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.

Rancho Cucamonga Pieology celebrates one year, releases “Frozen” reinterpretation

The Rancho Cucamonga Pieology had its first anniversary yesterday (September 1), and the pizzeria celebrated by uploading a clever video reinterpretation of the song “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” from the movie “Frozen.”

You can watch it below.

If you want to visit the restaurant, it’s at 8158 Day Creek Blvd., Suite 120.

Don’t expect them to break into song, however.

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Chick-fil-A testing new breakfast items in the Inland Empire

Chick-fil-A and WafflesChick-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.

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Jimmy John’s coming to Fontana, La Verne

Jimmy Johns FontanaAnother sandwich chain is landing in the Inland Empire.

Jimmy John’s, which has locations in 40 states (and a half-dozen in Los Angeles and Orange counties), is set to open a new shop Tuesday (August 26) in Fontana.

The new location is at 16155 Sierra Lakes Parkway, Suite 110, formerly a Quiznos.

Another location is in progress in La Verne at 2320 Foothill Blvd., Suite C.

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Give blood, get a Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour sundae

Farrell's Blood DriveFarrell’s Ice Cream Parlour is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (August 23) at its Rancho Cucamonga location, 10742 E. Foothill Blvd.

Donors receive a free sundae, and will be entered into a drawing for a Farrell’s birthday party for a group of 10.

Heck, that’s way better than orange juice and cookies!

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Jack FM returns to the Brick Market and Deli in Pomona today

Brick Market Deli Jack FMThe folks at The Brick Market and Deli in Pomona are hosting a National Sandwich Month celebration from noon to 2 p.m.today (August 20).

There will be giveaways from Jack FM and the first 20 guests will receive a coupon for a free chicken shawarma sandwich on their next visit.

The Brick is at 105 E. Arrow Highway.

For more information, click here.

Cucamonga-Guasti Food Truck Festival returns Sunday

Cucamonga-Guasti Food Truck FestivalFood truck fans should make tracks for the Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park, 800 N. Archibald Ave., Ontario, on Sunday (August 17).

Scheduled trucks include the Grilled Cheese Truck, the Fresh Street Food Truck, the California Grill Truck, Me So Hungry, Baby’s Badass Burgers, Slammin’ Sliders, Rolling Sushi Van, Devilicious, Mustache Mike’s and the Bakery Truck.

The event, which will feature live music from the Suicide Kings, plus BMX and hula demonstrations, is scheduled for noon to 5 p.m.

Tickets are $5 per person. Children age 3 and younger are admitted free.

For more information, click here.

Philly’s Best celebrating nine years in San Dimas this weekend

Philly’s Best Cheesesteaks’ San Dimas location is celebrating its ninth anniversary this weekend.

In addition to $5 sandwiches and other $5 deals — plus giveaways — through Sunday (August 17), the shop is hosting a cheesesteak eating contest at 3 p.m. today.

Prospective contestants must call the store at 909-305-8811. The entry fee is $20, and all paid contestants will receive a special edition T-shirt.

The winner will receive a $100 Philly’s Best gift card, a trophy and a spot on the “Wall of Fame.”

Philly’s Best is at 806-C W. Arrow Highway.