DES PLAINES, IL - FEBRUARY 14: A candle is lit near the table of Leslie Adams and Rob Dockery during a Valentine's Day dinner at a White Castle restaurant February 14, 2006 in Des Plaines, Illinois. For Valentine's Day, numerous White Castle restaurants nationwide took dinner reservations offering candlelit dining with individual servers as well as hostess seating. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
Photo: Tim Boyle/Getty Images
Photo: Tim Boyle/Getty Images

A record-breaking number of people spent their Valentine’s Day at White Castle

Nothing says “I love you” quite like a bite-sized, steamy, melty White Castle slider.

One of White Castle’s most popular tradition is its Valentine’s Day dinner, complete with hostess seating, table linens, tableside service and festive decorations.

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White Castle, the Ohio-based fast-food hamburger chain, hosted its 29th annual Valentine's Day dinner event, serving more than 30,000 people. There was also a surprise marriage proposal in San Antonio at a pop-up restaurant. It was the largest number of Valentine's Day dinner guests to partake in the nearly 30-year tradition, according to a news release.

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White Castle and fries (file)

"Our Valentine's Day celebration has been such a big event for us and for lovers of White Castle," said Jamie Richardson, vice president of White Castle, in the news release.

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