Dunkin’ Donuts coming to Upland in January

For those of you here in the Inland Empire who haven’t yet experienced Dunkin’ Donuts, you’ll have your chance soon enough.

The chain is opening a location — one of about 60 planned for Southern California — in Upland.

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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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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.

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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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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Krispy Kreme to celebrate 77th birthday with 77¢ second dozen Friday

It seems like a lot of eateries are celebrating anniversaries this month and last. Here’s another to add to the list: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.

The chain will celebrate its 77th anniversary on Friday (July 11).

That day, guests can receive a dozen original glazed doughnuts for just 77¢ when they purchase any dozen at regular price.

The chain’s sole Inland Empire location is at 4485 Mills Circle.

For more information, click here.

Farrell’s fundraiser for family of SBPD Officer Shaun Jarvis is today

Farrell's Shaun Jarvis FundraiserThe Rancho Cucamonga Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurant is hosting a fundraiser today (June 30) for the family of San Bernardino Police Officer Shaun Jarvis.

Jarvis was killed in an off-duty motorcycle accident on the 91 Freeway in Corona back in May.

To participate, simply print out the flier (at right) and bring it to the restaurant, 10742 Foothill Blvd., between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m., and Farrell’s will donate 25% of your bill to the cause.

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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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Military personnel get a free sundae at Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour in May

Farrell'sMilitaryThis month, military folks can get a free sundae at Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour.

Through May 31, the restaurant is celebrating National Military Appreciation Month by giving a free Red, White and Blue sundae to all current and former military personnel.

Civilians can purchase the sundae for $7.99 and Farrell’s will donate $1 to A Million Thanks, a nonprofit military support organization.

Farrell’s Inland Empire locations are in Rancho Cucamonga (10742 Foothill Blvd.) and Riverside (3610 Park Sierra Drive).