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Thursday, July 11, 2024

Summer of Smiles: More 75th Celebrations in July

As our family restaurant continues to celebrate our 75th anniversary, check out what’s coming up in July as part of Eat'n Park’s “Summer of Smiles”!

Pittsburgh Zoo – Saturdays in July

Team Smiley will be on site at the Pittsburgh Zoo on Saturdays all July long with Smiley Cookies, activities, and more!

Heinz History Center – Kids' Day July 13 and 14

It’s Free Kids’ Day at the Heinz History Center on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14, which means all kids aged 17 and under get free admission!

Lucky Row for Smiles at a Riverhounds Game

When you take the family to see the Riverhounds play at Highmark Stadium, you get a chance to sit in Eat’n Park’s Lucky Row for Smiles, where everyone in the row gets a Smiley Cookie!

Team Smiley at the Pirates Game – July 21

Team Smiley will be on Federal Street decorating cookies before the Pirates game on Sunday, July 21!

Find Smiley

Smiley will be sharing Smiles across the region this summer! Want to know where to find him? Follow him on our Find Smiley page.


Partnership Spotlight: Eat’n Park’s Relationship with UPMC Children’s Hospital Foundation: “A Powerful Force for Positive Change”

Eat’n Park Hospitality Group gives back to the community in many ways, and one of its longest-running partnerships is with UPMC Children’s Hospital Foundation.  

Since 1979, Eat’n Park’s Caring for Kids’ campaign has raised more than $12 million for area children’s hospitals and features a unique intersection of team members and guests working together to raise money during the holiday season. 

“Eat’n Park is incredibly thoughtful and compassionate in the way they not only engage the community, but also in the way their team members embrace giving back,” says Rachel A. Petrucelli, President, UPMC Children's Hospital Foundation. “Because Eat'n Park invests in and empowers their teams, their people take great ownership in the Caring for Kids campaign, which extends far beyond financial contributions. Eat’n Park’s commitment to both fundraising and community service creates a powerful force for positive change, touching lives in a multitude of ways.” 

The money Caring for Kids raises benefits patients and their families every day, channeling the funds into vital healthcare initiatives, including free and uncompensated care to families in need. But Petrucelli says it’s more than just raising money that makes Eat’n Park a special organization to work with.  

“Eat’n Park’s active involvement with guests and community members fosters a sense of togetherness. Through events, fundraisers, and volunteering efforts, they create a network of support that transcends monetary contributions. Families, loyal customers, and community members actively participate, feeling empowered to make a difference, together.” 

In 2009, Eat’n Park Hospitality Group took their relationship with UPMC Children’s Hospital to the next level with the construction of the Eat’n Park Atrium on the 6th floor of UPMC Children’s. 

“The Eat’n Park Atrium serves as host to everything from celebrity and athlete visits, to trick-or-treat activities, to blood drives and the annual KDKA Free Care Fund Telethon. Because of Eat’n Park and the Caring for Kids campaign, the Atrium provides space for kids to truly feel like kids, despite being inside a hospital.” 

Petrucelli says that UPMC Children’s has been a fortunate beneficiary of the exemplary culture of philanthropy created by Suzy and Jim Broadhurst, a legacy that is carried forward by their children, Chairman and CEO Jeff Broadhurst, Vice President of Food Systems Transportation Brooks Broadhurst, and President and COO of the Parkhurst Division Mark Broadhurst.  

“It is their leadership that has prioritized community partnerships like the one they hold with us, and the other charities they support. Their kindness has helped inspire others and provided life-saving care for our kids. We are honored to be a recipient of their unyielding compassion. The commitment to serving kids in our community runs deep for the Broadhurst family and the Foundation, and UPMC Children’s has certainly benefited.” 

There are many reasons why UPMC Children’s Hospital is a top healthcare facility, and Petrucelli believes one of them has to do with their partnership with Eat’n Park.  

“Because of committed friends like Eat’n Park, UPMC Children’s has been able to maintain its position as a top 10 children’s hospital, providing life-saving care to more than 1.5 million children from all over the nation and the world. What a gift to have such industry-leading care for our kids in our own backyard.” 


