Everywhere You Can Grab Deals on Burgers for National Burger Month

National Burger Month is an absurd thing, but it's also a delicious thing.

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On the surface, National Burger Month is in the running to be crowned the most pointless food holiday. When something moves from a day to a month, it ought to have some special significance. Burger Month doesn’t really. It’s a month where people might start to grill outside where they had previously stowed the grill for the winter, but Americans eat burgers all day, every day.

Nonetheless, National Burger Month alights here in May. It's pretty easy to ignore. However, since Americans eat burgers all day, every day, you might as well take advantage of the faux food holiday and indulge. (That’s doubly true on National Hamburger Day later in the month, which very reasonably lands in the midst of National Hamburger Month.)

To make sure you’re celebrating with the burgers you desire, we have pulled together all the best burger deals you’ll find throughout May. Some are specifically celebrating the month. Other deals are blissfully ignorant that they fall during a month where burgers are celebrated. Those deals are the “Welcome to Jurassic Park” moment of National Hamburger Month deals.

Whether or not that resonates for you, we are on to the good part. Here are the best burger deals you’ll find during National Burger Month.

Free Burgers During National Burger Month

Carl's Jr. & Hardee's
The deal:
 Join the newly-launched rewards program to get your choice of a free Western Bacon Cheeseburger, Famous Star, or Hand-Breaded Chicken Sandwich
When: Ongoing

Halo Burger
The deal:
 Nab a free QP Burger after your first loyalty visit to the burger chain. 
When: Ongoing

The Habit Burger Grill
The deal:
Get a free Charburger with any $20 purchase. 
When: Through May 24

Wendy's
The deal: Make any purchase in the Wendy's app and you can snag a free Junior Bacon Cheeseburger
When: May 23 - June 5

Wayback Burgers
The deal: It has buy-one-get-one-free Classic Burgers. 
When: May 28

Friendly's
The deal: Get a free medium sundae with the purchase of any burger to close out National Burger Month. Though, you also have to be a Sweet Rewards Club member. 
When: May 28 - June 6

Next Level Burger
The deal:
Get two Beyond Burgers for the price of one. It's a BOGO for National Burger Day. 
When: May 28

The Habit Burger Grill
The deal: Sign up for the chain's app and you'll get a free Charburger with Cheese with the purchase of any drink. 
When: Through May 31

Mooyah
The deal: Use the app to get a free burger bounceback offer when you spend $15 over the weekend of May 28. 
When: May 27-30

MOOYAH
The deal: A free order of personal fries are headed your way if you sign up for MOOYAH Rewards.
When: Ongoing

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Burger Deals During National Burger Month

Wendy's
The deal: Use the Wendy's app to get buy-one-get-one-for-$1 Premium Burgers or chicken sandwiches. 
When: Through May 31

Wayback Burgers
The deal: Grab a kids meal for $2. 
When: Through May 21

Wendy's
The deal:
Get free delivery in the mobile app for National Hamburger Day and a little while in front and behind it. 
When: May 23 - June 5

Dog Haus
The deal: Get any of its signature Haus Burgers for $5 on National Hamburger Day. 
When: May 28

Smashburger
The deal: Grab a Double Classic Smash for $5 on National Hamburger Day. If you're ordering on the website or the mobile app, use the code "Hamburger."
When: May 28

Wayback Burgers
The deal: Order through the app to get triple points. 
When: May 22-27, 29-31

BurgerFi
The deal:
The Hoppy Meal deal gets you a cheeseburger, fries, and a draft beer for $14. You can sub in a soda for the beer as well. 
When: Through May 31

The Habit Burger Grill
The deal:
Take $1 off Habit's new Cubano Char burger. 
When: May 25-31

Steak 'n Shake
The deal:
 Every weekday features a happy hour where you can snag half-price drinks and shakes. 
When: Monday through Friday, 2-5 pm

Red Cow
The deal:
 Join the Minneapolis-based chain's e-club and you'll get a coupon in your inbox for $10 off your bill next time you dine-in. 
When: Ongoing

Miller's Ale House
The deal: Get a free $10 gift card when you buy a $50 gift card. The bonus cards are valid from July 1 to August 31. 
When: Through June 26

Cheesecake Factory
The deal: Spend $50 on a gift card to get a $10 bonus card that can be redeemed from May 9 to June 9. 
When: Purchase through May 8

Grand Lux Cafe
The deal: Spend $50 on a gift card to get a $10 bonus card that can be redeemed from May 9 to June 9. 
When: Purchase through May 8

Local Deals During National Hamburger Month

Eat Up Drive In - Phoenix, Arizona
The deal: Order a burger and get a free order of fries. 
When: May 28

Stand-Up Burgers - Chicago, Illinois; Culver City & Berkeley, California
The deal:
Get a free regular side with the purchase of any vegan burger. Though, you can't get that deal through any delivery service. 
When: May 28

Other Deals During National Hamburger Month

Taco John's
The deal:
Get five softshell beef tacos for $5.55. Use the Taco John's app, and you'll have to be part of the loyalty program. 
When: May 1-5

Casa Verde
The deal:
The ready-to-make meals will be 50% off with the code "CINCO50M."
When: May 3-5

Red Lobster
The deal:
Spend $50 on a Red Lobster gift card to get a coupon for $10 off an order of at least $30.
When: Through June 26

Kolache Factory
The deal:
Buy three kolaches and get a trio of them for free. 
When: May 30

Bonefish Grill
The deal:
Get a free $10 gift card when you spend at least $50 on a gift card. The bonus card can be used from June 21 to August 21. 
When: Purchase through June 19

Chopt
The deal: Visit your local Chopt four times in May and get your next salad on the house. 
When: Through May 31

Want more food deals?

Here's our huuuuuuuge running list of all the free food you can get right now, as well as the best pizza dealsreward programs, birthday freebiesgift card offersfood delivery offersalcohol delivery deals, and perks for getting your vaccination against COVID-19. 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.

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