Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is creeping up on us all. No consumer can escape the endless onslaught of heart-themed merchandise, aisles full of chocolate, and sickeningly sweet Hallmark cards this time of year, regardless of relationship status. Is Valentine's Day a superficial money maker masquerading as a real holiday, or a special time of year to celebrate love and romance? Who cares! Whether you're a cynical single or happily married, there are plenty of Valentine's Day deals that everyone can enjoy. Not ready to drain your bank account, all in the name of love? Check out these 10 fast food specials coming out just in time for Valentine's Day.
Is your significant other more interested in food than flowers? Chick-fil-A has the deal for you! Whether you're looking for something sweet or savory, customers can swing by any participating Chick-fil-A location and pick up a 30-count Chick-fil-A Nuggets, a 10-count Chick-n-Minis or a 6-count Chocolate Chunk Cookies in a heart-shaped container (as pictured above). This deal is running through February 28, so even if you forget Valentine's Day completely, you're in luck.
9 White Castle
If you're a big fan of tiny burgers, or if you simply don't have the money to drop on a fancy steak dinner, why not reserve a romantic dinner for two at White Castle? It might sound hokey, but it's an annual tradition for couples everywhere! The "experience" includes hostess seating, tableside service, a special Valentine's Day menu, and heart-themed decor. Interested? Reserve a table on OpenTable or by calling White Castle’s regional offices. If you can't make it to the restaurant, never fear! White Castle's delivery partners can send this Valentine's Day experience straight to your door, with the first ten delivery orders at each restaurant receiving a custom, limited, Love Castle Crave Case.
8 Auntie Anne's
For those of you who enjoy a sweet or salty pretzel from Auntie Anne’s, Valentine's Day is the perfect time to give in to your craving! Like every year, Auntie Anne's is offering Heart-Shaped original or cinnamon sugar pretzels, available only on February 14. Even better, pretzel lovers can visit AuntieAnnes.com/Heart-Shaped-Pretzels to receive a Buy One, Get One coupon (Pretzel Perks loyal members will receive an email with the details).
7 Jack In The Box
If you're lucky enough to live near a Jack In The Box, get ready to put on your fat pants and enjoy some dessert on February 14! Whether you're celebrating with a special someone or you're just wanting to drown your single sorrows in sugar, customers who use their mobile app to order Jack In The Box will receive a free five-piece churro, cheesecake, or a regular shake on Valentine's Day only.
6 Krispy Kreme
All of America was extremely disappointed to learn that the classic conversation heart candy of our youth will no longer be available this Valentine's Day, but Krispy Kreme has stepped up to the plate by offering conversation doughnuts, available through February 14. These pretty, pastel donuts are decorated with phrases like "DM ME," "ALL MINE," "PICK ME," etc, and are filled with cake batter, strawberries and kreme, raspberry filling and chocolate kreme. Yum.
5 Dunkin' Donuts
Don't worry, Krispy Kreme isn't the only donut joint offering some seriously sweet Valentine's Day treats this year! Just last week, Dunkin' Donuts revealed its Valentine's Day donut line-up, including chocolate/strawberry/vanilla "Bling Frosted" and heart-shaped filled donuts at participating locations. Not only that, but a 10-count box of Dunkins's Munchkins is only $2 for a limited time this month!
Starbucks always reveals a line-up of delicious holiday-themed treats throughout the year, so why would Valentine's Day be any different? Starting around February 7, surprise your loved one (or just treat yourself) by heading over to Starbucks and enjoying the Molten Chocolate Ready-To-Drink Iced Latte, available in a bottle, or some Valentine's Day-themed cake pops or sugar cookies. Bear in mind, these specialty items are only available through February 14.
If you didn't think Cinnabon could get even more tempting, it just did. I have yet to meet a human being who doesn't enjoy a warm, gooey cinnamon roll, and Cinnabon is making our dreams come true this Valentine's Day by offering heart-shaped CinnaPacks filled with nine MiniBon rolls. Customers can pick their calorie-laden love gifts up at Cinnabon bakeries nationwide for $13.99, or they can have them delivered starting on February 1st.
2 Hungry Howie's
Ah, the infamous heart-shaped pizza! Customers at Hungry Howie's will be able to purchase a heart-shaped pizza with any topping for $6.99 using the promo code "HEART1," from February 11 to 14. Still hungry? Customers can also purchase a "2 Hearts Are Better Than 1" combo deal that includes a heart-shaped pizza and a heart-shaped Howie cheese bread for just $12.99 using the code “HEART2.” Heart-shaped pizzas are a Valentine's Day tradition offered by many pizza places every year, so be on the lookout for more of these deals as Valentine's Day draws closer.
For those of you who don't mind a little PDA every now and again, head over to Qdoba and share a kiss for a BOGO free entree on February 14. Are you single? Don't worry, you don't have to kiss another person! The challenge says you can "share a kiss with anyone or anything," which means you can present a picture of yourself kissing your dog, celebrity crush, or even your own hand. At Qdoba, any kiss is an acceptable form of payment. Sign us up!