Photograph by Amy Lombard for TIME
For 364 days out of the year, White Castle is your typical fast-food joint. But on February 14th , all that changes: all over America, White Castle restaurants turn into a haven for lovebirds – with red tablecloths, candles, and musical entertainment. (And yes, you’ll need to make a reservation.)
TIME’s Amy Lombard went along to find out what the rest of us missed this Valentine’s Day.