40+ National Burger Day 2024 Freebies & Deals (5/28)

FREE Burgers for National Burger Day!

40+ National Burger Day 2024 Freebies & Deals!

Celebrate National Burger Day, May 28, 2024! National Burger Day, aka National Hamburger Day, and the lesser-known, National Brisket Day. It’s also considered International Burger Day. Because, nothing tastes better than free, no matter where you are!

Not to be confused with National Slider Day free burgers at White Castle on May 16, or National Cheeseburger Day freebies which happens in September, National Burger Day celebrates the scrumptious, ground beef goodness that is a hamburger. For example, everyone has their favorite Burger joint, but are they giving away freebies? Offers.com surveyed 1,200 consumers to find out their favorite spot to grab a burger. Five Guys was the top pick with 28%, followed by In-N-Out and Wendy’s with 17% each, McDonald’s with 15% and 14% for Burger King.

Top Restaurants Offering Free Hamburgers for National Burger Day

So, if you’re wondering who has specials for National Burger Day, here’s the biggest list on the internet!

Getting free burgers should be an everyday thing, in my opinion. That’s why we have a huge list of Birthday Freebies. Because, you can sign up for the restaurant’s rewards program and get freebies! They may offer freebies immediately when you sign up, and some offer free food on your birthday. Still others offer freebies on your anniversary of signing up. They’re all different, and they’re all delicious!

National Burger Day Freebies & Deals

Be sure to check back as we update this list for 2024!

Backyard Burgers

There are more than 45 Backyard Burger locations in the South and Midwest. Everyday deal: they’ll start you off with a Free Back Yard Classic Burger … free, just for signing up for their rewards program.

Sign up for a free Backyard Classic burger! If you love burgers, then get this! Be the first to know about BB’s newest menu items and latest offers. More food. Less money. Commence mouthwatering. Well, sign up first, then commence your mouthwatering. Find on Facebook.


There are 37 Bare Burger locations in the United States, all in the Northeast. Find on Facebook.

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

In the past, Beef’s has offered a “Build Your Own Burger” plus fries special for $5.99 Monday (it’s always the Monday deal). Beef O’Brady has over 150 locations throughout the U.S.


At BurgerFi, they never ever settle.  That’s why they serve the highest quality of natural Angus beef sourced from the leading ranches in the country and always free of hormones, steroids, and antibiotics.  They even go the extra mile with our hand-cut, made to order fries, award-winning quinoa-based VegeFi burger, chicken from Springer Mountain Farms and more.  Of course, none of these chef-created favorites are complete without our frozen custard desserts.  So stop in, enjoy the chef-inspired selections in an eco-friendly environment and experience how they redefine the way the world eats burgers. Find on Facebook.

In the past, they offered a $5 BurgerFi cheeseburger on National Burger Day.

BurgerFi has locations in AK, AL, AZ, CT, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, KY, NC, NJ, NY, MI, MD, MO, NV, OH, SC, TN and TX.


BurgerIM is an international fast casual burger franchise more than 200 locations. Bursting with flavor, our gourmet burgers apply an “It’s What You Crave” approach to kicking all of your cravings in one meal. Choose from an uno, duo, trio, or 16-count party pack of our delicious gourmet burgers. Customize each one; with tons of variety in patty flavors, buns, unconventional toppings, and savory sauces, your BurgerIM order is custom tailored to satisfy all that you crave. BurgerIM also offers sandwiches, salads, wings, and delicious options for special dietary needs like vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free.

In the past, they’ve offered free fries and a drink when you purchase a big burger. Stay tuned for the 2022 deal.

Burger 21

Burger 21 is a “beyond the better burger” fast-casual franchise concept founded in 2010. Burger 21 is a chef-inspired brand with offerings including 21 unique burger creations ranging from hand-crafted, freshly ground Certified Angus Beef® to chicken, turkey, vegetarian, shrimp and tuna burgers, made-to-order salads, all-beef hot dogs, hand-breaded chicken tenders and an extensive shake bar including hand-crafted shakes, floats and sundaes. Burger 21 has around a dozen locations in AR, FL, GA, IL, MI, NJ, NY, NC, and VA.

Typically, they offer $3 101 Burgers on National Hamburger Day!

