Here’s Where to Score the Best Chain Restaurant Deals and Freebies on Valentine’s Day

02/12/2016 at 03:03 PM ET

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Whether you’re a lover or loather of Valentine’s Day, we can probably all unite behind sweet deals on food. From generous prix-fixes to BOGO specials, these restaurant chains have got you covered this Sunday.

California Pizza Kitchen: A $32 pre-fixe menu for two gets you one appetizer, two entrees, and a dessert.

Chili’s: Their “Cupid’s Combo for Two” gets you two Presidente Margaritas (which are basically like two margs in one), one app, two sirloin steaks, and a white molten chocolate cake.

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Hooter’s: For the broken-hearted revenge fantasists, the restaurant’s “Shred Your Ex” campaign allows you to bring in a picture of your former lover to shred for a free 10-count order of wings.

Krystal: Don’t let the cold forecast stop you from getting your frozen drink on with their BOGO deal on any ICEE flavor (at participating locations).

Macaroni Grill: Their $24-per-person “Wine and Dine” menu gets you an appetizer, entree and dessert — in addition to half-price bottles of wine.

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Outback Steakhouse: For $40, you and your sweetheart(/mom/random Tinder match) can get a Bloomin’ Onion to share, two 9-oz. sirloin steaks, two sides, two salads, and a cheesecake to share.

Qdoba: Get a free smothered burrito with the purchase of another smothered burrito…if you’re willing to smooch someone (be it “a loved one, friend, or even a willing stranger”).

Shake Shack: Bring a date and get a free shake with the purchase of your first shake!

Steak ‘n Shake: Buy a $10 gift card and get a free Valentine’s Day milkshake — choose between Red Velvet or Chocolate-Covered Strawberry.

TGI Friday’s: Get a half-price bottle of wine all weekend long.

White Castle: For the 25th year in a row, the chain will offer a sit-down dinner (reservations recommended) for a cool $9.95.

Shay Spence, @chezspence

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Grundle on

This is the TRASHIEST list. It’s almost ironic, how well you know your reader demographic…

GenJax on

Alternate headline:
Where to disappoint your girl on Valentine’s day by taking her to some lousy chain

GenJax on

Better headline:
How to disappoint your girl on Valentine’s day by taking her to some lousy chain

huh? on

Cheap a** looking for freebies on vday. U will not be scoring tonight

Shhhhhh on

Headline: Where a high schooler should take their date–White castle? Steak n shake? Did I miss it, is Cheddars on there too?

Just saying.. on

Lol, not if your trying to impress your significant other. Maybe OK if you have several kids and plan on taking the entire family out..still, White Castle? C ‘mon people.

Hannh Adams on

Proof people magazine does no kind of research even for simple articles. Qdoba is bogo any entrée not just smothered burritos.

Tory on

To the people complaining about the list, People is a national magazine, so its list had to be of national chain restaurants. Independent, high-end restaurants are great, but they are not in every city. Also, I suspect that high-end restaurants will be so busy for Valentine’s Day that they don’t need to offer specials.

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