Attention meat-lovers, your day has arrived. Saturday is National Burger Day 2016, and that means a day to celebrate the delicious, juicy all-American treat.
The unofficial holiday takes place every May 28, timed to kick off summer with a fun Memorial Day Weekend barbecue. Hamburgers originated in Hamburg, Germany (hence the name), but the item Americans now know as the classic patty on a bun is thought to have been invented in Seymour, Wisconsin, which calls itself “Home of the Hamburger.”
Now hamburgers can be found everywhere. But on National Burger Day, you’ll want to take advantage of the opportunity to find not only the best burger, but also the best burger deal. Here are some of the best places to score a mouthwatering burger this National Burger Day.
McDonald’s: The classic. You can get two Big Mac burgers for just $5 at McDonald’s. The chain launched its “McPick 2 for $5” deal this week just in time for National Burger Day. Your options include the Big Mac, the Filet-O-Fish and a 10-piece Chicken McNuggets.
Burger 21: Here’s a chance for free food! Download the chain’s “B Loyal” mobile app and win a chance to get free Cheesy Burgers for a year. Burger 21 will pick a winner on Saturday.
Red Robin: Burgers for two sounds like a great way to celebrate this unofficial holiday. If you’re a member of the Red Robin rewards club, you can get a buy one, get one half off through Sunday, giving you a whole extra day of burger goodness.
TGI Friday’s: At this restaurant chain, the deals last into June. Try their Truffle Stacked Burger and Blackberry Margarita (or any other entree and drink combo) for $12 all the way until June 19.
Steak ’n Shake: Get a Western BBQ ‘n Bacon Double Steakburger, fries and a side for just $4.99 at this lovable burger chain. This deal, too, runs through June 19.
Umami Burger: Looking for something a little upscale to celebrate National Burger Day? Try Umami Burger’s “Get a Burger, Give a Burger” promotion. If you buy an Umami burger on May 28, you’ll get a voucher for a free original Umami burger during the month of June. You can even decide whether you want to keep the voucher for yourself, give it to a friend or donate the cost of the burger to Meals on Wheels America.
Johnny Rockets: When you buy a burger at participating locations, you can get a discounted movie ticket in honor of National Burger Day.
LongHorn Steakhouse: For a full meal, use this coupon to get a free appetizer or dessert when you purchase two adult dinner entrees. The offer expires Monday.
White Castle: The restaurant that created National Hamburger Month is going back to basics this month. In honor of its original four-item menu, you can get a limited edition Coca-Cola glass for 95 cents with a beverage purchase, or for $1.95 on its own.
Flemings: If you make a reservation online and dine by June 16, you can score a $40 credit toward a $100 purchase.