Monday, July 8, 2024

Evolution of Eat’n Park Takeout

While takeout might seem like modern conveniences, it’s something Eat’n Park has been doing since day one in 1949 when we were a carhop!

Guests would order their food from our first location at Saw Mill Run Boulevard in the South Hills, and our servers would bring it out to their cars.

Since then, Eat’n Park takeout has evolved. In the early 2000s, we introduced Pickup Windows to our Eat’n Park locations and today we have more than 50 windows as an added convenience for both guests and team members.

We’ve also streamlined takeout with mobile ordering. While you can still call your local Eat’n Park to place an order to go, you can also use our mobile app and select one of three options: our Pickup Window (most locations), lobby shelf, or curbside pickup.

Yep, 75 years later, we’re still bringing out food to people’s cars! While our takeout has evolved, in many ways, it harkens back to our carhop roots.

In addition to being a dine-in destination, we love being a takeout location for families on the go!


Friday, June 28, 2024

Restaurants Open Late? Eat’n Park has Park After Dark Deals

When you’re looking for restaurants open late, you can count on Eat’n Park for Park After Dark deals at all locations! 

Friends at Park After Dark at Eat'n Park

For a limited time only, select Eat’n Park appetizers are just $5.75 after 8PM, including Fried Cheese Sticks, Fried Pickles, Pretzel Sticks, Loaded Basket of Fries, Tater Tots, Fresh Potato Chip Basket, and Loaded Tots with Bacon. 

But what about dessert spots open late? Eat’n Park has that covered, too.  

Our Park After Dark appetizers go great with our BRAND-NEW desserts, like our Strawberry Crunch Sundae, which comes with two scoops of premium hand-dipped vanilla ice cream layered with strawberry wafer cookies and fresh strawberries in strawberry syrup, all finished with whipped topping… and a dang strawberry shortcake ice cream bar on top!    

Bring in your friends and family for Park After Dark deals after 8PM! Find an Eat’n Park location near you.  


Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Partner Spotlight: How Eat’n Park and United Way Create Change in the Community

Did you know Eat’n Park’s relationship with United Way dates back nearly three decades?  

“Jim and Suzy [Broadhurst] served as United Way campaign chairs in the ‘90s, and that was just the beginning of a relationship that has had such a positive impact on our region,” says Bobbi Watt Geer, PhD, President & CEO, United Way of Southwestern PA. 

At Eat’n Park, “Creating a Smile” means more than just a dining experience. It’s having an impact in the community in areas like food insecurity and helping families meet their basic needs every day, like through United Way’s 24/7/365 human services referral system, 211.  

“A good partner is one who is consistently present and supportive in the ways the moment calls for,” continues Watt Geer. “When I consider the many ways Eat'n Park has worked with United Way to better serve the community, I am struck by the consistency, legacy, and commitment to creating and expanding goodness in people's lives.” 

While Eat’n Park and United Way have been great partners for many years, the pandemic highlighted the importance of this connection and how it can directly impact local lives. As the United Way was faced with unanticipated urgent issues, one that quickly emerged was how students were going to access food without school breakfasts and lunches, and Eat’n Park had a solution.  

“Brooks Broadhurst and the team at Eat'n Park were already thinking about this issue when they approached PNC Foundation and United Way to develop a network that would deliver meals to families,” said Watt Geer. “This idea blossomed into the Student and Family Food Program that engaged Eat'n Park and a number of other foodservice providers to deliver more than 1.5 million meals over the first two years of the pandemic. That's being a good neighbor and playing your part in making the region a better place to live."


Monday, June 24, 2024

18 Breakfast Meals Under $10

Want to enjoy breakfast without breaking the bank? We’ve got your back. Here are 18 Eat’n Park Breakfast Meals Under $10! 

Bacon, eggs, and toast in photo

French Toast (Starting at $6.99)  

Two slices of Texas-cut French Toast. Also available with 3 slices.  

