Valentine’s Day has changed a lot over the years. What was once a holiday known for extravagant gifts, fancy dinners, and romantic getaways, has now become much more low-key. And this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Not only does a romantic night at home save couples a lot of money, but it also gives them an opportunity to really focus on their relationship. Something that is pretty hard to do in a crowded restaurant or bar.
If you are interested in adding a more casual vibe to your Valentine’s Day (or even if you just forgot to make a reservation in time), ordering in can be a great way to still eat the food you love from your favorite restaurants without having to leave the comfort of your couch. And while it might be unconventional, if you do choose to go this route for Valentine’s Day you won’t be alone.
The team at Postmates, the deliver-anything-at-anytime service, has shared some of the food and alcohol trends they found from their customers during Valentine’s Day last year. And you might be surprised to learn that it’s not all orders of red wine and Italian food!
Chipotle and Shake Shack Named Most Romantic Chains
Through all of the orders that came in on the most romantic night of the year, a few chains rose above the rest. Couples and singles alike were craving Chipotle (probably because the Chipotle promo codes on holidays are always amazing), Shake Shack, Panda Express and Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers. One of the most popular items of the night was the chicken burrito bowl from Chipotle, which took up about 74% of the total orders placed at the fast-food Mexican chain throughout the entire night.
While most of the orders were traditional dinner options (pizza, tacos, etc), breakfast for dinner was a popular option as well. The All-Star Special—filled with breakfast favorites like eggs, sausage, biscuits, and hash browns—was the top item at Waffle House that night. And they expect this trend to grow this next year, because who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner?
The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Toast
Outside of food orders, Postmates customers also ordered a lot of alcohol for delivery. And although alcohol delivery is only available in a few select cities, those cities took full advantage of this delivery perk throughout the night. The most popular booze for delivery included beer, wine, champagne and even stronger spirits like vodka and whiskey.
Some couples might find themselves split when it comes to their favorite drink to toast with throughout the night, but they don’t have to compromise. Postmates’ orders show that beer, wine and champagne orders were often placed together – showing just how loving and aware couples are of each others differences.
Valentine’s Day is a great way to show your partner how much you care about them – and it doesn’t always have to drain your wallet either. Quality time is often the most important thing people want for this romantic holiday, and that can be given no matter where you are or what you decide to do. So take the stress of the holiday and turn your attention to your partner, it’s well worth it.