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Thursday, June 23, 2022

New Foods and Friends at St. Bruno’s Festival and Fox Chapel Day

Hey, Smiley fans! Team Smiley had a big weekend – our Saturday and Sunday were full of spreading Smiles and, of course, cookies! 

Our weekend started off with a bang at the St. Bruno’s Church Festival where Smiley had the chance to meet his Greensburg friends and check out some awesome vintage cars! The team even got to explore their bake sale and try out the church’s famous Mile High Gob, a delicious chocolate cake with a layer of cream in between. Smiley and the team ended our Friday night in a sugar rush – from both Smiley cookies and those famous gobs! 

On Saturday morning, the team headed to the 2nd annual Fox Chapel Day at McCahill Park where we shared cookies and smiles with first responders and their families. Smiley had so much fun petting a K-9 officer and a police horse, checking out fire trucks, and meeting the police officers that serve the borough. 

This weekend was jam-packed with meeting some amazing members of the Pittsburgh community – including some furry friends. We can’t wait until we get to head out again on our next adventure this weekend and see what Smiles ensue! Check out Find Smiley to see where Smiley will be next!


Thursday, June 16, 2022

4 Ways to Treat Dad on Father’s Day

Sometimes you don’t need to get Dad a huge gift for Father’s Day—it’s all about being present! Okay, pardon the dad joke, but we couldn’t resist for the holiday that celebrates everything Dad. If you’re wondering what to get Pop this Father’s Day, we have a few suggestions to make his day extra special.  

A Gift of Smiley Cookies 
What’s one way to get Dad to Smile on Father’s Day? By bringing him a dozen Smiles! Because who doesn’t like to receive a sweet treat like this one!  

Join Us on Father’s Day 
Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, treat him to Eat’n Park on Father’s Day! We have something for everyone, including popular summer menu items like our Zucchini Lasagna and Strawberry Chicken Salad. We also have our Sunday Brunch Buffet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Bring Him a Pie 
Strawberry? Blueberry? Lemon? Coconut? Choose Dad’s favorite pie and take it straight to him for Father’s Day! (It just might make you his favorite child!)  

Get Him a Gift Card to Eat’n Park 
Can’t see Dad on his big day? Send him a gift card with the promise of a future Eat’n Park trip to celebrate how special he is.


Creating Smiles with the Wild Things and Carnegie Library

Hey, y’all! Caroline here with an update on what Smiley has been up to! 

This past weekend started out with Smiley making a visit to his friend “the Wild Thing” at a Washington Wild Things baseball game. The Wild Thing challenged Smiley to a dance battle that Smiley won hands down!  

Team Smiley welcomed excited fans to the game with Smiley Cookies, prizes, and of course bright smiling faces!  

After a fun evening out, the Cookie Cruiser crew stopped by the Melanoma 5k early Saturday morning. Smiley had a blast hanging out with Jalapeno Hannah, Chedder Chester, and the Pirate Parrot all while cheering on the runners at the race. Smiley got to see lots of little fans and has since decided to start running in hopes of beating the pierogies in their race! 

Team Smiley brought the hype as they took over the dance floor and rewarded runners with Smiley Cookies as they finished!

The weekend went out with a bang at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Summer Reading Extravaganza! Team Smiley greeted around 6,000 people at the event and saw some incredible cookie designs come to life. Smiley got to see lots of fans and get a picture with his favorite dinosaur, Dippy. The Reading Extravaganza lived up to its name, as there was amazing live entertainment, puppet shows, a performer on stilts, and a bounce castle! There were tons of fans of all ages who were excited to enjoy a cookie and get a picture with their pal Smiley. 

While the weekend was jam-packed, I had a great time following my friend Smiley to all his exciting events!


Thursday, June 9, 2022

Introducing Team Smiley 2022!


Attention Smiley enthusiasts! Your newest generation of Team Smiley is here to say hello! With summer approaching at full speed, we’re here to introduce ourselves and where we’ll be heading with Smiley this season. If you’re hoping to catch a Smiley spotting – or you’re just really craving the nostalgic taste of a classic Smiley Cookie – then you’ll want to stay updated on fundraisers, festivals, extravaganzas, races, and other events on our tour this summer. 

To stay up to date on Smiley’s whereabouts, you’ll want to keep an eye on our Find Smiley site to see where he’ll be each weekend this summer. At our events, there’s cookie decorating fun for everyone, exciting prize-winning opportunities, and, of course, the chance to meet Smiley in person and give him a hug! 

For even more smiles, we’ll be keeping the latest information about where Smiley’s heading and Team Smiley’s experiences on this blog. To see more of Smiley’s exciting adventures around the city, check out the Team Smiley Instagram @ENPTeamSmiley

We can’t wait to make some memories with Smiley this summer and spread some smiles around Pittsburgh! 

Get to know our team: 

Meet Maria 

Hi, yinz!! My name is Maria and I am born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. I am currently studying Public Relations at the University of Pittsburgh and will be graduating this December. Hopefully after I graduate, I will be moving to someplace warm, ideally by a beach, but Pittsburgh will forever be No. 1 in my heart. I love the outdoors, watching the sunrises/sunsets, reading, cooking, and spending time with my friends and family. My favorite meal from Eat’n Park has to be, like my friends Allaina & Caroline, the Chicken Bruschetta...melts right in your mouth! One thing that I am excited about in this internship is to grow great friendships and make people smile! 😊  

Meet Eric 

Hello, Friends! My name is Eric. I was born and raised in Greensburg, PA about 45 minutes outside of Pittsburgh. I am currently pursuing a major in Marketing and a minor in Communications at Juniata College. When I am not hanging out with Smiley, I spend a lot of time on the diamond playing baseball, hitting the links golfing, and snowboarding with my friends. I am looking forward to traveling around the Greater Pittsburgh area and passing my smile to everyone that I am fortunate enough to meet. When visiting an Eat’n Park location I will eat anything that has the Homemade Ranch involved! 

