Valentine's Day Dinners at White Castle(R) in New Jersey -- Make Reservations Now!

"Cupid's Crave Kit" To-Go Program New for 2007

Jan 23, 2007, 00:00 ET from White Castle Systems, Inc.

    RAHWAY, N.J., Jan 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven New Jersey area White Castle
 restaurants will offer reserved candlelight dining on Wednesday, February
 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. If you crave the steam grilled goodness of
 White Castle then you've found the perfect dinner destination to share with
 your favorite Valentine.
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     Not only can cravers dine with candlelight, the tables will be adorned
 with flowers and decorations. Customers will be presented with a special
 menu and will receive table side service.
     "This is the second year we have offered reserved seating for
 Valentine's Day dinners. It was a huge hit last year. We're really looking
 forward to hearing more White Castle stories from our customers that
 evening. It seems that so many of our loyal customers either met in a White
 Castle or have a fond childhood memory that continues to bring them back
 into the restaurants time and time again," said Harry Jensen Regional
 Director of Restaurant Operations in New Jersey.
     For cravers who prefer to celebrate Valentine's Day at home, White
 Castle is offering "Cupid's Crave Kit", a handy Valentine dinner to-go
 package priced at $20 that includes eight cheeseburgers, one sack of fries,
 two regular soft drinks, a custom candy tin and magnet photo frame, a fun,
 customizable greeting card, and special Valentine's Day coupon book.
     Reservations are filling up quickly and can still be made by calling
 (732) 381-4343. Call Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Call this
 same number to reserve your "Cupid's Crave Kit". Cupid's Crave Kits are not
 available at all locations.
     Seven locations in the New Jersey area will offer special table service
 on Valentine's Day: 600 Westfield Ave. (Elizabeth); 5151 Stelton Rd. (South
 Plainfield); 2151 US Hwy 9 (Howell); 310 Bergen Tnpk. (Little Ferry); 1113
 U.S. Highway 46 (Ledgewood); 467 Central Ave. (Orange) and 37 St. Rt. 17
 (Hasbrouck Heights).
     White Castle is the official sponsor of National Hamburger Month,
 celebrated each May 1-31. Team members from the home office can be found
 working in select White Castle restaurants during the month of May in
 celebration of the employees working on the front lines.
     In 2007, the 16th annual Crave Time Cook Off competition will encourage
 customers to submit a unique recipe using 10 White Castle hamburgers and
 the chance to win a Crave Case (30 burgers) a week for one year. New Jersey
 residents Lance Bottari of Union, NJ and Barry Mohr of Holmdel, NJ are
 previous Crave Tune Cook Off finalists. Kenny Schrader of Edison, NJ was
 the 2003 Crave Time Cook Off Grand Prize winner.
     Customers can submit their ultimate Crave story in the 7th annual
 Cravers Hall of Fame competition. They'll vie for the chance to come to
 Columbus and be inducted into the hallowed Hall along with the likes of
 members of the rock group The Smithereens and Harold and Kumar Go To White
 Castle stars, John Cho and Kal Penn. Kenneth Donnelly of Clifton, NJ;
 Richard Cattani of Hoboken, NJ; Thomas Menegus of Egg Harbor City, NJ have
 all been inducted into the Cravers Hall of Fame.
     White Castle team members get steamed up for regional and national
 Fastest Griddle Contest events to determine who can cook and sack 30
 quality burgers in the least amount of time. To learn about these events
 and more planned for 2007, visit our website at Or
 tell us your story at .
     White Castle was founded in 1921 in Wichita, Kansas. The company owns
 and operates 393 units in 11 states and is considered to be the first fast
 food hamburger restaurant. White Castle operates 24 restaurants in the New
 Jersey area and has been a proud part of the community since 1930.

SOURCE White Castle Systems, Inc.