The season of love is in full swing. When it comes to deals and innovative menu items, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time of year for fast-food and quick-service establishments. Here are the sweetest deals you can grab around Valentine’s Day.
Krispy Kreme Conversation Heart Doughnuts
With a shortage of candy conversation hearts expected this Valentine season, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is showing America just how CRAZY 4 U we are by introducing Valentine “Conversation Doughnuts.”
Krispy Kreme’s all-new Valentine Conversation Doughnuts are topped with more than a dozen new and traditional edible phrases, including “DM ME,” “ALL THE FEELS,” and “BE MINE.” The conversation gets even sweeter since the doughnuts feature four Krispy Kreme classic fillings—Cake Batter, Strawberries & KREME, Raspberry Filled and Chocolate KREME Filled.
“Finding the right word can be like, I don’t know…hard. But eating a doughnut is easy. So, we printed the right words on the doughnuts for you so you can’t mess this up,” says Dave Skena, chief marketing officer for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.
Krispy Kreme’s Valentine Conversation Doughnuts will be available January 30 through Valentine’s Day, February 14 at participating Krispy Kreme shops across the U.S.
Dairy Queen’s Valentine’s Day Treats with Ghirardelli
The Dairy Queen system is showing fans just how sweet true love can be with two decadent Valentine’s Day-inspired treats that blend signature vanilla soft serve with chunks of Ghirardelli chocolate and real strawberry topping.
At participating DQ and DQ Grill & Chill locations nationwide, the Dipped Strawberry Blizzard Treat made with Ghirardelli is available now as the February Blizzard of the Month and the heart shaped Dipped Strawberry Cupid Cake made with Ghirardelli is available for a limited time beginning January 28th.
“The season of love is in full swing all month long at DQ stores,” says Maria Hokanson, executive vice president of marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation. “Whether you are out for a celebration or relaxing at home, our double-dose of Valentine’s treats ensure you don’t have to plan in advance to share a sweet moment with that special someone.”
The DQ Dipped Strawberry Cupid Cake made with Ghirardelli is the perfect serving size for two. Cupid Cakes are available in store or can be ordered online for in-store pickup at participating locations on DQCakes.com. The Dipped Strawberry Blizzard Treat made with Ghirardelli is made-to-order and offered in four sizes.
Voodoo Doughnut Valentine’s Day Doughnuts
This Valentine’s Day, participating Voodoo Doughnut locations will be bringing back their limited time line-up of holiday doughnuts, which will be sold all Valentine’s Day weekend.
- Conversation Heart—Raised heart-shaped doughnut filled with Bavarian Cream, dipped in colored vanilla frosting with conversation piece.
- Rocky-Road of Love—Raised yeast doughnut with chocolate frosting and topped with coco-puffs, marshmallows, peanuts and chocolate drizzle.
- Valentine’s Sprinkle Cake—Plain cake doughnut dipped in vanilla frosting and Valentine’s Day sprinkles.
In addition, all Voodoo vanilla classics-and-crazies will be PINK.
Chick-fil-A’s Heart-Shaped Trays
Anyone can give a dozen red roses for Valentine’s Day. Candy hearts? So last year.
If you’re looking for something unique for that special someone in your life, swing by a participating Chick-fil-A to pick up a 30-count Chick-fil-A Nuggets, 10-count Chick-n-Minis or 6-count Chocolate Chunk Cookies in a heart-shaped container.
Yes, that’s right. Nuggets, Cookies and Minis. In the shape of a heart. These special trays will be available at participating restaurants beginning Monday, January 21 until February 28.
Dunkin’s Bling Sprinkles Donuts
Dunkin’ unveiled its Valentine’s Day lineup, including new Bling Sprinkles Donuts, the return of heart-shaped donuts and its first ever donut that features a perfect pairing of two delicious fillings.
Heart-shaped donuts are back in several varieties, including Boston Kreme and Jelly, for a limited time at participating Dunkin’ locations nationwide. Additionally, this year classic frosted donut varieties are getting dressed up for the season of love with special Bling Sprinkles, for a fun new way to make guests’ Valentine’s Day treats sparkle. Featured varieties include Chocolate Bling Frosted, Strawberry Bling Frosted and Vanilla Bling Frosted.
In the spirit of celebrating couples coming together, Dunkin’ is putting a pair in a square with its new Cookie Dough & Brownie Batter Double Filled Donut, its first donut featuring two fillings. Available for a limited time, this square-shaped specialty donut is perfect for sharing with your perfect pairing, with double the amount of filling of a regular donut. It features both brownie batter-flavored buttercreme filling and cookie dough-flavored filling, covered with chocolate icing and crumbled pie topping.
