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National Cheeseburger Day is Monday and Wayback Burgers dares you to eat a big one. Fast.

Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day on Monday by eating a cheeseburger.
Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day on Monday by eating a cheeseburger. mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

What celebration of National Cheeseburger Day would be complete without a cheeseburger eating contest?

Well, there’s going to be one at a local burger joint on Monday.

Wayback Burgers has a nationwide contest for eating a giant cheeseburger and the location off South Miami Boulevard is participating. Other burger businesses also are getting into the festive spirit with special offers, too.

The dare at Wayback Burgers is to consume a burger they call the “Triple Triple Challenge” as quickly as possible. This monster burger is made up of nine beef patties, nine slices of yellow American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and the bun. The fastest time to consume the burger in the nation wins, according to a news release.

A National Cheeseburger Day trends survey of 1,000 people by Offers.com showed that 24 percent of Americans eat a burger once a month and 21 percent of respondents go for a burger weekly.

Ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise were the top condiments on the list at 20 percent, while bacon, pickles and lettuce all tied for second place (18 percent each). As far as cheese, American was the number one cheese for a cheeseburger at 35 percent. Cheddar was a close second with 31 percent, followed by Swiss (11%).

Some other burger deals for Monday include 55-cents Lil’ Cheeseburgers at Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries, $5 burgers at BurgerFi, a buy one-get one coupon deal at McDonald’s, while Ruby Tuesday’s is offering a free cheeseburger with the purchase of an entree and a non-alcholic beverage.

Just remember that each restaurant has its own rules for their promotions and they may vary from store to store.

Joe Johnson: 919-419-6678, @JEJ_HSNews