Jimmy John’s coming to Fontana, La Verne

Jimmy Johns FontanaAnother sandwich chain is landing in the Inland Empire.

Jimmy John’s, which has locations in 40 states (and a half-dozen in Los Angeles and Orange counties), is set to open a new shop Tuesday (August 26) in Fontana.

The new location is at 16155 Sierra Lakes Parkway, Suite 110, formerly a Quiznos.

Another location is in progress in La Verne at 2320 Foothill Blvd., Suite C.

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Give blood, get a Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour sundae

Farrell's Blood DriveFarrell’s Ice Cream Parlour is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (August 23) at its Rancho Cucamonga location, 10742 E. Foothill Blvd.

Donors receive a free sundae, and will be entered into a drawing for a Farrell’s birthday party for a group of 10.

Heck, that’s way better than orange juice and cookies!

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Jack FM returns to the Brick Market and Deli in Pomona today

Brick Market Deli Jack FMThe folks at The Brick Market and Deli in Pomona are hosting a National Sandwich Month celebration from noon to 2 p.m.today (August 20).

There will be giveaways from Jack FM and the first 20 guests will receive a coupon for a free chicken shawarma sandwich on their next visit.

The Brick is at 105 E. Arrow Highway.

For more information, click here.

Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day is tomorrow

Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day is tomorrow (August 14).

For every Blizzard purchased at participating locations tomorrow, Dairy Queen will donate $1 or more to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to help kids in need.

This year marks the 30th year of Dairy Queen’s partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

The chain has raised $100 million in support of the organization.

Participating Inland Empire locations include Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Colton, Rialto, Yucaipa, Montclair, Bloomington, Riverside, Moreno Valley, Norco, Lake Elsinore, Temecula, Anza, Palm Springs, Bermuda Dunes, Ludlow and Baker.

Taco Shack hosting fundraiser this month for Redlands Police Department’s K-9s

Redlands’ Taco Shack, 510 E. State St., is hosting a fundraiser for the Redlands Police Department’s narcotics K-9 unit beginning Monday (August 11) and ending August 30.

As part of the fundraiser, guests can make a donation and have their names placed on the walls of the restaurant.

The fundraiser will culminate with an event beginning at noon on August 30, during which Police Chief Mark A. Garcia will volunteer in a demonstration as the department’s patrol dog “takes a bite out of crime.”

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Free fish and fries at Long John Silver’s on Saturday

Long John Silver'sHere at Dine 909 we like free, and we also like fish and chips, which is why we’ll likely be standing in line at Long John Silver’s sometime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday (August 2).

The seafood chain is repeating its successful (and likely Guinness record-breaking) fish and fries giveaway it held at the end of June.

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Last weekend to try to qualify to win a year’s worth of Farrell’s Ice Cream

Farrell's Ice Cream Eating ChallengeSunday (July 13) is the last day to head to a participating Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour restaurant to try to qualify in the chain’s ice cream eating challenge.

Individual challengers can try to qualify by paying $20 (proceeds benefit CHOC Children’s and Make-A-Wish). Challengers will receive a three-scoop sundae, a limited-editon Farrell’s Ice Cream Challenge shirt and a $5 coupon, good on a future visit.

The goal is to eat the sundae as quickly as possible. (Current leaders can be found here.)

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Redlands Pieology’s three-day pizza giveaway begins Sunday

Pieology RedlandsJust as it did with its Rancho Cucamonga pizzeria, Pieology is gearing up for three days of pizza giveaways as a kind of a stress test as a preamble to its Redlands store opening.

On Sunday (July 13), giveaway times are brief and limited to the pizzeria’s “menued” pizzas from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. and 7:30 to 8:15 p.m.

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N7 Creamery celebrating grand opening this weekend

[N7] Creamery has been open for a little while now, but the bakery/coffeehouse/liquid nitrogen ice cream shop is celebrating its grand opening this weekend.

In fact, the festivities have already begun.

An art walk is going on until 10 p.m. tonight (July 11). More than a dozen artists are participating in the event.

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