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Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Hampton Eat'n Park Gets a Full Remodel: See the Pics!

If you haven’t been to Hampton Eat’n Park recently, you might not recognize it on your next visit! 

Yep, our restaurant on Route 8 got a full remodel this past month, featuring updated décor, new artwork, and refreshed branding to celebrate both our history and our future. The restaurant now also features a more accessible Salad Bar and a BRAND-NEW Pickup Window! 

The renovation was an all-hands-on-deck team effort, with former Eat’n Park team member Trice Micheals coming out of retirement to help train team members for the new and improved space.  

“The team members here have been so adaptable to the new environment,” said Micheals. “They’re great. We’ve hired great team members, and it’s been a joy to be here. I love the pictures on the walls and the updated colors. The guests love it, too.” 


Guests that turned out for the Grand Reopening on December 15 were pleasantly surprised with not only the new look, but also the speed with which the renovation took place.  

“Didn’t take long!” said one guest who stopped by to pick up some Smiley swag at the Grand Reopening. “I missed you guys though.” 


“I said to my husband, ‘Oh, they just closed — there’s no way they’ve reopened yet,’” said another guest. “Then he called me and said, ‘Nope, they’re open!’ It looks really nice!” 


“People like the bigger booths,” said team member Emily Vida. “The space is more open and lighter, more modern. Now with the Pickup Window, people don’t have to get out of their cars in the cold to enjoy an Eat’n Park meal.” 

Those bigger booths came in handy for Smiley and his new friends, Pirates Pierogies Cheese Chester and Bacon Burt, who came out to celebrate both the Grand Reopening and the newest appetizer on the Eat’n Park menu: Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pierogies. Eat’n Park is proud to be the only restaurant provider for this brand-new Mrs. T’s Pierogies flavor.  


“We are so happy,” said team member Janna Fuller. “It’s like a new world. The décor is wonderful. Everything is just located perfectly. The extra doors to the kitchen, the Salad Bar being in the middle — customers are so happy about that.”  

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Monday, December 18, 2023

Kick Off the New Year with Brunch!


Start 2024 on the right foot with our New Year’s Day Brunch Buffet! At select locations until 11AM on January 1, we’ll be serving your favorite breakfast meats, waffles, pancakes, eggs, and more! Find your closest Eat’n Park location and start plotting your New Year’s Day plans:

  • Banksville
  • Center Twp.
  • Chippewa
  • Hampton Twp.
  • Hermitage
  • Indiana
  • Latrobe
  • McKnight (Northbound)
  • Monroeville
  • North Versailles
  • Pittsburgh Mills
  • Robinson
  • Shaler (Etna)
  • Somerset
  • South Hills
  • Waterfront 

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Friday, December 1, 2023

8 Eat’n Park Traditions to Share with Out-of-Town Friends and Family

Do you have out-of-town friends and family visiting you soon? Take them to Eat’n Park! Share time-honored Eat’n Park traditions and introduce out-of-towners to what makes The Place for Smiles...the Place for Smiles

1. Dipping your French Fries in Eat’n Park Ranch. ‘Nuff said.  

2. Biting into our Superburger, a tradition that dates back to 1949! Add French fries and a milkshake to make it really classic! 

3. Treating them to the simple pleasure of Grilled Stickies and our Signature Coffee. Two legendary menu items! 

4. Expanding out-of-state minds with the Classic Eat’n Park Salad. French fries on a salad? They’ll never look at French fries or salad the same way again! 

5. Giving someone the side eye when they say, “Shouldn’t it be, Park’n Eat?” If you know, you know. 

6. Filling up on ALL the fruits, veggies, and soup you want at our Salad Bar! Pile your plate high and make your own delicious meal (or meals!).  

7. Watching the Christmas Star commercial! If you don’t catch it on TV, watch it here!  

8. Capping off your Eat’n Park experience with a good old-fashioned Smiley Cookie. It’s a tradition kids of all ages can enjoy! 

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

You + Our New Winter Treats = Mint to Be

 

You won’t want to leave these treats out for Santa — you’ll want them all to yourself! Meet our new winter menu items, now available at your local Eat’n Park!  

