White Castle offers ‘fine dining’ for Valentine’s Day

Elizabeth Beilman

Students who are looking for an inexpensive way to spend Valentine’s Day can dine together at White Castle.

The fast food restaurant is offering a special “fine dining” experience for couples at WKU and in the Bowling Green community, according to a press release.

Reservations can be made via phone between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Feb. 14.

Dave Williams, manager of the White Castle at 3039 Scottsville Road, said along with a “candlelit dinner, a special menu and a white linen table with a fresh-cut flower arrangement, we provide a table-side service with chocolate and mints.”

He also said they give couples a free digital photo available on the website.

“We’ve got a memorial — something they can remember,” he said.

The local White Castle has been offering this dining opportunity for three years, Williams said.

Jamie Richardson, vice president of government and corporate relations for White Castle, said the tradition has been withstanding nationwide for the past 20 years.

“White Castle has hosted this special Valentine’s Day dinner for our most loyal and romantic cravers,” Richardson said in a press release. “Love is always in the air at White Castle.

“A good number of our customers have met, shared a first date or even got married at White Castle restaurant.”

The restaurant is also offering a “Sweetheart Meal Deal” coupon available to Facebook users.

Clarksville graduate student Casey Arriaga said she would be open to spending Valentine’s Day at White Castle with her husband, who is in Iraq, if he were in town because of the “unconventional” experience.

“I wouldn’t go, but if he were home, sure. Why not?” Arriaga said. “It’s funny — something different.”

Kelsii Gerber, a graduate student from Austin, Texas, said she would prefer to eat “something that wasn’t fast food.”

“It doesn’t seem romantic at all,” she said.

Established in Wichita, Kansas, the restaurant is celebrating 90 years of business this year. White Castle has more than 400 locations in 11 states, according to the press release.

The restaurant is known as the first fast food hamburger chain in the nation, according to the press release.