White Castle cancels romantic ‘gourmet meals’ on Valentine’s Day

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Try not to fall in love with this news.

White Castle has made the ‘difficult decision’ to cancel its traditional ‘inCastle’ Valentine’s Day dinner, during which the 101-year-old belly-bomber burger chain goes upmarket for the most romantic night of the year .

Royal spicing – the one that has seen fried fortresses converted into “full dining establishments with hostess seating, table service and festive holiday decor” since 1991 – has been pulled after growing COVID-19 concerns, a announced the brand on Tuesday.

“We were hoping to take bookings this year, but out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our customers and our team members, we have decided the best thing to do is focus on an experience that customers can take away with them. them,” Jamie Richardson, vice president of White Castle, said in a statement.

However, the love is not entirely lost this year. The Kingdom of Grease will present a new “Love Cube” take-out offer for two.

Although White Castle isn’t following its Valentine’s Day tradition, the brand has a special takeout offer.
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The “perfect” deal includes eight cheese skates, two small soft drinks, and a choice of two sides to share, all adorably packaged in a bright pink box for $14.99 ($14.69 in Louisville and Nashville) until while stocks last.

“Our hungry people have let us know they love our sides and appreciate the variety we offer, so we’re responding by creating our first-ever customizable meal for two,” Richardson said.

But that’s not all the royal restaurateurs are offering for the upcoming holiday. White Castle is also introducing Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake on a Stick for those who really want to go wild on Valentine’s Day.

White Castle is still committed to providing customers with a Valentine's Day delight despite the cancellation of the annual
White Castle is still committed to providing guests with a Valentine’s Day delight despite the cancellation of the annual “inCastle” dinner. The new Cheesecake on a Stick (top left) is part of this plan.
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This freshman dessert features a “delicious swirl of strawberry filling and a chocolate cookie crust” and joins the likes of a fudge-dipped brownie and a gooey butter cake – both also made with sticks – as the crowning glory of the noble meal.

Fear not if you’re distressed by the “inCastle” cancellation and now plan to stay home on Feb. 14: White Castle is additionally offering free shipping through its partners on all orders over $15 that day.

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