Inland Empire foodies rejoice: Inland Empire Restaurant Week is back and it’s twice as big.
The folks at the Greater Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau have been hard at work and have enticed
116 122 restaurants to participate — almost more than double the 60 that participated in the inaugural event this spring.
Panera Bread has brought back its popular Pink Ribbon Bagel fundraiser.
Ten cents from the sale of every Pink Ribbon Bagel — made with cherry chips, dried cherries, cranberries, vanilla, honey and brown sugar — will be donated to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, an organization dedicated to eradicating breast cancer.
The 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.
Bring 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 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.
The 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.
Today (July 23) is National Hot Dog Day, and Sonic Drive-In has a deal for you!
Stop by any Sonic and get an All-American Dog or Chili Cheese Coney for just $1.
Click here for more information.
Sonic’s Inland Empire locations include Rancho Cucamonga, Apple Valley, Victorville, Hemet, Murrieta, Cathedral City and Yucca Valley.
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.
Even 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.
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.