Americans eat nearly 50 billion burgers a year—that’s about 3 burgers a week for each person in the U.S. And while May 28th is National Burger Day, we can’t help but add a slice of cheese to celebrate all over again!
Building the Best Burger
Burgers make up 20% of our in-home meals and about 70% of those burgers end up as cheeseburgers.
While most consumers probably stay traditional with their condiments like ketchup and mustard, new toppings seem to be appearing on the bun too. (Yes, avocado and mushrooms—we’re looking at you!)
What’s the best cheese to melt on a burger? Most people, according to National Today is American with 66% of their survey response. Cheddar was a close second with 65%.
Is cheddar more your style? Look to the West, where 67% of folks prefer it on their burgers.
What's your top burger accessory? Take our poll!
What's Your Favorite Cheeseburger Topping? Sept. 18 is National Cheeseburger Day!— Drovers (@DroversCTN) September 17, 2018
A burger connoisseur will also want to check out these tips from the beef checkoff at BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com. Some of their five most-searched-for cheeseburger recipes are:
- Lean Mean Cheeseburgers
- Cheesy Jalapeno Pepper-Stuffed Burgers
- Classic Beef Cheeseburgers
- Maple-Bacon Beer Burgers
- Spicy Cheeseburger Sliders
Where Do You Grab Your Burger From?
Not looking to slave over the grill tonight? Check out this list of freebies and deals for Sept. 18, 2018, compiled by Offers.com. Participation may vary by franchise and location.
Back Yard Burgers: Get a free burger when you join the Clubhouse loyalty program.
Black Angus Steakhouse: On Sept. 18, get the Steakhouse Bacon Cheeseburger or the Guacamole Burger (back for the day only) with fries or coleslaw and a 16-ounce draft beer for the discounted price of $10.99 at most locations ($12.99 in Hawaii and $9.99 in Alaska with no beer). This deal is available only in the bar. See details.
Burger 21: On Sept. 18 only, the chain will serve the limited-edition Super Cheesy burger, which features extra cheese, at participating locations.
BurgerFi: Get the BurgerFi cheeseburger for $1 on Sept. 18.
Fuddruckers: On Sept. 18, try the 3-Pound Burger Challenge. Finish your 3-pound burger and 1 pound of fries in an hour, and you will get a $25 gift card. Reservations and 24-notice required. See details.
Plus, Monday through Thursday all day (and Friday until 4 p.m.), get the FUDD$ Value Meal. For cheeseburgers, that means a quarter-pound cheeseburger, fries and a 20-oz. drink for $8. At participating locations only.
Johnny Rockets: Get a free burger with purchase when you sign up for the Rocket E-Club.
Mooyah: For a limited time, the Oktoberfest burger is back. It features Certified Angus beef, melted Swiss cheese, bacon, grilled onion, fresh kraut and French’s mustard on a potato bun.
Ruby Tuesday: Join the So Connected rewards program, and get a free burger (up to $10 value) on Sept. 18 and 19 with the purchase of an entree. One per member.
Sonic: Every Tuesday (National Cheeseburger Day happens to fall on a Tuesday), get half price cheeseburgers 5 p.m. to close. Plus, the Carhop Classic deal is back at Sonic. Get a Quarter Point Double Cheeseburger plus medium tater tots for $2.99 all day.
Wayback Burger: Download the new Wayback App by Monday Sept. 17 and get rewarded with a buy-one-get-one-free special on the Cheeeesy Burger on Sept. 18.
Wendy’s: For the entire month of September, get a free Dave’s Single cheeseburger” with any purchase. This offer is available only to those who have the Wendy’s app.
White Castle: Through September, get six Bacon Cheese Sliders for $6.99. These normally cost $1.43 each. Plus, use this printable coupon on Sept. 18 to get a free Cheese Slider with any purchase at participating locations.