Mark your calendars and set reminders: September will be a busy month on the made-up food holiday and deal front.
Besides Labor Day, September brings National Guacamole Day, National Cheeseburger Day and one of the most popular days of the year, National Coffee Day.
September also is Better Breakfast Month, National Honey Month, National Rice Month and National Potato Month.
September also brings the official start of fall on the 22nd and more pumpkin spice, a continuation of the early seasonal change that began in late August.
Here are the best deals, big days and ongoing specials, available at participating locations. To be on the safe side, check with your closest location before heading out.
Sept. 1: International Bacon Day, Gyro Day
This crispy made-up holiday is celebrated each year on the Saturday before Labor Day. This bacon day shouldn’t be confused with National Bacon Day held Dec. 30, which is expected to have more deals.
Some businesses have special bacon products in honor of the day. For instance, in Menifee, California, the Mason Jar Brewing Company, is releasing a bacon maple porter called “Spank Yer Hog.”
National Gyro Day also is Saturday, Sept. 1. Here are deals for both occassions:
Snooze: Calling itself an “A.M. Eatery and the leader in all day breakfast,” Snooze will donate 10 percent of its proceeds to food banks and nonprofits. It will also have three custom creations including a bacon cocktail, bacon Benedict and bacon pancake.
Super Snack Time: The company created by Harley Morenstein, from the YouTube series Epic Meal Time, is giving away samples of a new product, Bacon In A Bottle, with any purchase at www.supersnacktime.com.
White Castle: This deal is for Kevin Bacon, his relatives and anyone else whose name includes bacon, or has bacon in their address or anywhere on their ID. Those who meet this criteria are entitled to a free $3 Bacon Threesome with their ID and a coupon.
Sept. 1-3: Labor Day weekend
Baskin-Robbins: Get a sample of its Pumpkin Cheesecake Cappuccino Blast at participating locations nationwide from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2. Plus, small Cappuccino Blasts are $2.99 in September and October.
Boston Market: On Labor Day, the chain has a $29.99 deal that includes a whole rotisserie chicken, half rack of ribs, four sides and four pieces of cornbread. No coupon necessary.