Qdoba to host romantic Valentine’s Day deal
Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013
Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013 09:02
Qdoba Mexican Grill on Patteson Drive is promoting a Valentine’s Day special today to spice up the love in the Morgantown area.
Qdoba provides a fast causual Mexican dining experience where the freshest ingredients are used to make each meal unique.
Today, guests can receive a buy-one, get-one entree if they kiss the person they came with at the register.
Two entrees must be ordered within a single transaction in order to receive the offer.
Marketing intern Katherine Herbst said the buy one get one for a kiss promotion has been going on nationally for three years now, but this is the first time Morgantown’s restaurant is participating in the offer.
"With this promotion, a girlfriend could kiss her boyfriend, a mom could kiss her kid’s cheek or strangers may even have a momentary love connection," Herbst said. "Our franchise has also added an extra gift, in which the first 100 guests through the door will receive a red rose."
Once customers get up to the register to place their order, they must then kiss someone to receive one of their two entrees free, and the person at the register at the time will be responsible for keeping track of who has kissed and who hasn’t.
Herbst said once the employee sees the kiss and enters the promo code into the computer, the computer keeps track of how many guests participate in the event.
Josh Young, a senior visual journalism student, said he has participated in this event at another Qdoba previously and is excited to be able to participate again in Morgantown.
"I think it’s a good idea, because it gets people out of their comfort zones and helps them just to have a good time," Young said. "Nothing says social like kissing someone for a burrito."
Not only does Qdoba offer burritos for burrito lovers, but the menu also includes tacos, grilled quesadillas, 3-cheese nachos, taco salads, chips and dip, Mexican gumbo, craft 2 items as well as breakfast items.
Between three and four hundred people go into Qdoba on an average day and Herbst said she hopes to have at least 400 customers stop by for the Valentine’s Day special.
Herbst said this promotion was created to offer guests a discount while engaging them in a fun, holiday-related activity.
"This is more than just a special; it engages our guests and rewards them for participating," she said. "We want to show them a good time and keep them coming back."
Herbst said this event is important to her and the other employees at Qdoba, because it’s something new and exciting to bring to the community.
"Interacting with guests is one of my favorite parts of my job, and this event is perfect for that," she said.
Qdoba is definitely looking forward to the event and all the unique variety of kisses that they will see as the day goes by, and hope that this is something they will be able to continue to offer in the future.
"I definitely think they should continue to do it," Young said. "It encourages fun, good fun and kisses – three things people need to enjoy more."
Qdoba is currently running a competition with the WVU Greek members and every Monday of the new month, the Qdoba prize wheel is set out for guests to spin for a chance to win free food.
Also, on Wednesday they offer a $5 meal deal to medical professionals when they wear their scrubs or show their badges.
"We will also be adding brown rice to the menu this upcoming Monday as well as meatless and vegetarian options for only $6," Herbst said. "My hope for Qdoba is to continue growing with the company while helping the community grow and succeed."
For more information on Qdoba, visit www.qdoba.com and like them on Facebook for information on upcoming events and specials.