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Friday, July 31, 2015

08.03.2015 Weekly FarmSource Listing

Here's what's fresh and local this week at Eat'n Park!

Lettuce
  • Yarnick’s Farm, Indiana, PA
  • Wiers Farm, Willard, OH
Fresh in: Soup, Salad, & Fruit Bar

Zucchini
  • Brenckle’s Farm, Butler County, PA
  • Yarnick’s Farm, Indiana, PA
  • Harvest Valley Farms, Gibsonia, PA
  • Wiers Farm, Willard, OH
  • Wexford Farms, Allegheny County, PA
Fresh in: Hand-Breaded Zucchini and FarmSource Vegetable Soup

Yellow Squash
  • Brenckle’s Farm, Butler County, PA
  • Yarnick’s Farm, Indiana, PA
  • Harvest Valley Farms, Gibsonia, PA
  • Wiers Farm, Willard, OH
  • Wexford Farms, Allegheny County, PA
Fresh in: FarmSource Vegetable Soup

Cabbage
  • Yarnick’s Farm, Indiana, PA
  • Wiers Farm, Willard, OH
  • Wexford Farms, Allegheny County, PA
Fresh in: Coleslaw

Cucumbers
  • Brenckle’s Farm, Butler County, PA
  • Wiers Farm, Willard, OH
  • Wexford Farms, Allegheny County, PA
Fresh in: Soup, Salad, & Fruit Bar; Dinner Salads

Grape Tomatoes
  • Yarnick’s Farm, Indiana, PA
Fresh in: Soup, Salad, & Fruit Bar; Dinner Salads

Slicing Tomatoes
  • Yarnick’s Farm, Indiana, PA
Fresh in: Chicken Bruschetta, Bruschetta Flatbread, FarmSource Veggie Omelette


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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pirates Kids Day: Part 2

Hi, friends! Veronica from Team Smiley here. We are all big Bucco fans on Team Smiley, so we were super excited to be invited back for another Pittsburgh Pirate Kids Day on Federal Street! We packed the cookie cruiser with 2,300 Smiley Cookies and headed to PNC Park this past Sunday morning for the pregame extravaganza.

As we were setting up our very special Pirate Smiley Cookies (decorated with black and gold icing, and signature eye patch) Pittsburgh’s Country Radio Station, Y108, stopped by to give us a special shout on the radio! Team member Natalie prepared her voice for her radio debut and told listeners to visit our Eat’n Park booth outside PNC. Thanks Y108!


Everyone was excited to see us at another Kids Day event for our iconic cookie decorating for kiddos of all ages. Bucco fans (and even some National fans too!) made a lot of baseball themed creations that looked great!

And of course the Team couldn’t forget their pal, Smiley! Fans loved photo opportunities with Smiley, after all he does have a great smile! He also made some special friends that traveled to Pittsburgh all the way from Australia! While there are no Smiley Cookies down under, his new friends got their sweet tooth fix back at our booth.



Another great Kids Day is in the books, followed by a great win from the Pirates! Summer is winding down but keep an eye out for Smiley and the Team at more events and maybe another Pirate Kids Day appearance!  Click here to find out where we will be next!


Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @enpteamsmiley to see more of our summer adventures! 

Peace, Love, and Smiles!
Veronica

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Friday, July 24, 2015

07.26.2015 Weekly FarmSource Listing

Here's what's fresh and local this week at Eat'n Park!

Week of July 26, 2015

Lettuce
  • Yarnick’s Farm, Indiana, PA
Fresh in: Soup, Salad, & Fruit Bar

Zucchini
  • Brenckle’s Farm, Butler County, PA
  • Yarnick’s Farm, Indiana, PA
  • Harvest Valley Farms, Gibsonia, PA
  • Wiers Farm, Willard, OH
  • Wexford Farms, Allegheny County, PA
Fresh in: Hand-Breaded Zucchini and FarmSource Vegetable Soup

Yellow Squash
  • Brenckle’s Farm, Butler County, PA
  • Yarnick’s Farm, Indiana, PA
  • Harvest Valley Farms, Gibsonia, PA
  • Wiers Farm, Willard, OH
  • Wexford Farms, Allegheny County, PA
Fresh in: FarmSource Vegetable Soup

