Auntie Anne’s helping raise funds to fight childhood cancer

AuntieAnnesALSFAuntie 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.

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Krispy Kreme’s 76th anniversary = 76¢ dozen (when you buy one)

KrispyKreme76thAnniversaryToday (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.

Groovy, huh?

For more information, click here.

Krispy Kreme’s only Inland Empire location is at 4485 Mills Circle, Ontario.

Food trucks in Ontario Friday, Saturday

NAPA Auto Parts grand openingFood 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.

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Kids eat free Sundays at Feisty Chicken & Grill

A couple of weeks back we let you know about the changeover from Oporto to Feisty Chicken & Grill.

We recently learned of a deal the chain is offering that will please parents.

On Sundays, kids 10 and under can get one of three “Peeps” meals for free with the purchase of an entrée, side and a beverage.

It’s just one of several daily specials the chain is offering.

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Earth Day deals from Loving Hut, Feisty Chicken & Grill

Today (April 22) is Earth Day, and both Loving Hut and Feisty Chicken & Grill have deals lined up in celebration.

Vegan restaurant Loving Hut is offering 10% off when you present this coupon any day through Saturday (April 27). You have the option to display the coupon on your mobile device or print it in color or black and white.

Loving Hut has locations in Claremont (175 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Suite A 102) and Upland (903 W. Foothill Blvd.).

For details, click here.

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Oporto out, Fiesty Chicken in

Apparently, Southern California residents had little appetite for the Portuguese-influenced Australian chicken sandwich restaurant, Oporto.

The franchise owner of the three U.S. locations of the Aussie chain — which opened in 2011 — is converting them to Feisty Chicken & Grill.

The refashioned restaurants will open at 11 a.m. Sunday (April 7).

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Ontario’s Panda Inn reopens following remodeling

Ontario’s Panda Inn, which has been in business 20 years, was closed for several weeks while undergoing a remodeling.

The restaurant reopened today (March 28) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, complete with lion dancers.

The chain is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, with the Pasadena location having opened in 1973.

The Ontario Panda Inn is at 3223 E. Centrelake Drive.