X-Mode has all types of restaurants on our platform, from luxury dining to fast food joints. It comes as no surprise that the less pricey chain restaurants were more popular nationwide last Valentine’s Day; for one thing, there are simply more locations to choose from, in contrast to exclusive five star restaurants with smaller dining rooms. For that reason, our list reads more like a shopping mall directory than a Michelin guide.
Some restaurants still came out on top, though, and that’s a big deal. Valentine’s Day is a huge boon for the restaurant industry, as more people dine out (an average of 51%, according to a National Restaurant Association survey) and checks on average are much higher. Most of the restaurants that topped our list took advantage of the holiday, offering promotions to attract diners who may be looking for a more budget-conscious meal. Chili’s, which saw the highest amount of traffic on our platform, offered a tantalizing $25 meal-for-two deal.