Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day is tomorrow

Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day is tomorrow (August 14).

For every Blizzard purchased at participating locations tomorrow, Dairy Queen will donate $1 or more to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to help kids in need.

This year marks the 30th year of Dairy Queen’s partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

The chain has raised $100 million in support of the organization.

Participating Inland Empire locations include Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Colton, Rialto, Yucaipa, Montclair, Bloomington, Riverside, Moreno Valley, Norco, Lake Elsinore, Temecula, Anza, Palm Springs, Bermuda Dunes, Ludlow and Baker.

Tonight’s Incredible Edibles fundraiser to help Scheu Family YMCA

Tickets are still available for tonight’s (August 13) Incredible Edibles fundraiser for the Scheu Family YMCA of Upland.

The event will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Memorial Park, 1100 E. Foothill Blvd., adjacent to the YMCA.

Forty vendors are scheduled to serve, including Buckboard BBQ, Dale Bros. Brewery, Elvira’s Mexican Grill, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Graber Olive House, Hamilton Family Brewery, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, Pacific Wine Merchants, Paul Martin’s American Grill, P.F. Chang’s, Pine Haven Cafe and Catering, Rök House Brewing Company, The Rustic Loaf, Souvlla Greek Grill, Vince’s Spaghetti and Vom Fass.

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Taco Shack hosting fundraiser this month for Redlands Police Department’s K-9s

Redlands’ Taco Shack, 510 E. State St., is hosting a fundraiser for the Redlands Police Department’s narcotics K-9 unit beginning Monday (August 11) and ending August 30.

As part of the fundraiser, guests can make a donation and have their names placed on the walls of the restaurant.

The fundraiser will culminate with an event beginning at noon on August 30, during which Police Chief Mark A. Garcia will volunteer in a demonstration as the department’s patrol dog “takes a bite out of crime.”

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Jack in the Box introducing two new breakfast burritos, faux Cronuts today

Jack in the Box breakfast burritosThe 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.

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Free fish and fries at Long John Silver’s on Saturday

Long John Silver'sHere at Dine 909 we like free, and we also like fish and chips, which is why we’ll likely be standing in line at Long John Silver’s sometime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday (August 2).

The seafood chain is repeating its successful (and likely Guinness record-breaking) fish and fries giveaway it held at the end of June.

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Menchie’s celebrating grand opening in Temecula

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt has opened at 32195 Temecula Parkway, Suite 102, in Temecula.

The new location is celebrating with grand opening specials all week:

  • Today (July 28): $1 yogurt hour from 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday (July 29): Kids under 10 years old eat free (up to 10 ounces) from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday (July 30): 50% off from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday (July 31): Free dodge balls to the first 25 guests, starting at 3 p.m.
  • Friday (August 1): Buy one get one free yogurt from 8 to 11 p.m.

Other Inland Empire Menchie’s locations include Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga and Hesperia.

Less than a week to help out Upland’s Padua Pasta Makers

Maria Rogers and Wendy Gallal are gearing up to open Padua Pasta Makers in downtown Upland and are in the process of raising funds for the business via Kickstarter. Their goal is to raise $20,000 to help complete construction and pay for start-up costs. They have until July 30.

The Italian deli will specialize in fresh pasta and ravioli made from scratch daily.

Perks for donors range from a hearty ‘thank you’ for a $10 donation to a full day of making pasta, plus dinner for four, a goodie bag and a signature slotted spoon for a $1,000 donation.

If you wish to help them out, click here.

For more information, click here to for Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reporter Liset Márquez’s article on the business.

El Kiosco Mexican Restaurant to remain in Rialto location

It’s been a roller coaster month for the owners of Rialto’s El Kiosco Mexican Restaurant.

The restaurant closed late last month when the restaurant’s owners were unable to come to a new lease agreement with the property owners. It appeared that the Morden family would be vacating the spot in Rialto where they’ve operated their restaurant for 25 years and transferring their business to their Redlands location, El Kiosco Express.

The good news is they were finally able to come to an agreement with the property owners and have signed a new three-year lease for the Rialto location.

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Free Jamocha shake (with coupon) at Arby’s today

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.