Cabbage
  • Yarnick’s Farm, Indiana, PA
  • Wiers Farm, Willard, OH
  • Wexford Farms, Allegheny County, PA
Fresh in: Coleslaw

Cucumbers
  • Brenckle’s Farm, Butler County, PA
  • Wiers Farm, Willard, OH
  • Wexford Farms, Allegheny County, PA
Fresh in: Soup, Salad, & Fruit Bar; Dinner Salads

Grape Tomatoes
  • Wiers Farm, Willard, OH
Fresh in: Soup, Salad, & Fruit Bar; Dinner Salads

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

WKDD Kidz Day

Hi, Cookie Lovers! It’s Kendall from Team Smiley! This past Saturday, the Team headed to Green, Ohio for WKDD Kidz Day.  The event was hosted by the 98.1 WKDD staff and volunteers for children of all ages! There were many different booths full of games,and activities including a petting zoo, a stage for entertainment, inflatable obstacle courses and our favorite, the Eat n’ Park Team Smiley booth!


We had a blast cookie decorating with Smiley fans from all over including two cookie-lovers from out of town, who make it a priority to come visit Smiley every time they are in the area. That is some awesome cookie-dedication! The Team also saw some very artistic cookie creators and loved seeing all the smiling faces!


Also during the event, there was an amazing robot dance show where the performers moved and grooved to pop hits such as Uptown Funk! We say their best dance move was definitely the robot. Along with the dancing ‘bots, there was an animal show filled with reptiles and furry friends! There was not a dull moment all day!

Overall, the Team had a Blast at WKDD Kidz Day! Click here to see which fun-filled event Smiley and the Team with be at next! If you’re looking for a sweet deal at one of our upcoming events, download the Eat’n Park Mobile App and ask any member of Team Smiley for a special code word to unlock a coupon! Also, follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@EnPTeamSmiley) to keep updated on all things Smiley!

Over and out and keep on smiling,
Kendall

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

FarmSource Spotlight: Laurel Vista Farm

We’re relishing the abundance of fresh flavors from our local farms because local always tastes better! We would like to introduce you to a few of our local partners whose fresh produce is amping up the menu at our restaurants this summer! Read on to learn more about Laurel Vista Farm:

The Soldano & Stafford Families

Located in Somerset, PA, Laurel Vista Farms has been family owned and operated for over 100 years! Currently run by the Soldano and Stafford Families, they supply us with green beans which we use in our FarmSource Veggie Soup. The soup can be found daily on our Soup, Salad, and Fruit Bar!

You can purchase their fresh snap green beans, spud potatoes, and sweet onions at several local grocery stores around the area. For the tech savvy shopper, they have an online store where they sell homemade jar products including “Wild & Wicked Pickled Peppers” and “Somerset Sweet Onion & Garlic Jam.”

Want to learn more? Click here to find out about all of our FarmSource partners!

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FarmSource Spotlight: Harvest Valley Farm

Local always tastes better, and right now, we’re celebrating the fresh flavors from local farms.  Let us introduce you to a few of our local partners whose fresh produce is being featured on the menu at our restaurants this summer! Read on to learn more about Harvest Valley Farm:

Harvest Valley Farm, located in Valencia, PA, is a fourth generation farm of the King family. Originally a poultry and produce farm in the early 50s, they began producing vegetables exclusively in 1982. They grow over 160 varieties of fruits and vegetables, and sell them all within 25 miles of their farm. Harvest Valley provides us with zucchini and yellow squash for our new Farmer’s Market Pasta and FarmSource Veggie Soup, slicing tomatoes for our Bruschetta Flatbread appetizer, and cucumbers for our famous Soup, Salad, & Fruit Bar!

