Where to Get Cheap and Free Hamburgers on National Hamburger Day 2021

Written by Deanna Nguyen | May 23, 2021

With summer barbecues just around the corner, what better way to kick off the season under the sun than with National Hamburger Day? This year, we get to celebrate our love of buns and patties on May 28. From popular franchises like McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Carl’s Jr. to restaurants that serve hamburgers like Chili’s, you’ll want to hit up these burger joints on National Hamburger Day for a chance to get free burgers or limited-time deals. The best part? We’ve covered all the places offering these freebies and deals right here so you don’t have to waste time searching!


The Deal: Get a free order of large fries when you download the mobile app and register
When: Until June 27

When it comes to fast food, McDonald’s reigns supreme. Whether you enjoy their hamburgers or fries, you can always count on the franchise to fulfill your fast food cravings almost anywhere. This National Hamburger Day, McDonald’s is offering a free order of large fries when you download the mobile app and register an account. While it’s not exactly hamburger related, getting free fries with your hamburger order doesn’t sound bad at all, right? Better yet, the freebie is available from now until June 27, so you don’t just have one day to snag free fries. Just remember that you must be a first-time mobile user!

Habit Burger

Last Year’s Deal: Enter the giveaway for a chance to win a year’s worth of free burgers
When: May 28

For last year’s deal, Habit Burger, along with Wayback Burgers, White Castle, Farmer Boys, and MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, was taking part in The Great American Takeout Burger Bash to host a giveaway where one lucky winner will receive one whole year of free burgers! All you had to do was order a burger through takeout or delivery on May 28, post a picture of your burger on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #TheGreatAmericanTakeout and #sweepstakes, and follow @thegreatamericantakeout on Instagram or @TheGATakeout on Twitter. Even if you didn’t end up winning, everyone’s a winner when you eat a delicious burger with some fries and shakes on the side. Check each burger joint’s site for updates on this year’s national hamburger day deals!

Carl’s Jr.

Last Year’s Deal: Buy one, get one burger for only $1
When: May 28

Carl’s Jr. is another popular fast food joint that always joins in on the celebrations for National Hamburger Day. The deal for last year was buy one burger and get another one for only $1! Whether it’s a Western Bacon Cheeseburger or a Famous Star with cheese, you can enjoy double the burgers for less than the price of two. Want some fries with that? For an ongoing deal, Carl’s Jr. is offering a free small order of fries and a small beverage when you buy a Western Bacon Cheeseburger — just sign up for the promo club. It’s like killing two birds with one stone!

Burger King

The Deal: (1) Get a free Whopper burger from unique codes offered by CMO during morning livestream; (2) first 300 commenters on Twitter get a Whopper coupon via Twitter; (3) get a free Whopper burger when you register on the BK mobile app and place an order with a total of at least $1; (4) enjoy free delivery on orders of $10 or more
When: (1) May 28 at 10 a.m.; (2) May 28; (3) June 1; (4) May 29-July 5

If anyone’s going to knock it out of the park with deals and freebies on National Hamburger Day, it’s Burger King. You’ll want to stay glued to their socials like Twitter if you want deals like a free Whopper burger coupon. Either stay tuned to a morning livestream hosted by the CMO for the unique codes or keep an eye out on your Twitter timeline for BK’s tweet for a chance to receive a coupon via DMs. And that’s not all! Beyond National Hamburger Day, you can get a free Whopper burger when you register on the BK mobile app and place an order with a total of at least $1. If your order is $10 or more, you also get to enjoy free delivery. With so many freebies and deals to choose from, it’s no wonder Burger King lives up to their name!


The Deal: Buy a Premium Hamburger, get one for $1 via the mobile app
When: Until May 23

Not feeling McDonald’s or Burger King? Wendy’s is always there to help you savor a different type of burger and fries! For National Hamburger Day, if you buy a Premium Burger, you get another one for only $1. Just make sure to download and order through the mobile app. As an ongoing deal, if you download the app for the first time, you’ll receive an offer that includes a free Breakfast Sandwich with any breakfast order. If you haven’t noticed the pattern by now, downloading and ordering through mobile apps seems like the ideal method for getting freebies and deals!


The Deal: Get free delivery from Habit Burger on orders of $15 or more
When: May 28

This one’s a joint deal between Habit Burger and DoorDash — when you order from Habit Burger via DoorDash with a total of $15 or more, you get to enjoy free delivery. We know how costly it can be to order delivery with all those fees, so make sure to take advantage of this offer and feel less guilty when you eat your burger! We recommend keeping an eye out for other deals from DoorDash on National Burger Day, as other burger joints will most likely offer free delivery too. It also varies by your location, so whether you already have a DoorDash account or not, we suggest keeping your eyes peeled for exclusive offers.

Wayback Burgers

The Deal: (1) earn triple the points on orders made through the app; (2) get the Signature Burger for only $3
When: (1) May 24-27, 29-31; (2) May 28

In honor of National Hamburger Month, Wayback Burgers is offering a handful of freebies and deals, including a free regular order of Bacon Cheese Fries with an order of a burger or sandwich when you order through the mobile app, a $2 discount on a minimum order of $10 that includes a sandwich or burger, triple the reward points on orders made through the app, and a reduced price for the Signature Burger. Burger lovers won’t want to overlook these savory offers from Wayback Burgers, especially when you can get them all month long!


The Deal: Get 3 for $10 which includes Big Mouth Bites, a non-alcoholic beverage, and fries
When: May 28

For the classic American grill and bar, Chili’s is where you want to be, especially on National Hamburger Day. Why? They’re offering a “3 for $10," which includes Big Mouth Bites (four mini burgers), a non-alcoholic beverage, and fries. That’s a full meal! The offer is only available on May 28, so you’ll want to line up or make a reservation at your nearest Chili’s. Anyone who’s a fan of mini sliders will enjoy what Chili’s is grilling up!

Jack in the Box

The Deal: Get 20% off your order when you order through the mobile app
When: May 28-June 1

Like the others, Jack in the Box wants you to order through the mobile app, and if you do, you’ll get a 20% discount on your order. Rather than just a one-day promotion, this offer lasts all weekend, so if you’re not sure what you want to eat for lunch or dinner, Jack in the Box sounds pretty tempting with such a discount at your fingertips!


Last Year’s Deal: Buy one Smoked Bacon Brisket Burger, get one for only $1
When: May 28

Known as “A Better Burger Restaurant," Smashburger isn’t going to skip out on offering deals on National Hamburger Day. Last year, the restaurant offered a “buy one, get one for $1" deal. This aligns with the deals that other burger places are offering, but if you’re a huge fan of Smashburger, now’s your chance to buy two burgers for less. Check their site for more information on this year’s hamburger deal!

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