The Midwest and East Coast miniburger palace, the Beastie Boys' muse and Harold and Kumar's sacred feeding ground usually has no problems doling out sacks of 10 or cardboard "Crave Case" briefcases filled with dozens of burgers to anyone willing to make the pilgrimage.
Unless they want to drop by on Valentine's Day, when they'll need to hit the White Castle
and make a reservation.
For their trouble, White Castle couples get a $10 "share-a-meal" served on plastic red tablecloths set with candles and flowers in collapsible take-home vases.This year, the package includes a free digital photo that gets posted on the chain's site after March 1 and keepsake menus to mark the occasion. While there's plenty of room for questions about the romantic value of a meal that tends to settle like a cannonball in the stomach a few hours later, a White Castle Valentine's date is worth the agita if only to see the confused, bloodshot look on the regular clientele's faces when they come in and see the glowing candles and flush decor.