Meet Abby 

Hi, all! My name is Abby and I am from right here in Pittsburgh! I have been going to Eat’n Park for as long as I can remember and have spent many birthdays and fun nights in the Waterfront location. I will be attending Point Park University in the fall for PR, Advertising, and Social Media. I'm very excited to get to see all of your smiling faces this summer with my friend Smiley.  When I am not driving Smiley around town, I like to sing and find the best coffee shops (but it's hard to beat Eat’n Park’s coffee 😉). If you see me out and about with the crew, ask me about how much I love the Bacon Grilled Cheese!  

Meet Caroline 

Hi, all!! My name is Caroline, and I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. I go to school at Smith College in Northampton, MA and play field and ice hockey there. I am majoring in economics with a minor in exercise and sports science. When I am not out there playing sports or going on adventures with Smiley, I like to cook and hang out with my dog Mac. My favorite Eat’n Park meal is the Chicken Bruschetta with a side of the daily soup. One thing I am looking forward to this summer is getting to tour around the Steel City with my good friend Smiley and hand out thousands of cookies.   

Meet Allaina 

Hello! I’m Allaina and I’m a senior at Pitt studying Economics and Nonfiction English Writing. I can’t wait to spread smiles all over Pittsburgh – as someone from State College, PA, I still have a lot of exploring to do in and around the city. Aside from decorating cookies and running around with Smiley, I love biking, reading, drawing, sewing, and anything else that allows me to exercise my creativity! My all-time favorite Eat ‘n Park meal is the Chicken Bruschetta (especially when it’s paired with a Smiley Cookie for dessert), but I’m excited to spend my summer attempting to try everything I can on the restaurant’s menu. I can’t wait to create fun digital content with Smiley and explore each area of the Pittsburgh community along with Team Smiley—and spread as many smiles as possible along the way!


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

What’s Your Secret Favorite: Soup, Salad, or Fruit?

We say we love Soup, Salad, and Fruit equally at our Soup, Salad, & Fruit Bar, but. . .do we secretly prefer one over the other two? Take our quiz to find out! 

What’s your favorite season? 
A. Spring 
B. Summer 
C. Fall 

Preferred utensil? 
A. Hands 
B. Fork 
C. Spoon 

What’s your breakfast style? 
A. Sweet 
B. Savory 
C. Both 

Favorite sport? 
A. Football 
B. Baseball 
C. Hockey 

Eat’n Park menu that makes you the most hungry? 
A. Strawberry Pie 
B. Zucchini Lasagna 
C. Whale of a Cod 

Mostly A’s: Fruit 
You pile your plate high with everything at the salad bar, but you have a sweet spot for the fruit, including fresh cantaloupe, strawberries, orange slices, and more. You might even add some fruit to your salad, you love it that much!  

Mostly B’s: Salad 
You say you love fruit, salad, and soup equally, but veggies hold a special place on your plate. Cucumbers, spinach, onions, mixed greens—you love salads from your head tomatoes.  

Mostly C’s: Soup 
You crave warmth and comfort, which is why you love soups like our Chicken Noodle Soup or Chili. While you love a good salad or fruit slice, deep down you’re a real souper fan that slurps down a cup first!  

Which one is your secret favorite? Find out and stop in! Our Soup, Salad, & Fruit Bar is available every Monday through Friday from 11am-9pm, Saturday from 12pm - 9pm, and Sunday from 3pm-9pm. 


Senior Deals to Make You Smile

There are a lot of benefits to growing older: You’re wiser, have lower car insurance rates, and you get sweet senior deals. If you’re 55 and over, stop in for these senior specials at your local Eat’n Park. We’re sure they’ll make you Smile!  

Senior Salad Bar 
Monday-Friday from 2pm-5pmPM, any guests age 55 and older can enjoy our Soup, Salad, & Fruit Bar for just 10.99. Unbe-leaf-able!  

Senior Super Griddle Smile 
Rise and shine with our new Senior Super Griddle Smile! Two eggs, three pieces of breakfast meat, a breakfast side, toast, and your choice of griddle items for just 7.99. Available Monday through Friday from 7-11AM for dine-in only—the perfect way to start your day! 


Burger Meal Deals

Let’s make a deal! And unlike the TV game show with the same name, we’re going to make this easy! 

You’ve heard of our Superburger Meal Deal, where we bundle our classic double-decker burger with French fries and a beverage or milkshake.. Well, now we’re making the same deal FOR ANY ONE OF OUR CLASSIC BURGERS! That’s right! You can order our Mushroom & Onion Cheeseburger Meal with a side of fries and a soft drink or milkshake. Or maybe you’re in the mood for a Black Angus Superburger. You can bundle French fries and a drink with any burger that your heart desires! 

Stop in this week to enjoy a Burger Meal Deal or order online to take it to go via our Pickup Windows, curbside pickup, or our lobby shelves!