Tuesday Sept. 18 is National Cheeseburger Day. The day has been created to celebrate the cheeseburger, which is thought to have originated sometime in the 1920's.
It is believed thousands of extra customers will flock to burger restaurants today to celebrate with a cheeseburger, and there are reports that numerous outlets will be offering special cheeseburger-related promotions to mark the day.
Some burger restaurants will be using the day to operate charity drives; FIve Guys Burgers and Fries is working with Kraft Cheese to donate funds to "Feeding America," which is a charity that runs food banks across the nation. The companies will make a donation equivalent to a meal every time a cheeseburger is purchased on National Cheeseburger Day.
However, the charity effort is being operated through Foursquare check-ins, so people should visit the Kraft website to link to a foursquare account. The offer is in fact being operated for two weeks, so customers can purchase their cheeseburgers anytime over that period.
Other specials for National Cheeseburger Day will see some restaurants offer free cheeseburgers to anyone with the name "Burger." Many may think that is rare, but according to the White Pages in Northern New Jersey alone there are 556 people with the name Burger, according to the Inquisitor. If your name is "Burger" do not forget to take your ID with you to your local "Smashburger" for that deal.
Hundreds of other outlets could be operating special deals, and customers should check their local restaurants for deals in their area.
Cheeseburgers are one of the most popular food products across America and the nation will not struggle to celebrate it well.