White Castle offering romance on Valentine's Day

CLEVELAND - White Castle for Valentine’s Day?

Spring Askew, is the General Manager for White Castle, and admits that it's not the first place people think of when planning a Valentine's Day dinner. But the fast food restaurant is offering a romantic night for you and you’re sweetheart.

"Come in, sit down, enjoy candlelight, and be waited on by our employees," said Denise Zuk, General Manager.

It may be out of the norm, but for some customers who called in, that’s the draw.

"She laughed through the entire conversation, but she said she was going to do it. She was going to call and make reservations," said Askew, telling a story about one person calling to make a reservation for the big night. 

The chain wants it to be memorable, so the employees dress up and they even take your picture.

"Some might see it as romantic because they’ve been doing it for so long, and some, that’s where they met," Askew explained.

So, what is it that makes people choose White Castle over a five star restaurant?

"The crave. The people want the burger," said Zuk.

Askew added, "It’s memorable, it’s different, it’s not like the typical Valentine's Day. You should come."

Reservations are filling up.

For more information on how to book your romantic night, check out Mike Brookbank's Facebook page

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Church takes Ash Wednesday to the streets

Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, and for many Clevelanders it means a trip to church.  But what happens when the church comes to the people?

That’s exactly what Trinity Cathedral was doing. They were taking the ashes to the street.

Rev. Tracey Lind asked passersby, “Would any of you like ashes for Lent?” 

Rev. Lind explained the significance of the dark sign of the cross on people’s foreheads. “One of the ancient traditions of Lent is to remind ourselves that we’re dust, and to dust we’ll return.”  

So, not to be left in the dust of our fast-paced society, the church took this untraditional approach.

Rev. Lind explained, “Not everyone can take an hour in the middle of the day on a Wednesday and get to church.” 

The ashes on the go approach was a first for Trinity, and it seemed to be a hit. “A lot of people say give me my ashes,” said Rev. Lind. 

 

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