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Thursday, December 5, 2019

12.6.2019 Weekly Caring for Kids Activities at Eat’n Park!

We’re heading into the final stretch of our Caring for Kids campaign – it ends December 14! Read on to learn what’s happening at some of our locations for the final week of the campaign.

Friday, December 6

Rodeo Round-Up (5:00 - 8:00 PM)
Location: Robinson Eat'n Park

Rodeo Round-Up (6:00AM - 11:00 PM)
Location: Hermitage Eat'n Park

Saturday, December 7

Somerset Christmas Dance and Dinner (7:00 - 11:00 PM)
Location: American Legion (162 W. Main Street, Somerset Pa 15501)
Tickets available to purchase at the door.

Knick Knack Sale (10:00AM - 8:00PM)
Location: North Versailles Eat'n Park

Sunday, December 8

Brunch with Santa (10:00AM - 1:00PM)
Location: Penn Hills Eat'n Park
Plus, participate in a coloring contest and cookie decorating!

Indiana Bingo (1:45 - 5:00PM)
Location: Cherryhill Township Volunteer Fire Department (1442 N Harmony Rd, Penn Run, Pennsylvania 15765)

Family Fun Day (9:00AM - 8:00PM)
Location:Wheeling Eat'n Park
Join us for rodeo round-up, cookie decorating, 50/50, and raffle baskets.

Monday, December 9

Library Road Spaghetti Dinner (4:00 - 8:00PM)
Location: Saint Valentine Catholic Church (2710 Ohio St., Bethel Park, Pa 15102)
Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children.

Westmont Painting Fundrasier (6:30 - 9:30PM)
Location: Mesaros Arts & Entertainment (307 Chestnut St, Johnstown, PA 15906)

Thursday, December 10 

Smiley's Great Raffle (8:00AM - 8:00PM)
Location: Uniontown Eat'n Park (307 Chestnut St, Johnstown, PA 15906)
Basket raffle and Raffle chances to win cash prizes! Tickets can be purchased at the restaurant in advance or on the day of; don't need to be present to win.

Rodeo Round-Up: If you happen to be dining at an Eat’n Park restaurant during this event, you will be encouraged to “round-up” your bill to the nearest dollar, donating the extra change to the campaign.


Tuesday, December 3, 2019

New Winter Menu Items Are Here!

We’re excited to announce some great news… we’ve added a few new items to our menu! Read on to learn all the details about some of our new favorites!

Bananas Foster Waffle - 6.99
A classic in the making! Our homemade Belgian waffle topped with bananas and our warm, buttery Bananas Foster syrup.

Eggs Benedict Florentine - 9.49
A toasted English muffin piled high with sliced tomato, fresh spinach, onions, crumbled bacon, and poached eggs. Topped with hollandaise sauce and served with your choice of breakfast potatoes or fresh-cut fruit. Add on your choice of breakfast meat for just $2 extra!

Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich - 9.49
Our crispy chicken with grilled sliced ham, melted Swiss cheese, shredded lettuce, and a Dijon cream sauce on a grilled brioche bun. Served with your choice of one side.

Eat'n Park Beyond Burger™ - 11.99
The Beyond Burger™ — Eat'n Park style! Enjoy this revolutionary plant-based burger (it looks, cooks, and satisfies like beef!), topped with Sauce Supreme, shredded lettuce, pickle slices, and melted American cheese. Served with your choice of one side.

Vegetarian Spinach Tortelloni - 10.49
Cheese and spinach stuffed tortelloni tossed with zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes, and fresh spinach, and then baked with our creamy Alfredo sauce. Served with garlic toast and one side.

Chicken Spinach Tortelloni - 12.49-12.99
Cheese and spinach stuffed tortelloni tossed with zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes, and fresh spinach, and then baked with our creamy Alfredo sauce. Topped with your choice of Grilled Chicken Breast or Herb-Crusted Chicken. Served with garlic toast and one side.

