Highland Wienerschnitzel grand opening Saturday

They’ve already been open a few weeks, but the Highland Wienerschnitzel, 2565 E. Highland Ave., will celebrate their grand opening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday (August 21).

The celebration will feature free activities and games, including a hot dog eating contest, where the winner will receive an Apple iPod Shuffle and Wienerschnitzel chili dogs for a year, and a raffle with a bicycle and Apple iPod Shuffle as prizes.

Kids can get their faces painted and spin the prize wheel for a chance to win free T-shirts, antenna toppers and free chili dog and Tastee-Freez soft-serve ice cream cone coupons.

KOLA 99.9 FM’s Vic Slick will be broadcasting live from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

And since the restaurant is technically within San Bernardino city limits, city suits will attend. Mayor Pro Tempore Tobin Brinker will give a speech during the ceremony and 4th Ward San Bernardino Council Member Fred Shorett will also be in attendance.

Just don’t tell Takeru Kobayashi about that hot dog eating contest, or you can kiss that iPod Shuffle goodbye.

Highland In-N-Out confirmed

In case you missed Michael J. Sorba’s recent article, the seemingly never-ending saga of the quest to bring In-N-Out Burger to Highland may soon be over.

The company has submitted an application to the city to build a restaurant in the Highland Crossroads center, in front of L.A. Fitness on Greenspot Road, just east of the 210.

In front of L.A. Fitness? What’s that? A test of willpower?

The approximately 3,400 square-foot restaurant and drive-through will be similar to the San Bernardino location at Harriman Place and Tippecanoe Avenue, less than five miles away, as the crow flies.

For the whole story, click here.

In-N-Out Burger another step closer to Highland location?

MIchael Sorba has written a story that appeared in today’s edition of The Sun that indicates that we may be one step closer to having an In-N-Out Burger in Highland, ironically right in front of L.A. Fitness.

When we last left the burger drama, at issue was a sign.

The proposed site of the fast food restaurant on Greenspot Road is in a center that isn’t directly next to the 210 Freeway, but developers wanted to put a sign next to the freeway, and In-N-Out would not build without a freeway-adjacent sign.

The planning commission denied the request and the developer initially tried negotiating sign space with the developer of the site closest to the freeway.<

The developers of the L.A. Fitness site eventually sold the In-N-Out site to the developers of the center adjacent to the freeway, which appears to have solved the sign problem.

Confusing, I know!

Click here to read Michael’s story and sort it out for yourself.

Free McCafé Frappé samples! Free McCafé Frappé samples! Free McCafé Frappé samples!

McDonald’s has been promoting their new McCafé Frappés with a series of events throughout Southern California.

First up was Santa Ana last Thursday (May 6) , followed by the event in Riverside last night (May 11), which Dine 909 happened to spot on Twitter and stopped by.

For this final event, we’ve got a little advance warning.

It’lll be from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow (May 13) at the McDonald’s at 27774 Base Line.

Music will be provided by Power 106’s Flava Unit, and you’ll be able to sample both the mocha and caramel McCaf Frapps for free!

Last night in Riverside, there was also a steady stream of free food provided — McNuggets, fries and Snack Size Fruit and Walnut salads were handed out in Riverside.

They even had prize giveaways, including a $50 McDonald’s gift card.

The events are being promoted via Twitter, so for updates and more information, follow @McDonalds_SoCal on Twitter.

For information on tomorrow night’s “Tweetup,” click here.

Who knows…you may see us there.

In-N-Out one step closer to opening in Highland?


In today’s Sun newspaper, we read Michael Sorba’s story of a developer’s continuing quest to bring an In-N-Out Burger to Highland.

One of the stumbling blocks seemed to be a sign near the 210 freeway which the developer wanted to use promote the fast food restaurant and other businesses at the center in which it would be located.

However, the center (on Greenspot Road) isn’t directly adjacent to the freeway.

The city’s planning commission initially denied the sign request and the developer appealed that decision. Now the developer has withdrawn that appeal and is instead working the developer whose center is next to the freeway to get space on that center’s existing sign.


With all the sign-wrangling seeming to be over, it appears that the Highland In-N-Out will soon be a reality.

I can almost smell the grilled onions now…

To read Michael’s story, click here.