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Everywhere You Can Get Free & Cheap Burgers Today for National Hamburger Day

If there's a good day to eat a burger, it's today.

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Courtesy of Steak 'N Shake

It's that time of year again. No, not the Oscars. OK, yes, it's almost summer, but that's not what we're talking about. Nope, the Cadbury Eggs are probably all gone until next Easter. Fine. No one was waiting for National Hamburger Day on Thursday, May 28, but you're not going to be disappointed by it. 

National Hamburger Day is here and even with dine-in options limited due to the pandemic, there are a ton of options for you to get some good burgers in your craw for cheap. You'll find great deals from Jack in the Box, Burger King, Smashburger, Wendy's, and many other big chains and local restaurants. 

Here's our running list of the best deals you're going to find on National Hamburger Day. 

Free Food on National Hamburger Day

Steak 'n Shake
The deal:
  Everyone -- yes, that includes you -- is getting a free order of fries at Steak 'n Shake. You'll have to go through the drive-thru, but there's no minimum order. It's open to anyone, at any time as a part of a program called "We're All Essential."
When: Ongoing

Wendy's
The deal:
Make any purchase at all through the Wendy's app and you'll get a free Spicy Chicken Sandwich or a Breakfast Baconator. (You can actually get both at different times. These are separate offers available in the app.)
When: Through June 7

Carl's Jr.
The deal:
When you sign up for the Carl's Jr. promo club for the first time, you'll get a free small order of fries and a small beverage with the purchase of a Western Bacon Cheeseburger. 
When: Ongoing

Hwy 55
The deal: You get a free milkshake for downloading the My Hwy 55 app. 
when: Ongoing

Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes
The deal:
You'll get a free order of fries when you download the app and sign-up for Mooyah Rewards. 
When: Ongoing

Red Cow
The deal:
 The Minneapolis-based chain's e-club offers a $10 gift to apply to your check the next time you dine in.
When: Ongoing

Food Deals on National Hamburger Day

Smashburger
The deal: Try the chain's new Smoked Bacon Brisket Burger and you'll get a second one for just a dollar. 
When: May 28

Steak 'n Shake
The deal: You can grab a Double Steak Burger and a Milkshake for four bucks, plus all reward members are getting double points on purchases for National Hamburger Day. 
When: May 28

Del Taco
The deal
: Grab BOGO Double Del Cheeseburgers when you order through the Del Taco app at participating locations. 
When: May 27-31

Wayback Burgers
The deal:
The price for a Classic Burger will rolled back to $5.28 in recognition of the big burger day. 
When: May 28

Jack in the Box
The deal:
Take 20% off any order made through Jack's mobile app. 
When: May 28 - June 1

Halo Burger
The deal:
Nab the QP Combo for just $5 for Burger Day. Though, if you're a Halo Rewards member you can get a $3 QP Burger, and new rewards members get a totally free QP Burger after their first visit. 
When: May 28

Snuffer's Restaurant & Bar
The deal:
Get double points on any purchase if you're a reward member. 
When: May 28

Village Burger Bar
The deal:
Reward members get double points on all purchases for the pseudo-holiday. 
When: May 28

Wendy's
The deal:
New DoorDash customers get $5 off an order of at least $10 with the code "5OFFWENDYS."
When: Through May 31

Wendy's
The deal:
Buy one Made to Crave Chicken Sandwich and you'll get a second one for a buck. 
When: Through June 7

Chili's
The deal:
Big Mouth Bites are being added to the 3 for $10 menu today only. The order includes one non-alcoholic beverage and a starter.
When: May 28

Habit Burger
The deal:
You can get free delivery from Habit Burger on Burger Day. 
When: May 28

DoorDash & Kitchens Without Borders
The deal:
Get $0 delivery fees on any order from any of the 500 restaurants that are part of Kitchens Without Borders, highlighting immigrant and refugee-owned businesses. Plus, every order over this period from a KWB restaurant will result in the donation of a meal to Feeding America. Just use the code "RAMY."
When: May 23-30

White Castle
The deal:
If you're an employee at a grocery store or a retail food outlet, you can get 20% off any order at White Castle. It's the chain's way of thanking workers for their hard work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
When: Through June 15

Other Food Deals on National Hamburger Day

Penn Station East Coast Subs
The deal:
Order a sub online as though you're starting your own private Navy, and you can get a free small sub with the code "PSBOGO."
When: Ongoing

Mrs. Fields
The deal:
Get 15% off your order for Father's Day with the code "FATHER."
When: Through June 30

Want More Free Food?

Here's our huuuuuuuge running list of all the free food you can get right now, as well as the best reward programs, birthday freebiesgift card offersdeals on food for kids, food delivery, and alcohol delivery deals you'll find. If you want a little more than, say a free taco, we also have you covered with a long list of meals you can get at fast food chains under $5. You're welcome.

Additionally, we've put together a list of places offering free food to healthcare workers and first responders during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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Dustin Nelson is a Senior Staff Writer at Thrillist. Follow him @dlukenelson.