National Hamburger Day 2021 Deals at Burger King, Shake Shack and More

National Hamburger Day, which marks the end of National Hamburger Month, is a chance to honor one of the United States' most iconic foods.

To celebrate the burger on May 28, a number of major food and drink companies are offering deals and discounts on sandwiches, sides and beverages.

Burger King, McDonald's and Shake Shack are among the fast-food restaurants where diners can claim free or cheap food, but there are plenty of other deals available.

National Burger Day Deals

  • Pepsi
  • Shake Shack
  • Burger King
  • Smashburger
  • Beyond Burger
  • Carl's Jr
  • McDonald's


Pepsi is giving a free drink to people who enjoy their National Hamburger Day burger with one of its sodas.

On May 28, share a photo of yourself with a Pepsi and any fast-food burger on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram—and the company will pay for the drink. Alternatively, click on a #BetterWithPepsi ad on Facebook or Instagram and share your receipt to be reimbursed.

Shake Shack

Shake Shack's vaccination promotion, which coincides with National Hamburger Day, has just been expanded to all locations in the U.S.

From now until June 12, any customer who has proof of COVID-19 vaccination can claim free crinkle-cut fries with the purchase of a burger or chicken sandwich at Shake Shack.

Burger King

You can celebrate National Hamburger Day with a friend at Burger King by enjoying a Whopper or Impossible Whopper as part of the "buy one get one for $1" promotion.

If you're a fan of the meat-free Impossible burger but prefer to cook it at home, you can now purchase a pack of six patties for $13.99 at stores including Albertsons, Publix, Safeway and Trader Joe's.


Smashburger is offering its double classic burger for $5 on National Hamburger Day. It comes with two Angus beef patties, American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, pickles, ketchup, a toasted bun and Smash Sauce.

Beyond Burger

Beyond Meat is giving away 50,000 plant-based Beyond Burgers from May 28 through July 2. Fans of the meat-free burger can get a free coupon for a Beyond Burger 2-pack through the Ibotta app every Friday.

Carl's Jr

Sign up for the Carl's Jr. mailing list and get a coupon for free small fries and a small drink with the purchase of any Western Bacon Cheeseburger.


As National Hamburger Day falls on a Friday, make the most of the McDonald's "free fries Friday" offer with a purchase of at least $1 via the app—why not order a Big Mac?

Hamburger and fries
Stock photo of a hamburger and fries. Fast-food giants are offering deals and discounts for National Burger Day. dulezidar/Getty