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If your idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day includes longingly looking into your loved one’s eyes over a plate of piping hot waffles — boy, do we have just the thing for you.
Select Waffle House locations across the country are now taking Valentine’s Day reservations for those that want to smother their significant other with love (and syrup) on Feb. 14.
While not every Waffle House is participating, close to 200 restaurants in 21 states will be taking reservations for the holiday. Some locations will also offer manager specials like heart-shaped hash browns, pink waffles and waffles with a heart-shaped design made with Waffle House’s chocolate chip waffle topping.
A photo posted to Waffle House’s Instagram shows what might be waiting for you if you spend your special day there:
A Waffle House spokesperson told Simplemost that customers will also be treated to white tablecloths, candlelight, festive decorations and a jukebox playlist of appropriately-themed songs. Each location’s decorations are chosen by the associates working at the participating restaurants, so we can’t say exactly what to expect.
Reservations are being taken for the dinner hours between 5-9 p.m., though the time may vary according to location. Feb. 14 is actually the only night of the year you can make a reservation at Waffle House, so if you score one of the coveted spots, you’re quite lucky.
Waffle House says that couples, families, groups of friends and many single customers have participated each year since the tradition began in 2008 at a Waffle House restaurant in Georgia. It has continued to grow, with thousands making it their Valentine’s Day destination every year.
“This tradition grows every year, and now we are the must-have reservations for Valentine’s Day,” Walt Ehmer, Waffle House CEO, said in a 2018 press release. “It’s really a bucket-list experience.”
Here’s an image from 2019, showing a sweet offering that’s also available this year:
If you don’t have a Waffle House near you, you can easily create your own romantic breakfast instead. For example, you can buy a heart-shaped waffle maker for just $17.99 on Amazon. Or simply pick up these pink strawberry and cream cinnamon rolls from Pillsbury.
Would you love to spend your Valentine’s Day at Waffle House?