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Friday, April 27, 2012

I want Eat’n Park Coupons!

And why wouldn’t you? An additional savings on already-great prices is always a nice perk. So, where can you find Eat’n Park Coupons? Since you’re reading this, it’s probably safe to assume that you’re web savvy. Given that, here are 3 easy ways to get our coupons:
  1. Join our email club. You’ll get a coupon just for signing up, plus special treats on your birthday and wedding anniversary. But here’s the best part: Our email club members enjoy more than $40 worth of coupon savings and freebies EVERY YEAR. Everything from a free slice of our famous strawberry pie, to discounts on our salad bar, to great takeout savings – our email club members get it all, straight to their inboxes. Easy peasy! Click here to sign up now. 
  2. Keep an eye on our blog. You’re here now – just stop back every now and again and check out our “Coupons” category. Just click here to see what’s currently posted. We post coupons about once a month or so. There may not always be a fresh one, but that probably means that a new coupon is coming soon!
  3. “Like” us on Facebook. Yep, we’re on Facebook, and we often share coupons with our fans. Plus, you’ll have access to lots of other cool stuff, like contests, free desktop wallpapers (featuring Smiley – so cute!), and more. And, of course, you can always hit us up with any questions or comments that you have – we love hearing your feedback! Click here to “Like” us today!
So, here’s to savings, savings, and more savings! Enjoy!


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Check out our careers blog: Eat’n Park Career Connection

Have you ever wanted to work at Eat’n Park? Or have you ever wondered how some people score their dream job? Or how to negotiate a salary? Our recruiting team answers all of these burning questions and more over on their blog – Eat’n Park Career Connection!

Jana Sharlow, Director of Recruiting here at Eat’n Park, regularly offers up real life advice for everyone from high school students to recent college grads to experienced managers. Every week, Jana and her team share suggestions, ideas, and stories that specifically relate to the workforce, like how to dress for an interview, how to make a great first impression, or how to use social media to make connections that could lead to your next career.

Each month we also spotlight one of our team members to give you an inside look at Eat’n Park. It’s really cool to see their journeys– some people started as servers in our restaurants and worked their way up to management in our Corporate Support Center! These team members share what they’ve learned along the way, and they often have great insights into how to advance your career with any organization.

So, whether you’re looking to join Eat’n Park, or just brush up on your interviewing skills, stop by our Career Connection today!


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

$3 Off Eat'n Park Coupon for "Take Your Child To Work" Day

Thursday is "Take Your Child to Work" day, and it's a terrific opportunity not only to give kids a better understanding of what you do when you're away from home, but also to spend some quality time together. And what better way to cap off a great day than with a great meal?

Stop in on Thursday with your son, daughter, niece, nephew - whatever child is accompanying you to work - and bring this coupon for $3 off your meal!

Print your coupon now!

Valid only on April 26, 2012. 
Must be printed to be redeemed.

Take this opportunity to discuss what they learned from a day in your shoes - and enjoy a delicious meal at the same time! Or, if you're both early birds, start the day off right with a great breakfast before heading in to work. See you at Eat'n Park!


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Join Smiley’s Email Club for a FREE slice of Strawberry Pie at Eat’n Park!

That’s right – The week of May 7th, 2012, all email club members will be receiving a coupon for a free slice of our famous Strawberry Pie (just click here to read the backstory). So, if you’re not already a member, make sure you join by May 6th so you can get yours!

So, what’s even better than a free slice of Strawberry Pie? How about more than $40 worth of coupons and freebies every year?!? That’s how much our email club members save, just for being part of the club. In addition to special treats on your birthday and wedding anniversary, we send out coupons throughout the year.

Of course, you’ll also be the first to know about any new menu items or special promotions we have going on, and you'll also have the opportunity to cast your vote on new menu items we're considering.

What are you waiting for? Join now! Just click here.


Partner Spotlight of the Month: March of Dimes

Every month here on our blog, we'll be highlighting one of our non-profit partnerships. This month, learn a little more about the March of Dimes.

Ever since the days of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidency, the March of Dimes has been working tirelessly to improve the health of babies born everyday. They do this by funding important research on problems that threaten unborn babies and cause premature birth or birth defects. The March of Dimes also provides community programs and education so that moms can have healthy, happy, and full-term pregnancies. When there are trials and tribulations, the March of Dimes can offer support, comfort, and information.

At Eat’n Park, we know that babies and children are our not only the future leaders of tomorrow, but also the vibrancy of our families and communities. It’s important to us to take care of kids in our neighborhoods (and we do mean kids of ALL ages). That’s why Eat’n Park is a proud supporter of our local March of Dimes chapters, working together for stronger, healthier babies.

This year, you’ll see purple Smiley Cookies at 13 March of Dimes-sponsored walks throughout the Pennsylvania and Ohio areas. These walks demonstrate the commitment to healthier families and babies and are an opportunity for teams to celebrate, honor, and remember the babies who have touched their lives.

If you are interested in learning more about the March of Dimes or registering a team for your local walk, visit http://www.marchofdimes.com/.


Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring Farm Tour: Planting Day at Brenckle’s

On March 28th, I visited Brenckle’s Farm in Renfrew, PA. This farm visit wasn’t like my other visits – this time, I had 50 others join me! The 50 others were hourly and management team members (employees) from our restaurants. Our team members truly have a passion for food, and they were just as excited as I always am to get out and spend some time with a local partner like Brenckle’s.

Eat'n Park team members help Brenckle's Farm with spring planting!

