McDonald’s brings back fried pies, McCafé Social Hour BOGO

McDonald's fried apple pieBe still my pre-myocardial infarction heart…fried pies have returned to Southern California McDonald’s locations!

The ubiquitous burger chain swapped out its fried pies for a more health-conscious baked version back in 1992 (although I remember getting one at the downtown Riverside location years after that, and apparently, they’ve continually been available at the Lakewood Boulevard location in Downey), but now they’re back.

And will be through the end of the year.

The chain is currently offering apple and cherry fried pies.

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Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s latest open house set for this afternoon

CBTL Mexican ChocolateThe Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will be showcasing its new Mexican chocolate beverages during its latest open house, 2 to 6 p.m. today.

During the open house, guests can choose any of three small beverages for just $2: Mexican Chocolate Ice Blended, Mexican Chocolate Latte or Mexican Hot Chocolate.

Inland Empire Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations can be found in Rancho Cucamonga, Claremont, Redlands, Fontana, Chino Hills, Riverside, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio, Lake Elsinore, and Temecula.

“Spooktacular” open house at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf today

Spooktacular Open HouseDrop by your local Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf between 2 and 6 p.m. today (October 25) and you can pick up a taste of fall flavor for less.

The coffeehouse will be offering select 12-ounce fall beverages for just $2.

Guests can choose from a Pumpkin Latte, a Pure Pumpkin Ice Blended, a Pumpkin Chai Ice Blended, or Hot Chocolate.

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It’s time for Baker’s Drive-Thru’s Safe Halloween coupon fundraiser!

Baker's Safe HalloweenOctober marks the return of one of our favorite fundraisers: The Baker’s Drive-Thru Safe Halloween coupon books.

This year’s book includes 31 coupons representing $408 in savings. The coupons are perfect for handing out to trick-or-treaters or — if you’re like me — treating yourself, family and friends to free and discounted food and fun.

The deals start with three coupons for free food from Baker’s Drive-Thru: a bean and cheese burrito; egg soft taco; and French fries, hash browns or chips and salsa.

There are also coupons for free child’s admission to the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Planes of Fame air museum, the Ontario Reign and both Scandia’s and the Friends of C.I.D.’s haunted houses. There are several free passes for Fiesta Village and coupons for free miniature golf at Monarch Fun Zone as well as free bowling at Del Rosa Lanes and Victor Bowl.

Have a sweet tooth? There are coupons for a free mini cupcake at My Delight Cupcakery and a free donut from Krispy Kreme.

And that’s just the beginning.

The coupons books are just $1 and 100% of that goes to Easter Seals Southern California.

The books are available at all Baker’s Drive-Thru locations while supplies last.

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.