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Restaurants Hope to Bank on Valentine's Weekend
DAYTON-- If you're looking to book a Valentine's date, you might want to act fast! Many restaurants in the Miami Valley are already flooded with reservations, and some are hoping that after a cold tough January that Valentine's business will heat things up in more ways than one.
"It's always nice to see the couples out honoring each other," said Coco's Bistro Co-Owner Karen Gagnet. Local restaurants like hers are bringing out their big menu items this holiday.
"A few of the weather nights have really hurt," said Carver's Steak and Chops Manager Justin Dotson.
"Basically we're down compared to last January and I would attribute that to the weather," Gagnet added.
So how are they banking on the holiday? By taking advantage of the whole weekend.
"People are actually taking advantage of the fact that it falls on Friday," Gagnet said. "And you've also got Saturday even Thursday night depending on work schedules."
There's also a few deals on local menu's to entice couples to eat for two.
"I think we have a shrimp and scallop with a fetuccini and a sweetheart beef medallion," Gagnet said, "And of course we've got to have some nice chocolate cake specials."
"The chef has prepared a few specials, one is a surf and turf with a filet for two," Dotson added.
El Meson restaurant in West Carrollton is offering an appetizer, entree, and dessert for two deal at $49.95.
All weather business aside, Carver's and Coco's, and El Meson say they're almost booked solid on Friday the 14th.
"People are stir crazy when the weather hurts and they love to come see us and make up for lost time," Dotson said.
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