Burger King

Founded in 1954, BURGER KING® is a global, quick-service restaurant chain with over 13,000 locations in 97 countries that serves more than 11 million people daily. The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER®, with commitment to premium ingredients, signature flame-broiled taste, iconic sandwiches and recipes prepared your way, and fast and friendly service and dining experiences in a welcoming environment is what has defined our brand for more than 60 years. Visit bk.com for more information. Or, find them on Facebook.

In the past, they’ve offered BK rewards members a free Whopper on the BK app!

Anytime deal: You can also score a free Whopper hamburger when you take an online survey from a BK receipt.

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s

Hardee’s, fast-food chain restaurants are located predominantly in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast; while their sibling chain, Carl’s Jr., is in the Southwest and Western U.S. They have over 3,900 restaurants in 44 states and 42 foreign countries and U.S. territories. For more information www.carlsjr.com and www.hardees.com.

You can find Hardees Coupons and Carl’s Jr Coupons any time, on their websites.

Everyday deal: Plus, you can join their email lists and get free fries and small drink with purchase. Join Hardees here, and join Carls Jr here.

Champps Kitchen & Bar

What does it mean to be from America’s heartland? It means you’ve been raised to look at life with an appreciation for the little things. The value of a hard day’s work. The comfort of sharing a meal with friends and family. At Champps, they’re proud of their Midwestern heritage. And they continue to uphold the same values that began back in Minnetonka, Minnesota, so many years ago. Champps Kitchen has 4 locations in MI, MN, NY, and OH.

Champps Bar offers free cheeseburger when you sign up for the MVP League. This offer is good any day.

Checker’s / Rally’s

Checkers & Rally’s restaurants were born out of the idea that a bland and flavorless burger was downright bad and that Americans everywhere deserved a better tasting burger — one that was unexpectedly bold, made-to-order and priced at a value that was hard to beat. Founded by experienced foodies with a renegade spirit, both the Checkers & Rally’s unique double drive-thru concept, with its over-the-top checkerboard squares, chrome styling, red neon signs and of course, the food, was an instant hit. In 1999 these two great flavors would unite bringing their passion for big flavor together. This successful merger would make Checkers & Rally’s the largest double drive thru restaurant chain in the country.

Sister restaurants, Checkers & Rally’s have more than 800 restaurants in 28 states in the United States.

Anytime deal: Get Free fries with purchase when you sign up for the Flavorhood club.


In past years they’ve offered  3 for $10 big mouth bites with Chili’s National Burger Day deal. It appears they’re doing this again!

Chili’s is nationwide, however there are 7 states and territories without one.

Culver’s Hamburgers

In the past, Culvers has emailed its subscribers offering Butter Burgers for $2 during the week of National Burger Day, as well as $3 for double, and $3.10 for Value Baskets. However, since Culver’s locations are independently owned and operated, this will vary by location. Culver’s can be found throughout the United States, except they’re not on the West Coast, Northeast or MT, NM, OK, MI, and LA.

Dairy Queen

Exclusive Mobile Deals delivered right to your phone! Download the official DQ® App Now! At participating locations. Texas Locations are not participating in the national DQ® Mobile App. Then, find your nearest DQ location. And, find them on Facebook.

In past years, Dairy Queens in Texas announced that they will celebrate National Hamburger Day on Thursday, May 28, with a special deal. They’re offering the Hungr-Buster® burger for just $3, and is redeemable only on the app which must be downloaded by May 27 to get this! The rest of the country hasn’t announced if they’re also doing this deal yet.

Dog Haus

In past years, all 36 locations offered free burgers to the first 100 people at each location. Customers could choose between a This Burger or That Burger. To score the freebie, you just needed to scan your Dog Haus app at the restaurant. No purchase necessary. The Dog Haus hotdog joint can be found in AZ, CA, CO, IL, MD, NY, TX, and WV.

Famous Dave’s

Dave’s delicious barbecue can be found in 185 restaurants in some 35 states, primarily Minnesota, Illinois, California, and Wisconsin. Ever wondered why they’re famous? Here it is in their words:

We serve amazing BBQ to friends and fellow food lovers. You can grab a seat, get your order to go, or have us cater your event. A passion for authentic BBQ is behind everything we do. Our pitmasters get their hickory logs smoldering around 4 a.m. We start with top quality meats, hand-rub them with fresh spices, and slow-cook them to perfection. We’re honored to be consistently chosen as America’s favorite BBQ restaurant. We also like heading out to competitions and putting our BBQ up against what the other elite pitmasters are cooking. To date, we’ve won more than 700 awards!

