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. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030828/WHITECASTLELOGO ) 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 www.whitecastle.com. Or tell us your story at www.truecastlestories.com . 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.