Blueberry Pancakes (Starting at $7.99)  

Fluffy buttermilk pancakes stuffed with blueberries and topped with whipped topping and more blueberries.  

Chocolate Chip Pancakes (Starting at $7.99)  

Chocolate chip pancakes topped with whipped topping and sprinkled with more chocolate chips.  

Buttermilk Pancakes (Starting at $6.99)  

Flapjacks. Hotcakes. Call them what you want — they're delicious no matter what.  

Belgian Waffle ($8.99)  

Crispy, buttery, airy — oh, and Smiley, too! Enjoy our grin-inducing Belgian Waffle, served with syrup.  

Eggs Benedict ($9.99)  

Not just for Sunday brunch! Toasty English muffin stacked with Canadian bacon, two over-easy eggs, and silky-smooth hollandaise sauce. Served with your choice of breakfast potatoes.  

All American Scrambler ($8.99)  

Toasted bagel with scrambled egg, cheese, and your choice of bacon, sausage, or Canadian bacon. Served with your choice of breakfast potatoes or fresh fruit.  

Philly Scrambler ($9.99)  

Your favorite sandwich, for breakfast! Sliced rib-eye steak sizzled with onions and layered on a toasted bagel with scrambled eggs and melted American cheese. Served with your choice of breakfast potatoes or fresh-cut fruit.  

Western Breakfast Wrap ($8.99)  

Scrambled eggs, baked ham, onions, green peppers, and cheese served in a flour tortilla, all served with a side of breakfast potatoes or fresh-cut fruit.  

Meat Lovers Breakfast Wrap ($8.99)  

Scrambled eggs, bacon, baked ham, sausage, and cheese served in a flour tortilla, all served with a side of breakfast potatoes or fresh-cut fruit.  

Veggie Breakfast Wrap ($8.99)  

Scrambled eggs, tomatoes, green peppers, onions, and cheese served in a flour tortilla, all served with a side of breakfast potatoes or fresh-cut fruit.  

Eggs Breakfast ($6.99)  

Two eggs, three pieces of bacon or sausage, and toast.  

Breakfast Combo ($6.99)  

One egg, two pieces of bacon, sausage, or turkey sausage, breakfast potatoes or fresh-cut fruit, and toast.  

Breakfast Smile ($8.99)  

Includes two eggs, your choice of three pieces of bacon, sausage, or turkey sausage, plus breakfast potatoes or fresh-cut fruit and toast.  

Griddle Smile ($9.99)  

Two eggs, your choice of three pieces of bacon, sausage, or turkey sausage, plus a griddle option of your choice.  

Bagel with Cream Cheese ($2.99)  

Find this breakfast staple under the Sides & Small Plates section of our breakfast menu!  

Oatmeal and Fruit Combo ($4.99) 

This breakfast favorite comes with brown sugar or raisins upon request, plus fresh fruit and toast. 

Grilled Stickies ($5.99)  

It can be enjoyed for dessert or breakfast! Grilled stickies topped with warm honey sauce. 

Find an Eat’n Park location near you and enjoy breakfast all day every day!  


Friday, June 21, 2024

Fourth of July Breakfast Buffet

No breakfast plans this Fourth of July? 

Celebrate independence from your kitchen and stop in for our special Fourth of July Breakfast Buffet on Thursday, July 4 from 8-11AM at select locations. 

  • Altoona 
  • Austintown, OH 
  • Banksville
  • Belle Vernon
  • Bethel Park
  • Butler 
  • Butler (New Castle Road) 
  • Dubois 
  • Erie 
  • Greensburg
  • Grove City 
  • Hampton Township 
  • Hermitage 
  • Indiana 
  • Johnstown 
  • Latrobe 
  • McKnight Road (Northbound)
  • Monroeville
  • North Huntingdon
  • North Versailles 
  • Pittsburgh Mills 
  • Robinson 
  • Shaler 
  • Somerset 
  • South Hills
  • Uniontown 
  • Warren, OH 
  • Waterfront 
  • Westmont
  • Whitehall
  • Waterworks (Fox Chapel) 
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