About John Plessel

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

Eat pasta, help fund scholarships, support the arts and help blood cancer patients

It's not until March….but it's never too early to get it on your calendar. March 5th…..The Old Spaghetti Factory in Redlands.

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What’s for dinner tonight?

If you dine at the Redlands Old Spaghetti Factory1635 Industrial Park Ave., you can do some good while you slurp your pasta.

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Farmer Boys responds to Panera CEO

Earlier this year, we discussed Panera Bread’s new breakfast sandwiches and that the chain discovered the Food and Drug Administration had no definition for what an “egg” is.

Panera’s research indicated that half of the top 10 fast-casual restaurants that offer breakfast have additives, such as butter-type flavors, gums and added color in their “eggs.”

In February, Inland Empire-based Farmer Boys fired back at Panera, and offered help for chains that don’t use real eggs.

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Second Rancho Cucamonga MOD Pizza opens with deals, giveaways, and charity fundraising

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The Inland Empire’s newest MOD Pizza is opening Friday (March 2) in the Day Creek Marketplace — 12270 Base Line, Suite 150, Rancho Cucamonga.

Prior to the grand opening, however, the location is hosting special Bridge Day training events from noon to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. today (February 28), and Thursday (March 1).

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McDonald’s brings back Szechuan Sauce…for reals this time

Yep…it's real.

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McDonald’s has brought back its Szechuan dipping sauce nationwide for the first time since Mulan was in the theaters, back in 1998.

Well, except for that riot-inducing stunt back in October of last year that saw a limited number of restaurants getting a handful of the elusive sauce cups.

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Charley’s Burgers celebrating grand opening Saturday

Posted by Charley's Burgers on Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Fontana’s Charley’s Burgers — which last November moved into the spot where Charley’s Tastee used to be — will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday (February 24).

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L’moon Creamery rises in Upland

Redlands Market Night staple l’moon creamery is celebrating the soft opening of its new brick and mortar store in Upland beginning at 11 a.m. today (February 2).

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Dine out today, help the ‘Magnificent 13’ Turpin kids

Unless you’ve been living in a cave the last month, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the plight of the 13 Turpin kids, who were allegedly imprisoned by their parents inside their Perris home.

Well, today (January 31) you can help those kids, and all you have to do is go out to eat.

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Inland Empire’s second Raising Cane’s restaurant opens Thursday with giveaways and more

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In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, the Inland Empire’s second Raising Cane’s location is finally set to open Thursday morning (January 18).

The chicken fingers restaurant — 1857 S. Tippecanoe Ave., San Bernardino — was initially supposed to open in early December of last year, but was pushed back due to electrical issues.

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