Free fast food on National Cheeseburger Day

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People love having a reason to celebrate their favorite foods. And with restaurant prices the way they are today, consumers are always on the lookout for deals. Luckily, Sunday, September 18 is National Cheeseburger Day, and many of our favorite burger chains are getting in on the action.

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Keep in mind that many of these offers require you to order through the restaurant’s app to claim the offer. And that’s okay, because what could be better than juicy meat and cheese, adorned with your favorite toppings and ordered via your phone?

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Selling 75 burgers every second in 119 countries, McDonald’s produces more burgers than any other fast food restaurant in the world, according to

The chain can certainly afford to celebrate by offering free cheeseburgers this Sunday. Fans voted on social media to let McDonald’s know which cheeseburger they wanted, and the winner is the Double Cheeseburger. Get it free with just $1 purchase through the McDonald’s mobile app. Freshly brewed coffee and a burger sounds like the perfect lunch!

Shake Shack

Use DoorDash to claim your free cheeseburger between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday using promo code “SHACK,” according to CNET.

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Homecoming Burgers

Grab a classic burger for free when you buy one through the Wayback Burgers app on Sundays only, reported.


With so many varieties of tasty burgers, Smashburger gives customers the chance to grab an old favorite or try a new combo with their own BOGO offering. Mix and match any single or double patties. Choose from beef, grilled chicken, turkey or black beans. Simply use promo code “BOGO22” in person or online.

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jack in the box

Grab a Jumbo Jack Cheeseburger, loaded with American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, mayonnaise and ketchup, for just $2 with any purchase in the Jack in the Box mobile app, CNET reported. .

Additionally, if you signed up for the app now to avail this offer, you can also get 20% off your first in-app purchase, according to the company’s website.


While not technically fast food, Applebee’s is still rewarding customers who order online or through the mobile app with an exclusive offer for National Cheeseburger Day. You can pair a craft burger with fries and a Mountain Dew Dark Berry Bash for $10.99. Burger options include a Bacon Cheeseburger, Whiskey Bacon Cheeseburger, Quesadilla Burger, Classic Cheeseburger, Classic Hamburger or the Impossible Cheeseburger, according to a press release from the casual dining chain. Remember, you must order online or through the app, not through a third-party delivery service.

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Wendy’s loves National Cheeseburger Day so much that the quick-service franchise is extending the holiday until Wednesday, September 21. Get a free Dave’s Single with Cheese with any in-app purchase, according to Thrillist. (Note: There is a limit of one offer per customer.)

white castle

White Castle also doesn’t want to let National Cheeseburger Day pass too soon. Through September 30, enjoy 20% off any order on the Craver Nation app. This includes the new Ghost Pepper Cheese slider, part of the company’s 1921 series.

White Castle is also treating customers like royalty with a Cheesy 10-Sack stuffed with 10 cheese sliders for just $8.99, in store or through the app. Customers in Arizona, New Jersey and New York will pay $9.99, according to Choose from American cheese or smoked cheddar, or up the heat with jalapeño or ghost pepper.

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dairy queen

Get $1 off any standalone Signature Snackburger at Dairy Queen when you order through the DQ app, Sunday, September 18 only. Choices include the FlameThrower, Loaded A.1, Two Cheese Deluxe, Bacon Two Cheese Deluxe, or Original Cheeseburger, according to their website.

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s

Sister quick-service burger chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s reward their loyal members on National Cheeseburger Day with a variety of offers. If you’re new to the rewards club, you can claim a free Famous Star Cheeseburger or Western Bacon with any in-app purchase. Other My Rewards members can take advantage of a $1 BOGO offer. Buy a Famous Star burger for full price through the app and get a second one for a dollar. Also earn double points for cheeseburgers purchased through the app on Sundays. And don’t forget, if you don’t want to leave your house for all that juicy goodness, you can get free shipping when you spend $10 in the app, according to

Burger King

BK also rewards members of its loyalty club. Get a free cheeseburger with any online or in-app purchase of $1 or more.

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7 eleven

The convenience store might not be the first name that comes to mind when you think of cheeseburgers, but you’ll want to remember 7-Eleven this Sunday where you can pick up a cheeseburger for just $2. The classic take-out sandwich features a flame-grilled patty, melted Kraft American cheese and a brioche bun. You’ll need to be a member of 7Rewards or Speedy Rewards to claim the offer, according to

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