Raise Money for The Red Cross While Enjoying a Quake Shake at Farrell's

Quake Shake Farrell's Brea

Quake Shake at Farrell’s!!

Farrell’s in Brea, Ca is raising money in lieu of the recent earthquake in North Orange County for the American Red Cross and Earthquake preparedness awareness. It’s easy!!

Come into any Farrell’s location and order a yummy “Quake Shake” for $4.99 and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Red Cross. You’ll also receive information on how to prepare for the next big quake. Here’s the details.

Quake Shake Farrell's Brea

We’ve teamed up with the American Red Cross to raise money for the American Red Cross and Earthquake preparedness awareness in the wake of the local 5.1 magnitude earthquake that was felt across Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties on Friday March 28th and Tuesday’s deadly 8.2 earthquake that struck off the coast of Chile. These earthquakes are a sharp reminder to Californians that California’s “Big One” could come at any time and everyone needs to be prepared.

Beginning Wednesday, April 2 through Sunday April 6, all seven Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour locations will be selling their new “Quake Shake” for $4.99 with 100% of sales going to the Red Cross. In addition, our guests will also receive a brochure on earthquake preparedness with instructions on how to be ready for the next “big” earthquake.

Our limited edition Quake Shake is a Rocky Road flavored shake, A rich chocolate shake with marshmallow swirl topped with whipped cream, almonds and a cherry. 100% of the sales from this $4.99 Quake Shake will be donated to the American Red Cross. In addition, monetary donations will also be accepted at each restaurant.

For direct donations or more information about earthquake and emergency preparedness visit www.RedCross.org.


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Black Friday Ads and Sales Going on Now Around Orange County

Black Friday is about getting the best shopping deals the day after Thanksgiving. Or at least, that the way it use to be. Lately the trend has been for stores to open earlier and earlier Friday morning until they opened the earliest they could, midnight. Then some stores started opening Thanksgiving day. This year, more or most stores will be open Thanksgiving Day at some point.

Regardless of how you feel about these new store hours. It is what it is. For me, I’ll be enjoying my Thanksgiving with friends and family and will leave the shopping to other days.

Pro Tips:

  • If you plan on going out shopping do your homework. Look at the ads and make a priority list and where to go first, second and so on.
  • Waiting in line to be one of the first is not worth it. Show up 5-10 minutes after the store opens and walk right in.
  • If you’re serious about getting what you want. Scope out the store the day before late in the day. Chances are employees are already going to be placing certain merchandise in different locations. Ask how many there are in stock. Alt least you’ll know exactly where to head.
  • Avoid the store altogether. See if the store will be selling the same products online at the same price. A couple of years ago I needed a new computer and Best Buy has a fantastic deal but people had been camping out for a week already and the store was only going to have 3 in stock. Chances were slim I would get one. I researched and found out that the same computer would be for sale at the stroke of midnight. I logged on at 11:55pm, waited 5 minutes, bought the computer and went to bed.
  • Some stores, will match others prices. Call stores in advance.
  • Buy everything online. Go to Amazon.com, Google shopping and store websites. Most companies will ship for free.
  • Google search for (store) promo codes. There are many promotional codes / coupon codes websites out there. You can strike an additional discount.
  • Buy before Thanksgiving. I’m finding out more and more stores, especially clothing stores like Macy’s, Kohl’s, JC Penny’s, are having the biggest sales with the deepest discounts the days prior to Thanksgiving.
  • Costco and Sam’s Club have their best deals the days leading up to Thanksgiving. They usually have a 1 or 2 day event.
  • Buy early. As the days lead up to Christmas there seems to be less discounts.
  • DO NOT buy the last weekend or days before Christmas. Retailers learned that there’s no need to offer discounts at this time. Those that still have to buy will have to pay full price.
  • Think outside the box. There are many retailers and companies offering discounts from cars to tires, garden tools to flooring, baby diapers to theme attractions.

Here’s are Some of the More Popular Deals and Stores:

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Best BuyThey will open their doors for Black Friday 2013 at 6pm Thanksgiving Night and offer tickets good for the purchase of doorbuster items as early as 4pm to people waiting in line.



WalmartWalmart opens at 6pm Thanksgiving Day and has several items to be guaranteed in stock.



Target – Pre Black Friday deals & daily doorbusters. Come back every day 11/24—11/27 to save on gotta-have gifts. Target’s Black Friday 2013 sale starts at 8 pm Thanksgiving Night!



Macy’sThey have announced you can Shop All Night, from 8pm Thanksgiving Day to 1PM Friday & 7am – 1pm Saturday November 30!



Old Navy – Black Friday sales at Old Navy have included multiple rounds of doorbusters, $5 graphic tees, and holiday pajamas for $8! Last year’s Old Navy video game giveaway was a free copy of Super Mario Bros. U for Wii U with $40 purchases. Sale starts at 7pm on Thanksgiving.


Toys r Us – Black Friday sales at Toys “R” Us are anxiously anticipated every year, with as much as 32-pages of deals and often half-filled with doorbusters at up to 50% – 60% off. Black Friday sales start at 5 pm Thursday with doorbusters from 5 pm to 9 pm only!



