I have a confession to make.
Even though Panda Inn has been in Ontario for over 20 years, I have yet to step inside.
However, I was recently invited to the original Pasadena location for a taste of the chain’s special 40th anniversary menu, available now through the end of the year at all the Panda Inn locations, including Ontario.
As I was on my way to the final Auntie Anne’s Happy Hour at Ontario Mills today, I noticed a banner hanging outside the center’s outlying Tokyo Tokyo Japanese restaurant.
The longtime restaurant (I believe it’s been there nearly as long as the Mills itself) is under new management.
Along with that comes a name change: Shin Bashi Japanese Cuisine.
It’s associated with a Pomona restaurant of the same name.
Shin Bashi is at 990 Ontario Mills Drive, Suite H.
Häagen-Dazs scoop shops are celebrating having one million Facebook fans by giving them an extra scoop today.
One million Facebook fans? Geez…we were happy when we reached 1,000!
You’ll have to say the secret word, which can be found here. We’re not gonna spoil the surprise.
From our sister paper, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, we learned that King Taco is celebrating its 39th anniversary today (September 16).
In celebration, the chain is offering all tacos at 1974 prices: 50¢!
The deal is good until 8 p.m.
The chain’s sole Inland Empire location is at 406 N. Mountain Ave., Ontario.
The Ontario Auto Center will play host to several food trucks today (August 31) and Monday (September 2).
As a bonus, participating dealers will be giving away a limited number of $5 vouchers for the trucks.
Head over the jump to see which trucks are going to be at which dealerships.
Auntie Anne’s is hoping to raise half a million dollars to help fight childhood cancer, and they need your help to do it.
Through October 15, the pretzel purveyor is selling lemon icons for $1, each of which contains a kid-friendly lemon joke and $1 off the purchaser’s next pretzel and drink.
Proceeds from the sales will benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand, an organization which raises funds to help find a cure for childhood cancer.
But the fun doesn’t end there.
Today (July 13) is Krispy Kreme’s 76th anniversary, and to celebrate, the doughnut shop is giving everyone a deal.
Customers can purchase a second dozen original glazed doughnuts for just 76¢ when they buy one.
For more information, click here.
Krispy Kreme’s only Inland Empire location is at 4485 Mills Circle, Ontario.
Food trucks are scheduled to be part of the festivities at the grand opening celebration for the NAPA Auto Parts superstore in Ontario this weekend.
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday (July 12) and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (July 13) at 2191 Burgundy Place.
Krave Fusion (another Inland Empire-based food truck…hooray!) and our friends from Where’s the Fire Gourmet Pizza and the Bacon MANia truck are scheduled to serve Friday, and Where’s the Fire is scheduled to return Saturday, along with Kona Ice.
Feisty Chicken & Grill has been open for a couple of months now, but it’s finally celebrating its grand opening Thursday (June 27) through Saturday (June 29).
The small chain is celebrating with free food tastings and two-for-one specials.
Even though Tuesday (May 14) is National Dance Like A Chicken Day, you don’t have to dance like a chicken to get a free Feisty Leg at Feisty Chicken & Grill.
Unless you want to.