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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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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Tommy Tuesday returns to the Inland Empire again

Regular followers of this blog know that Original Tommy’s celebration of it’s 65th anniversary has been continuing with a string of Tommy Tuesday events throughout the chain.

This week it returns to the Inland Empire!

If you’re driving to Vegas tomorrow, you’re in luck, ’cause it’s at the Tommy’s in Barstow, at 2610 Fisher Blvd.

The deal today (October 25) is in honor of founder Tommy Koulax’s birthday, which is tomorrow.

Just say the phrase “Happy Birthday, Tommy” at the Barstow location and you can get up to five chiliburgers for just 99 each.

And if you happen to be in the Hollywood area today, the special price at the location at 5873 Hollywood Blvd. is just 65!

The deal is good from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and is available at three other locations.

For more information, click here for the Facebook event page.

Today’s Tommy Tuesday is in Barstow

Heading to or from Vegas today?

Or do you live in the High Desert?

Then you’ll want to stop by the Original Tommy’s in Barstow, because today’s Tommy Tuesday is taking place there.

That’s right. You can stop and pick up a chiliburger (or three) for only 65 each today.

All you have to do is utter the secret word: Family.

You can buy up to five chiliburgers at that special, 65th Anniversary price, until 10 p.m. today (February 22) only.

I know a certain nurse who might want to leave for work early and pick up some chiliburgers on his way to the Barstow Community Hospital E.R.

The Barstow Original Tommy’s is at 2610 Fisher Blvd.

The promotion is being shared with the Las Vegas Original Tommy’s at 5208 Boulder Highway.

Killer cookie dough update

Good news — sort of — for those of us worried about the potentially-Salmonella-tainted-peanut butter cookie dough.

The number of schools which received and sold the potentially dangerous dough is down from 13 to three, but the lone San Bernardino County school is among them.

The three schools:

  • Barstow Intermediate School, Barstow
  • Fremont Elementary, Alhambra
  • 93rd Street Elementary, Los Angeles

So, if you happened to have purchased some Sweet Success Frozen Peanut Butter Cookie Dough recently from someone who goes to school at Barstow Intermediate School, you are asked to dispose of it.

Read the updated press release here.