Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s fall open house is Tuesday

CBTL FallThe Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s fall beverages are now available: Butter Pecan Latte, Butter Pecan Ice Blended drink, and Pumpkin Chai Ice Blended drink, along with the returning Pumpkin Latte and Ice Blended drink.

Guests can try any small fall beverage for just $2 during the chain’s fall open house from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday (September 9) at participating locations.

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Southern California McDonald’s offering free back-to-school breakfast Tuesday

McDonald's BreakfastBring the schoolkids to McDonald’s on Tuesday (September 9) for a free back-to-school breakfast.

Between 6:30 and 9:30 a.m., students in kindergarten through eighth grade can get a free breakfast sandwich, apple slices and low fat milk.

The offer is available at participating McDonald’s restaurants in San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties.

McDonald’s restaurants can be found throughout the Inland Empire.

For more information, click here.

Chick-fil-A testing new breakfast items in the Inland Empire

Chick-fil-A and WafflesChick-fil-A and waffles?

Last week, Chick-fil-A began a limited-time test of new breakfast entrées here in the Inland Empire.

It’s a continuation of a trial that began last fall.

Three of the new entrées are for those who are looking for healthier options. All have less than 300 calories:

  • Egg White Chicken Grill (300 calories, 6 grams of fat): Grilled chicken, egg whites and American cheese sandwiched in a toasted multigrain English muffin.
  • Greek Yogurt Parfait (110 calories, 2.5 grams of fat): Honey vanilla Greek yogurt with blueberries and sliced strawberries, topped with a choice of granola or chocolate cookie crumbs.
  • Multigrain Oatmeal (140 calories, 3 grams of fat): Steel-cut multigrain oatmeal, slow-cooked in a kettle. It’s supplemented with flax, whole wheat and buckwheat, then topped with blueberries and strawberry slices. It’s also served with a side of cinnamon brown sugar.

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Jack in the Box introducing two new breakfast burritos, faux Cronuts today

Jack in the Box breakfast burritosThe headline says it all.

Jack in the Box is introducing two new breakfast burritos and its version of Cronuts today (August 7).

The two breakfast burritos both start with eggs, cheddar and pepper jack cheeses.

The Grande Sausage burrito adds sausage, hash browns and a creamy Sriracha sauce, while the Meat Lovers burrito includes bacon, ham and sausage. Both are served with a side of salsa.

A press release notes that they’re the largest burritos the chain has ever offered.

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Free Jamocha shake (with coupon) at Arby’s today

Another chain is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year…Arby’s!

To help celebrate, the roast beef purveyor is offering its guests a free 12-ounce Jamocha shake today (July 23).

All you need to do is visit this page and print out the coupon.

Inland Empire Arby’s locations include San Bernardino, Redlands, Fontana, Upland, Chino Hills, Hesperia, Victorville, Apple Valley, Barstow, Corona, Riverside, Moreno Valley, Hemet, Murrieta, Temecula, Palm Desert, and Coachella.

Wienerschnitzel offering 61¢ hot dogs on Sunday

Wienerschnitzel anniversary dealEven though the first Wienerschnitzel opened in Wilmington on July 3, 1961, the chain is celebrating its anniversary on Sunday (July 20).

Fans (well, anyone really) can purchase hot dogs for just 61¢ that day.

Choose from original mustard, chili or kraut dogs.

We vote for chili dogs! Anybody with us?

Wienerschnitzel locations can be found throughout the Inland Empire.

Baker’s Drive-Thru hits 100K Facebook likes, offers $1 meal

Lots of people like Baker’s Drive-Thru…but how many people “like” like Baker’s?

Well, 100,000 people have “liked” Inland Empire-based Baker’s Facebook page, and the “great food, close to home” chain responded by offering a $1 meal for its fans.

The meal consists of a bean and cheese burrito, small fries and a 16-ounces fountain drink for just a buck.

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Spring brings another round of Inland Empire restaurant changes

Regular readers of this blog know that if there is one constant here in the Inland Empire, at least in the food service industry, it is change.

Recently, it feels as if that change has accelerated, highlighted by a few major restaurant closures.

Two of those closures happened at the end of May.

Both Redlands’ Farm Artisan Foods and Highland’s SportsWatch Bar and Grill closed May 31.

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