Romantic fools rejoice: Today is St. Valentine’s Day!
Now although I’m not much of a traditionalist, I do enjoy some good ol’ fashioned attention on V-Day. This can come in the form of cake pops, chocolate covered strawberries, extra long massages or my personal favourite – Ice Wine from Niagara-on-the-Lake. Mmm… romance.
And year after year, companies are getting more creative on Valentine’s Day. I swear I just saw a Future Shop ad for the special day – because obvi, nothing says “I Love You” like games and electronics. (I’m going to assume every man walking into Future Shop on Valentine’s Day is buying a Rom-Com and Adele CD for their significant other. Otherwise, it’s just wrong.)
So, I was particularly interested in South Street Burger’s latest promo:
“Are you willing to go to first base for French fries?
South St. Burger Co. invites you to lay a smokin’ smooch for FREE fries this Valentine’s Day. Come into any South St. Burger Co. restaurant on February 14th, show some P.D.A. when you place your order and receive a free regular order of New York Fries when you purchase a delicious South St. Burger Co. burger. Prepare to pucker up on the 14th and share the love with a co-worker, lunch date or even that cute stranger behind you in line.
(Each South St. Burger Co. burger is made from 1/3 lb of pure, fresh naturally raised beef. And, with over 25 complimentary toppings, a choice of bun, and a selection of 5 real cheeses, everyone can create their own gourmet burger. Serving fresh cut New York Fries French fries, and poutine and their signature red onion rings, you’d better brace yourself to rethink your burger experience.)
This special smooch offer is valid on V-day only so get your Kiss and Fries while it lasts! No coupon required.”
I guess this brings to mind three main points of debate:
1) While I agree South Street Burger is an awesome place to dine – even on Valentine’s Day – I’m not sure I’d have the courage to share the love with “that cute stranger behind me in line”. I’ve had a lot of experience with strangers (you know, living in the city and all) and I’d rather keep them that way. Strangers.
2) However, if visiting the restaurant with my husband, would I be willing to share a smooch for free fries? I know my husband would have no problem with it at all (he regularly attacks me with PDA at the grocery store) but I am much more reserved. Still, a quick peck for free fries? Yeah, I’d probably be willing to pucker up. No tongue.
3) Forget lobster and champagne – how delicious would it be to indulge in a South Street burger, poutine and milkshake on Valentine’s Day? I’m thinking it’s the modern way to show your love. And, you can bring the kids too.
So tell me – would you pucker up for free French fries? Why or why not?