Hot Chocolate Cheesecake - 4.99
A snow day favorite reinvented as a grown-up dessert. Indulge in milk chocolate and dark chocolate cheesecake, topped with vanilla mousse. Gluten-Friendly!

Cookie Fudge Fantasy - 3.99
Back by popular demand! Layers of crumbled chocolate chunk cookie, hot fudge, and premium vanilla ice cream. Topped with whipped cream, and another chocolate chunk cookie!

Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Baked fresh daily. Try one today for .99 or pick up a dozen for 4.99!

Raspberry Hot Chocolate - 2.99
Topped with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle.


Sunday, December 1, 2019

Bonus Cards Are Back!

For the person who has everything, Eat’n Park Gift Cards are the way to go this Christmas! Not only are they practical, but they’re also a great excuse for friends and family to gather over a delicious meal for a post-holiday gathering.

And for a limited time, you'll get a FREE $5 bonus card* with every $25 in Eat'n Park gift card purchases at our restaurants, while supplies last! It's like a reward for being such a great gift-giver! Bonus cards are valid from January 1 through March 31, 2020.

You'll get one $5 bonus card for every $25 in gift card purchases, regardless of the denomination. So, if you buy five $5 cards, you'll get one bonus card. Buy $100 worth of gift cards, and you'll get four $5 bonus cards.

But here's the catch: We only have a limited supply of bonus cards, and we can't make substitutions. So, when they're gone, they're gone! Stop in to your local Eat'n Park today to get yours, then relax – holiday gift-giving doesn't get any easier than this!

*Bonus cards are only available at Eat'n Park restaurant locations while supplies last. This offer is not available with online gift card orders or e-gift cards. Bonus cards may be redeemed one per check from January 1 – March 31, 2020. Multiple bonus cards cannot be redeemed on the same check.


Friday, November 29, 2019

11.29.2018 Weekly Caring for Kids Activities at Eat’n Park!

Take a look below to see if your local Eat'n Park has a special event coming up to raise money for local children's hospitals! Learn more about our Caring for Kid's Campaign here!

Friday, November 29

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and Rodeo Round-Up (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Location: Robinson Eat'n Park

Rodeo Round-Up (6:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
Location: Hermitage Eat'n Park

Saturday, November 30

Pictures with Santa and Smiley (11:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Location: Robinson Eat'n Park

Rodeo Round-Up
Location: Center Township Eat'n Park

Sunday, December 1

Franklin Park Eat'n Park Holiday Vendor and Craft Show (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Location: Coraopolis VFW (412 Mulberry St, Coraopolis, PA 15108)

Pictures with Santa (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Location: Moon Township Eat'n Park

Monday, December 2

Edgewood Bingo (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Location: Robinson Eat'n Park
Tickets available to purchase at the door. 

Meet and Greet with Santa (4:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Location: Washington Eat'n Park

Breakfast with Santa (8:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Location: Indiana Eat'n Park

Tuesday, December 3

Edgeworth Wheeling Island and Oglebay Lights Bus Trip (12:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Location: Winter Festival of Lights (Oglebay Dr, Wheeling, WV 26003)
First come, first served. Call (412) 741-4650 to reserve your seat.

Wednesday, December 4

Pictures with Santa (4:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Location: Belle Vernon Eat'n Park
Join us to enjoy pictures with Santa, a balloon artist, face painting, and a 50/50 raffle.

Thursday, December 5

Pictures with Santa and Smiley (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Location: Natrona Heights Eat'n Park
Join us for pictures with Santa, ornament making, and giveaways!

Rodeo Round-Up: If you happen to be dining at an Eat’n Park restaurant during this event, you will be encouraged to “round-up” your bill to the nearest dollar, donating the extra change to the campaign.


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Story of the Eat'n Park Christmas Star Commercial

It’s hard to believe that December is here and the holidays are already upon us. While there are busy schedules and stress that sometimes come along with this time of year, there are also long-beloved traditions that we look forward to all year long.

