Tea’s the focus of today’s Coffee Bean open house

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf SpringSpring is nearly here and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is celebrating the season by debuting some fruity Sweet Tea Ice Blended drinks and bringing back Thai Tea.

Customers can get a taste of the new beverages during an open house event today (March 10).

From now ’til 6 p.m., enjoy a  small (12-ounce) Spring beverage for just $2.

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Sonic Drive-In offering 79¢ Junior Deluxe Cheeseburgers on Thursday

Sonic 79¢ Junior Deluxe CheeseburgerGet paid on Friday and are looking to make your lunch money go a little further on Thursday?

You’re in luck. Simply head to Sonic Drive-In this Thursday (January 14) and order some Junior Deluxe Cheeseburgers for just 79¢.

You can order up to five burgers — definitely enough to tide you over until Friday.

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Winter beverage open house at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on Thursday

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf winter open houseOn Thursday (January 14), The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will be showcasing its winter beverages by offering them at a very special price.

From 2 to 6 p.m. at participating locations, guests can choose from a small hot or iced Hazelnut Americano, Mexican Chocolate latte or Iced Blended or hot chocolate for just $2.

Inland Empire locations include Rancho Cucamonga, Claremont, Redlands, Fontana, Chino Hills, Riverside, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio, Lake Elsinore, and Temecula.

For more information, visit the open house’s Facebook event page.

2015 restaurant gift card bonus roundup

Uh, oh. What do you get that food-lover in your life for the holidays?

How about a gift card to their favorite restaurant? That’s something you know they’ll enjoy.

Plus, there might be something in it for you. Many restaurants are offering bonuses for gift card purchases.

You can pass the bonuses along to the recipient, or…keep ’em for yourself.

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Sundowners anniversary special: Top sirloin steak dinner for one cent

Sundowner anniversaryIt’s Sundowners Family Restaurants’ 34th anniversary today (November 28), and the small, local chain is celebrating by offering a top sirloin steak dinner for just 1¢ — with the purchase of a top sirloin steak dinner for $7.99.

The dinners include Sundowner toast and a choice of baked potato, fried rice, French fries or mashed potatoes and gravy.

Where else but Sundowners can you get two steak dinners at the insanely cheap price at $8?

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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf debuts cookie butter beverages, hosting open house Thursday

Coffee Bean Cookie ButterApparently, cookie butter is the new pumpkin spice.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has debuted its new holiday beverages: Cookie Butter Latte and Cookie Butter Ice Blended.

The new beverages are made with espresso, brown sugar and gingerbread, and topped with cinnamon sugar.

Also returning for the holidays are the chain’s Winter Dream Tea Lattes, Peppermint Mocha Lattes and Ice Blended drinks, Peppermint Hot Chocolate and Red Velvet Hot Cocoa.

The Coffee Bean will be showcasing the new cookie butter beverages, as well as the Winter Dream Tea Lattes and the Peppermint Mocha Lattes and Ice Blended drinks during a holiday beverage tasting event from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday (November 5).

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Inland Empire Restaurant Week returns today

Inland Empire Restaurant Week is back again!

The 10-day celebration of local restaurants begins today (October 16) and runs through October 25.

The concept is simple: Participating restaurants are offering specially-priced prix fixe lunch and dinner deals to entice diners.

Prices range from $10 to $20 for lunch and from $20 to $30 for dinner.

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Where to celebrate National Coffee Day tomorrow

Tomorrow (September 29) is National Coffee Day and several chains are offering freebies and deals in honor of the occasion.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is giving guests a free Original Glazed doughnut and a free 12-ounce cup of coffee at participating locations. The Inland Empire’s sole Krispy Kreme is at 4485 Mills Circle in Ontario. For more information, click here.

Dunkin’ Donuts is giving guests a free medium hot or iced Dark Roast coffee tomorrow. Inland Empire locations include Upland (355 S. Mountain Ave.) and Barstow (1611 E. Main St.). Click here for more information.

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Today’s the day to try and snag a Never Ending Pasta Pass

Never Ending Pasta PassAre you an Olive Garden fanatic?

If you are, then you probably already know what this post is about, but just in case you don’t, read on.

The divisive Italian chain is bringing back its frenzy-inducing Never Ending Pasta Pass.

With it, guests can enjoy the chain’s Never Ending Pasta Bowl as many times as they like for seven weeks — October 5 through November 22.

Let’s do the math: Lunch and dinner every day for seven weeks is 49 days, times two meals…that’s 98 meals if you went for lunch and dinner every day of the promotion!

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