Food & Drink

Almost Famous is giving out FREE burgers to Mancs with a very rare birthday next week

"Sometimes the best things only come round every four years."

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 23rd February 2024

Almost Famous is dishing out free burgers in Manchester next week… but it’s only to the people with the rarest birthday of them all.

Leap Day babies, here’s another one for you.

It’s estimated that only around 4.1 million people worldwide were born on 29 February – which, of course, is also known as a Leap Day birthday – and if you just so happen to be one of those unfortunate, or in this case fortunate, people here in Manchester, then you’ll probably want to get yourself down to Almost Famous next week to celebrate.

That’s because the legendary burger joint is commemorating the special day that only comes around every four years by giving away free burger next Thursday.

The catch, however, is that you have to have been born on 29 February to claim the freebie.


Merely days after Manchester’s popular street food hall and social hub, Society, announced that it would be pouring free pints for Leap Day babies on their birthday, now Almost Famous is getting in on the action too by doing what it does best – serving up some of the heartiest burgers in the whole of the city centre.

Rallying up all Leap Day babies on its official social media platforms this morning, Almost Famous wrote: “Calling all Leap Year babies – get a free burger on 29 February with a valid ID proving it’s your birthday. Sometimes the best things only come round every four years.”


Almost Famous’ burgers are known and loved all across the UK, especially here in Manchester, and now, Leap Day babies who’ve missed out on years of celebrating get to reap the birthday benefits. 

So-called ‘leapers’ wanting to bag their bargain burger next Thursday will just need to head on down to one of Almost Famous’ two Manchester city centre restaurants – either the Northern Quarter, or the one inside Great Northern Warehouse – and show the staff a valid form of ID that proves they were, in fact, born on that day.

The deal is expected to run all day, from the moment both Almost Famous sites open right until they close, and, as far as we can tell, the free burger offer is redeemable across the whole menu, so there’s a wide choice to pick from.


But don’t forget, like we’ve already mentioned, it’s just for one day only.

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So if you want to make the most of it and be sure you don’t miss out, then get yourself down to Almost Famous next Thursday and get scranning.

Featured Image – Almost Famous