Victorville Steak N’ Shake delayed slightly, set to open Monday

Victorville Steak 'n ShakeThe High Desert seems to be kind of a testing ground for restaurant chains. If a chain only has one California location, it feels like it’s usually up in the High Desert.

When Golden Corral returned to the state, it first showed up in Hesperia.

California’s first Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers was built in Victorville.

The first civilian-accessible Dunkin’ Donuts in the chain’s recent return to California was in Barstow.

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Tomorrow is National Doughnut Day

Tomorrow (June 6) is National Doughnut Day is tomorrow, an event begun during the Great Depression by the Salvation Army as a way to raise funds and bring awareness to the organization’s social service programs.

It also commemorates the “doughnut lassies,” female Salvation Army volunteers who provided writing supplies, stamps, clothes-mending and home-cooked meals, and of course, doughnuts, for soldiers on the front lines, initially during World War I.

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Hang Out Cafe opens at Apple Valley Airport

Our friends from the Where’s the Fire Gourmet Pizza truck have finally opened their restaurant.

The Hang Out Cafe is located at the Apple Valley Airport, 21600 Corwin Road.

For now, the new restaurant serves breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

They plan to be open seven days a week starting in a few weeks.

The few reviews on Yelp all been overwhelmingly positive.

Jersey Mike’s to open in Apple Valley with fundraiser

The High Desert is gaining a Jersey Mike’s Subs this week.

The Apple Valley location, 19179 Bear Valley Road, Suite 8, opens Wednesday (February 5) and is hosting a fundraiser through Sunday (February 9).

The sandwich shop distributed 10,000 coupons good for a free regular sub with a minimum $1 donation.

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Half-price shakes Saturday at Sonic Drive-In

Sonic Winter SolsticeSonic Drive-In is celebrating the winter solstice Saturday (December 21) in typical Sonic fashion: With half-price shakes all day long.

It’s a perfect way to to treat yourself for getting your holiday shopping done.

You will have your holiday shopping done by Saturday, right?

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Victorville Marie Callender’s gets a new look

High Desert folks…if you’re looking for a more comfortable place to enjoy some comfort food, you might want to stop by the newly-remodeled Marie Callender’s, 12180 Mariposa Road, Victorville.

The restaurant unveiled its new look last month.

Of course, it’s also conveniently right off the 15 Freeway at Bear Valley Road for those Vegas road trips.

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Dunkin’ Donuts coming to the Inland Empire this year

DunkinSoCalWe previously reported that Dunkin’ Donuts will be returning to Southern California beginning in 2015.

However, the Inland Empire is getting a sneak preview, as the chain’s second California location (following the one inside Camp Pendleton which opened in May of last year) is set to open here this year.

The new location is set to open November 1 inside the Barstow Station, 1611 E. Main St.

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