We arrived at 9:30 AM with the wind blowing and clouds of rain overhead. We were greeted by Don, Gary, Gary Jr. and Greg Brenckle. Our objective was to plant tomato plants and pickling cucumbers in their newly constructed three-acre hoophouse. A hoop house is a greenhouse with a plastic roof wrapped over flexible piping, which helps extend the growing season by two extra months (one month earlier and one month later in the season). Unfortunately, due to high winds, the hoophouse hadn’t been fully covered in plastic yet. However, that didn’t mean we were off the hook – Don and his family found other ways to put us to work!

The tractor creates holes in the plastic, where zucchini seeds are then placed.

We decided to split the group up into two; one to plant zucchini and the other to transplant pepper plants. Our zucchini group got to work planting the zucchinis from seed. There were rows and rows of black plastic mounds, which help to keep weeds at bay. Gary Jr. drove a tractor that made holes in the plastic. Our team members then placed one seed in each hole, then covered it back up. It sounds easy, but we had to be careful not to lose track of where we planted each seed! After only a few hours, the group planted over 7,000 zucchini, which you can expect to see in our restaurants in a few months.

Planting zucchini seeds

Our pepper group was equally productive. It’s still too soon to plant peppers outside, so our team members were given the task of transplanting trays of 100 pepper seedlings into larger trays that held 24 seedlings each. Greg Brenckle explained that it’s important to give the seedlings more room to grow; otherwise, when they’re transplanted to the field, they won’t be able to produce a large enough root system to survive. By the end of the day, we had transplanted over 18,000 pepper plants!

The Eat'n Park team, transplanting pepper seedlings

After all of our hard work, we enjoyed a gourmet lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs, which was a perfect end to a great day!

We're not afraid to get our hands dirty!

Look for these FarmSource items at your Neighborhood Eat’n Park during the summer months, when we’ll be featuring house-made pickles, zucchini bread, and yummy peppers. I’ll explain more in my next post, so stay tuned!

Happy gardening,


$2 off Salad Bar Coupon at Eat'n Park

Our Endless Soup & Salad Bar will soon be featuring a bounty of local produce. In fact, we just helped one of our partner farms transplant 18,000 pepper seedlings!

But you don't have to wait until summer to enjoy the Salad Bar.  In fact, here's a coupon to take $2 off next time you add it to your meal.

Print your coupon now!

Coupon expires April 30, 2012.
Must be printed to be redeemed.

See you at Eat'n Park!


Friday, April 13, 2012

Get a Free Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb (CFL) at Eat'n Park on Earth Day!

Dine at Eat’n Park on Sunday, April 22nd and receive a free Compact Fluorescent light bulb (CFL), courtesy of Duquesne Light! As part of an Earth Day promotion, guests may receive one light bulb per check, while supplies last.

Light bulbs will be distributed at the following Eat'n Park locations:
  • Avalon
  • Banksville
  • Bridgeville
  • Center Township
  • Chippewa
  • Dormont
  • Edgewood
  • Etna
  • Fox Chapel/Waterworks
  • Hampton
  • McKeesport
  • McKees Rocks
  • McKnight Road (Both North and South Bound)
  • Monroeville
  • Moon
  • North Versailles
  • Penn Hills
  • Robinson
  • Sewickley
  • Squirrel Hill
  • Waterfront/Homestead
  • Whitehall
We hope to “light” up your day!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Eat'n Park Hospitality Group 2012 Volunteer of the Year

Volunteering is a big part of our corporate culture at Eat’n Park. Because we’re in the hospitality business, we like to extend a helping hand and friendly smile beyond our four walls and into the neighborhoods we serve.

Because of this, we encourage our team members to get active in their communities and we like to show our appreciation when they do so. One of the ways we acknowledge our company’s outstanding volunteers is through an awards program in partnership with the Jefferson Awards for Public Service.

We are proud to announce the 2012 Eat’n Park Hospitality Group Volunteer of the Year: Charlie Guttendorf!

Charlie, center, with the Jefferson Awards team

Charlie is a Retail Supervisor for Parkhurst at Bucknell University. Parkhurst is part of our onsite brands division, which serves colleges and universities, corporations, and cultural centers. Charlie was nominated for his work with the Community Harvest Program in Milton, PA, which provides 150 to 200 hot meals to needy families on a weekly basis. Because Charlie works to provide fresh, healthy meals to his guests every day, he also feels an obligation to make sure that his neighbors in Milton are being served fresh, healthy meals too.

Charlie will be representing Eat’n Park Hospitality Group this June at the National Ceremony for the Jefferson Awards for Public Service. The Jefferson Awards were established in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr. and Sam Beard as the "Nobel Prize" for Public Service. Today, the mission of the Jefferson Awards is to "recognize, inspire and activate volunteerism and public service in communities, workplaces and schools across America." Eat’n Park Hospitality Group is one of the 30 corporations from around the nation who has joined with the Jefferson Awards as a Corporate Champion partner to energize volunteerism within the work place.

Please join us in congratulating Charlie and our other finalists for their extensive efforts in the community!

All of our Volunteer of the Year finalists

Monday, April 2, 2012

Hop in for our Easter Bakery Specials!

Easter is less than a week away, and we’ve got some egg-ceptional deals that are sure to make you hoppy!

Let’s start with our pies. Choose from Apple, Coconut Crème, Chocolate Crème, and many more – we have something for everyone! Plus, our Lemon Meringue pie is only $6.99 this month! Just call ahead and order your pies and we’ll have them ready when you are.

Next up are our Bunny Smiley Cookies! These are always a hit and are sure to put a smile on someone’s face! And if you’d like to send some bunnies to someone out of town, stop by Smileycookie.com to check out our Easter baskets and deals. Plus you can take 10% any online order (excluding gift cards) through April 6th by using “ENP10” at checkout.

Finally, if you prefer chocolate, hop in for some Milk Chocolate Bunny Smileys from Sarris. They're only $1 each, and they're are perfect for Easter baskets or the Easter Bunny (wink, wink)!

Happy Easter!