Upland Habit Burger hosting three pre-opening fundraisers

TheHabitFundraiserWe’ve been tracking the progress of several new eateries in Upland’s Colonies Crossroads, with Panera Bread, Pick Up Stix and Chipotle opening in recent months.

The latest is just about to open.

The Inland Empire’s newest Habit Burger Grill will officially open to the public at 10:30 a.m. on April 2, but the restaurant will host three fundraisers before that date.

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Take the Cake Bake Off is Saturday in San Bernardino

The whole family can satisfy their sweet tooth at Saturday’s Take the Cake Bake Off Saturday (March 15) at San Manuel Stadium, 280 S. E St., in San Bernardino.

Sixty bakers are expected to bake cupcakes, cookies and cake pops for the event, which is being produced by Redlands’ Cakewalk Cake & Candy Supplies.

It will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Steven’s Hope for Children again pairs with Jersey Mike’s Subs for Month of Giving

Day-of-Giving-Logo-2014Jersey Mike’s Subs’ Month of Giving has begun!

All this month, the sandwich shop will be collecting donations for various charities.

Here in the Inland Empire, the chain is again pairing with Steven’s Hope for Children, an organization that provides housing and other essentials for families with seriously ill or injured kids.

In the rest of the L.A. basin, the beneficiary is the Talbert Family Foundation, a group that provides financial support for families of sick kids.

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Domino’s hosting fundraiser for slain employee

You probably read about the San Bernardino Domino’s Pizza worker who was shot and killed last week.

The location where she worked — 1644 E. Highland Ave., #101 — is hosting a fundraiser today (February 19).

The franchise owner will donate 100% of sales to the Nelly Kantun Memorial Fund, and her co-workers are donating their time to make the fundraiser a reality.

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Another Jersey Mike’s opening with a fundraiser

Hot on the heels of the Apple Valley Jersey Mike’s Subs opening, another new location is opening Wednesday (February 19) with a fundraiser.

The new San Dimas Jersey Mike’s Subs distributed 3,000 coupons good for a free regular sub with a minimum $1 donation. Proceeds will benefit Gladstone, Ekstrand, Shull and Allen Avenue elementary schools.

The fundraiser will last through Sunday (February 23).

The new Jersey Mike’s, 466 N. Lone Hill Ave., will be open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Lazy Dog offers Valentine’s weekend specials, brings back Thin Mint shake fundraiser

Dijon mint-crusted rack of lambFriday is Valentine’s Day, the day many couples spend the evening out for a nice, romantic dinner.

The problem is, it seems like everyone has the same idea and the interminable wait for a table can ruin any romantic intentions.

But one restaurant chain has come to the rescue.

Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar’s Valentine’s Day specials last all weekend.

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Rancho Cucamonga Chronic Tacos celebrating remodel on Saturday

Wee ManIf you ever wanted to chat with Jackass co-conspirator Jason “Wee Man” Acuña while munching on Mexican food, Saturday (February 8) is your day.

From noon to 6 p.m., the Rancho Cucamonga Chronic Tacos, 11920 E. Foothill Blvd., Suite 150, will celebrate its recent remodel and expansion.

The event is also a fundraiser, as the location will donate 15% of sales to the Jesse Rees Foundation, a group focused on fighting childhood cancer.

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