Taco Bell to roll out breakfast nationwide in March

The big news this week is that Taco Bell is launching its new breakfast menu nationwide in March.

The Mexican fast food chain, already popular with night owls, is looking to capture the early birds as well.

New items include the Waffle Taco (imagine a folded version of a Jack in the Box waffle sandwich), a breakfast burrito and an A.M. grilled taco.

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Second Inland Empire Cupcake Fair is May 4

Inland Empire Cupcake FairThe big question is: Will there be any Star Wars-themed cupcakes?

That’s because, Sunday, May 4, is the date for the second annual Inland Empire Cupcake Fair, at which yours truly will again be a judge.

The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. (with V.I.P. admission at 11 a.m.) at the newly-revamped Riverside Convention Center, 3637 Fifth St.

The organizers, I.E. Shine On, note that they have learned much from last year’s event and things should run a lot more smoothly this year.

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La Quinta Juice It Up! celebrating grand opening on Saturday

A new Juice It Up! has opened in La Quinta, and the location will be celebrating its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday (February 22).

The first 50 customers will receive a free small smoothie or raw juice blend, plus everyone will receive $1.05 off all smoothies and juices during the grand opening celebration.

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Domino’s hosting fundraiser for slain employee

You probably read about the San Bernardino Domino’s Pizza worker who was shot and killed last week.

The location where she worked — 1644 E. Highland Ave., #101 — is hosting a fundraiser today (February 19).

The franchise owner will donate 100% of sales to the Nelly Kantun Memorial Fund, and her co-workers are donating their time to make the fundraiser a reality.

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Last day to register for Redlands Conservancy’s Chew and View

What do you get when you combine two of ABC’s most-beloved daytime talk shows? Chew and View!

Oh, wait…this has nothing to do with those.

This Chew and View is an event set for this Saturday (February 22), organized by the Redlands Conservancy and the Inland Empire Biking Alliance to highlight both the city’s “Emerald Necklace” and food from local orchards, gardens and farms, prepared by area restaurants and chefs.

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Another Jersey Mike’s opening with a fundraiser

Hot on the heels of the Apple Valley Jersey Mike’s Subs opening, another new location is opening Wednesday (February 19) with a fundraiser.

The new San Dimas Jersey Mike’s Subs distributed 3,000 coupons good for a free regular sub with a minimum $1 donation. Proceeds will benefit Gladstone, Ekstrand, Shull and Allen Avenue elementary schools.

The fundraiser will last through Sunday (February 23).

The new Jersey Mike’s, 466 N. Lone Hill Ave., will be open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.