National Cheeseburger Day is a non official U.S holiday which is celebrated annually on September 18th. On this day, people have an excuse to enjoy one of America’s favorite sandwiches: the cheeseburger – a delicacy that features a ground beef patty with melted cheese that is served between two buns and often topped with lettuce, onions, pickles, mustard, ketchup and other such condiments.
Regardless of your meat taste, today is the time to enjoy an American food icon — a cheeseburger oozing warm cheesy deliciousness on top of a moist, juicy patty (or two or three). No matter how refined your palate might be, a good, old-fashioned greasy cheeseburger seems to satisfy many taste buds (and wash it down with a BUD Lite).
Despite what you might hear from people from around the United States, the cheeseburger was born in California at the “Rite Spot” in Pasadena, CA. This comes as no surprise with the Golden State’s heritage of Americana and car-dominated drive-in culture.
Whether you grill your own burgers today or caravan with your crew to everybody’s favorite burger joint, go hog-wild crazy eating as many toasted, drippingly-good cheeseburgers as your tummy can hold. And yes you can add a lot of other items to enhance the taste, including many people’s favorite bacon.
DeKalb County Online foodies can endorse a couple of local favorites:
Beef Shack: try their homemade grilled cheeseburger with a side of the seasoned fries. Add one of their signature Milk Shakes. Beef Shack is located at 1180 W Lincoln Hwy DeKalb, IL 60115.
Fatty’s Pub: DCO’s food reviewer highly recommends the Durango Burger with cheddar cheese with a side of spicy potato salad. Wash it down with a cold Coors Light. Fatty’s is located at 1312 W Lincoln Hwy. DeKalb, IL.
Cheeseburger Day deals and freebies
To be on the safe side, always check with your closest location before heading out. Also, some will require you to have a restaurant’s app or be signed up for emails.
Applebee’s: Get a Classic Bacon Cheeseburger with endless fries for $6.99 Wednesday.
Dairy Queen: The chain is celebrating Cheeseburger Day with its new two for $4 Super Snack deal, which includes mix and match snacks including choice of a cheeseburger, a small sundae, fries, pretzel sticks or chicken tenders
Peaks: Get a cheeseburger and fries for $6 Wednesday. Dine-in only, one offer per guest.
Wendy’s: Coupons in the Wendy’s app Wednesday include $2 off any Premium Combo, a free fry plus drink with a premium sandwich mobile order, free small Frosty with purchase of Premium Combo and get free six-piece Spicy Nuggets with a mobile order