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John Plessel is Systems Editor for The Sun and has been blogging for the Los Angeles News Group since 2008.

The Brick Market and Deli hosting fundraiser for Project Sister Family Services tomorrow

Brick Market Deli FundraiserYou gotta eat, right?

Well, here’s a way you can have a delicious meal while helping give support for victims of sexual assault and child abuse.

Pomona’s The Brick Market and Deli is hosting a fundraiser for Project Sister Family Services , an organization that provides sexual assault and child abuse crisis prevention education and intervention programs, between 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. tomorrow (September 18).

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Del Taco introduces Fresca Bowls

Del Taco Fresca BowlsDel Taco recently introduced three Fresca Bowls, each priced at $4.

The Pollo Asada Grilled Chicken Bowl includes lime rice, black beans, grilled chicken, pico de gallo salsa, onions and cilantro.

The Fire-Roasted Veggie Bowl includes lime rice, black beans, green chile sauce, pico de gallo salsa, onions, cilantro and fire-roasted corn, red and green bell peppers and poblano peppers.

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Jersey Mike’s Subs now open in Menifee

The number of Inland Empire Jersey Mike’s Subs grew by one this week. The new location opened Wednesday (September 3) in Menifee.

The site is celebrating its grand opening with a fundraiser for Callie Kirkpatrick Elementary School.

A total of 7,000 coupons were distributed locally, offering a free regular sub with the purchase of a regular sub and a $2 or more donation to the school. The coupons are valid through Sunday.

The new Jersey Mike’s is at 27774 Newport Road.

Corky’s Homestyle Kitchen & Bakery hosting cookie fundraiser

Corky'sSeptember is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, and Corky’s Homestyle Kitchen and Bakery has cooked up a sweet fundraiser.

Corky’s will donate $1 from each sale of its Gold Cancer Awareness Ribbon cookies this month to Loma Linda Children’s Hospital.

In addition, the restaurant will donate 25¢ from the sales of all other cookies.

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Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s fall open house is Tuesday

CBTL FallThe Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s fall beverages are now available: Butter Pecan Latte, Butter Pecan Ice Blended drink, and Pumpkin Chai Ice Blended drink, along with the returning Pumpkin Latte and Ice Blended drink.

Guests can try any small fall beverage for just $2 during the chain’s fall open house from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday (September 9) at participating locations.

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Southern California McDonald’s offering free back-to-school breakfast Tuesday

McDonald's BreakfastBring the schoolkids to McDonald’s on Tuesday (September 9) for a free back-to-school breakfast.

Between 6:30 and 9:30 a.m., students in kindergarten through eighth grade can get a free breakfast sandwich, apple slices and low fat milk.

The offer is available at participating McDonald’s restaurants in San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties.

McDonald’s restaurants can be found throughout the Inland Empire.

For more information, click here.

Rancho Cucamonga Pieology celebrates one year, releases “Frozen” reinterpretation

The Rancho Cucamonga Pieology had its first anniversary yesterday (September 1), and the pizzeria celebrated by uploading a clever video reinterpretation of the song “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” from the movie “Frozen.”

You can watch it below.

If you want to visit the restaurant, it’s at 8158 Day Creek Blvd., Suite 120.

Don’t expect them to break into song, however.

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Chick-fil-A testing new breakfast items in the Inland Empire

Chick-fil-A and WafflesChick-fil-A and waffles?

Last week, Chick-fil-A began a limited-time test of new breakfast entrées here in the Inland Empire.

It’s a continuation of a trial that began last fall.

Three of the new entrées are for those who are looking for healthier options. All have less than 300 calories:

  • Egg White Chicken Grill (300 calories, 6 grams of fat): Grilled chicken, egg whites and American cheese sandwiched in a toasted multigrain English muffin.
  • Greek Yogurt Parfait (110 calories, 2.5 grams of fat): Honey vanilla Greek yogurt with blueberries and sliced strawberries, topped with a choice of granola or chocolate cookie crumbs.
  • Multigrain Oatmeal (140 calories, 3 grams of fat): Steel-cut multigrain oatmeal, slow-cooked in a kettle. It’s supplemented with flax, whole wheat and buckwheat, then topped with blueberries and strawberry slices. It’s also served with a side of cinnamon brown sugar.

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Jimmy John’s coming to Fontana, La Verne

Jimmy Johns FontanaAnother sandwich chain is landing in the Inland Empire.

Jimmy John’s, which has locations in 40 states (and a half-dozen in Los Angeles and Orange counties), is set to open a new shop Tuesday (August 26) in Fontana.

The new location is at 16155 Sierra Lakes Parkway, Suite 110, formerly a Quiznos.

Another location is in progress in La Verne at 2320 Foothill Blvd., Suite C.

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