Valentine's Day is a big money day for retailers and businesses selling cards, candy, flowers and food.

The day of love is the second biggest dining out day, behind Mothers Day.

Louisiana Restaurant Association's Wendy Waren told the Louisiana Radio Network that many restaurants will rent extra two person tables to make sure they have enough space for the extra couples seeking to have a private meal together.

Waren also said that Valentine's Day encourages diners to spend more on their meals, meaning more money for restaurateurs.

And of course, many of these restaurants add special items to add more value and profit on these meals.  Nearly 70 million Americans will be dining out as part of their Valentine's Day celebration.