The King Family

The King family aims to provide the freshest produce possible by picking only the amount of vegetables they will market in the next 24 hours, every single day. You can also enjoy fresh produce from Harvest Valley Farms by visiting one of the following Farmers’ Markets:

  • East Liberty Penn Circle
    • Monday 3:00 to 6:00 PM
  • Forrest Hills Farmers’ Market (located in Forest Hills Presbyterian Church Parking Lot)
    • Fridays 4:00 to 7:00 PM
  • Monroeville Community Park (located at 2399 Tilbrook Rd.)
    • Saturday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

You can also shop at their own Farm Market & Bakery located at 6003 Cunningham Rd., Gibsonia, PA or their Oakmont Market at 386 Coxcomb Hill Rd. Verona, PA.

Want to learn more? Click here to find out about all of our FarmSource partners!

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FarmSource Spotlight: Wexford Farms

We’re relishing in the abundance of fresh flavors from local farms because local always tastes better! We want to introduce you to a few of our local partners whose fresh produce is amping up the menu at our restaurants this summer! Read on to learn more about Wexford Farms:

The Mustovic Family

We are proud to be working with Wexford Farms, a local vegetable producer located in Wexford, PA. Owned and operated by the Mustovic Family, the farm got its start back in 1972 by current owner Paul’s grandfather, making him a third generation farmer! They use about 450 acres to grow all of their fresh vegetables that we love to enjoy.

Wexford Farms supplies us with many different types of produce including fresh cabbage for our housemade Coleslaw as well as fresh cucumbers for our Soup, Salad, & Fruit Bar. You can even find their zucchini in our new Farmer’s Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Salad. We also use their green peppers in our South of the Border Stack, which is always a breakfast favorite!

Want to learn more? Click here to find out about all of our FarmSource partners!

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FarmSource Spotlight: Dawson’s Orchards

Local always tastes better, and this summer we’re enjoying fresh flavors from local farms.  We would like to introduce you to a few of our local partners whose fresh produce is highlighting the menu at our restaurants! Read on to learn more about Dawson’s Orchards:

The McQuiston Family

Located in rural Enon Valley, PA, Dawson’s Orchards were established in 1946 and is currently run by the McQuiston family, who are second generation farmers! They grow many different types of fruit on their 30 acres of land, including apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, as well as an assortment of berries and prune plums. In a few short weeks, you’ll be able to find several varieties of their apples on our Soup, Salad, and Fruit Bar including Paula Reds, Ginger Golds, and Jersey Macs.

Want to pick up some fresh apples for yourself? You can visit their orchard at 122 Petersburg Road, Monday thru Saturday from 9AM to 4 PM. They are also regulars at the following farmers markets throughout the summer and fall:

  • The Original Farmers Market (located at 151 Park Rd. McDonald, PA)
    • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights starting at 5:30 PM
  • Sewickley Farmers’ Market (located at St. James Parking Lot)
    • Saturday 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Want to learn more? Click here to find out about all of our FarmSource partners!

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Monday, July 20, 2015

FarmSource Spotlight: Wiers Farm

Local always tastes better, and right now, we’re relishing the abundance of fresh flavors from local farms.  Let us introduce you to a few of our local partners whose fresh produce is amping up the menu at our restaurants this summer! Read on to learn more about Wiers Farm:

The Wiers Family

Located in Willard, OH, Wiers Farm is a multi-generational family owned business that has been farming the same property since 1896! The have over 2,000 acres of farmland that help to provide our restaurants with vegetables such as radishes and cucumbers for our Soup, Salad, & Fruit Bar, and green peppers for our delicious FarmSource Veggie Omelette. You can even find their zucchini and yellow squash in our new Farmer’s Market Pasta!

Want to learn more? Click here to find out about all of our FarmSource partners!

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FarmSource Spotlight: Yarnick's Farm

Local always tastes better, and right now, we’re relishing the abundance of fresh flavors from local farms.  Let us introduce you to a few of our local partners whose fresh produce is amping up the menu at our restaurants this summer! Read on to learn more about Yarnick’s Farm:

The Yarnick Family

Yarnick’s Farm is a family owned vegetable, beef, and pork farm located in Indiana, PA. They have been farming for over 34 years! We use many of their fresh vegetables in our restaurants including grape tomatoes, and zucchini in our Farmer’s Market Pasta, plus cabbage, lettuce, and green peppers on our Soup, Salad & Fruit Bar. They also grow the special Yummy peppers that can be found on our Pickled Pepper Steak Sandwich!

