National Cheeseburger Day: Freebies Around LA & A Delish Recipe For Home

national cheeseburger day 2017, los angeles

It's that time of year again… National Cheeseburger Day! Did you know that the origin of the term ‘burger’ dates back to the 1880s in Hamburg, Germany? Locals would ground up beef steak and form it into patties which they called a "Hamburg Steak."

There are plenty of cheesburger havens throughout Los Angeles, from Umami Burger to Jameson's Irish Pub in Hollywood.

Here are some burger deals throughout the city today!

Shake Shack, West Hollywood

It's a dance party with free burgers for all ages…. Yes, you heard right. Be sure to buy tickets in advance There will be three live DJ's spinning a mix of Top 40/EDM, 80's/90's/2000's, and Hip Hop/R&B.


Buy 1 sandwich and get 1 free when you use a coupon on the McDonald's app. Expires Oct. 1, but can be used once a day.

Sonic Drive-In

$2.99 Carhop Classic Cheeseburger and medium onion rings. Not all Sonic locations participate in these promotions. 


Get a Junior Bacon Cheeseburger, four-piece chicken nuggets, small fries and a small drink for $5.

BurgerFi, Malibu

Get $5 cheeseburgers all day when guests mention the offer at the register Monday. If you don't eat meat, try their Beyond Burger.

Habit Burger

Get a free Charburger with cheese throughout the ENTIRE month of September when patrons donate $2 or more to No Kid Hungry. They have a deal for $2 you can get a cheeseburger and 100% of all donations go directly to No Kid Hungry to help kids in the U.S. receive nutritious food. Eat and give back!

Wayback Burger

Enter their contest with the chance to win $3,330. If you're the fastest in the country to devour their 9 patty Triple Triple Burger, you'll be the champion. For more information and official rules, visit here.

If you want to cook up your own cheeseburger, here's a great recipe!

Here's a great recipe for their Lean Mean Burger!


    1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)

    2 tablespoons quick-cooking oats

    1/2 teaspoon steak seasoning blend

    4 seeded or whole wheat hamburger buns, split

    4 slices lowfat cheese, such as Cheddar or American


    Lettuce leaves, tomato slices (optional)


  1. Place oats in foodsafe plastic bag. Seal bag securely, squeezing out excess air. Roll over bag with rolling pin to crush oats to a fine consistency.
  2. Combine Ground Beef, oats, and steak seasoning blend in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch patties.
  3. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally.
  4. Line bottom of each bun with lettuce and tomato, if desired; top with burger and cheese slice.

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