Cafe Rio opening in Rancho Cucamonga today

In the same Rancho Cucamonga center as the recently-opened The Habit Burger Grill, Cafe Rio Mexican Grill will hold its grand opening at 10:30 a.m. this morning (May 3).

It’s the third Inland Empire location for the Utah-based chain, which also has restaurants in Redlands and San Dimas.

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Miguel’s Jr. opening in Redlands this week

Well lookie here…it's a brand spankin' new (but not open yet) Miguel's Jr. I think I'll go inside.

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Miguel’s Jr. will open its latest restaurant this week in Redlands.

It’s the Corona-based chain’s 16th location.

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Miguel’s Jr. reaches 100K Facebook fans, offers $1 burritos tomorrow

miguels-jr-100kWe might not agree on who to vote for tomorrow (November 8), but a $1 bean and cheese burrito from Miguel’s Jr. is something we can all stand behind.

The Corona-based Mexican fast food chain is offering the deal for reaching the milestone of 100,000 Facebook fans.

The deal is good all day at all locations, and is limited to one burrito per person.

Inland Empire Miguel’s Jr. locations include Ontario, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Riverside, Moreno Valley, Norco, Corona, Menifee and Murrieta.

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Del Tacos testing new ‘platos’ at select Inland Empire locations

Del Taco recently introduced its new platos at select locations in San Bernardino, Redlands, Colton, Loma Linda and Riverside.

The platos come with a choice of either a wet burrito, two fish tacos or two street tacos, plus cilantro lime rice, beans and chips and salsa.

Prices range from $6.49 to $7.49.

It appears to be a second go-round for Del Taco’s platos. They were also tested about a year ago in the Sacramento area.

If you’re interested in trying them for yourself, head to one of these locations:

  • Colton: 834 W. Valley Blvd.; 1010 E. Washington St.
  • Loma Linda: 24898 Redlands Blvd.
  • Redlands: 1624 W. Redlands Blvd.; 602 E. Redlands Blvd.
  • Riverside: 3487 Arlington Ave.; 4407 Brockton Ave; 6333 Riverside Ave.; 1255 University Ave.; 3199 Van Buren Blvd.
  • San Bernardino: 272 E. 40th St.; 2665 S. Waterman Ave.

Miguels Jr. looking to hire 100 in the Inland Empire; hiring event is Saturday

Miguel's Jr job fairLooking for a job? How do you feel about Mexican food?

Business is booming at Miguel’s Jr.,  which has been rolling out its new breakfast menu to its 14 Inland Empire and Orange County locations,and the company is looking to hire 100 full- and part-time employees.

The chain will hold a hiring event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (April 30) at its corporate headquarters, 280 Corporate Terrace St., Corona.

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The Inland Empire Tamale Festival returns today

Got a taste for tamales? Then Riverside’s White Park is the place to be today (April 16).

The fourth annual Riverside Tamale Festival is set for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Of course, there will be contests — for tamale eating, and for both professional and non-professional tamale makers — but the festival is much more than that.

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