Joe Yarnick with fresh yummy peppers!

In 2014, Yarnick’s Farm received the Eat’n Park Hospitality Group’s Award of Excellence for their significant contribution to the success of the company. 


To enjoy Yarnick’s fresh produce for yourself, stop by their Farm Market that is open daily from 9 AM to 6 PM and located right on their farm in Indiana, PA! It’s filled with fresh vegetables, Black Angus Beef, and even a bakery.  Don’t forget to stop by their fresh herb & lettuce greenhouse, where you can pick your own herbs like basil, chives, fill, cilantro, and red & green leaf lettuce!

Want to learn more? Click here to find out about all of our FarmSource partners!

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FarmSource Spotlight: Brenckle's Farm

Local always tastes better, and right now, we’re relishing the abundance of fresh flavors from local farms.  Let us introduce you to a few of our local partners whose fresh produce is amping up the menu at our restaurants this summer! Read on to learn more about Brenckle’s Farm:

Brenckle’s Farm  is located Butler, PA, and has been in operation for over 80 years! They provide us with cucumbers for our Soup, Salad, & Fruit Bar, zucchini for our Hand-Breaded Zucchini Appetizer, and green peppers for our FarmSource Veggie Omelette. We also use their slicing tomatoes for our classic Chicken Bruschetta, making for a juicy and flavorful dish!

The Brenckle Family

Brenckle’s Farms & Greenhouses are recognized as a Proven Winners Gold Key Grower for their wide selection and knowledge of PW Products as well as their understanding of the latest growing techniques. They are also a PW Certified Garden Center as they provide unique educational tools to help teach their customers best gardening practices!

Stop by one of their greenhouse locations to pick up supplies that are fresh from the farm:
  • 543 Evans City Road (Route 68) Butler, PA 16001
  • 3814 Mr. Troy Road Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Want to learn more? Click here to find out about all of our FarmSource partners!

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Summer Salad Bar Dinner Deals!


Can’t decide between dinner and our Soup, Salad, and Fruit Bar? Our Salad Bar Dinner Deals let you have both! Available from 4-9 PM, enjoy any of these delicious dinners PLUS our Soup, Salad and Fruit Bar, for one low price!

New! Farmer’s Market Pasta - 9.99 

Straight from the farm and right to your plate, this dish is loaded with locally sourced tomatoes, red peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, and mushrooms and is then tossed with fresh broccoli, pasta, marinara sauce, and Asiago cheese. We serve it with garlic toast and our Soup, Salad, and Fruit Bar. Try it with chicken for 11.99.

Chicken Bruschetta - 10.99

This flavorful dish is back by popular demand and boasts a herb-crusted baked chicken breast topped with our homemade bruschetta (using fresh, local tomatoes). Then, it's finished with a drizzle of balsamic glaze and Asiago cheese. It’s served with your choice of one side, bakery-fresh rolls and our Soup, Salad, and Fruit Bar.

Chicken Pasta Florentine - 11.49

You don’t have to go to Italy for great Italian cuisine! We take grilled chicken breast, mushrooms, and fresh spinach and serve it over a heaping helping of penne pasta with our housemade cream sauce. It’s finished with Asiago cheese and served with garlic toast and our Soup, Salad, and Fruit Bar.

Sesame Pork Chop - 9.99

You’ll be Eat’n Smart  with this low calorie meal that is packed full of flavor. This dish features our robust pork chop marinated in a mixture of sesame, garlic, ginger, and teriyaki sauce. It’s delicious and is served with one side, bakery-fresh rolls, and our Soup, Salad, and Fruit Bar.

Nantucket Cod - 10.99

One of our all-time guest favorites! This oven-baked cod is stuffed with our homemade blend of crabmeat, shrimp, spinach, onions, cheddar cheese, and cracker crumbs. It’s served with your choice of one side, bakery-fresh rolls and our Soup, Salad, and Fruit Bar.

Don’t forget to check out our new Farm To Table Menu, filled with fresh, local produce from neighborhood farmers!

