Delicious Aromas Are in the Air Along with Love

It’s not just love that’s in the air around Valentine’s Day. The aroma of delicious food wafts from chain restaurants known for discounts and happy hours. Some of your favorites establishments offer tempting special menus and reduced prices during Cupid’s big holiday. Celebrating with dinner out is a winner whether it’s your first date or your 50th. You won’t be disappointed if you book a reservation now and check before you go to make sure your local franchise honors these deals.

Olive Garden

Olive Garden sweetens up the notion of an early (very early) Valentine’s meal with an Early Dinner Duo special for just $8.99. You’ll have to dine between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., but you’ll have plenty of time to catch a romantic movie afterward. It’s guaranteed you’ll beat the crowds if you head out early. The restaurant is offering favorites such as its famous chicken marsala, tortellini alfredo and penne a la vodka.

California Pizza Kitchen

Spice up Valentine’s Day with the CPK “Sweet Deal for Two” between Feb. 14- Feb. 18. The offer includes one appetizer, two entrees and a shared dessert for $35.

Red Lobster

Choose between a $10 coupon or a free appetizer with the purchase of a $50 gift card.

Donatos Pizza

Planning on an intimate dinner in? Snuggle up with Donatos pizza and get $4 off orders off $20 or more with coupon code “043-419”.


Chili’s has a Valentine’s Day deal you’ll truly love. You and your date can double up on a dinner for two, including a shared appetizer and two full entrees, for just $22. Remember to take full advantage of Chili’s famous happy hour specials.

Longhorn Steakhouse

Buy one adult entree at Longhorn and you’ll get a free appetizer, as long as the app costs less than $11.50.

Yard House

Expect the unexpected when you choose Yard House for your Valentine’s celebration. The restaurant is introducing a special menu just for Valentine’s Day. Selections include a variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts. Impress you date with beverages such as Dom Perignon and Veuve Clicquot champagne. Prices vary by location.

Papa Murphy’s Pizza

Nothing says amore like classic Italian pizza. During the season of romance, Papa Murphy’s is offering half price on select pizzas.

The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot fondue restaurants will melt 400,000 pounds of chocolate during “Three Days of Romance” from Feb. 13 to 15.  Check your local restaurant for details on the special menu. Plan on tasting a strawberry dipped in chocolate.


Hooters is offering a slightly different perspective on the Day of Romance. Bring in a picture of your ex and you’ll get 20 delicious wings for the price of 10.




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