Souvlla Greek Grill coming to Upland’s Colonies Crossroads

SouvllaNot all the new eateries are moving into the new, eastern section of Upland’s Colonies Crossroads.

Coming soon to the former Taco Factory spot in the older, northern section at 1945 N. Campus Ave., Suite C, is Souvlla Greek Grill.

The restaurant is hiring.

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Give a kiss, get a free entrée for Valentine’s Day at Qdoba

Qdoba ValentineThey may have virtually disappeared here in the Inland Empire, but that doesn’t stop Qdoba Mexican Grill from sharing some love with its fans.

On Valentine’s Day, anyone willing to give a kiss to a significant other, a friend or a friendly stranger will receive a free entrée when they purchase of any queso entrée.

Couldn’t be any simpler, or more fun.

The sole remaining Inland Empire Qdoba is at 1902 N. Campus Ave.

Pick Up Stix hiring for new Upland location; interviews tomorrow

It appears that Pick Up Stix may be the next restaurant to has joined Panera Bread in the new section of the Colonies Crossroads in Upland.

The chain is looking for experienced cooks and cashiers.

Open interviews will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. tomorrow (January 23) at the new location, 1053 E. 19th St., Suite B.

For more information, including a link to download a résumé, click here.

Update: Did a drive-by today and discovered that the new location is already open!

Save on Shakey’s Bunch of Lunch tomorrow

Shakey’s Pizza Parlor has decided to give its fans a little break tomorrow (January 21).

The pizzeria has posted a “Fan Appreciation” coupon for its famous Bunch of Lunch on its Twitter feed.

Coupon-holders will receive the all-you-can-eat meal for just $5.99 (with the purchase of a regular-sized beverage), a savings of $2 off the current price of $7.99.

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Panera Bread opens in Upland tomorrow

Get to bed early Panera Bread fans, because the newest location opens tomorrow (December 20) in Upland.

The first 25 customers each day tomorrow through Sunday (December 22) will receive a stainless steel Panera Bread coffee mug and a voucher for free coffee for a week.

The location is also partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank. All customer donations to the Panera Cares Community Breadbox will go to the organization, and Panera will match a portion of those funds.

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Beer and cheese — if you please — at Dale Bros. Brewery on Saturday

Dale Bros and Drake Family FarmsUpland’s Dale Bros. Brewery is teaming up with Ontario’s Drake Family Farms for a beer and cheese pairing event this Saturday (November 16).

For $13, participants will get a full cheese plate, plus a beer flight.

The pairing event runs from 2 to 5 p.m. at the brewery, 2120 Porterfield Way.

Local beer, local cheese…sounds like a win-win!

For more information, click here.

Upland fresh & easy to be reborn as Sprouts

Update: Missed it by that much. If in the future, you are planning to shop at the new Sprouts, don’t head into the old fresh & easy location, because it won’t be there. Head slightly to the left, into the old Office Max spot next door, which shares the same address. Thanks to reader Diane who emailed us and gave us the info.

Well, that was quick.

Thanks to tipster Carl who let us know that the Foothill Boulevard fresh & easy in Upland that was one of the dozens of stores that closed back in September is being fashioned into a Sprouts Farmers Market.

No timeframe is given for the opening on the chain’s locator page other than “coming soon.”

The future Sprouts is at 829 W. Foothill Blvd.