Find on Facebook.

Join Famous Nation and get a treat on your birthday!

In past years they’ve offered free burgers when you signed up for their app.

Farmer Boys

Man, I miss this place! I loved going there for Zucchini Sticks when we lived in Southern California! Farmer Boys –  has over 100 restaurants in Arizona, California and Nevada.

While Farmer Boys hasn’t announced an actual Burger Day deal, they have special promotions here.


Fatburgers are located in 7 states, mostly in the West. Stay tuned for specials!

Hardees Burgers

See also, Carl’s Jr. Hardee‘s, fast-food chain restaurants are located predominantly in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast; while their sibling chain, Carl’s Jr., is in the Southwest and Western U.S.

House of Blues

House of Blues usually celebrates with some awesome deal, so stay tuned! There are 11 House of Blues locations throughout the U.S., including CA, FL, IL, LA, MA, NV, OH, SC, and TX.

Hurricane Grill & Wings

In the past, Hurricane has celebrated with discounted Stormburger at participating locations. Hurricane Grill and Wings currently has 70 locations open or under construction in 15 states, including AL, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NY, and TX.

In-N-Out Burger

At In-N-Out Burger, quality is everything. That’s why in a world where food is often over-processed, prepackaged and frozen, In-N-Out makes everything the old fashioned way. In-N-Out has over 350 locations in AZ, CA, NV, UT and TX.

While they may not have an official special for NBD, they are my all-time favorite burger and I wanted them in this list. Also, In-N-Out, if you’re reading this: I miss you!

Islands Fine Burgers and Drinks

Islands‘ doors opened in 1982 with a basic philosophy – serve great, fresh food with friendly service in a fun atmosphere. When they opened, it was an instant hit. Actually they ran out of food that first night at the West Los Angeles location. Since that first night, they’ve been expanding. You can now find more than 50 Islands Restaurants throughout Southern California and Arizona, and more recently in places like Summerlin, NV and Cupertino, CA.. Find them on Facebook

In the past, Islands has celebrated with BOGO burger for Rewards Members. So, be sure to sign up now!

Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box is among the nation’s leading fast-food hamburger chains, with more than 2,200 quick-serve restaurants in 21 states and Guam. As the first major hamburger chain to develop and expand the concept of drive-thru dining, Jack in the Box has always emphasized on-the-go convenience. With approximately 85 percent of the half-billion guests served annually buying food at the drive-thru or for take-out. In addition to drive-thru windows, most restaurants have indoor dining areas and are open 18-24 hours a day. Jack in the Box has over 2300 restaurants in AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MO, NC, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, SC, TN, TX, UT, and WA.

Be sure to sign up for Jack-in-the-Box coupons. In the past, rewards members have gotten BOGO burgers.

Johnny Rockets

Johnny Rockets is an international restaurant franchise that offers high quality, innovative menu items including fresh, never frozen 100% beef cooked-to-order hamburgers, fries and hand-spun shakes. This restaurant offers the inviting charm of a classic diner re-envisioned by the next generation, where the music is inspired by the infusion of popular classics and pop culture. Founded in 1986,  Johnny Rocket’s has more than 350 locations internationally, and are located in 37 states, nationwide.

Everyday deal:  Sign up for their Rocket E-Club and get a free burger!

Krystal Burger

While we’re waiting for this White Castle look-alike restaurant to announce, check out their everyday value menu! Krystal Hamburgers are located in AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MI, SC, and TN.

LongHorn Steakhouse

The only thing tastier than homemade is free! But, if you’re grilling at home, LongHorn has a free grilling advice hotline for Memorial Day. Talk to certified Grill Masters from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET on Monday by calling 1-855-LH-GRILL. There are over 500 Longhorn locations in 37 states across the nation.


Check the McD app for BOGO free specials on burgers and more. In some areas, you’re able to complete a survey on your receipt to get freebies and deals on your next visit.

