Free or cheap burgers on National Hamburger Day Tuesday

Tuesday, May 28 is National Hamburger Day, the end of National Hamburger Month. That means if you’re craving them, there are plenty of options for free and cheap burgers.

The hamburger is perhaps the most celebrated main dish in the United States. But despite all the love, the citizen still deserves a day of his own.

This year, National Hamburger Day falls on Tuesday, May 28. So get ready to feast.

The hamburger and its close cousin, the cheeseburger, are America’s favorite entrees, according to YouGov’s regularly updated list of the most popular American dishes. Only mashed potatoes and fries score slightly higher (86% popularity for each of these side dishes). The hamburger earned 85%, the cheeseburger 83%.

An estimated 50 billion burgers are eaten in the US every year.

Some people probably grilled burgers for themselves, family and friends over Memorial Day weekend. But if you’d rather have them prepared for you, USA TODAY rounded up some of the country’s best deals for National Hamburger Day. (Don’t forget to check local restaurants’ social media accounts for additional offers.)

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Burger King: National Hamburger Day kicks off the week full of deals

National Hamburger Day coincides with the week of Burger King’s 70th anniversary. Members of Burger King’s Royal Perks loyalty program will receive offers all week:

  • Tuesday, May 28: Receive a free hamburger on Tuesday with a purchase of 70 cents or more.
  • Wednesday, May 29: Spend 70 cents or more and receive a free Croissan’wich.
  • Thursday, May 30: Receive a free medium soft drink when you spend 70 cents or more.
  • Friday, May 31: With a purchase of at least 70 cents you get a free cheeseburger.
  • Saturday, June 1: Receive a free birthday cake when you spend 70 cents or more.
  • Sunday, June 2: Spend 70 cents or more and receive a free Original Crispy Chicken Sandwich.
  • Monday, June 3: Receive a free Whopper Jr. when you spend at least 70 cents.

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Wendy’s 1 cent burger deal

In celebration of National Hamburger Day, Wendy’s is running a special promotion that starts on Tuesday and runs through Sunday, June 2. Customers can receive a Jr. with every purchase. Get a Bacon Cheeseburger for 1 cent.

To get the deal, order in the Wendy’s app or at

More National Hamburger Day offers

  • Arby’s: Starting Memorial Day and through June 2, Arby’s Rewards members will receive 50% off any burger when they order online or in the app.
  • Bad dads: Order one of the restaurant’s limited-time Birria Burgers and get a Modelo pint for just $3. (Offer not valid in North Carolina)
  • Bar Louie: Bar Louie Rewards members get triple points on craft burgers on Tuesday. New users must register before 7pm until May 28 to take advantage of the deal. Plus, every burger you buy in May comes with a chance to win free burgers for a year.
  • BurgerFi: Buy any Coca-Cola Freestyle drink and get a BurgerFi Burger for $3. Offer available for dine-in; mention the offer at the cash register, at participating locations.
  • Buffalo’s Cafe: Buy a Canyon Burger for $11.99 (regularly $14.99) at participating locations.
  • Buffalo wild wings: New and current members of the chain’s Blazin’ Rewards loyalty program can buy one burger and get another for free on Tuesdays. Offer applies to dine-in, takeout and delivery.
  • Dave and Buster: New and existing loyalty members get 50% if they order a burger on Tuesday. Also get $2 beer on Sunday and 50% off food on Memorial Day.
  • Dog house: Members of the Haus Rewards loyalty program can use the app or order online and get two Haus Burgers for the price of one on Tuesdays.
  • Farm Burger: For National Hamburger Day, the southeastern American chain is offering a $5 “build your own” burger deal.
  • Farm boys: On Tuesdays after 2pm you can get a Big Cheese Burger for $4.

  • General Admission: Buy a double-double Smashburger at the sports lounge restaurant in Las Vegas on Tuesday and get one free.
  • Grubhub: Spend $25 or more on an order at Wendy’s and receive a free Baconator. If anyone in your party prefers a non-burger entree: Receive 20% off a Panera Bread order of $25 or more; get 50% off a Jersey Mike’s Original Italian Sandwich with an order of $25 or more; or get $5 off Papa John’s orders of $25 or more.
  • Happy Joe’s pizza and ice cream: Happy Joe’s has two limited-time burger-themed pizzas (available until May 30): the SuperMax Pizza with beef, onions, tomato and lettuce on top of American cheese and pickles, and the Big Maxx Pizza, which alternates it with a Thousand Island Basics and the drizzle of Thousand Island on top.
  • Hopdoddy Burger Bar: Celebrate National Burger Day with the limited edition Hoppy Meal ($15), which includes a signature Royale with Cheese Burger, fries, an adult beverage like frozen margarita in a sippy bag and a collectible toy bottle opener – all for $15. (A cola or mini shake can replace the alcoholic drink.)

  • Hurricane Grill & Wings: Get a steak burger and fries for $9.99 (regularly $13.99).
  • Jack in the box: New and current members of the Jack Pack Rewards program can get a free Jumbo Jack on Tuesday with a minimum purchase of $1. You can sign up via the website or in the Jack app.
  • Johnny Rockets: Enter for a chance to win the Johnny Rockets hamburger and Pepsi themed pool float and you’ll also get a reward: $5 off a secret menu item, a Pepsi float, with any hamburger purchase.
  • Crystal: Get the Krystal Burger Meal Deal on Tuesday for $4.99. Get more offers by texting GIMME to 94258 and joining Club Krystal!
  • Native Grill & Wings: You can get a MyNative Burger for $8 (regularly about $11) and make it a double for just $2.50 more.
  • Next level citizen: The plant-based burger joint chain has a buy one, get one deal for every burger on the menu Tuesday.
  • Razloo’s Cajun Café: The chain’s new $10 menu includes the Double Stack Burger. Just ask for the $10 special menu.
  • Rock & Brews: The restaurant chain, co-founded by Kiss’s Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, has its Cheeseburger Rolls available Tuesday for $5.28 (regularly priced at $14.99).
  • Smashburger: You can get $5 Classic Single Smashburgers all day Tuesday at participating locations nationwide. Get the deal in stores, or via the Smashburger website or app with the code CLASSIC24.
  • Smoky Bones: Buy a $2.99 ​​soft drink or alcoholic beverage and get a cheeseburger with a regular side of your choice for $6.49. You can add a premium topping such as bacon, roasted portobello mushrooms, pulled pork or a fried egg for $2.99. (Offer valid for dinners only, while supplies last.)

  • The Green Turtle: Get half off all burgers on Tuesday. Offer only valid for dinners and cannot be combined with other discounts.
  • Wahlburgers: The burger chain, founded by Donnie Wahlberg, Mark Wahlberg and Chef Paul Wahlberg, is offering 50% off all Brothers’ Choice Burgers – The Impossible Burger (Mark’s Choice), The BBQ Bacon Burger (Donnie’s Choice) and The Our Burger (Paul’s Choice). ) – on Tuesday. The trio recently made their first national commercials for the chain.
  • Wayback Citizens: Buy one Classic Burger and get one free on Tuesday when you use the Wayback Rewards program. And if you visit the restaurant three times in May, you’ll earn 120 Wayback Rewards points and get a free Double Bacon Burger or Cheeeesy Burger. (Minimum purchase of $10 required on visits.)

Contributors: Saleen Martin.Follow Mike Snider on X and Threads: @mikesnider & microphone snider.

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