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Everywhere You Can Get Free & Cheap Food for National Cheese Day

No matter how bored you are of national food holidays, it's clear that cheese deserves its very own celebration. It's cheese! It's arguably one of mankind's finest inventions. (Unless you're lactose intolerant, then I'm hyperbolizing...

National Cheese Day deals 2019
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No matter how bored you are of national food holidays, it's clear that cheese deserves its very own celebration. It's cheese! It's arguably one of mankind's finest inventions. (Unless you're lactose intolerant, then I'm hyperbolizing. It's not that great. It's basically the same as the non-dairy versions.) So, prepare to celebrate National Cheese Day on June 4 by doing what you already know how to do so well: Eating cheese.

Unlike other food holidays, cheese doesn't sit on its own on many menus. (Too few, arguably.) However, it's a big piece of many menu items. So, you'll find a wide variety of free and cheap food deals on National Cheese Day from local restaurants and national chains like Jack in the Box, Giordano's, Snuffer's, and many others. 

To help you sort through the cheesy noise, here are the best deals you'll find on National Cheese Day.

Free Food for National Cheese Day

Jack in the Box
The deal: 
Get a free Ultimate Cheeseburger as Jack in the Box celebrates its partnership with DoorDash. If you place an order of at least $10 and use the code "SAYCHEESE" they'll waive delivery fees and hook you up with the free burger.
When: June 3-9

Snuffer's
The deal:
 Feel the cheesy love with free chips, salsa, and queso with the purchase of an entrée.
When: June 4

El Fenix
The deal:
 With every entrée, you're getting a free cup of queso. 
When: June 4

Bertucci's Brick Oven & Pasta
The deal: 
Buy any large pizza and get a free large cheese pizza. The deal is available for dine-in and carryout. 
When: Tuesdays starting June 4

National Cheese Day 2019
Courtesy of Bertucci's

Food Deals on National Cheese Day

Jimboy's Tacos
The deal: Ol' Jimboy is hooking you up with cheese quesadillas for $3.50 at participating locations. 
When: June 4

Giordano's
The deal: Take 20% off any order -- dine-in, carry-out, or delivery -- when using the code "350-884-247."
When: June 4

Potbelly Sandwich Shop
The deal:
 The chain is celebrating its 42nd birthday. In honor of the occasion, customers get a free dessert with any purchase. Dessert options include cookies, ice cream sandwiches, or dream bars. To redeem, you have to let the cashier you know it's Potbelly's birthday. 
When: June 4-6

Smoothie King
The deal:
 The first 50 guests every Smoothie King location will get a free 12-ounce glass of the chain's new Pure Recharge Pineapple smoothie. 
When: June 5, 2-4pm

Arby's
The deal:
 Sign up for the chain's email list and you'll get a coupon that earns you a free signature sandwich (Arby's Reuben, Loaded Italian, Smokehouse Brisket, or any of its Gyros) with the purchase of a drink. The coupon lasts for just a week, though.
When: Ongoing

Hungry Howie's
The deal:
 Take home a $1 medium one-topping pizza with the purchase of a large one-topping pizza at regular price. Use the code "MEDIUM1" to take advantage. 
When: Ongoing

UNO Pizzeria
The deal:
 Get a pizza to go, and the second pizza is $6. (Prices may vary a bit by location.) The pizza shop has also extended its promotion for $2 Sauza margaritas. Those are available every day for a while. 
When: Ongoing

Hwy 55
The deal: Get a four-inch cheesesteak with fries or tots and a drink for $6.99.
When: Through June 30

Carl's Jr.
The deal:
 Sign up for the Carl's Jr. promo club, and you're going to get a free small order of fries and a small beverage with the purchase of a Western Bacon Cheeseburger. You're two-thirds of the way to lunch already. 
When: Ongoing

Papa Murphy's
The deal: Sign up for the take-and-bake chain's email offers, and you'll get a code for 25% off your next online order of $20 or more. 
When: Ongoing

Local Food Deals for National Cheese Day

Margeaux Brasserie - Chicago, Illinois
The deal:
Available at dinner, you can get access to Margeaux's gourmet cheese cart for $7 per ounce. 
When: June 4

Pinstripes - Fort Worth, Texas
The deal:
 To celebrate its one-year anniversary in Fort Worth, Pinstripes is offering a $1 glass of wine or a $1 scoop of gelato. You can only get one or the other, though. 
When: Through June 30

Other Deals Available on National Cheese Day

Chili's
The deal:
 The chain's Margarita of the Month is the Stay-Cay 'Rita. It includes 1800 Reposado Tequila, sour, Monin coconut puree, pineapple juice, and Grenadine. It'll be just $5 all month. 
When: Through June 30

Conrad's Grill
The deal:
 Conrad's wants you to believe it's "the year of the tater tot." With how 2018 went, why not? It's as likely as anything else. To celebrate the best-ever year to be Napoleon Dynamite, they're giving out free Tot Wraps for an entire year to anyone named Conrad, Tate, or Tot. All you have to do is show your ID. Though, the generous offer is only available at the Wicker Park location.
When: Through December 31, 2019

Dave & Busters
The deal: Not a food deal, but food adjacent. From open to close on Wednesdays, you can get half-priced games. 
When: Ongoing

Baskin-Robbins
The deal: When you download the Baskin-Robbins app for the first time, you get a free regular-sized scoop as an in-app offer.
When: Ongoing

Bruegger's Bagels
The deal: You get how this goes now. Sign up for their Inner Circle club, and new members get a coupon for a free bagel with cream cheese.
When: Ongoing

Einstein Bros. Bagels
The deal: Find a similar deal here. Sign up for the Shmear Society and grab a free bagel.
When: Ongoing

Popeyes
The deal: Grab a three-piece of chicken tenders or bone-in chicken with a biscuit for just $3.99.
When: Ongoing

Village Inn
The deal: Make an entrée purchase when dining in, and you're getting a free slice of pie every Wednesday at Village Inn. Also, kids eat free every Monday and Tuesday with the purchase of an adult entrée. 
When: Select days of the week 

Slice
The deal: To celebrate National Pizza Party Day, the pizza delivery app that encourages you to shop locally is offering $5 off your first order through the app with a minimum order of at least $5.50. Use the code "PARTYPIZZA."
When: Through December 1, 2019

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Dustin Nelson is a Senior Staff Writer on the news team at Thrillist. Follow him @dlukenelson.