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Monday, December 19, 2022

Eat’n Park Holiday Hours

The holidays are here, and we’ll be operating under a special schedule this week so our wonderful team members can spend time with their loved ones. Read on to get all the details so you can plan your Eat’n Park visits and holiday takeout accordingly! 

Christmas Hours 
Santa Claus is coming to town, and we will be closing up shop so we can go to sleep extra early! All Eat'n Park restaurants will also be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and will resume normal hours on December 26.  

New Year’s Hours 
To help our team members celebrate the start of the New Year, all our locations will close at 11PM on December 31 and will reopen at their normal time on January 1.



Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Learn ‘The Story Behind the Smile’ with a Brand-New Book about Eat’n Park!

Have you ever wondered about the history and never-before-heard stories of Eat’n Park? Well, wonder no more! We’re excited to announce a brand-new book about our legacy from burger joint to hospitality group!  

The Story Behind the Smile by Lynn McMahon paints a vivid picture of the evolution of Eat’n Park. From our beginnings as a carhop restaurant to today’s multi-dimensional hospitality company, our once burger-and-shake business has a long and creative history of innovation.  

Learn about how our infamous Smiley Cookie came to be, plus enjoy behind-the-scenes stories, interviews, and over 70 years of photos! 

Copies are available for purchase for $27.95 at all Eat’n Park locations and make great gifts for any Eat’n Park fan! Plus, proceeds benefit the Free Care Fund at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh! Get your copy today!  



Monday, December 12, 2022

Our 2022 Caring for Kids Campaign Totals (Plus Our Ford Bronco Sport Winner!)

Our 44th Annual Caring for Kids campaign concluded last week, and we’re excited to announce that we raised $288,536 for 13 local children’s hospitals, bringing our grand total to more than $12 million raised since 1979!

There are a lot of people we want to thank, but first and foremost, we want to shout out our dedicated team members and guests for their contributions of time, money, and hard work in making Caring for Kids a success year after year. Without them, this campaign wouldn’t be possible! 

We’d also like to say a huge “Thank You!” to our generous partners, especially Neighborhood Ford Store. Their donation of a 2022 Ford Bronco Sport allowed us to raise more than $85,000 through raffle ticket sales. Congratulations to Allen D. who got an early holiday gift in the form of a brand-new Bronco!

The following children’s hospitals benefitted from this year’s campaign:

  • Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley
  • Albany Children's Hospital
  • Arnot Ogden Medical Center
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Children's Miracle Network at AHN Saint Vincent
  • Comer Children's Hospital
  • Geisinger Janet Weis Children's Hospital
  • Indiana Regional Medical Center
  • Penn Highlands Dubois
  • Toledo Children's Hospital
  • UK Kentucky Children's Hospital
  • UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • WVU Medicine Children's Hospital
Thank you again to everyone who contributed to Caring for Kids. You truly make a difference in our communities! 


Monday, December 5, 2022

Warm Up with these Comfort Favorites

Brrr. It’s cold outside! Warm up with these comfort favorites! 

Country Fried Steak & Eggs 

A southern comfort classic! Our tender sirloin steak fried golden brown and smothered with Southern-style gravy, served with two eggs, breakfast potatoes or fresh-cut fruit, and toast. 

Bananas Foster French Toast 

Two slices of Texas-cut French toast topped with bananas and warm Bananas Foster syrup. Add a third slice for $.50! 

Nantucket Cod 

Oven-baked cod, stuffed with our homemade blend of crabmeat, shrimp, spinach, onions, cheddar cheese, topped with buttery cracker crumbs. Get it with your choice of two sides and Italian bread and add a second cod fillet for just $4 more! 

Ham Steak 

A hearty 6 oz. slice of premium bone-in ham steak, grilled and topped with sweet cinnamon apples and served with your choice of two sides and Italian bread. 

Shredded Pot Roast Sandwich 

Shredded pot roast on grilled Italian bread, covered with gravy.


Thursday, December 1, 2022

Send the Gift of Smiles from SmileyCookie.com!

When it comes to holiday gifts, a Smile can go a long way! SmileyCookie.com has an assortment of personalized Smiley Cookie gifts that we can ship to friends and family across the United States, including Christmas-themed gift boxes! Here are a few! 

Deluxe Christmas Star Gift Box

Celebrate 40 years of Eat'n Park's beloved Christmas Star commercial with the Deluxe Christmas Star Gift Set! Just like story of the tree and the star, give someone a sweet and special lift this season with this set, featuring 6 Tree Cookies, 6 Star Cookies, a Christmas Star Flip Book, and a Christmas Star Ceramic Mug, all in a decorative gift box. 

Christmas Cookie Tray 

Spread Smiles this holiday season with our Christmas Cookie Tray! This gift set features 4 Sprinkle Trees, 4 Sugar Trees, 4 Stars, 4 Snowmen, 4 Snowflakes, and 6 Mini Red & Green Christmas Smiley Cookies, all packaged on your choice of a Santa or Snowman tray. Our Christmas Cookie Tray makes a great gift or treat to bring to a holiday party! 

Create Your Own Christmas Gift 

Create your own gift set where you choose the basket or tray as well as your choice of 12 Stars, 12 Sprinkle Trees, 12 Sugar Trees, 12 Snowmen, 12 Snowflakes, or 24 Mini Red & Green Christmas Smiley Cookies! 

The options and the Smiles are endless! Shop SmileyCookie.com now!


Santa’s Favorite Cookies


Hmmm. What cookies should you leave for Santa this holiday season? How about his favorite ones—Sprinkle Tree Cookies! 

Our Sprinkle Tree Cookies come hand-decorated with a base of green, white, or red icing and topped with colorful sprinkles, the perfect cookie to leave for St. Nick on Christmas Eve! They’re also great for holiday parties, office shindigs, and any other reason to Smile this season!  

Stop in at your local Eat’n Park to pick up a dozen or order them online for pickup via our lobby shelves, or at select locations, curbside pickup or our Pickup Window! Need them in bulk for a larger get-together? They’re also available in packs of 50 on smileycookie.com!