SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Some "national holidays" make lunch and dinner that much easier. Take Wednesday, when America celebrates National Cheeseburger Day.
Across the country, hungry Americans can grab special burger deals in honor of the delicious day.
And what's a holiday without a little tradition. The burger is said to have been invented in New Haven, Conn., in 1900 when Louis Lassen took a steak trimmings, grilled them into a patty, and served it between two slices of bread. But, of course, there are several rival claims to that.
The cheeseburger has its own origin claim out of Denver, Colo., where it's believed Louis Ballast created the cheeseburger at his restaurant in 1935.
In any case, the dish is enjoyed by many throughout the world who are much more interested in its taste than true origin.
And by now, we're sure you're more interested in today's deals. Go forth and enjoy!
Applebee's: Get a Classic Bacon Cheeseburger for $6.99, plus the chain's endless fries with the burger on Wednesday.
Burger King: Burger King's deal lasts through Sunday, giving diners the chance to get a cheeseburger for 59 cents via the chain's mobile app.
Dairy Queen: Grab the two for $4 Super Snack deal, which comes with mix and match options of a cheeseburger, a small sundae, fries, pretzel sticks or chicken tenders.
Island's: Take $5 off any burger at Island's on Wednesday by becoming a Rewards Member through the Island's mobile app.
Jack in the Box: Order up a free burger with any purchase through the Jack in the Box mobile app at participating locations Wednesday.
McDonald's: Get two cheeseburgers for $1 via the McDonald's mobile app from Sept. 18 - 24 at participating locations.
Red Robin: Red Robin is offering a Gourmet Cheeseburger and Bottomless Steak Fries for $5 with any beverage purchase at participating restaurants on Wednesday.
Smashburger: Get buy-one-get-one free double classic Smashburgers on Wednesday.
Wendy's: It's not a special deal for National Cheeseburger Day, but a $5 Biggie Bag with a bacon double stack, nuggest, fries, and a drink is the perfect fix for Wednesday.