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Everywhere You Can Get Free & Cheap Burgers for National Burger Day

Thrillist logo Thrillist 5/28/2019 Dustin Nelson

a close up of a hand holding a sandwich © Cole Saladino/Thrillist National Hamburger Day is here and there are tons of deals that can land you a cheap or even free burger. Here's what you need to know. We eat an absurd amount of beef. A report in 2012 put the annual number of hamburgers eaten in the United States around 50 billion. That's three burgers per person each week of the year. As Shaggy would say, zoinks. Americans celebrate the burger every damn day. Yet, there's a National Hamburger Day. Why wouldn't there be one?

This year, the holy day arrives on Tuesday, May 28, one day after Memorial Day. That means you'll have eaten your weight in burgers between the long weekend and a pseudo-holiday celebrating the beef patty. To help maintain your burger high, restaurants across the country are offering cheap and even free burgers to keep you going. Participating restaurants include Dairy Queen, Jack in the Box, Wayback, and tons of local restaurants. 

Here are all the places where you'll find great deals on burgers for National Hamburger Day.

Free Food for National Hamburger Day

Mooyah Burgers, Fries, & Shakes

The deal: Get a free quarter-pound build-your-own burger with the purchase of fries and a drink or shake. 

When: May 28

Dairy Queen

The deal: DQ is setting you up with a free burger with the purchase of any malt or shake through the DQ mobile app.

When: May 28-31

Jack in the Box

The deal:

 The Jack is offering BOGO burgers. Whatever burger you order, you're taking home a second because it's BOGO on all burgers. 

When: May 28

Islands Restaurants

The deal: BOGO burgers are on offer for rewards members. That makes it sound like an exclusive club of burger lovers, but it's just a bunch of people who downloaded an app and filled out a form. You too could be one of those people and get BOGO burgers. 

When: May 28

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

The deal:

 Here's one just for the graduates in the room. Potbelly is offering grads a BOGO deal on sandwiches if they show either a student ID or their tassel. 

When: May 27 - June 2

White Castle

The deal: It's also National Brisket Day. Grab a coupon from White Castle's social media for BOGO Brisket Sliders. 

When: Coupon valid May 24 - June 1

Food Deals for National Hamburger Day

Wayback Burger

The deal:

 Signature premium burgers will be just $3 all day.

When: May 28


The deal: Grab a $5 BurgerFi Cheeseburger. 

When: May 28


The deal: You're getting days and days of $5 cheeseburgers. 

When: May 24-28

Umami Burger

The deal: There's no discount to be had, but if you like bonus reasons to feel good about National Hamburger Day, you'll find them here. The chain will donate $1 from every Truffle Burger purchased to Meals on Wheels. 

When: May 28

Farm Burger

The deal: Grab a No. 1 FB Burger for $5 and save a little cheddar. 

When: May 28


The deal:

 To celebrate the launch of its new burgers on King's Hawaiian Buns, you can get free delivery through Postmates right up through National Hamburger Day. 

When: May 24-28

Bahama Breeze

The deal:

 The month-long Cinco de Mayo celebration is still going. Get a $5 classic margarita or a $10 create-your-own premium tequila or rum flight. 

When: May 1-31


The deal:

 Everyone is getting $2 off the House Rocks, Frozen, Strawberry, or Mangorita Margarita every day in May. 

When: Through May 31

Hwy 55

The deal:

 Get a four-inch cheesesteak with fries or tots and a drink for $6.99.

When: Through June 30


The deal:

 Every day in May, Applebee's is offering $1 margaritas.

When: Through 31

Cumberland Farms

The deal:

 Swoop into a Cumberland Farms retail location for a f'real smoothie or milkshake. They're just $1.99 throughout Memorial Day weekend. 

When: Through May 28

a sandwich and fries on a plate © Courtesy of JSix

Local Deals for National Hamburger Day

JSix and Upper East Bar - New York, New York

The deal: Order a J6 Burger and get a free beer for National Hamburger Day. 

When: May 28

Village Burger Bar - Allen, Dallas, and Plano, Texas

The deal:

Cheddar Burgers are just $5.99 in honor of your favorite meat sandwich. 

When: May 28

Other Food Deals on National Hamburger Day

Ono Hawaiian BBQ

The deal:

 Buy $30 or more in gift cards to get a bonus card worth $10 for free. The bonus card will be valid June 18 through August 21. 

When: Through June 17

Firehouse Subs

The deal:

 When you order catering from Firehouse and get two deluxe platters, you'll get a free cookie platter for your troubles. 

When: Through June 16

Uno Pizzeria & Grill

The deal: The pizza shop has extended its margarita promo. Grab a Sauza margarita for just $2 every day. 

When: Ongoing

More Deals?

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