OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omaha Steaks today announced that in a recent nationwide Valentine's Day survey of more than 1,000 Americans, nearly 92% of those responding indicated that they would enjoy their Valentine surprising them this year with a romantic dinner for two at home. Additionally, nearly 60% of those responding further indicated that they feel the most loved on Valentine's Day when their Valentine cooks them a romantic candlelight dinner and says "I Love You" in person. A preference for a romantic dinner served at home (59%) trumped both special gifts like jewelry (44%) or the more traditional flower and candy gifts (55%), as the most desired Valentine's Day present.
When it comes to dining at home, respondents cited crowd avoidance (71%), quiet (70%), and romantic (65%) as the top three advantages to dining at home. When it comes to what's on the menu, beef and steak tied with lobster and shrimp as the most popular dinner entrees.
Also of interest, the survey revealed that there's not much need to worry about what to wear for a Valentine's Day celebration at home. Casual dress was preferred (63%), with 9% of respondents indicating that clothing for an at-home Valentine's Day celebration is optional. Dressing in lingerie/sleepwear was the preferred dress of 7% of respondents, with black tie/formal wear being chosen by less than 3%.
"Our recent survey proves what we have known for years ... a romantic dinner for two that is prepared and served with love at home-- is the what people really want for Valentine's Day," said Todd Simon, Senior Vice President and family owner of Omaha Steaks. "To make that easy to accomplish, Omaha Steaks offers unique packages like our "Romantic Dinner In," that include everything from filet mignon and lobster tail to fudge-filled brownies for dessert. We even provide the candles for a complete, convenient and ultra-easy, elegant Valentine's Day dinner that is sure to please."
About Omaha Steaks
Founded in 1917, Omaha Steaks is a fifth-generation, family-owned company known nationwide for the finest in USDA-approved, grain fed beef and gourmet foods. Today, Omaha Steaks is recognized as the nation's largest direct response marketer of beef and gourmet foods available through multiple marketing channels including by phone at 1-800-228-9055, online at www.OmahaSteaks.com or at retail stores nationwide.
SOURCE Omaha Steaks