Qdoba was one of many businesses getting in on the Valentine’s Day fun this year, but I’d be willing to guess that their idea was more memorable than most.
That’s because the eatery offered a free burrito to patrons who were willing to make out.
In order to promote its new smothered burritos, the fast food restaurant specializing in Mexican food required patrons to place their order for two smothered burritos and share a sultry kiss in front of the cashier.
You didn’t have to be part of a couple to participate, either.
“Order one Smothered Burrito and share a smooch with a loved one, friend, or even a willing stranger and you can dig into a second Smothered Burrito on the same visit for free,” the promotion boasted.
As of yet, there is no sales data on how the whole thing turned out or what percentage of the kisses were between strangers, but kissing isn’t exactly unpopular, especially around the holiday of love.
It’s likely Qdoba could be pulling this one out of its hat in 2016 as well, so stay tuned.
As for how well the idea was received online, here are some insights from HuffPo commenters.
“Need a volunteer.”
“Boom, so doing this!”
“It’s not as good as Chipotle, but it’s free.”
Okay, so maybe Qdoba should round up their own marketing materials for next year.
As for other Valentine’s Day specials, the Inquisitr previously brought you a report on how other restaurants celebrated.
TGI Fridays offered half-priced bottles of wine and drink specials through Monday, including glasses of beer for right around $3 and cocktails averaging $5 to $6. (This one is still in effect.)
Sizzler featured a fire-grilled tri-tip steak and a lobster tail for only $19.99.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill allowed guests to upgrade their dinner to a three-course meal for only $12 with a purchase of two entrees. Guests could also add any two antipasti and a dessert.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House through the end-of-day Sunday allows guests to enjoy Surf & Turf menu items, including steaks plus Filet & Twin Cold Water Lobster Tails for $48.95. (That’s actually cheap for them.)
California Pizza Kitchen offered a $32 dinner for two, including one appetizer, two entrees, and one dessert.
And Home Town Buffet, Old Country Buffet, and Ryan’s gave any Valentine’s Day customers two coupons good for future visits.
From the looks of things, I’d definitely have to say Qdoba wins for “most creative.” But what about you, readers? What Valentine’s Day deals did you take advantage of?