One long-running tradition here at Eat’n Park is our cherished Christmas Star commercial. Every year, we are moved by the comments we hear about this classic spot. Many of you have told us that it is what gets you in the holiday spirit, and that it reminds you of what the holidays are all about. We’ve even heard that the commercial has been referenced in Christmas Eve sermons!

This year marks the 37th anniversary of the commercial – and because it’s so timeless, it’s hard to believe that it has been around for so long. And just how did this classic come to be?

It all started in early 1982. Eat’n Park was just beginning to blossom into the family restaurant chain that you’re now familiar with, and the company was prospering. Our CEO at the time, Jim Broadhurst, wanted to create a holiday card on video to thank the city of Pittsburgh for their support of Eat’n Park.

So, Jim charged Ketchum, our ad agency at the time, with creating a message that would “last for 20 years.” Easy, right? Craig Otto, then a young Art Director, and Cathy Bowen, a fledgling Copy Writer at the time, lead the project. The pair worked for 3 weeks to generate over 30 ideas, none of which were met with approval. Eventually, they hit upon the idea of an animated commercial, but they still weren’t sure where they were going with it.

One Sunday shortly thereafter, Craig decided to come into the office. He sketched out a star, a traditional holiday image, and then stopped. “How does the star get to the top of the tree?” He played around with a few ideas until deciding that, of course, the star would need some help from the tree itself. In a fateful coincidence, Cathy had also decided to come in to the office that Sunday. So, while Craig worked out the illustrations, Cathy devised a simple, yet perfect sentiment to wrap up the commercial.

Jim immediately loved the spot, and an ageless favorite was born. Even better, the commercial has outlasted his original expectations. The idea of the relationship between the tree and the star illustrates a timeless holiday lesson – by helping another, you’re helping yourself, and you’re making the world a better place.

So, from everyone here at Eat’n Park, here’s hoping that the special lift you get this holiday season lasts all year long!


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Take 20% Off at SmileyCookie.com!

Send some holiday cheer to family and friends near or far from SmileyCookie.com! With a wide variety of designs including reindeer, snowmen, Christmas Star, and more, these sweet treats are sure to deliver a smile to loved ones craving a taste of home. Plus, our products from SmileyCookie.com are individually wrapped and nut free, making them safe for all the elves in Santa’s workshop!

Order now and use the code “TREE20” by 12/16/2019 to take 20% off  any cookie or gift basket purchase at SmileyCookie.com! Coupon code not valid on gift cards or at Eat’n Park Restaurants.


Our Beloved Christmas Star Commercial

For many, the holiday season does not truly begin until they’ve seen our beloved Christmas Star commercial. First airing more than 35 years ago, it has since become an annual tradition shared by generations. With a timeless message of goodwill for all, it’s a classic that has stood the test of time.

From our family to yours, we hope the special lift you get this holiday season lasts all year long!

Waiting to see our classic commercial on your TV? Click here to see when it will be airing on TV in the Pittsburgh area!

Send the Star
Spread holiday cheer to all your friends and family both far and near by sending the star right to their email inbox at SendtheStar.com. This free greeting is a fun way to surprise your loved ones with special holiday tidings and let them know they’re on your mind!

Christmas Star Mugs
For the perfect stocking stuffer, stop by any of our locations to pick up one of our Christmas Star Ceramic Mugs for only $6.99. Did you know that 10% of all proceeds from these mugs will go to our Caring for Kids campaign , which benefits local children’s hospitals? Pick yours up today – they’re only available while supplies last!

Steel City Christmas Star Shirts
We’re partnering with our friends at Steel City  for some sweet new t-shirt designs , including one featuring our famous holiday commercial. With a textured look to add a vintage charm, this shirt is available exclusively at ShopSteelCity.com or at their store in Downtown Pittsburgh. Make sure to tell Santa to add it to your Christmas list!