Del Taco recently introduced three Fresca Bowls, each priced at $4.
The Pollo Asada Grilled Chicken Bowl includes lime rice, black beans, grilled chicken, pico de gallo salsa, onions and cilantro.
The Fire-Roasted Veggie Bowl includes lime rice, black beans, green chile sauce, pico de gallo salsa, onions, cilantro and fire-roasted corn, red and green bell peppers and poblano peppers.
The number of Inland Empire Jersey Mike’s Subs grew by one this week. The new location opened Wednesday (September 3) in Menifee.
The site is celebrating its grand opening with a fundraiser for Callie Kirkpatrick Elementary School.
A total of 7,000 coupons were distributed locally, offering a free regular sub with the purchase of a regular sub and a $2 or more donation to the school. The coupons are valid through Sunday.
The new Jersey Mike’s is at 27774 Newport Road.
Food truck fans (and their canine companions) will want to head to Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario tomorrow (September 6).
The county is hosting a Doggie Pool-ooza and food truck event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park, 800 N. Archibald Ave.
It’s the park’s second food truck event in less than a month.
September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, and Corky’s Homestyle Kitchen and Bakery has cooked up a sweet fundraiser.
Corky’s will donate $1 from each sale of its Gold Cancer Awareness Ribbon cookies this month to Loma Linda Children’s Hospital.
In addition, the restaurant will donate 25¢ from the sales of all other cookies.
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.
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.
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.
Another 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.
Farrell’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!