Sept. 18 is National Cheeseburger Day, and CNY is celebrating with discounts and a chance for free burgers for a year.

USA Today reports Rankers top five burgers:

  • Five Guys burger
  • In-N-Out Double-Double
  • Five Guys cheeseburger
  • Burger King Whopper
  • Wendy's Baconator.

The favorite burger topping was cheddar cheese.

National Day Calendar says the beginning of the cheeseburger dates back to the 1920s.

One story suggests that Lionel Sternberger is reputed to have invented the cheeseburger in 1926 while working at his father’s Pasadena, California sandwich shop, The Rite Spot. During an experiment, he dropped a slice of American cheese on a sizzling hamburger.

Of course, there are burger bargains available in honor of the made-up holiday, but we suggest checking before you head out.

Applebee's: Get a Classic Burger or Classic Cheeseburger with endless fries for $6.99 Wednesday. You can also enter to win FREE burgers for a year– 1 burger a month, for 12 months here.

Burger King: Get a cheeseburger for 59 cents Wednesday with a mobile order on the chain's app. Limit one coupon per person.

McDonald's: There won't be a national deal, but check the McDonald's app for local and regional promotions.

Wendy’s: Coupons in 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

Did we miss any deals? If so, contact CindyMcMullen@961theeagle.com.