SearsThey’ll be kicking off the Black Friday 2013 savings at 8 pm Thanksgiving night with doorbusters on sale until 1pm Friday.



Lowes – Sale starts at 5am on Black Friday.




ACE Hardware – Ace Hardware is “The Helpful Place” for Hot Deals! For Black Friday 2013 hurry in to Ace Hardware’s 3-day After Thanksgiving Event. In previous years, the start time has been 7am on Friday morning.



Kohl’sThis year’s Black Friday 2013 sale hours begin on Thursday at 8 pm and the once-a-year offer of $15 in Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent will be in effect!



JC Penny’sDoors open at 8pm Thanksgiving Day.




Bath & Body Works – Black Friday deals from Bath & Body Works are exciting because in the past they have offered VIP bag giveaways (valued at $100) and exclusive Facebook promotions as well as their Black Friday sale prices.




Starbucks – A sweet tasting treat. BUY 1 GET 1 FREE When you purchase any Frappuccino Blended Beverage of equal or lesser value. Ends November 24th. Offer code 358. One-time use only.



Verizon – Verizon’s ad shows free offers on the Motorola Razr HD and the Verizon Ellipsis 7-inch slate. Both offers require a two-year contract and are available only on Black Friday, November 29, according to the ad. Several of the deals shown in the ad will be available for the entire Black Friday weekend.



Sprint – The “My Way Student Promotion” provides students with a full year of free calls, text messages, and data from Sprint. To qualify for the offer, buyers must purchase a Sprint phone at the student activated price through Best Buy and activate a new line via Sprint’s Unlimited, My Way plan. The plan offers unlimited talking and texting and 1GB of data per month for smartphones and unlimited calls and texts for feature phones. The promotion starts Monday and runs through January 4.



Sam’s Club – Holiday VIP Event. VIP Treatment: Early Holiday Savings for Sam’s Club Members Only. Early Black Friday Savings. Get the VIP treatment at Sam’s Club with these limited-time holiday savings. Save big and get ready for the best holiday yet! Black Friday sale starts at 7am on Friday.



Costco Black Friday prices as Costco include online offers and three days of sales starting typically on Friday and running through Sunday.




Farrell’s – On Friday, November 29, Farrell’s locations will open from 6 – 11am to offer super special Black Friday deals that will only be available that morning. Special deals on gift cards, discounts on Farrell’s merchandise, free Farrell’s ice cream, and a chance to win a grand prize at each location worth over $300. We’ll be e-mailing you all the details on November 27, so keep an eye out!


Call it whatever it is Black Friday, Black Thanksgiving, Black November, plan accordingly and you’ll do alright. If you have any other tips, tricks or thoughts on holiday shopping, leave your comments below.

Free Slurpee's Today!

Free Slurpee at 7-11Get your FREE Slurpee today at 7-11 stores from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Walk into your favorite 7-11 store today and receive a free small Slurpee. All you have to do is pick the flavor in honor of today 7/11.

If Vanilla Ice loves them, you should too!

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Dining Opening in Brea

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ DiningA new restaurant will be opening soon in Brea Downtown. Gyu-Kaku, a japanese BBQ dining experience will be opening it doors at the old location of Carnitas Grill on the corner of Brea Blvd. and E. Ash St. in Brea Downtown.

Gyu-Kaku is currently hiring for positions within their team. Please send resumes to stygrace11@gmail.com.

Can’t wait to try out and review this restaurant!


Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Now Hiring

Gyu-Kaku Brea Downtown

TAPS Brea – Battle of the Bones, Dueling Pianos

Dueling Pianos at TAPS Brea

Enjoy TAPS on a Friday Night


Dine at TAPS in Brea every Friday night at 9:30 starting February 22nd for our Battle of the Bones Dueling Pianos. Enjoy a special late night menu and a unique musical experience with some of the best beers Orange County has to offer.

Entrance to the Battle of the Bones, Dueling Pianos is complimentary with a dinner reservation and an entree purchase or there is a $5 cover starting at 10:00pm.

TAPS Fish House and Brewery – Experience the flavors of France, Asia and New Orleans in their daily celebration of fresh seafood, prime steaks and thick chops. Join them for lunch or dinner, or for their Sunday Brunch extravaganza. Their extensive menu choices will please any palate. Reservations are accepted, and encouraged for larger parties and weekend evenings.





The TAPS experience includes:

  • Elegant main dining room
  • Incredible lounge with 80 sq ft. TV
  • Four fireplaces
  • 21 seat oyster bar
  • Live music
  • Cigar friendly heated patio
  • Event and banquet seating for 20-500 people

TAPS is located in Brea Downtown on the corner of Imperial Highway and Brea Blvd.

101 E Imperial Hwy Brea, CA 92821
(714) 257-0101




Welcome to Enjoy Brea

Welcome to Enjoy BreaThanks for visiting Enjoy Brea! Where you will find fun things to do, great places to eat, and discounts to establishments in the city of Brea and surroundings. You’ll discover new things about Brea, new and old.

