Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day With These Burger Freebies

The hamburger topped with melted cheese first made its appearance in the 1920s, and has since become and iconic hallmark of American cuisine. Tomorrow the cheeseburger gets its due on National Cheeseburger Day 2014, when Americans can celebrate one of their favorite foods. National Cheeseburger Day is recognized on Sept. 18 of each year.

Whether cheeseburgers are a staple of your diet or an occasional indulgence, National Cheeseburger Day is a great excuse to enjoy this delicious sandwich. The good news is that many restaurants and fast food joints are celebrating by offering deals to their customers.

National Cheeseburger Day: Deals, Discounts and Freebies on Cheeseburgers

To help you get the most for your money, we’ve rounded up these 16 cheeseburger freebies and deals. It’s all so you can get a cheeseburger on the cheap on National Cheeseburger Day 2014 — and even year-round.

  • Applebee’s: Sign up for the restaurant’s email club to get a free entrée for your birthday, which can be used to buy one of seven burgers on the restaurant’s menu.
  • Beef ‘O’ Brady’s: A coupon linked on the homepage of the restaurant’s site will get diners a burger and fries for just $5. Or with a deal found through Coupon Sherpa, diners who purchase four burgers will get the fifth for free.
  • Burger King: The Royal Customer Club has a sign-up offer for a buy-one-get-one Whopper. Or a limited-time offer will get diners two select sandwiches for $5, including the Big King burger.
  • Carl’s Jr.: By signing up on Carl’s Jr.’s site, diners can get a coupon emailed to them for a free small fry and drink with the purchase of a Six Dollar Burger.
  • Cheeseburger in Paradise: Kids eat for free with an adult entrée purchase on Tuesdays.
  • Champps Americana: Get a free cheeseburger when you sign up for the MVP League, plus you can get a coupon on Coupon Sherpa for a free entrée on your birthday.
  • Fuddruckers: Join the Fudds Club to get coupons on your birthday or anniversary.
  • Johnny Rockets: Instantly get a coupon for a free hamburger, plus get a free hamburger on your birthday by signing up for the Rocket e-club. Or purchase any entrée and drink and get a burger free with this coupon, good through Sept. 24.
  • Max & Erma’s: The restaurant is running a National Cheeseburger Day special. On Sept. 18 between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., diners can get an “Erma Size” burger for $5 or a “Max Size” burger for $6, and both prices include endless fries.
  • Mimi’s Cafe: Get a free entrée with the purchase of another entrée and two drinks, including burgers on the cafe’s menu, with this coupon, valid through Sept. 28.
  • MOOYAH: Diners can get a free burger with the purchase of fries and a drink for each of these three actions: signing up for MOOYAH text rewards, liking MOOYAH on Facebook and joining the MOOYAH email club.
  • Red Robin: Signing up for Red Robin Royalty Rewards will get diners a free birthday burger, every 10th item free and other exclusive offers.
  • Ruby Tuesday: Sign up for the So Connected mailing list, and you’ll get a coupon for a free hamburger on your birthday.
  • Smashburger: Get $2 off a purchase of $5 or more through Sept. 18 with this coupon via Coupon Sherpa.
  • Steak ‘n Shake: Get a coupon for a free Double Steakburger with cheese and fries during the month of your birthday when you sign up to join the Steak ‘n Shake eClub.
  • White Castle: Through Sept. 20, diners can get a buy-one-get-one free offer on any Castle Combo Meal with this coupon.

Photo credit: Doran via Flickr