White Castle Valentine's Day Reservations Satisfy Champagne Tastes on a Burger Budget in Minneapolis

Minneapolis White Castle Restaurants cook up romance with candlelight, tableside service and themed decorations

Jan 13, 2010, 13:09 ET from White Castle System, Inc.

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Craving a little romance this Valentine's Day? Then reserve a steamy date at your local White Castle Restaurant. Between 5 and 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14, you and your valentine can enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner complete with special menus, tableside service and themed decorations. Reservations are filling up quickly and can be made by calling 651-646-1811 ext. 12 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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"Since we first offered reserved Valentine's Day seating in 1991, this has become an annual tradition for many couples," said Jamie Richardson, vice president of corporate relations. "It's been a huge hit because a lot of our loyal customers – fondly known as 'Cravers' – either met in a White Castle Restaurant or have other enjoyable memories they like to celebrate here."

This year, White Castle will make Valentine's Day truly unforgettable by snapping a complimentary digital photo of each couple that can be viewed later from the White Castle Web site.

White Castle expects demand for reservations to be even greater this year as Americans continue to seek ways to get more romance for less cash. "At White Castle, you can indulge your special someone's craving for a romantic dinner without breaking your budget," Richardson said. He noted that Sack Meal #3 provides a dinner for two – complete with 10 of the distinctive Slyder® hamburgers, two 21-oz. soft drinks and two regular French fries – for as little as $10.79. "It's just one example of the value we've offered customers since we began selling our famous steam-grilled hamburgers for a nickel in 1921."

Valentine's Day is just one of many special programs through which White Castle engages and rewards its Craver customers and family of team members. Each May, the company is the official sponsor of National Hamburger month. By submitting a recipe in the Crave Time Cook Off competition, customers have a chance to win a Crave Case every week for a year. And customers can submit their ultimate Crave story in the 10th annual Craver's Hall of fame competition for the chance to join such fellow Cravers as Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle stars John Cho and Kal Penn and members of the rock group The Smithereens in the hallowed Hall. Visit www.whitecastle.com for details on these and other events.

About White Castle

White Castle is a family-owned business based in Columbus, Ohio that owns and operates 419 White Castle Restaurants in 11 states. The company was founded in Wichita, Kansas in 1921 and was the first fast-food hamburger chain. For more information on White Castle, visit www.whitecastle.com.

SOURCE White Castle System, Inc.