Celebrate IHOP’s Sweet 56 with 56¢ pancakes tomorrow

IHOP is turning 56 and is celebrating by offering a short stack of pancakes for just 56¢ tomorrow (July 8).

All you have to do is visit any participating location between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. to get the deal.

For more information, click here for the Facebook event page.

IHOP 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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McDonald’s serving up McCafé BOGOs during ‘Social Hour’

Southern California McDonald’s restaurants have brewed up a new McCafé beverage and are offering buy-one-get-one free drinks to help promote it.

The new drink — the Horchata Frappé — is made with vanilla, a hint of cinnamon and coffee, and topped with whipped cream and caramel drizzle.

For a limited time, guests can get two Horchata Frappés (or any McCafé beverage) for the price of one during McCafé Social Hour, from 2 to 5 p.m. daily.

For updates, follow McDonald’s SoCal on Twitter.

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

Is your mom a cheap date? Take her to Wienerschnitzel for Mother’s Day

Wienerschnitzel Mothers DayIs your mom a cheap date? We found what we think is the cheapest place to take your mom for Mothers Day.

Wienerschnitzel.

The hot dog chain is offering 61¢ mustard dogs, chili dogs and kraut dogs on Sunday (May 11).

For that price, you can splurge and also get her a card.

You can sign it: Love, Your cheapskate.

Wienerschnitzel locations can be found throughout the Inland Empire.

Stamp Out Hunger returns tomorrow

Stamp Out Hunger 2014Tomorrow (May 10) marks the 22nd annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger food drive, the largest single-day food drive in the country.

It’s incredibly easy to participate! All you have to do is root through your pantry and gather some non-perishable items (please make sure that they’re not expired and avoid glass containers) and bag them up.

Then just put them by your mailbox before the carrier comes tomorrow.

Of course, if you want to head to the grocery store to pick up a few things to donate, even better!

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Starbucks’ Frappuccino Happy Hour returns

We’re down to the last couple of days of the return of Starbucks’ Frappuccino Happy Hour.

Through Saturday (May 10), participating Starbucks locations are offering half-price Frappuccino beverages (any size, any flavor) between 3 and 5 p.m.

My Starbucks Rewards members have an extended Happy Hour (until 6 p.m.) when paying with a registered Starbucks card.

Starbucks locations can be found throughout the Inland Empire.

Click here for more information.

Meet Chick-fil-A’s $50 million grilled sandwiches and nuggets

Chick-fil-A grilled sandwichesChick-fil-A has spent $50 million-plus and seven years perfecting its new grilled chicken recipe.

Beginning Monday (April 14), you’ll be able to taste the fruits of the chain’s labor in three new menu items, created partly in response to consumers’ desire for healthier options.

The bulk of the investment was spent working with Garland Grills to create a proprietary grill, which was 11 years in the making. The grill sears chicken on cast-iron grates just like on a backyard grill, only faster.

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