Taco Bell’s latest Doritos Loco Taco — Cool Ranch — is officially launching Thursday (March 7), but the chain posted a couple of photos on its Facebook page and website letting fans know they can begin purchasing them tomorrow (March 6), just by asking for them.
The launch of the original Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Taco has been a massive success — the largest in the chain’s history, reportedly selling over 350 million since it was launched a year ago this week.
That the chain has been developing a Cool Ranch version has been been one of the worst-kept secrets and has been anticipated since the introduction of the original Doritos Locos Tacos.
25¢ won’t even buy you a cup of coffee any more…except at Burger King this week.
Through Sunday (March 10), the fast food chain is promoting its revamped coffee lineup — which now includes lattes — by selling a 12-ounce cup of its new BK Smooth Roast coffee for just a quarter.
The new brew is a Seattle’s Best Coffee 100 percent Latin American arabica blend and is also available in decaf, or iced plain or with flavored with vanilla, mocha or caramel.
Burger King locations can be found throughout the Inland Empire, with the exception of South Mount Vernon Avenue in Colton and West Base Line in San Bernardino, both of which are now closed.
Jersey Mike’s Subs continues its expansion into Southern California, and into the Inland Empire.
The latest spot for the chain is in the Redlands Town Center, “sandwiched” between Noodle 21 and Five Guys Burgers and Fries, at 10040 Alabama St., Suite D.
The restaurant opened late last month.
It’s open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
Jersey Mike’s also has locations in Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, La Verne, Eastvale, Norco and Murrieta.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse is taking reservations for a beer pairing dinner featuring traditional English ales.
The dinner will also feature the restaurant’s latest limited edition brew, BJ’s Brewmaster’s Reserve Imperial Red Ale.
The five-course dinner costs $30 and all participants must be 21 years of age or older, obviously.
Beers featured in the dinner include Boddington’s Ale, Newcastle Brown Ale, Old Speckled Hen, Newcastle Founders’ Ale, Samuel Smith Taddy Porter, BJ’s Brewmaster’s Reserve Imperial Red Ale, Samuel Smith Organic Chocolate Stout and BJ’s P.M. Porter.
Inland Empire BJ’s locations include Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, Chino Hills, Moreno Valley, Corona, Menifee and Temecula.
Date of the dinner varies depending on location. Head over the jump for dates.
California Pizza Kitchen is hosting a fundraiser this week for the families of two Inland Empire officers — Riverside Police Department’s Officer Michael Crain and San Bernardino County sheriff’s Detective Jeremiah MacKay — that were recently killed in the line of duty.
The chain is will donate 20% of guests’ checks to the Riverside Police Officers’ Association and the Sheriff’s Employee Assistance Team on behalf of their families when this flier is presented.
The fundraiser is happening today (February 25) through Thursday (February 28) at all California CPK locations.
The flier is accepted during all business hours on both dine-in and take-out orders, catering and curbside service. It’s even good on alcoholic beverages, so if you want to raise a glass, you can, and help support the cause at the same time.
Inland Empire CPK locations include Rancho Cucamonga, Chino Hills, Riverside, Temecula, Palm Springs and Palm Desert.
It’s Girl Scout Cookie time again!
If none of your co-workers or family members have girls in the Girl Scouts, you might find it a little tricky to track down Girl Scout Cookies.
Not if you have a smartphone.
There are a pair of apps — each available for iOS and Android — that allow you to search and find Girl Scout Cookie sales in your area.
One, from Kellogg’s, does a reasonable job of letting you know where the sales are by date and location.
The other, from the Girl Scouts themselves, is a little more robust.
Two days before Valentine’s Day and you haven’t made reservations yet?
There’s still time!
Head over the jump to find local Valentine’s Day specials for all budgets.
The folks at fresh & easy have sent out an email to its “friends” addressing news reports regarding the future of the neighborhood markets.
The email states that the chain has no plans for closing stores and that they are still open for business and planning for the future, whatever that brings.
The chain is awaiting a “strategic review” from parent company Tesco.
Click here to read the email.
Omnitrans sbX is hosting a contest this month to give away $25 gift cards to Hospitality Lane restaurants (which just happen to be along the future bus rapid transit corridor).
Every Friday through February 22, Omnitrans will give away a gift card to either Lotus Garden or Bagels and Stuff.
To enter, simply click here, “Like” the page and fill out the form.
Hungry? Short on cash?
Baker’s Drive-Thru has come to your rescue with today’s (January 30) coupon for a $1 chicken sandwich.
You can choose from grilled, Caribbean, teriyaki or Monterey varieties.
The sandwiches normally sell for $3.89…a whopping 74% savings!