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New Farm To Table Menu

We would like to introduce our new Farm To Table menu, filled with fresh, local produce that is guaranteed to make you smile! Through our FarmSource program, we have partnered with local farmers to bring locally grown products right to your neighborhood Eat’n Park. Read on to learn more about how we are using the abundance of local produce in our menu items!

Breakfast


FarmSource Veggie Omelette – 7.79

In this vegetable packed omelette, you’ll enjoy fresh, local tomatoes and green peppers, plus onions, and American cheese. It’s served with your choice of breakfast potatoes and toast.


Italian Breakfast Club – 6.49

This delicious breakfast sandwich features a freshly scrambled and seasoned egg that is served on grilled sourdough bread along with Parma Capicola, local tomatoes, and pepper Jack cheese. It’s served with your choice of breakfast potatoes or fresh-cut fruit.


Spinach Tomato Omelette – 7.99

This egg-cellent omelette is stuffed with fresh, local tomatoes, spinach, shredded mozzarella cheese, and is topped with a creamy hollandaise sauce. Plus, it’s served with your choice of breakfast potatoes and toast.



Veggie Lover's Stack – 6.99

A vegetable lover’s dream, this breakfast stack features fresh, local tomatoes, mushrooms, and peppers as well as spinach, caramelized onions, and our grilled home fries. It’s all topped with two over-easy eggs and hollandaise sauce and is served with toast. 


South of the Border Stack – 7.99

The perfect way to add some spice to your morning, this stack includes a heaping helping of local green peppers, onions, and Parma Chorizo over our grilled home fries and topped with two over-easy eggs and Sriracha hollandaise sauce. It’s served with toast and is sure to put a little pep in your morning step! 

Appetizers

Hand-Breaded Zucchini – 4.99

Start your meal off right with our hand-breaded local zucchini! It’s served with marinara sauce or housemade Ranch dressing.




Bruschetta Flatbread – 6.99

When life hands you tomatoes, make bruschetta! This oven-crisped flatbread is topped with mozzarella, our housemade bruschetta featuring local tomatoes, and is finished with a drizzle of balsamic glaze and Asiago cheese. 



Fresh-Made Salads

Farmer’s Grilled Chicken & Vegetable Salad – 8.99

A must try for the vegetable lover! This new salad contains mixed greens packed with marinated grilled chicken, cremini mushrooms, carrots, red onions, sunflower seeds, and fresh, local zucchini and tomatoes. It’s served with white balsamic vinaigrette and is celiac-friendly!


Soup, Salad, & Fruit Bar Featuring FarmSource Vegetable Soup – 7.99
We are featuring fresh vegetables from local farms each and every day on our Soup, Salad, & Fruit Bar. Plus, don’t forget to try our FarmSource Vegetable Soup!

Sandwiches

Picked Pepper Steak Sandwich – 8.99
Peter Piper’s favorite sandwich, this creation featuring thinly sliced grilled rib-eye steak on our fresh-baked hoagie roll with zesty Italian mayo, melted mozzarella cheese, and sweet Yummy Peppers that are sourced locally and pickled in-house! It’s served with your choice of one side. 

Dinners



Farmer’s Market Pasta - 8.49
Straight from the farm and right to your plate, this dish is loaded with locally sourced tomatoes, red peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, and mushrooms and is then tossed with fresh broccoli, pasta, marinara sauce, and Asiago cheese. It’s served with your choice of one side and garlic toast. Try it with chicken for 11.99!

Chicken Bruschetta - 9.99
This flavorful dish is back by popular demand and boasts a herb-crusted baked chicken breast topped with our homemade bruschetta (using fresh, local tomatoes). Then, it's finished with a drizzle of balsamic glaze and Asiago cheese. It’s served with your choice of two sides, and bakery-fresh rolls.


Housemade Zucchini Bread – 1.09

Don’t forget to add a side of zucchini bread, made daily by our bakers using fresh, local zucchini. You can also enjoy it in place of garlic bread or dinner rolls!



Want to learn more about our local partners? Click here to watch our latest video featuring our farmers across the region! 



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Friday, July 17, 2015

07.20.2015 Weekly FarmSource Listing

Here's what's fresh and local this week at Eat'n Park!