The city of Brea is a great place to live and enjoy. Find out what you can do in Brea at EnjoyBrea.com

Diego Loya is the editor in Chief of Enjoy Brea and Real Estate North Orange County – a local community blog bringing readers awesome events, fun entertainment and great deals for everything in Brea and surrounding. Enjoy Brea is a resource about Brea living.

If you have an event or great deal you’d love to share, contact us at info@enjoybrea.com.

Diego Loya is the Broker/Owner of Home Living Real Estate Brokerage. Diego advises buyers and sellers and brings them together negotiating real estate transactions. He as well as the team of Realtors are devoted to help people buy and sell Real Estate.  As a member of the community, he strives to bring out the best Brea, Fullerton and North Orange County have to offer. He enjoys discovering new happenings, writing his blogs, video, photography, new technology and of course his family.

Home Living Real Estate Brokerage is passionate about serving the community and making a difference in the lives of people throughout the Orange County and surrounding areas. Our dedication to recognize our clients individual needs and deliver results past their expectations.

Search for properties for sale in the city of Brea – HERE

5 Guys Burgers Opening in Brea July 31st

5 Guys Burger BreaFive Guys Burgers & Fries will open tomorrow July 31st 2012 in Brea Downtown next to Subway in the Rite Aid Shopping area. If you haven’t had a 5 Guys Burger, you need to try them out and see if they match up to your other favorites like In-n-Out or The Habit.

Five Guys Burgers & Fries is set to open Tuesday, July 31 in Brea. This will be the second Five Guys to open in Orange County next week. On Monday, July 30, Five Guys is opening a new restaurant in Mission Viejo.
The Mission Viejo restaurant is at the Alicia Towne Plaza at 24391 Alicia Parkway. That opening comes after a long construction period that had many residents wondering if the East Coast burger chain would ever open.

The restaurant is run by franchisee Tom Horton, who operates a handful of Five Guys in Orange County.
The Brea Five Guys is owned by franchisee Phil Ratner, who opened the first Five Guys in Orange County two years ago. The Brea restaurant is at 403 W. Imperial Hwy, one block east of Brea Blvd.
Ratner and Horton own the rights to open dozens of Five Guys restaurants in Orange and Los Angeles counties.
The chain is expanding rapidly under franchisees. Ratner plans to open another Five Guys in Cypress, at Katella and Knott, later this year. Next year, he’ll open a Five Guys in Torrance at Hawthorne and Lomita.
Virginia-based Five Guys chain is often compared to In-N-Out Burger because it has a fanatical following in the East Coast. However, Five Guys is different than In-N-Out — from pricing to menu options. First off, Five Guys offers counter-service only — no drive-throughs for car-eating obsessed Southern California drivers.
Five Guys’ hand-pressed burgers can also be ordered with a wide range of toppings ranging from green peppers to A-1 sauce. The chain also sells hot dogs.

source: OC Register

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Breakfast at Farrell’s in Brea – NOW SERVING

Farrell’s Breakfast starts this weekend May 5th 2012.

This weekend Farrell’s begins serving Breakfast from 8am to 11am. At the Farrell’s in Brea only!

Farrell's Breakfast TroughStarting this weekend, Farrell’s Brea will open for Breakfast! Grab the family and some friends to enjoy some fun Farrell’s breakfast concoctions like our Breakfast Trough (you read that right). Farrell’s Brea will be serving breakfast Saturdays and Sundays from 8am to 11am.




It’s Farrell’s Nutty Monkey Cakes! Two large pancakes cooked with almonds or pecans in the center and topped with caramelized bananas. Sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with two strips of bacon!





Also try the House-Made Corned Beef Hash And Eggs. Premium corned beef cooked with potatoes, bell beepers, and onions, topped with two fried eggs. Served with toast and fresh fruit.

You can also get our house-made hash rolled in a sun dried tomato tortilla. We call it our Hash-urrito!!!




Farrell's Downtown Brea

Farrell’s is a barrell of fun. Read more from their website:

Our Brea location is located on the corner of Brea Boulevard and Birch Street, across the street from Edwards Brea Stadium West 10. The store is 6,300 square feet and seats 230 customers in indoor and outdoor seating areas. This location also hosts a unique feature to Farrell’s in the form of a walk up window located along Birch Street that serves Farrell’s ice cream treats and food to walk up customers strolling along the promenade enjoying the many great features Brea Downtown offers. The location also boast a large old time candy store that Farrell’s fans remember and love, as well as all the classic food, parties and ice cream concoctions Farrell’s is known for including the Pig’s Trough, Zoo and Gibson Girl. New concoctions that are quickly becoming favorites are also part of the new tradition. Original Farrell’s fans will recognize the décor, uniforms, music, songs, sirens, drums and unique party atmosphere Farrell’s is famous for. Much time and effort is being put into restoring the classic Farrell’s experience for everyone to enjoy.


Farrell’s Downtown Brea

215 S Brea Blvd

Brea, CA 92821

714-990-4FUN (386)



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