It’s National Cheeseburger day!
There are several theories to the beginning of the cheeseburger which dates back to the 1920s. According to one story, in 1926, Lionel Sternberger invented the cheeseburger while working at his father’s Pasadena, California sandwich shop, The Rite Spot. At that time during an experiment, he dropped a slice of American cheese on a sizzling hamburger.
However, like several iconic foods, many people and restaurants claim the origin story. For example, in Los Angeles, a restaurant called O’Dell’s placed the cheeseburger on its menu in 1928. It came smothered with chili. Further, Kaelin’s Restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky claims that they invented the cheeseburger in 1934. There is one record that tells the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In in Denver, CO bragging rights is the trademark that they received in 1935 for the name “cheeseburger.”
Here are he restaurants that are offering deals:
Applebee’s is offering a delicious Burger Bundle in honor of National Cheeseburger Day for just $8.99. All you have to do is order any (yes, any!) Handcrafted Burger of your choice and you’ll receive a side of crispy fries and a 30-ounce drink all for the incredibly low price. Select the Burger Bundle option from the menu to order for dine-in, To Go or delivery.
Jimmie’s Ladder 11
The Big Jimmie Burger will makes it’s debut today. Named after owner Jimmie Brandell, this special burger is two 4-ounce Angus beef patties, American cheese, Russian dressing, chopped Romaine lettuce, onions and pickles on a three-part bun served with hand-cut fries ($15).
For one day, the fast-food giant will offer double cheeseburgers for 50 cents with an offer on its mobile app. Valid one-time and app download and registration required. Learn more about the app and find offers at www.mcdonalds.com.
Red Robin is hosting a “week-long cheeseburger bash” with Buy One Get One 50% Off all Gourmet and Finest burgers from Sept. 14 through Sept. 20, 2020 at participating locations. The deal is available for dine-in or To-Go when you use Promo Code: BOGO or mention “BOGO” in the restaurant. The discount will be applied to the lowest priced item. This deal is not valid on delivery orders and cannot be used with any other offer. See the details on their website.
Steak ‘n Shake
Steak ‘n Shake is offering loyalty app members $2 off the Double ‘n Cheese Steakburger from September 18 through September 24. There is a limit of one per order, per visit. The offer will only be valid on orders placed through the app. If you download the app and join, you’ll receive a free speciality milkshake with your first purchase as a club member.
Smashburger will be offering guests its Classic Double Smash for just $5 in honor of the day. And better yet, at participating locations, guests can pair their Double Smash with a $3 White Claw.