I’m HUNGRY just thinking about it. There is nothing like a GOOD BURGER, right!? Well today is NATIONAL HAMBURGER DAY!! Yes..it’s a THING.
[via USA Today]
Memorial Day happens to be National Hamburger Day (nearing the end of National Hamburger Month), and while we don’t need an excuse to enjoy a juicy burger, we can’t resist celebrating the restaurants perfecting one of America’s favorite foods.
Burger variations seem as limitless as the comfort food’s continually evolving dining concepts. America has national and regional burger chains, burger bars, burger boutiques and go-to drive-throughs. We choose from fast food, fast casual or gourmet; we build our own with all kinds of patties and toppings; or we trust celebrity chefs’ customizations.
Ever-growing burger brands gain followings with all-natural, grass-fed beef; plant-based patties; fresh ingredients on top; and branded or house-baked buns. Meanwhile, old-school burger institutions, like The Varsity in Atlanta and Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago, stand the test of time.
So where can we get some DEALS on BURGERS today?
Participation can vary and in some cases you’ll need to be signed up for the restaurant’s loyalty program or have a mobile app. To be on the safe side, check with your closest location.
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s: Get a “Build Your Own Burger” plus fries special for $5.99 Monday, which also is the weekly Burger Mondays deal.
Bokamper’s: With purchase of a Bo’s Burger Monday, get a free Bud or Bud Light draft.
Brio Tuscan Grille: During weekday happy hour in the bar, the BRIO Burger is $6. Times vary by location.
BurgerFi: Through Thursday, take the chain’s personality test at http://www.burgerfi.com to get a coupon for free fries with the purchase of a burger.
Burger King: Current offers on the chain’s app available through June 3 include: a buy one Whopper, get one free coupon, a $3 double cheeseburger meal and more. Participating locations also have the “King’s Meal Deal” for $3.79.
Carl’s Jr.: Sign up for coupons and promotions at http://www.carlsjr.com/email_signup.
Chili’s: Get the new Chili’s Chili Burger, the Classic Bacon Burger or Oldtimer with Cheese for $6.99 Monday when you mention the National Burger Day deal. The chain’s new Boss Burger with five meats is now available nationwide.
The Counter Custom Burgers: Counter Points loyalty members are expected to get a “special Hamburger Day offer,” according to the chain’s Facebook page. Sign up for the rewards program at any location or online and you’ll get free shoestring or sweet potato fries.
Country Pride: Get a $5.99 cheeseburger special Monday.
Culver’s: While there’s not a nationwide promotion, individual locations may offer specials. Check by calling locations and some may post specials on the location’s details page at http://www.culvers.com. And through June 10, Culver’s and Pepsi are hosting the ButterBurger Believe It Sweepstakes for a chance to win $25,000 and other prizes. To enter, purchase a value basket or medium soft drink. There will be a bonus National Hamburger Day drawing Monday. Learn more at http://www.butterburgerbelieveit.com.
Fatburger: Only in the Los Angeles area and through Monday, get free Fatburger delivery through Postmates.
Houlihan’s Restaurant + Bar: On Tuesday, the day after National Burger Day, the chain has a freebie to celebrate the made-up holiday and the addition of the Impossible Burger as a limited-time menu item. On May 29, get the new burger for free. Limit one per customer and while supplies last.
Huey’s: Order a Huey burger Monday and if it comes out with a special gold star pick in it, your meal is free. Gold star picks will be given at random.
Hurricane Grill & Wings: The chain’s classic burger, the Stormburger, is $3 Monday at participating locations.
Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries: From 5 p.m. to close Monday, members of the My Hwy 55 loyalty program and all guests who have downloaded the app, get half-off all burger combos. The chain considers itself the official restaurant of the made-up holiday.
Iron Skillet: Get a $5.99 cheeseburger special Monday.
Jack in the Box: Through June 3, get $1 off the Ultimate Cheeseburger (classic or bacon) with a coupon posted on the chain’s website.
Krystal: The chain has meal deals on its everyday value menu.
LongHorn Steakhouse: If you decide to grill up burgers yourself, LongHorn has a free grilling advice hotline for Memorial Day. Talk to certified Grill Masters from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday by calling 1-855-LH-GRILL.
McDonald’s: With the fast-food chain’s mobile app, get a buy-one-get-one deal on the Quarter Pounder and other specials. Offers can vary by region and account. Also, some app users and email subscribers were sent coupons valid through June 1.
Meatlocker.com: Through June 30, the website has a special bundle with 12 half-pound burgers and two pounds of bacon for $49.99 plus shipping.
Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes: Get 10 bonus points through the chain’s loyalty app for any burger purchased Monday.
Omaha Steaks: There are several Memorial Day weekend specials in addition to everyday combos like the 32 burger and 32 gourmet jumbo franks combo for $99.
PT’s Tavern: Through May 31, the Nevada-based restaurant, which includes PT’s Pub, PT’s Gold, PT’s Ranch, PT’s Brewing Company, Sean Patrick’s, Sierra Gold, is celebrating with a $7 burger deal.
Smashburger: Members of the Smashclub will get a buy-one-get-one free coupon to use Memorial Day weekend. Sign up at http://www.smashburger.com/smashclub and new members will get a free entrée with purchase of a side and a drink as a sign-up bonus.
Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar: Get a classic burger or cheeseburger for $5 through Monday with a coupon at http://www.snuffers.com/offers. Limit one per person and dine-in only.
Sonic: For a limited time, get the Carhop Classic for $2.99, which includes a quarter pound double cheeseburger and medium tots or a classic signature slinger and medium tots.
Steak ‘n Shake: The new “2 for $3” value menu has 49 different combinations including multiple full-size steakburgers.
TooJay’s: Through May 31, the Florida-based chain’s rewards members get double points on three new burger creations that will be available through July 29. The new burgers include the Avocado Burger, BBQ Burger and Hangover Burger.
Wayback Burgers: Get a classic burger for $5.28 Monday at participating restaurants nationwide.
Wendy’s: For a limited time, get half-off a Baconator with the chain’s mobile app with an offer good one-time per customer. Also, there are $4 meal-deal combos available for all customers and Frosty treats are 50 cents for a limited time.
SO… WHO HAS THE BEST BURGERS!??