Time to Break Out the Stretchy Pants! National Cheeseburger Day Is Tuesday

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The onset of autumn means it’s time to get ready for the year-end slew of holiday celebrations.

And just when you thought Thanksgiving was as #America as a holiday could possibly get, National Cheeseburger Day steps up to the proverbial plate.

And the literal one.

National Cheeseburger Day 2018

National Cheeseburger Day is Tuesday, Sept. 18, and if you’re anything like me, you absolutely cannot wait to celebrate.

And you don’t have to spend a ton to do so. In fact, if you play your cards right, you might even make money off chowing down on a burger this Tuesday.

Here are 12 national cheeseburger deals to sink your teeth into.

1. BurgerFi

BurgerFi is dishing out a BOGO deal all day long. Buy one cheeseburger at regular price, and you’ll get the second one for $1. All you have to do is show or mention the offer at a participating location.

2. Checkers and Rally’s

If you live near a Checkers or Rally’s, you have a few deals to choose from.

You can get two cheeseburgers for $2, or you can grab a crispy fish sandwich, cheeseburger or Fry Lover’s burger (that’s a cheeseburger with fries on top) for just $1 each from the $1 Fan Favorites menu.

3. Dairy Queen

Want some ice cream with that cheeseburger? Then Dairy Queen has a deal for you — your choice of a regular cheeseburger or a barbecue bacon cheeseburger and a mini Blizzard for $4.

And if you download the Dairy Queen app and register an account, you’ll receive an offer for a free Blizzard, because the only thing better than ice cream is more ice cream.

4. Farmer Boys

Known for serving farm-fresh food, Farmer Boys will be serving up $1 cheeseburgers all day long on National Cheeseburger Day. You just have to mention the offer and dine in.

And if you’re a very important farmer (VIF) club member, you can scan your receipt on National Cheeseburger Day and get another offer for a $1 cheeseburger to use on your next visit. Plus, new VIF members get a $5 reward just for signing up.

5. Fuddruckers

Got a serious appetite?

This Tuesday, if you down Fuddruckers’ three-pound burger and a one-pound side of fries in an hour or less, you’ll receive a $25 gift card.

More than 80 locations are participating nationwide — most of which are in Texas. I guess everything really is bigger there!

But if you want to participate in the challenge, you’ve got to plan ahead — and not just because you’ll need to starve yourself for a day or three first. The flier states 24 hours’ notice is required, so call your favorite Fuddruckers soon if you’re up to this considerable task.

6. McDonald’s

McDonald’s has made no specific mention of National Cheeseburger Day, but if you have the McDonald’s app, you can get a McDouble for a $1. Just look for the offer under “deals.”

(By the way, you can use this offer once a day until it expires.)

7. Red Robin

Yummm. Red Robin is celebrating the day with a $5 deal.

When you dine in and purchase a beverage on National Cheeseburger Day, you’ll get a gourmet cheeseburger and bottomless steak fries for $5.

8. Ruby Tuesday

This National Cheeseburger Day, Ruby Tuesday is giving all So Connected members a free burger with the purchase of any entree. And if you don’t make it for National Cheeseburger Day, don’t worry — the offer is available on Wednesday, too.

9. Sonic Drive-In

Although not specific to National Cheeseburger Day, Sonic is currently running a deal for the Carhop Classic. You get your choice of either the quarter-pound double cheeseburger or the classic Sonic signature Slinger with medium tots for $2.99.

And since the holiday falls on a Tuesday, cheeseburgers are half off after 5 p.m.

10. Wayback Burgers

Burger chain Wayback Burgers is celebrating National Cheeseburger Day with a BOGO deal for its Cheeeesy burger. That’s four slices of melted American cheese on two cooked-to-order beef patties between a buttered bun: a real double cheeseburger.

To score this deal, simply download the Wayback app by Monday, Sept. 17.

As an added bonus, you’ll get an offer for a free classic burger after your first in-app purchase.

11. Wendy’s

Wendy’s is celebrating National Cheeseburger Day all month long with a free Dave’s Single with any purchase. The best part is, you can use the offer once a day until Sept. 30!

All you have to do is download the Wendy’s app and create an account.

12. White Castle

If you’re a fan of those tasty little square burgers, you can use this coupon to get a free cheese slider with any purchase on National Cheeseburger Day.

Happy holidays!

Jamie Cattanach is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder and cheeseburger aficionado. Her writing has also been featured at The Write Life, Word Riot, Nashville Review and elsewhere. Find @JamieCattanach on Twitter to wave hello.

Jessica Gray is an editorial assistant at The Penny Hoarder. She updated this post for 2018.