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes is a fast-casual, “better burger” concept offering mouthwatering made-to-order burgers, French fries hand cut from Idaho potatoes, and real ice cream shakes. Founded in 2007, the Plano, Texas-based company serves fresh, 100% Certified Angus Beef® Brand burgers, all natural Jennie-O® turkey burgers and black bean veggie burgers. Mooyah has locations in AL, CA, IL, LA, MA, TN, and WI.

Everyday deal: Get free personal fries just for downloading the MOOYAH Rewards App and signing up. Yes, it’s a generous gesture on our part, but you deserve it. Plus, you’ll earn points for more tasty treats. So eat ’em and reap.

In the past, MOOYAH has given free quarter-pound BYO Burger with purchase of fries and a drink or shake on May 28.

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Look for specials such as what they’ve done in the past: a burger with matchstick fries and paired with a glass of Michael David “Earthquake” Zinfandel, at Mortons. Morton’s Steakhouse has locations worldwide, including 72 in the United States, 8 overseas, and 12 franchised.

Rallys Burgers

See also, Checkers.

Red Robin

In the past, Red Robin has offered an outrageously delicious burger with Bottomless Steak Fries®. Pair it with a cold beer or signature Freckled Lemonade for a special price.  Red Robin has over 550 locations nationwide, in almost every state.

Everyday deal: Sign up for their Red Robin Royalty and get a free burger on your birthday! Plus, get your 10th burger free.

Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesdays can be found nationwide, in 43 states. In the past, they’ve given away free burgers, vacations and more!


In past years, Smashburger had BOGO deals on their infamous brisket burgers! For example, you could purchase a Smoked Bacon Brisket Burger and get another brisket burger for only $1!

Join Smashclub and new members get a free entrée with purchase of a side and a drink as a sign-up bonus. Smashburger more than 370 corporate and franchise-owned restaurants in 37 states and 9 countries.


Past years have seen Carhop Classic deals, among others. It includes a quarter pound double cheeseburger and medium tots or a classic signature slinger and medium tots. Sonic has locations nationwide.

Steak N Shake

For over 85 years, the company’s name has been symbolic of its heritage. The word “steak” stands for steakburger. The term “shake” stands for hand-dipped milkshakes. Gus was determined to serve his customers the finest burgers and shakes in the business. To prove his point that his burgers were exceptionally prime, he would wheel in a barrel of steaks, including round, sirloin, and T-bones, and grind the meat into burgers right in front of the guests. Hence arose the origin of our famous slogan, “In Sight, It Must Be Right.” Follow on Facebook.

Anytime deal: Join the Steak ‘N Shake eClub. Because, members receive free food when they sign up, and on their birthday! Steak N Shake has over 550 Steak ‘n Shake restaurants in 28 states.

TooJay’s Deli

Based in Florida, TooJay’s has a burger lineup which they have been known to discount to celebrate. And, they’re giving Delicious Rewards program members double points in May. TooJay’s Deli has 28 locations across Florida.

Wayback Burgers

Wayback Burgers is about serving delicious and fresh, hand-made burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes, and more amidst an atmosphere that hearkens back to a simpler place and time – a time when “customer service” meant something, and everyone felt the warmth of the community.
Find Wayback Burgers at 166 locations in 32 states, and worldwide.

Join the Wayback Burgers Loyalty program to get a free burger right after your first purchase. Keep earning 1 point for every $1 spent, and redeem $10 for every 100 points.

In the past, they have celebrated with BOGO Classic Burgers on May 28.


Is it wrong I almost typed Waterburger? If you’ve heard anyone in the South refer to these mouth-watering burgers, you’ll understand why I always think they’re saying Waterburger. lol

In the past, they declared May is National Burger Month. And, Whataburger has had amazing offers: BOGO! After all, who doesn’t love Buy One Get One Free deals? Stay tuned to see what they have in store.

There are more than 670 Whataburger restaurants in Texas and over 150 in New Mexico, Arizona and the southern United States.


Meals made using fresh ingredients are just one of the many things that make us so deliciously different. Taste for yourself! They have over 6,400 locations worldwide. Find on Facebook.

White Castle

In the past, White Castle has celebrated this as National Brisket Day with BOGO coupons. Stay tuned and watch their social media for coupons, White Castle has locations in IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, TN, and WI.


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