It’s love at first bite at chain restaurants on Valentine’s Day, and all week at some chains, with decadent deals for the hopelessly romantic and forever frugal. There even are deals for those who are not in a relationship and eating alone.
As usual, our list includes some chains with no NYC location, because NYC on the Cheap has followers everywhere.
Keep in mind that offerings, price and participation may vary by location, so check with your local restaurant for further details.
In alphabetical order, because that’s the only fair way:
Original and Cinnamon Sugar Heart-Shaped Pretzels will be available nationwide on February 14th. Better yet, Auntie Anne’s is offering a Heart-Shaped Pretzel Buy One, Get One (BOGO) promotion redeemable only on February 14.
- You must visit AuntieAnnes.com/Heart-Shaped-Pretzels to get the offer. It will also be emailed to all Pretzel Perks loyalty members on February 14.
Sweetheart Dinner and Pie for 2 for $19.99. Includes two Just Right Portion Entrées and 2 slices of pie. Entrées include Fish & Chips, Chicken Tenders, Savory Pot Roast, Slow-Roasted Turkey, Honey Mustard Chicken, and Asian Chicken Stir-Fry. Offer valid February 14 through February 16, 2019.
Baskin-Robbins is serving up some love (and kisses) with the Love & Kisses Sundae for just $5. Two spoons are needed for this decadent Valentine’s Day treat, which features scoops of Cherry Cordial with KISSES, Love Potion 31 and Very Berry Strawberry ice creams.
Black Angus Steakhouse
Black Angus will be offering a Prime Rib and Crab Cake promo from February 14-17, while supplies last, for $29.99. The meal is a combination of a seasoned, slow-roasted Prime Rib paired with a flavorful Crab Cake, 2 Classic Sidekicks and Sweet Molasses Bread.
Heart-shaped products are everywhere this Valentine’s Day, including at Bojangles, where one-of-a-kind Heart-Shaped Bo-Berry Biscuits are available through Thursday, February 14.
Each Heart-Shaped Bo-Berry Biscuit is expertly made from scratch by a Bojangles’ biscuit maker, using the brand’s proprietary 48-step biscuit-making process with Bo-Berries baked inside and a decadent vanilla icing drizzled over each biscuit.
Buca di Beppo
Buca is offering a Lasagna Love Feast for two on Valentine’s Day. A $49.99 dine-in only special includes a Heart-Shaped Lasagna, Buca Small Garlic Bread, Buca Small Mixed Green or Caesar Salad and Mini Chocolate Chip Cannoli. While supplies last. Feeds up to 3.
California Pizza Kitchen
Available Feb. 13-17, order your favorite CPK pizza on special heart-shaped crispy thin crust for no additional charge. In addition, CPK welcomes guests to enjoy a Valentine’s Day meal for two, at the sweet price of $35, with the return of its popular “Sweet Deal for Two” prix fixe menu, also from Feb. 13-17.
Give your sweetie a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day: The Chocolate Decadence Heart Cake. Feed your chocolate addiction this Valentine’s Day with ice cream and fudge, lots of fudge.
DQ’s heart shapped Dipped Strawberry Cupid Cake made with Ghirardelli chocolate is the perfect serving size for two. Cupid Cakes are available in store or can be ordered online for in-store pickup at participating locations on DQCakes.com.
A beloved symbol of the season, heart-shaped donuts are back in several varieties, including Boston Kreme and Jelly, for a limited time at participating Dunkin’ locations nationwide.
Additionally, this year classic frosted donut varieties are getting dressed up for the season of love with special Bling Sprinkles, for a fun new way to make guests’ Valentine’s Day treats sparkle. Featured varieties include Chocolate Bling Frosted, Strawberry Bling Frosted and Vanilla Bling Frosted.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Through February 18thm, enjoy a special three-course Valentine’s Day menu. Fall in love all over again with Filet Mignon and your choice of North Atlantic Lobster Tail or Colossal Shrimp. Amuse-Bouche: Caviar Blini (sour cream, green onion, hackleback caviar). Pair with MIONETTO, Prosecco Avantgarde Treviso, NV. Entrée Duo: Filet Mignon paired with your choice of Colossal Shrimp or North Atlantic Lobster Tail. Pair with QUILT, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, 2016. Dessert: White Chocolate Bread Pudding.