Pizza Hut Brings Back Heart-Shaped Pizzas
Whether you’ve found your perfect match or are still swiping for that special someone, Pizza Hut is here to remind you that no relationship will leave you more satisfied than the one you have with cheese…pizza. In fact, according to recent survey more than 60 percent of Americans would rather stay home and eat delicious cheese pizza than brave the dating waters this Valentine’s Day.
To satisfy cheese-lovers across America, Pizza Hut is bringing back the much-anticipated Heart-Shaped and Ultimate Cheesy Crust pizzas. To mark the special occasion, Pizza Hut wrote an ode to cheese, that is sure to please.
Cheese, we love thee to depth and breadth and rind.
You’re delicious on your own, on crust or paired with wine.
Our relationship together has never been complicated
Whether you are shredded, melted or grated.
On this week of St. Valentine
We ask you beautiful cheese
Oh please, oh please, won’t your Brie mine?
These words pale in comparison to the true essence of your cheesy glory
The return of the Ultimate Cheesy Crust and Heart-Shaped Pizzas at Pizza Hut is the real story.
Both only here for a limited time
To not try them both, surely would be a crime
The Ultimate Cheesy Crust Pizza impresses with its 16 pockets overflowing with a 5-cheese blend
And the Heart-Shaped Pizza is perfect to share with that special friend
Cheese lovers across the country can rejoice
Because between these two pizzas, there is no wrong choice.
Cheese, we have rambled on too long, as we are prone
So, let us close by saying that if we didn’t have you
We would feel forever provolone.
Cheese-lovers can grab the Heart-Shaped Pizza either on its own or bundled with a Hershey’s Triple Chocolate Brownie or Ultimate Hershey’s Chocolate Chip Cookie. The Ultimate Cheesy Crust Pizza is a large pizza with 16 pockets overflowing with a blend of Mozzarella, Provolone, White Cheddar, Asiago and Fontina cheeses. Both the Heart-Shaped Pizza and the Ultimate Cheesy crust are available now for a limited time for delivery, carryout or dine-in at Pizza Hut locations across the country. Product availability, prices, participation, delivery areas and charges and minimum purchase required for delivery may vary.
“If there is one thing we’re absolutely certain of, it’s how much our customers love cheese,” says Marianne Radley, chief brand officer, Pizza Hut. “Bringing back the beloved Ultimate Cheesy Crust AND Heart-Shaped Pizzas in advance of Valentine’s Day allows us to deliver the ultimate indulgence for cheese and pizza lovers alike.”
Just how obsessed are American’s with cheese? Pizza Hut conducted a survey of 1,000 Americans and found the love affair remains strong:
- A whopping 96 percent of Americans identify themselves as cheese-lovers.
- 41 percent of Americans say cheese would be harder to give up than alcohol or sex for a month.
- ¡No Queso, No Beso! Nearly one quarter of Americans say they wouldn’t date someone who doesn’t share their love of cheese.
Baskin-Robbins’ Kiss-Inspired Menu
Baskin-Robbins is teaming up with Hershey’s to make the stuff of chocolate-infused ice cream dreams come true with the February Flavor of the Month, Cherry Cordial with Kisses.
Featuring Hershey’s chocolate ice cream, mini Hershey’s Kisses, and a cherry ribbon, served in a fancy waffle cone with heart-shaped sprinkles, this brand-new flavor is sure to melt any heart. Guests can also get a sweet taste of this new Flavor of the Month during a National Sampling Day on Sunday, February 10 from 3 p.m.- 7 p.m.
Baskin-Robbins is also serving up some love (and kisses) with the Love & Kisses Sundae for just $5. Two spoons are needed for this decadent Valentine’s Day treat, which features scoops of Cherry Cordial with Kisses, Love Potion 31, and Very Berry Strawberry ice creams. This ultimate sundae also includes all the fixings of an ice cream lover’s dream including: marshmallow, hot fudge and strawberry toppings; whipped cream; chopped almonds; and Hershey’s Kisses. Guests will be able to share their sundaes in more ways than one during their Baskin-Robbins visit by stopping at a #BRShareAKiss photo station in-store to show off how they are celebrating with friends and family on social media.
“Love is in the air at Baskin this month—and no matter who you’re celebrating with, we’re here to help you make more sweet memories,” says Carol Austin, vice president of marketing for Baskin-Robbins. “There are sharable options like our two-spoon Love & Kisses Sundae and fully customizable cakes so you and your sweetheart can celebrate in your own unique way.”