Week of July 20, 2015

Lettuce
  • Yarnick’s Farm, Indiana, PA
  • Wiers Farm, Willard, OH

Zucchini
  • Brenckle’s Farm, Butler County, PA
  • Yarnick’s Farm, Indiana, PA
  • Harvest Valley Farms, Gibsonia, PA
  • Wiers Farm, Willard, OH
  • Wexford Farms, Allegheny County, PA

Yellow Squash
  • Brenckle’s Farm, Butler County, PA
  • Yarnick’s Farm, Indiana, PA
  • Harvest Valley Farms, Gibsonia, PA
  • Wiers Farm, Willard, OH
  • Wexford Farms, Allegheny County, PA

Cabbage
  • Yarnick’s Farm, Indiana, PA
  • Wiers Farm, Willard, OH
  • Wexford Farms, Allegheny County, PA

Cucumbers
  • Brenckle’s Farm, Butler County, PA
  • Wiers Farm, Willard, OH

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Team Smiley Visits Saint Sebastian’s Parish Festival

Hi there, friends! Elizabeth, from Team Smiley, here to tell you all about the amazing time we had at Saint Sebastian’s Parish Festival in Ross Township. The weekend marked the beginning of many church festival appearances for the team, and you know what that means – rides, games, funnel cakes, and Smiley Cookies!


It was Team Smiley’s first time attending this festival, and we were happy to be there! This fun-filled community event brought together Smiley Cookie lovers of all ages during the beautiful summer evening. The team encouraged both young and old attendees to try their hand at decorating their very own cookies, and we saw creativity in full force throughout the event!


It was a very busy night for Smiley, too! In addition to meeting new friends, Smiley took selfies in the photo booth, hung out with Steely McBeam, and danced the night away with his fans. 


Stay updated on all Team Smiley events by following us (@enpteamsmiley) on Twitter and Instagram!

Smile on!
Elizabeth

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Kids Day with the Pittsburgh Pirates

Hello, cookie lovers! It’s Emily from Team Smiley! This past weekend, Team Smiley had an awesome time celebrating the 4th of July! Before the Pirates game on Sunday, the team hung out on Federal Street for Kids Day. This pre-game event was full of fun and games for families who wanted to enjoy the PNC Park atmosphere before heading into the stadium. Kids got the chance to race through an obstacle course, test their pitch speed, and meet Smiley!


It was a great day to enjoy a baseball game and a Smiley Cookie! Smiley loved seeing so many Bucco fans and made them laugh with his funny dance moves.


Smiley and his new friends also raised the Jolly Roger before the game even started, but it turned out to be a good luck charm since the Pirates won the game 5-3! Now that’s a great day!


Stay tuned next week for another update on what Team Smiley is up to!

Smiles!
Emily

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Enjoy Two Coupons for $2 Off!

Summer is just starting to heat up and we’re going to make it sizzle with not just one, but TWO coupons for $2 off!

Early riser? Take $2 off your breakfast purchase of $5 or more! More of a lunch, dinner or night owl? Use your coupon for $2 off any purchase of $10 or more! It’s going to be a great summer at Eat’n Park! Coupons valid Monday, July 6 – Sunday, July 12, 2015 only.

Coupon valid July 6-12, 2015 only
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Just Keep Smiling Kids T-Shirts

Kids are going to get “hooked” on our new Smiley Fish T-Shirts! For only $7.99, you can swim away with this great buy and watch your kids “Just Keep Smiling” all summer long.


Just Keep Smiling Kids T-Shirts are only available at the following locations:

  • Waterfront (Homestead)
  • McKnight (Northbound)
  • Whitehall
  • Monogahela
  • Butler (Clearview Mall)
  • Library Road
  • Franklin Park
  • Shaler
  • Uniontown
  • Sewickley
  • Greensburg
  • South Hills Village
  • Monroeville
  • Moon Twp. 
  • Robinson
  • Marshall Twp. (Cranberry)
  • Hermitage
  • Washington
  • Latrobe
  • Indiana
  • DuBois
  • Center Twp. (Monaca)
  • Grove City
  • North Huntingdon
  • Belle Vernon
  • Waterworks (Fox Chapel)
  • St. Clairsville, OH

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