Olive Garden Bread Stick Bouquet - © Olive Garden

Valentine’s Day Specials: All Major Restos Playing!

Valentine’s Day is said to be one of the busiest days of the year for restaurants. Taking your sweetie out for a special dinner is a time-honoured way to observe the classic celebration of love and devotion. But every guy I’ve ever known has tried to do the Day on the cheap…

Pizza Hut Heart Pizza - © Chelsea Lupkin via PintrestThe Pizza Hut Heart-Shaped Pie: Oozing love and Mozzarella…

If that’s you – or your guy – then you’re in luck. I’ve sourced a comprehensive rundown of the Valentines Day specials being offered by al the major resto and fast food chains. So, ‘On the cheap’ need not necessarily mean ‘doomed to disappointment’…

Enter, Offers.com

This great site is a clearing house of all the specials being offerd all the time by all the major players in the food service sphere. What a great reference, even if it isn’t Valentine’s Day! I’ve sifted their Valentine’s Day page for the best deals being offered by the biggest players…

The List

Baskin Robbins: The ice cream chain is offering Valentine’s Day card cakes and $3 off on cake purchases of $15 or more when you order online.

Boston Pizza: They’re offering heart-shaped Pizzas from from Feb. 7 through 14. For every one sold, Bosto9n’s will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry® to help fight childhood hunger in America.

Chick-fil-A: The fast food chain is offering heart-shaped treat platters through Feb. 29. Get the 30-count Chick-fil-A nuggets heart-shaped platter for $13.69, the 10-count Chick-n-Minis heart-shaped platter for $8.95 and the six-count Chocolate Chunk Cookies heart-shaped platter for just $7.49.

Chili’s: Enjoy a Valentine’s Day dinner for two for $25. It includes a starter, two full sized entrées and a dessert. And don’t forget their $5 margaritas.

Cinnabon: The heart-shaped CinnaPacks are back just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Dairy Queen: Celebrate the day of love with treat heart cakes made with the February featured double fudge cookie dough. And don’t forget about their double fudge cookie dough blizzard.

Dunkin’: Treat your loved one with their Valentine’s Day pink drinks – the Pink Velvet Macchiato and Pink Velvet Signature Latte. And while you’re there don’t forget to get some signature heart-shaped donuts.

Firehouse Subs: Print this coupon to enjoy their Valentine’s Day Family Night Special. Get a free medium sub when you purchase a medium or large sub with chips and drink. Available on Feb. 14 and after 4 p.m. only.

Hooters: The Shred Your Ex event is back. Buy 10 wings, rip up a photo of your ex and get 10 boneless wings for free.

Krispy Kreme: Enjoy their limited-time Conversation Heart Donuts. Available in four flavors – cake batter, strawberry and kreme, original kreme and chocolate kreme.

Olive Garden: The Italian eatery is offering its signature Bread Stick Bouquet again this year (see picture, top of page), along with a take-home Valentine’s Dinner for Two.

Papa John’s: They’re offering a one-topping heart-shaped Pizza for (US)$11 on Valentine’s Day, if you use the promo code VALENTINE when you order. You  can add a Double Chocolate Chip Brownie for a total of (US)$16.

Pizza Hut: The chain is offering a heart-shaped Pie especially for Valentine’s Day. It’s available at all locations through February 16. (See photo, above.)

Tim Hortons: Tim Hortons wants you to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day. Buy any sized beverage on Feb. 14 after 2 p.m. and get a free heart-shaped doughnut.

Waffle House: The beloved southern U.S. breakfast joint will be offering special White Tablecloth service for their Valentine’s Day special dinner. Available at the participating locations on this list.


Be sure to check and see if your local outlet for any of the above restos is offering the special deal. And read all the fine print on any coupons involved…

And that’s just the big players!

Many, many regional chains and one-off restos are offering Valentine’s Day deals, too. Check with your fave local eatery to see what they have up their sleeves..

~ Maggie J.