Guests will also be able to serve their valentine a sweet, personal message with one of Baskin-Robbins’ three fully customizable Valentine’s Day cakes. These Valentine’s Day collection cakes were made for sharing with your sweetheart and include:
- Hershey’s Kisses Cake: a sweet pink cake topped with Hershey’s Kisses and red, pink and white heart-shaped sprinkles.
- Love Banner Cake: a white heart-shaped cake topped with your valentine’s name and a sweet love message.
- Pink Conversation Heart (Kiss Me) Cake: a pink, heart-shaped cake that mirrors the holiday’s recognizable conversation hearts and includes the message “Kiss Me” with red, pink and white heart-shaped sprinkles around the bottom.
Auntie Anne’s Heart-Shaped Pretzel
Pretzel lovers rejoice, because Auntie Anne’s is continuing its love affair with Heart-Shaped Pretzels. On February 14, pretzel fans can share the love with a special twist on Original and Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels, available at Auntie Anne’s locations across the country for that one special day only.
“At Auntie Anne’s, we couldn’t be happier to once again share the love with salty or sweet Valentine’s Day pretzel treats,” says Meredith Wenz, Auntie Anne’s director of marketing. “We hope our Heart-Shaped Pretzels bring a smile to loved ones nationwide on February 14.”
Better yet, Auntie Anne’s is offering a Heart-Shaped Pretzel Buy One, Get One (BOGO) promotion redeemable only on February 14. From February 11—14, fans can visit AuntieAnnes.com/Heart-Shaped-Pretzels to get the offer. It will also be emailed to all Pretzel Perks loyalty members on February 14.
Qdoba for a Kiss
This Valentine’s Day, all you need is love and a kiss to earn a free entrée at Qdoba Mexican Eats. To celebrate the holiday, the brand is bringing back its annual promotion—Qdoba for a Kiss—and offering guests a free entrée when they purchase an entrée (of greater or equal value) and share a kiss with anyone or anything on February 14. From smooching partners to burritos and pictures of celebrity crushes, all kisses are accepted.
“Qdoba for a Kiss is our longest-running promotion,” says Jill Adams, vice president of marketing at Qdoba Mexican Eats. “We’ve been hosting this promotion for nearly a decade and what makes it especially unique is how many of our guests have made Qdoba for a Kiss a Valentine’s Day tradition that they celebrate with their family and friends every year.”
Tim Hortons’ ‘Be Mine’ Valentine’s Day Donuts
Tim Hortons is celebrating Valentine’s Day this year with two new donuts, the Vanilla Be Mine Donut and Chocolate Be Mine Donut. A heart-shaped gift for your sweetheart, the Vanilla and Chocolate Be Mine Donuts make the perfect pair, so you can give one to your Valentine and enjoy one for yourself. The Vanilla Be Mine Donut is a raspberry-jam filled donut dipped in vanilla fondant topped with red shimmer, while the Chocolate Be Mine Donut is a venetian cream-filled donut dipped in chocolate fondant topped with red shimmer.
“Sharing is caring and what better way to show your Valentine you care than with a donut,” says Shawn Thompson, president Tim Hortons U.S. “We encourage guests to share love and donuts with their sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with our Chocolate and Vanilla Be Mine Donuts.”
In addition to the Vanilla Be Mine Donut and Chocolate Be Mine Donut, participating Tim Hortons restaurants in the U.S. market are offering limited time only baked goods and beverages, including a Red Velvet line-up. Beverages include Red Velvet French Vanilla, Latte, and Hot Chocolate, alongside sweet treats like Red Velvet cookies, muffins, and White Chocolate Cranberry scones.
Heart-Shaped Bagels from Einstein Bros. Bagels
Einstein Bros. is celebrating Valentine’s Day with heart-shaped bagels! From February 1-13, guests can pre-order any flavor of heart-shaped bagels by the half-dozen or dozen to enjoy with loved ones, or enjoy drop-in purchase of a plain or chocolate chip heart-shaped bagel on Valentine’s Day.
Bojangles’ Heart-Shaped Bo-Berry Biscuits
Heart-shaped products are everywhere this Valentine’s Day, but for a truly unique, original sweet treat, turn to Bojangles’ and our delicious, one-of-a-kind Heart-Shaped Bo-Berry Biscuits, now available through Thursday, February 14.
