Auntie 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.
Taco Bell has released the third flavor of its insanely popular Doritos Tacos Locos line into the wild a bit early.
The Fiery Doritos Locos Taco won’t officially be on menu boards until Thursday (August 22), but yesterday the chain posted to its social media accounts that it was already available.
I tried the new taco today for lunch, and was pleasantly surprised. The shell isn’t overly spicy (much less so than Flamas Doritos), and the taco gets a good hit of flavor from the lime seasoning on the shell.
In comparison, I thought the Nacho Cheese flavor was overly salty, and the Cool Ranch flavor just left me underwhelmed.
Head over the jump for a video preview.
Do you like pie?
Annika Corbin, owner of I Like Pie, and the Claremont Chamber Village Marketing Group have cooked up the Claremont Pie Festival and Village Fair, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today (August 3).
Events, including an apron parade and contest, and pie baking and eating contests, will take place in various locations (Village Square Public Plaza, Claremont Depot, the Packing House) throughout the Village.
Our friends at the Cupcake Wars-winning (and double I.E. Cupcake Fair award-winning) bakery [desi]gn cakes & cupcakes will be hosting another of their delicious open shop events Thursday night (July 11).
The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at their commercial bakery, 12207 Central Ave., Chino.
The bakery will be selling salted caramel, carrot cake and S’mores cupcakes, along with lemon macaroons and chocolate pecan cookies.
For more information, visit the bakery’s Facebook page.
We recently reported that Qdoba Mexican Grill would be closing about 20% of its corporate-run stores by the end of September.
We didn’t know that it would happen this soon.
And we didn’t know that Southern California would be a target.
White or brown? You have the power to decide.
From July 3 through August 31, Panda Express will offer guests the option of either fried white rice or fried brown rice.
Throughout the campaign, Panda will track the number of orders of both kinds of fried rice and post the results to its Facebook page.
The Rancho Cucamonga P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, 7870 Monticello Ave., is hosting a fundraiser for the City of Hope tomorrow (June 25) evening.
From 4 to 11 p.m., the restaurant will donate 20% of its sales (excluding alcohol and happy hour menu items) to the cancer-fighting organization.
Ah, the rites of summer…road trips to the beach, barbecuing outdoors, lounging poolside…and Panda Express switching to summer hours and giving night owls free food.
This year’s giveaway is tomorrow (June 21).
Night owls will be able to get a free order of orange chicken from 9 p.m. to close when they print or present this coupon on their mobile device.
Another great Inland Empire food event landed in our inbox this morning: Pechanga’s second annual BBQ Championship is Saturday (June 22).
Dozens of ‘cuing teams from Washington, Utah, Arizona and all over California will be competing in the event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
They’ll be hoping to take home their share of the $20,000 prize in this Kansas City Barbeque Society event, the largest in Southern California.
Admission is just $5, and kids 10 and younger are admitted free. Barbecue tastings and beverages are extra.
Jack in the Box-owned Qdoba Mexican Grill will close 67 of its 340 company-operated locations by the end of September, the company announced this week.
The closures don’t affect any of the company’s 307 franchise locations.
However, the company plans to offset the closures with 70 to 75 new locations, including about 40 which will be company-operated.
A list of locations has not been released.