Fast food franchises cash in on Valentine’s Day

Nothing says 'Valentine's Day' like a large amount of steamed meat.

Forget flowers and candy. Why would you need that malarkey when you can offer your Valentine the most romantic meal ever — courtesy of Pizza Hut, White Castle or Waffle House?

In an attempt to cash in on those who might find it hilarious to gift greasy fast food to their Valentine, these chains are offering special packages for this romantic holiday. At least, we hope that’s the only reason someone would choose to do this on Valentine’s Day…

Let us begin with Pizza Hut. Valentine’s Day will be no regular pizza night with the help of the Engagement Party Package. If you’ve been trying to dream up the perfect way to pop the question, look no further — for just $10,010, the Pizza Hut proposal is just one terrible life choice away. You’ll get a fireworks display, a ruby ring (who wants a diamond anyway?), a limo ride, flowers, a photographer, a videographer and a medium pizza with breadsticks and cinnamon sticks. For that price, you’d think they’d at least make it a large pizza, but oh well.

Another option is a candlelit dinner at Waffle House. Who says your favorite drunk food can’t double as the most romantic meal of your life? Waffle House is taking reservations for dinner with white table cloth service and a special Valentine’s Day menu.

Or make your Valentine’s Day “hot and steamy” with the help of White Castle. Those mini burgers are meant to be shared, right? The chain is offering reservations for a special meal that features free dessert. There’s also a promotion for couples who submit a photo of themselves enjoying their Valentine’s Day dinner — if you’re chosen, you could win the dinner kit, plus two adorable matching t-shirts “to be enjoyed at home.” Wink, wink, White Castle…



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