• Josh Chang

It's your lucky day. National Cheeseburger Day falls on September 18. That means there’s a free (or at least discounted) cheeseburger waiting for you somewhere near you. (See below.)

Fun Facts about Cheeseburgers

1. Mcdonalds sells 6.48 million burgers every day.

2. Hamburgers along with cheeseburgers account for 71% of beef served in commercial hotels of US.

3. Though the hamburger is credited with being created in Hamburg, Germany, many theories point to the cheeseburger originating in the United States. In 1935, Louis Ballast of Denver, Colo. trademarked the name "cheeseburger" and included it on the menu at Humpty Dumpty Drive-In.


The best way to celebrate this unofficial American holiday is to find yourself a cheeseburger joint near you. We've made a list of places where you can find a discounted or even free cheeseburger!

Culver's: Although there's not a nationwide promotion, individual locations may offer specials. One way to check is by calling your closest location and some may post specials on the location's details page at www.culvers.com.

Fuddruckers: The chain's value meals are a weekday special available all-day Monday through Thursday and until 4 p.m. Friday. The cheeseburger deal combo with fries and drink is $8 at participating locations listed at www.fuddruckers.com/valuemeals.

McDonald's: With the fast-food chain's mobile app, find offers including a $1 McDouble, available once per day.

Red Robin: With any beverage purchase at participating restaurants Tuesday, get a Gourmet Cheeseburger and Bottomless Steak Fries for $5.

Sonic: Every Tuesday cheeseburgers are half-price from 5 p.m. to close. Also, for a limited time, get a Carhop Classic, which is the choice of the Quarter Pound Double Cheeseburger or the Classic Signature Slinger, served with medium tots for only $2.99.

Wendy's: This deal last through Sept. 30. Get a free Dave's Single with any Wendy’s purchase with an offer on the mobile app, which is available for Apple and Android devices. This offer will refresh daily, the fast-food chain announced in a news release. One offer per customer per day. Registration in app is required.

White Castle: The fast-food chain known for its sliders calls Tuesday Cheese Slider Day, and it’s giving away a free cheese slider with any purchase and a coupon at www.whitecastle.com/summer-savings.

  • Josh Chang

It’s not just a side dish anymore.  On National Guacamole Day every September 16, we bring this delicious green dip into the spotlight.  Guacamole (or “guac”) is made of avocados, which are well-known for the health benefits related to their high vitamin content and lots of cholesterol-lowering healthy fats. 

Fun Facts about Guacamole

1. In 1883, Florida becomes the first US state to plant Avocado Trees.

2. American consumption of avocados jumps from 1 to 7 pounds per capita between 1994 and 2014!

3. Every year, over 45 Million pounds of Avocado are consumed on Superbowl Sunday.


There are infinite ways to prepare guacamole. Often times people spice up their guacamole with onion, garlic, cumin, tomato, and cilantro. Traditionally, guacamole is served with tortilla chips but it’s also good with corn chips, carrot sticks, and celery. Guac is also delicious on sandwiches and hamburgers or in salads. Some people even blend it into smoothies! So, Go Green with guacamole on September 16!

  • bpulgam

Hold the toppings, please! National Cheese Pizza Day is celebrated annually on September 5, and it’s time for you to celebrate in cheese-pizza style.

The Creation of Pizza

The beginnings of pizza aren’t exactly known, but many people date it back to Ancient Greece when people would cover their bread with oils, herbs, and cheese. That sounds like a pizza, right? However, the kind of flatbread pizza that is well-known now was first created in Naples, Italy, and it used the highest-quality of buffalo mozzarella to create the origins of the cheese pizza that is loved today. Yum!

Pizza Cravings Arrive in the America's

Eventually, travel and discovery led to pizza making its way to the Western Continent. The first pizza establishment in the Western world opened in 1905 in Little Italy in New York. Fun Fact: the popularity of pizza in the U.S rose dramatically following World War II. Veterans returning from the Italian Campaign, who has been introduced to Italy’s native cuisine, led the increase in pizza consumption at the time!


3 billion – Pizzas sold every year in the U.S.

350 – Slices of pizza sold every second

41% – American’s eating pizza every week

70,000 – Pizzerias in the U.S.

$40 billion – The size of the pizza industry in the U.S.

46 – Slices of pizza eaten each year by the average person.

6,600 – Pizzerias in California, more than any other state.

51,000 pounds – The weight of the largest pizza ever made

93% – Americans who will eat pizza at least once in the next 30 days.


1. Pizza Party (but not too big of a party) Everyone loves a slice of hot, cheesy pizza. Pick up some pizza's for the family or a small group of close friends!