Snapchat.

Dustin Nelson is a Senior Staff Writer at Thrillist. Follow Dustin Nelson on Twitter.

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