Cheapskates: Treat your Valentine to a corn dog at Wienerschnitzel

Wienerschnitzel Valentines DayWienerschnitzel is appealing to the miser in all of us with a special Valentine’s Day corn dog deal.

The chain’s offer is two corn dogs for just a buck.

That’s right!

At that price, even the most frugal of skinflints can afford to take their sweetie out for lunch.

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Two of Panera Bread’s “hidden menu” items go legit

You might remember when we told you about Panera Bread’s not-so-secret “hidden menu” of low-carb salads, bowls and lettuce wraps.

Two of those items — the Power breakfast egg white bowl with roasted turkey and the Power chicken hummus bowl — have gone above board.

The two entrées have been added, along with three other new items, to Panera’s regular menu.

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Celebrate National Frozen Yogurt Day with free froyo at Yogurtland tomorrow

Yogurtland National Frozen Yogurt DayHere at Dine 909, we like free, and that’s what Yogurtland is giving us tomorrow (February 3) in celebration of National Frozen Yogurt Day, sponsored by Hershey’s and the California Milk Advisory Board.

All you have to do is show up at any participating location between 4 and 7 p.m. and you’ll receive free yogurt and toppings.

This is the third year Yogurtland has treated its guests for National Frozen Yogurt Day.

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Wienerschnitzel offers big game day bargain, plus daily deals and new dipped cone flavor

Wienerschnitzel Daily DealsWienerschnitzel has rolled out a limited-time dipped cone flavor and daily $1.99 deals.

The new dipped cone flavor — cake batter — will make every day seem like a birthday party. The cake batter-flavored shell even includes rainbow sprinkles!

The daily $1.99 deals include a mix of hot dogs and sides.

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Jack in the Box goes whole hog with new Bacon Insider burger

Bacon InsiderSlater’s 50/50 might be the chain to have pioneered the bacon/ground beef burger patty, but Jack in the Box is taking it nationally.

The fast food chain has just introduced its Bacon Insider burger, which features a brioche bun with the aforementioned combo patty, sandwiched between six slices of bacon, slathered with a bacon mayo and topped with lettuce, tomato and American cheese.

In other words, it’s a bacon lover’s dream.

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Inland Empire Restaurant Week announced

We don’t have a whole lot of details, but the Greater Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced the inaugural Inland Empire Restaurant Week will be March 21 to 30.

No participants have been announced yet, but the organizers are expecting about 100 restaurants in San Bernardino and Riverside counties to participate.

Restaurants will offer specially-priced lunches and dinners, designed to highlight the best the restaurant has to offer.

Read more from Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reporter Grace Wong here. Click here for the original press release.

American Express cardholders can help fight childhood hunger just by dining out

American Express is donating funds to Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, which is dedicated to ending childhood hunger.

Cardholders can register their card and each time they dine out through Jan. 31, American Express will donate $1 to the organization, up to $1 million.

Click here to register your card.