National Cheeseburger Day 2014: Specials, Free Deals, Coupons, and History (No Sonic)

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
September 17, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

National Cheeseburger Day is apparently on September 18 every year, and a number of establishments are offering free burgers or discounted burgers. Sonic does not appear to be among them.

Apparently there are several possible origins of the cheeseburger. 

“One story claims that the cheeseburger was created between 1924 and 1926 by a chef named Lionel Sternberger,”  says Punchbowl, a party planning service.

“As the story goes, a homeless man dining at Sternberger’s restaurant in Pasadena, Calif., suggested the addition of a slice of cheese to his hamburger order. Sternberger complied, eventually added it to his menu, and the rest is history.”

Check out deals, specials, and coupons below.

–White Castle (nationwide)

Buy one get one free, any combo meal (coupon)

–Ruby Tuesday (nationwide)

Get a free cheeseburger with the purchase of an adult entree, if you’re a club member.

–Lucky Strike

Get a new Bacon Mac ‘n Cheeseburger with sides for $13.95.

–Kings Bowl (locations in Rosemont, Illinois; Lynnfield and Dedham, MA; Boston; and Orlando.

Free cheeseburger from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

–Fairway Packing (Detroit)

30 percent all burgers

–Max & Erma (Columbus, Ohio)

$5 burgers with endless fries from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

–MOOYAH (Dallas)

Get a free burger when purchasing a fries and drink, after signing up for MOOYAH text rewards, liking MOOYAH on Facebook, or joining the MOOYAH email club.

–Burger21 (Atlanta)

Get a free cheeseburger with the purchase of a burger, salad or hot dog from September 17 to September 19, but must be signed up for B21 Club.

–Kings (Boston, Dedham, Lynnfield in Massachusetts)

Free cheeseburger; unclear if any other purchase needed. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

–Mark’s Outing (San Antonio, TX)

Free quarter-pound cheeseburger, with beans, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

–Beef O’Brady’s (Frederick, MD and Newport News, VA)

$5 deals (coupon)

–Mt. Washington Tavern (Baltimore, MD)

Get a burger and a brew for $12.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.