Believe it or not, but Valentine’s Day is just around the corner already. Optimists like to highlight that the day is about being with that special someone and going the extra mile to show how much you care for them. Contrarily, this holiday has been criticized by others as a superficial day that only exists for the sake of retailers and florists to make extra money.
In the restaurant world, Valentine’s Day as their second busiest day of the year. (Mother’s Day being the busiest) So there may be a hint of truth to the cynics perspective. But what is wrong with wanting to take the time to enjoy a wonderful meal with someone special to you? Regardless of your view of the 14th of February, there are some unique trends that have been picking up speed over the past several years.
Google also showed that people were more interested in ethnic restaurants as their choice for that romantic feast, with French and Italian topping the list. Fortunate for some, this year’s calendar places the big day on a Wednesday, meaning there will be less of a problem getting that superior table with a view. Estimates show there will be 25% less people dining out on the actual holiday, but this could be offset with couples sharing that memorable night on either the Saturday beforehand or afterwards. Many of those who view the day as just another Wednesday are single. Google trends also indicated another concept that is gaining momentum all across the country. Large gr