- Dinner Menu, $70. Wine Pairings, $37.
Green Mill Restaurant and Bar
Get a large, 2-topping, heart-shaped pizza and an appetizer to share for only $19.99, through Feb. 14th. Must make your reservation by February 13, 2019.
Also, get a free bottle of house wine when you purchase two pasta entrées.
Hard Rock Cafe
The restaurant’s limited-time “Flavors of Love” menu features the new Sweetheart Shake for Two, a boozy shake that is a delicious combination of Absolut® Vanilla vodka, creamy vanilla ice cream and the fresh flavors of strawberry and lemon, all topped with strawberry-infused whipped cream. The Sweetheart Shake comes equipped with a custom sweetheart straw, so couples and friends alike can indulge in this diner-style milkshake for two while celebrating love of all shapes and sizes.
The special Valentine’s Day menu features Strip Steak Scampi, a 12 oz. New York Strip Steak seasoned, grilled and topped with grilled shrimp and a traditional scampi sauce alongside seasoned green beans and Yukon gold mashed potatoes. The “Flavors of Love” menu is available at cafe locations in the U.S. and Europe from Feb. 13 to Feb. 16, 2019.
Hooters is inviting both heartbreakers and the heartbroken to enjoy some comfort food this Valentine’s Day by burning, burying, ripping or shredding a picture of their ex to earn 10 free boneless wings with the purchase of 10 wings.
Whether you’re on the rebound or still reeling over your last relationship, all guests are welcome to ease the tension and pain by destroying photos of their shred-worthy ex, using shredders provided at participating Hooters restaurants, or virtually at Hooters.com/ShredYourEx. Customers participating online will receive a digital coupon for the deal.
On Valentine’s Day 2019, all Jet’s Pizza locations nationwide will be selling 6-slice heart-shaped pizzas while supplies last. The base price in all markets include premium mozzarella and one topping but can also be prepared as any of the specialty pizzas. Heart-shaped Jet’s Bread and Cinnamon Stix are available for order as well.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Forget the shortage of candy conversation hearts expected this Valentine season, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is showing America just how CRAZY 4 U they are by introducing Valentine “Conversation Doughnuts.”
The all-new Valentine Conversation Doughnuts are topped with more than a dozen new and traditional edible phrases, including “DM ME,” “ALL THE FEELS,” and “BE MINE.” The conversation gets even sweeter since the doughnuts feature four Krispy Kreme classic fillings – Cake Batter, Strawberries & KREME, Raspberry Filled and Chocolate KREME Filled.
Max & Erma’s
Dinner for Two, $29. Two starters (Garden Salad, Caesar Salad, Village Salad or cup of soup or chili), two entrées (Balsamic Glazed Chicken, Herb-Grilled Salmon, Captain’s Combo or Classic Sirloin), share a dessert. Available daily through Feb. 14.
Offering a special three-course Valentine’s menu for two, beginning Thursday, Feb. 14, through Sunday, Feb. 17, $19.99. Menu options may vary by location. While supplies last.
Morton’s The Steakhouse
Dine Your Heart Out daily through Feb. 16th. Special menu features a succulent 8 oz. Filet topped with a Whole Maine Lobster & Bearnaise sauce for $59.
Through Feb. 17th, stop by for “Date Night Duo.” For only $13.99 per person, couples can share O’Charley’s famous Fried Green Tomatoes or Southern Artichoke Dip as an appetizer and then choose either the 8-oz. Slow-Roasted Prime Rib or the 9-oz. Grilled Salmon as an entree, and one side of your choice.
