It's National Burger Day! Yes, May 28th is National Burger Day and this year it's the day right after Memorial Day, if didn't get enough beef during the holidays, check out the deals you can get today!
National Burger Day specials
To be on the safe side, always check with your closest location before heading out. Also, some will require you to have a restaurant's app or be signed up for emails.
Dairy Queen:Get a free hamburger with purchase of a malt or shake Tuesday through May 31 with an offer on theDQ mobile app. Download at www.dairyqueen.com/app. Texas locations have a different offer –a free "Hungr-Buster" with any shake purchase – with a different app, which can be downloaded at www.dqtexas.com.
Morton’s The Steakhouse: The National Burger Month special is available through May 31. Get a burger with matchstick fries and paired with a glass of Michael David “Earthquake” Zinfandel for $36.
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Ruby Tuesday:Through May 31, enter the Ruby Tuesday Burger Jackpot atwww.rtburgerjackpot.com for a chance to win prizes, including free burgers, a grand prize trip to Las Vegas and free Ruby Tuesday for a year. Also from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, get $5 Smokehouse Sliders served with fries or tots.
White Castle:The fast-food chain known for its slider burgers is celebrating National Brisket Day through May 31 with a buy-one-get-one free deal. Get a free BBQ Brisket Slider with purchase of one with a coupon posted at www.whitecastle.com/value-offers.
More deals: Some smaller chains and locally owned businesses also will have deals Tuesday. One of the easiest ways to find specials is by checking social media accounts.
Ongoing sign-up deals, rewards
These aren't all burger deals but they are ongoing specials from restaurants that serve burgers. Most require signing up for email clubs or downloading and using smartphone apps. Participation varies by location.
A&W:Get a free A&W Root Beer Float for your birthday and monthly deals when you join the Mug Club at www.awrestaurants.com/deals.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: New members of the chain's rewards program also get a coupon for a free Pizookie for signing up www.bjsrestaurants.com.
BurgerFi:JoinBurgerFi Rewardsto earn rewards on purchases and get a free regular order of fries for registering. Sign up at www.burgerfi.com/rewards.
Burger King: Find coupons on therestaurant's smartphone app, which can be downloaded at www.bk.com/app.
Carl’s Jr.: Get a coupon for a free small fries and beverage with the purchase of any Western Bacon Cheeseburger for signing up for emails atwww.carlsjr.com.
Checkers: Get a coupon for a free large fries with any purchase when you sign up for emails at www.checkers.com/deals.
Carl's Jr. added the Beyond Famous Star to restaurants nationwide in January 2019. (Photo: Carl's Jr.)
Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen:Get free chips and queso for signing up for Cheddar's eClub at www.cheddars.com.
Culver's:Join MyCulver's for offers and get a buy-one-get-one free value basket for signing up atwww.culvers.com.
Dairy Queen: Find weekly exclusives on theDairy Queen app, which can be downloaded atwww.dairyqueen.com/app. If you're in Texas, you'll need to download a different app at www.dqtexas.com.
Denny's:Join Denny's Rewards at www.dennys.com/rewards for discounts and get a 20% coupon for signing up.
Farmer Boys:Join the Very Important Farmer Loyalty Clubby downloading the restaurant's app and get an instant $5 reward. Sign up and learn more at www.farmerboys.com/vif.
Habit Burger:Join the Habit Burger CharClub at www.habitburger.com/charclub for offers and get a treat for your birthday.
Hardee's: Get a coupon for a free small fries and beverage with the purchase of any Thickburger for joining thechain's email list atwww.hardees.com.
(Photo: Habit Burger)
Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries:Get a free milkshake when you download the My Hwy 55 app at www.hwy55.com/myhwy55 and earn rewards.
IHOP:The chain wasknown as IHOB for a few weeks last summer when it temporarily flipped the "P" for Pancakes to "b" for burgers. By signing up for MyHOP atwww.ihop.com, get free pancakes and other offers.
Jack in the Box:Unlock special offers when you enter your email or cell phone at www.jackinthebox.com/offers.
LongHorn Steakhouse: Join the eClub atwww.longhornsteakhouse.com and get a coupon for a free appetizer with purchase of one adult entree.
McDonald’s: The fast-foodchain’s app has ongoing coupons. Download the app at www.mcdonalds.com.
Rally's: Get a coupon for a free large fries with any purchase when you sign up for emails at www.rallys.com/deals.
Red Robin:Join the Red Robin Royalty Program to earn rewards and get surprise rewards. Plus, there are special rewards for military members and teachers. Sign up at www.redrobin.com/royalty.
With Red Robin's Royalty Program earn rewards and get surprises. Plus there are special rewards for military and teachers. (Photo: Red Robin)
Ruby Tuesday:Join theSo Connected email club to get a free appetizer up to $10 with adult entree purchase and a free burger or free garden bar for your birthday. Sign up at www.rubytuesday.com.
Shake Shack:Sign up for exclusive offers at www.shakeshack.com.
Sonic Drive-In: Find deals at www.sonicdrivein.com/deals and download the Sonic app for a free slush or drink atwww.sonicdrivein.com/app.
Steak 'n Shake:Find savings, learn more about half-price happy hour and join therewards programatwww.steaknshake.com.
TGI Fridays: Join the rewards program and choose a free appetizer or dessert.
TooJay's: Get a free dessert for joining the Delicious Rewards program at www.toojays.com/delicious-rewards.
A Sonic Drive-In (Photo: Stock photo/Gannett archives)
Veggie Grill:This chain has veggie and vegan burgers. Use theVG Rewards appto earn rewards. Download the app atwww.veggiegrill.com/rewards and earn a $5 reward after your first order.
Wayback Burgers: Get a free classic burger after your first purchase with the Wayback app. Sign up at www.waybackburgers.com/loyalty.
Wendy’s:Find coupons on the chain's smartphone app, which you can download at www.wendys.com.
Whataburger:Earn free food with the smartphone app, which can be downloaded at whataburger.com.
White Castle:Find specials, coupons and join the Craver Nation email list at www.whitecastle.com/value-offers.
Wienerschnitzel:Sign up for offers by joining the chain's Wiener Lovers’ Club at at www.wienerschnitzel.com/specials and get a free chili dog coupon for signing up.
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