Nothing brings joy to your heart like a warm, freshly-baked Bo-Berry Biscuit. Each Heart-Shaped Bo-Berry Biscuit is expertly made from scratch by a Bojangles’ biscuit maker, using the brand’s proprietary 48-step biscuit-making process. With Bo-Berries baked inside and a decadent vanilla icing drizzled over each biscuit, we’ve created a delightful sweet biscuit that also pairs well with a cup of our Bo’Town Roasters coffee. Enjoy a Heart-Shaped Bo-Berry Biscuit for breakfast, as a midday pick-me-up or dessert, but remember, these lovely-shaped biscuits will only be available through February 14.
“At Bojangles’, we believe Valentine’s Day should be celebrated by everyone – couples, family members, friends, and co-workers,” says Randy Poindexter, senior vice president of marketing for Bojangles’. “Whether you’re enjoying a couple of Heart-Shaped Bo-Berry Biscuits with your special someone or grabbing a dozen to share at the office, these baked sweet treats will always warm your heart.”
What goes best with Bojangles’ Heart-Shaped Bo-Berry Biscuits? A Bojangles’-inspired e-greeting card. Or, share your heartfelt appreciation by sending one of our e-cards to a hero in your local community. Get started by visiting www.Bojangles.com/love. And for the Snapchat savvy, visit www.Bojangles.com/bemyboberry from your phone to download a special Heart-Shaped Bo-Berry Biscuit filter.
Special Dunkintines Cards for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is all about love, and being creative about the ways you express it to your friends, family and other special people in your life. This February at Dunkin’ not only can you say it with our Valentine’s Day Donut lineup, but now with special edition Dunkintines cards.
Exclusively at participating Dunkin’ locations nationwide starting on Friday, February 8, the first 100 customers at each location to pick up a dozen donuts will receive a sheet of custom Dunkintines cards to help share the love this Valentine’s Day.
Looking for other creative ways to share the love with Dunkin’ this Valentines Day? Check out this donut bouquet designed by Rick Golden, Manager of Donut Excellence in the Dunkin’ Test Kitchen, for some inspiration on how you can create something extra special for your sweetheart with our Bling Sprinkles and heart-shaped donuts.
Starbucks Launches Cherry Mocha for Valentine’s Day
Returning for a second year, Starbucks Cherry Mocha highlights flavors of chocolate and cherry. Inspired by chocolate covered cherries, the Cherry Mocha starts with a slightly sweet mocha sauce and candied cherry syrup melted together with hot espresso. Starbucks then adds the steamed milk of your choice and top with whipped cream and a dusting of sugar and cocoa Valentine’s sprinkles. Enjoy hot, iced or blended from February 7-14 at participating Starbucks stores in the U.S.
- Valentine’s Day Cake Pop: A rich chocolate cake, coated with milk chocolatey icing and finished with sprinkles of heart candies. Now available in Starbucks stores nationwide.
- Valentine’s Day Heart Sugar Cookie: A rich and buttery sugar cookie topped with a white chocolatey coating and colorful sprinkles. Now available in Starbucks stores nationwide.
Celebrate at home or on the go
- Starbucks Iced Espresso Molten Chocolate Latte: Inspired by the wonderfully decadent handcrafted latte in Starbucks stores, bold espresso and creamy milk are combined with deep layers of rich chocolate flavor in the new Molten Chocolate ready-to-drink iced latte.
Pretzelmaker’s Pink Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel
Pretzelmaker’s famous fresh baked pretzels are available in pink this Valentine’s Day. For a limited time only, Pretzels and Pretzel Bites are available in Pink Cinnamon Sugar—a pink twist on Pretzelmaker’s popular Cinnamon Sugar flavor. They are the ideal way to share something sweet this holiday and are available through February 28 at participating locations. Customers who wear pink (a shirt, pants, shorts, skirt or hat that is predominantly pink) to stores on Wednesday, February 13 will receive a free Buy-One-Get-One Pink Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel when they say “On Wednesday, we wear pink.”
To make the season of love even sweeter, Pretzelmaker is offering The Perfect Pair Combo which features 2 Pink Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels, two sauces of your choice and two Regular soft drinks for $11.49. Pink Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites are available in small ($4.45), regular ($5.45) and large ($6.45). They are cupid approved for couples, friends and family looking for a fun and cheerful snack.
“Pretzelmaker is putting a festive twist on our popular Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels this Valentine’s Day,” says Lisa Cheatham senior director of marketing for Pretzelmaker. “Our Pretzels in Pink are baked with love and sweetness. Visit us this Valentine’s season to share the love.”
This year, Papa John’s is celebrating Valentine’s Day your way, whether you’re celebrating with a loved one, best friends or alone on the couch with your favorite romantic comedy. Starting February 7, the Heart-Shaped Pizza is back on Papa John’s menu for a limited time, through Thursday, February 14.