Need an affordable outing for Valentine’s Day? These 7 California chains offer special deals

From drinks to desserts, you should be prepared to cough up some cash when indulging in a meal outside of your home.

Whether you’re making plans for Valentine’s Day or just looking for a budget-friendly outing, here are seven California food chains offering customers special deals.

Outback Steakhouse

Price range: Starts at $60

From Feb. 13 to Feb. 17, Outback Steakhouse is offering a four-course meal starting at $60.

The meal includes an appetizer to share, two individual salads, two entrees and a dessert to share.

Options are limited and prices vary by location. Check with your local Outback to see the offers.

Applebee’s Grill & Bar

Price range: $4 to $14.99, not including taxes.

For a limited time, Applebee’s Grill & Bar is offering all you can eat for $14.99 and drinks for only $4 — with some exclusions.

The American chain is offering Valentine’s Day-inspired drinks at a discounted rate, between $4 to $6, with options including a “tipsy cupid” drink with vodka, a Mai Tai mocktail or a Blue Moon Belgian White. The alcoholic options are only available to guests 21 and older.

If you’re looking to turn “just drinks” into a dinner date, the chain is also offering guests all-you-can-eat — boneless wings, riblets, shrimp and fries — for $14.99 per person.

Chevy’s Fresh Mix

Price range: $55, not including taxes.

Starting on Feb. 12, Chevy’s Fresh Mix is bringing back its “Valentine’s 3-course Sweetheart Menu for Two.

For a limited time, customers can enjoy one appetizer per guest, one entree per guest and one dessert to share. Options are limited but include the restaurant’s house salad, fajitas and deep-fried ice cream.

The deal ends Feb. 18.

California Pizza Kitchen

California Pizza Kitchen (pictured here on Thursday) has closed in downtown SLO.
California Pizza Kitchen (pictured here on Thursday) has closed in downtown SLO.

Price range: $50 to $60, not including taxes.

From Feb. 9 to Feb. 14, California Pizza Kitchen is offering customers a “Valentine’s Sweet Deal For Two.”

Customers can choose from the classic package starting at $50 or the adventure package starting at $60 for dine-in, takeout or order delivery. Both packages include one appetizer, two entrees and one dessert.

Customers who choose to dine-in and order one of the two packages will also receive a bonus card, which can be used for a free pizza, pasta or salad of equal or lesser value during their next visit, according to the chain’s website.


Price range: $10.59 to $20.85, not including taxes.

For Valentine’s Day, Chick-Fil-A is offering its regular menu items — with a special twist.

Until Feb. 24, customers can choose select menu items to be packaged in heart-shaped trays at participating Chick-fil-A restaurants online or in-store.

Customers can choose between nuggets, Chick-n-Minis, chocolate fudge brownie halves, or chocolate chunk cookies to fill their tray.

Papa John’s

Price range: $11.99, not including taxes.

Up until Valentine’s Day, Papa John’s is offering customers a thin-crust, unsliced heart-shaped pizza with one topping of their choice.

While the pizza special only comes with one topping starting at $11.99, customers can add more than one topping for an additional charge per topping.

Krispy Kreme

Price range: $2.59 to $22.99, not including taxes.

If you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, Krispy Kreme is selling a variety of limited-edition boxes of Valentine’s Day-inspired doughnuts both online and in-store up until Valentine’s Day.

With a purchase of the “Dough-Notes” dozen boxes, customers can get two “You Color My World” doughnuts, two “I Love You A Choco-Lot,” two “You’re Berry Sweet,” two “Without You I’d Crumble” and four original glazed.

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