Through Feb. 14, Papa Murphy’s is offering a heart-shaped “HeartBaker” take-and-bake pizza at all locations nationwide (pizzas start at $9; for $12). Or, purchase a “Sweetheart of a Deal,” which includes the HeartBaker Pizza and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
To put a fork in the single-shaming epidemic, Potbelly Sandwich Shop is celebrating self-love on Valentine’s Day for the 110 million-plus people in the U.S. who are not in a relationship.
On Feb. 14, anyone who comes into a Potbelly without a significant other can choose one of their legendary cookies for free, including a special red velvet cookie available for a limited time, with the purchase of an entree sandwich or salad.
Singles can also treat yo’ self to spacious tables for one and a special, yomantic music playlist devoid of slow jams, sappy duets or any lyrics that reference piña coladas or getting caught in the rain.
For a limited time only, Pretzels and Pretzel Bites are available in Pink Cinnamon Sugar – a pink twist on Pretzelmaker’s popular Cinnamon Sugar flavor. They are the ideal way to share something sweet this holiday and are available through February 28, 2019 at participating locations.
Customers who wear pink (a shirt, pants, shorts, skirt or hat that is predominantly pink) to stores on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 will receive a free Buy-One-Get-One Pink Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel when they say “On Wednesday, we wear pink.” Participating locations only in the U.S.
To celebrate the holiday, the brand is bringing back its annual promotion – QDOBA for a Kiss – and offering guests a free entrée when they purchase an entrée (of greater or equal value) and share a kiss with anyone or anything on Feb. 14. From smooching partners to burritos and pictures of celebrity crushes, all kisses are accepted.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Celebrate your Valentine through Feb. 17 with a Surf & Turf offering. Enjoy two buttery cold-water lobster tails served alongside a sizzling filet or ribeye. 6 oz. filet $49.95, 8 oz. filet $56.95, 11 oz. filet $64.95, 16 oz. Ribeye $67.95.
Surf & Turf offer available in participating locations only. Pricing and menu selections may vary by geographic location.
From 4pm to close on Valentine’s Day, the “2 Can Dine for $24.99” allows you to choose two items from these four offerings: Sirloin Steak, Teriyaki Glazed Salmon, Grilled Chicken Breast, or an Enhanced Seafood Bar. Included in the pairing is any one dessert from the menu to share. Dine-in only.
For $24.95 for two, guests will each choose a one meat plate with two sides (or baked potato), a dessert and 16-oz drink. Available for dine-in and take-out.
Soulman’s Valentine’s Day Special offers a more than 25% discount from the regular menu.
Tim Hortons in the U.S. is celebrating Valentine’s Day this year with two new donuts, the Vanilla Be Mine Donut and Chocolate Be Mine Donut. A heart-shaped gift for your sweetheart, the Vanilla and Chocolate Be Mine Donuts make the perfect pair, so you can give one to your Valentine and enjoy one for yourself.
The Vanilla Be Mine Donut is a raspberry-jam filled donut dipped in vanilla fondant topped with red shimmer, while the Chocolate Be Mine Donut is a venetian cream-filled donut dipped in chocolate fondant topped with red shimmer. The Vanilla Be Mine Donut and Chocolate Be Mine Donut are available at participating U.S. restaurants while supplies last.
For the 12th year in a row, participating locations will be putting out the white table cloths, dimming the lights and welcoming customers to a special February 14th dinner. Close to 200 restaurants are taking reservations and offering up a unique and fun night in the Waffle House Nation. Fine the list of participating locations and phone numbers at wafflehouse.com.
White Castle is now accepting reservations for its 28th annual Valentine’s Day dinner on Thursday, February 14, from 4 – 9 p.m. at most Castles. For the second consecutive year, White Castle has taken the stress out of Valentine’s Day planning by making the process simpler than ever.
Reservations are required. Make them through OpenTable.com or the OpenTable mobile app. Fans can share their love of White Castle and make this dinner a memorable moment by inviting a beloved Craver or family and friends to join them, but reservations are limited so all are encouraged to reserve early.
Thanks to the restaurant trade publication RestaurantNews.com and Cupid, for putting together this list of special offerings and menus at restaurant chains this year.