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But for many, $140 for a single night is a pretty steep idea to surprise your lover — no matter how madly in love you are. For those balling on a budget, the go-to Valentine’s Day meal for a quarter of a century has been none other than a “Crave Case” of “sliders.”

That’s right. As ridiculous as it may sound, a romantic night at White Castle has become an annual cult tradition. But Valentine’s Day at the restaurant isn’t your typical trip through the drive-thru.

Since 1991, White Castle has pulled out all the stops on Feb. 14. Not only does the chain recommends that customers call ahead for reservations, but diners are treated to table-side service complete with candles, flowers and heart-shaped balloons. Sliders and chicken rings are served on silver platters, and customers are treated to special Strawberry and Cream Waffles for dessert.

“Valentine’s Day has become a fun tradition for us. For many couples, White Castle holds a special place in their hearts. Many have fond memories of first dates here, some even met for the first time at a White Castle – and then there’s the few who shared their wedding vows among friends and family in our dining
room,” said Jamie Richardson, vice president of White Castle.

In fact, White Castle on Valentine’s Day can be more than just night out for some couple.

But White Castle isn’t the only … economically savvy … Valentine’s Day option. Here are a few other restaurants offering special deals on Feb. 14.

Waffle House — In the same vein as White Castle, the South’s favorite breakfast spot will transform into an extravagant, white-tablecloth fine-dining establish for Valentine’s Day evening. Some select Waffle House locations have been serving Valentine’s Day dinners for nearly a decade, complete with special decorations and fine-tailored servers.

Some locations even step up their menus, offering upscale items like steak in addition to the regular breakfast offerings.

Tons of people come back year over year. One couple that comes to mind is a husband and wife who bring their grandkids each year.  While reservations aren’t required, they are suggested.

Krispy Kreme — Who doesn’t love waking up to a dozen warm, fresh glazed donuts? Picking up a box of Krispy Kreme cruellers is always a good way to say “I love you,” but with a special line of Valentine’s Day themed donuts, it’s a lot easier on Feb. 14.

The shop always makes a number of donuts frosted in pink icing and topped with heart-shaped sprinkles for Valentine’s Day. It even produces X-shaped donuts, so you can literally send that special someone some “XOXO” love.

Qdoba — What’s better than a cheap Valentine’s Day date? How about a free Valentine’s Day date.
That’s what Qdoba Mexican Grill is offering customers this Valentine’s Day, but it comes with a catch — You’ll only get a free burrito if you can convince someone to kiss you in line.

The restaurant isn’t picky on who you choose to smooch. According to a press release, guests will receive a buy one get one free burrito when they share a kiss with a significant other, friend, family member or even an understanding stranger at the cash register.

But that’s not all. Customers who share their kiss on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #QdobaForAKissSweeps will be entered in the “Qdoba for a Kiss Sweepstakes” where they’ll be eligible for a number of extra prizes. The grand prize? Free burritos for a year — enough to keep any relationship together, even if you were just “understanding strangers” waiting in line for some Tex Mex.

Source:  www.kmtv.com, 1-26-2016

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