 


Peppermint Hot Chocolate 

Our hot chocolate comes flavored with peppermint syrup and finished with whipped topping and crushed peppermint candy. 


Peppermint Sundae 

Two scoops of premium vanilla ice cream layered with hot fudge and crushed peppermint candy, all finished with whipped topping and more crushed peppermint candy. 


Chocolate Peppermint Milkshake   

Creamy vanilla ice cream blended with peppermint and chocolate syrups, all topped with whipped topping and crushed peppermint candy. 


Caramel Milkshake  

Creamy vanilla ice cream blended with caramel and topped with whipped topping. 


Order them when you dine-in or take them to go!

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Saturday, November 25, 2023

New Eat'n Park Reindeer Cookies Lead the Pack This Holiday Season

 

Do you recall...the most deer-licious cookies of all? It’s our BRAND-NEW Reindeer Cookies, now available with our Snowman and Tree Cookies in North Pole Packs available for purchase at your local Eat’n Park!  



These hand-decorated treats are fawn-tastic — the perfect holiday goody for parties, class snacks, gifts for someone you love deerly, and more! Tail it to your local Eat’n Park to pick up a North Pole Pack or place an order online for pickup!


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Friday, November 24, 2023

Spend $25, Get $25! New Deal on Gift Cards


The perfect present doesn’t DOES exist! Want to get something for a friend or family member AND for yourself this holiday season? Our gift card deal is the gift that keeps on giving! 

From now through December 23, purchase $25 in gift cards and get $25 in coupons for 2024, purchase $50 in gift cards and get $50 in coupons for 2024, purchase $75 in gift cards and...you get the idea! *The more gift cards you buy, the more you save in the new year! So even though you’re giving a gift to someone else, you’re also getting one for yourself (go on, you deserve it!).  

FIND A LOCATION NEAR YOU!

Cross another gift off your shopping list and treat yourself to 12 months of coupons in the new year! 

*Not valid on e-gift cards. 


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Thursday, November 23, 2023

The Holiday Season Starts with the Eat'n Park Christmas Star Commercial

It’s that time of year...time for our 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 the commercial has been referenced in Christmas Eve sermons! 

Retelling the story of the “Christmas Star” has become an annual tradition for us, kind of like reading “The Night Before Christmas” for many families. So 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 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 and our Caring for Kids campaign for local children’s hospitals, which at the time, was just a few years old. 

So, Jim tasked 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 copywriter at the time, led 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 into 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 a timeless classic was born. Even better, the commercial has outlasted his original expectations. The idea of the relationship between the tree and the star illustrates an enduring holiday lesson – by helping one another, you’re making the world a brighter place. 

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


Read on to see when it will be airing on TV in the Pittsburgh area!   

WPXI 

  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – November 23, 9AM 
  • National Dog Show (Encore) – November 25, 9PM 
  • Christmas at Rockefeller Center – November 29, 8PM 
  • Christmas at Graceland – November 29, 10PM 
  • SNL Christmas Special – December 14, 8PM 
  • Shrek the Halls & Trolls Holiday – December 16, 8PM 
  • It’s a Wonderful Life – December 24, 8PM 


WTAE 

  • Wonderful World of Disney Magical Holiday Celebration – Nov. 26, 8 PM 
  • Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town – December 12, 8PM 
  • Disney Prep & Landing 1 & 2 – December 19, 9PM 
  • Santa Claus is Coming’ to Town – December 21 8:30PM 
  • The Great Christmas Light Fight – December 21, 9PM 
  • Disney Christmas Celebration – December 25, 10AM 


KDKA 

  • Thanksgiving Day Parade – November 23, 9AM 
  • Rudolph – November 24, 9PM 
  • Frosty & Frosty Returns – December 16, 9 PM 
  • A Christmas Proposal – December 24, 9PM 


Freeform 

  • 25 Days of Christmas – Various programming, November 27 – December 24  


Hallmark 

  • Countdown to Christmas – Various programming, November 25 – December 24 


TNT & TBS 

  • 24 Hours of A Christmas Story – December 24 & 25 

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Our Black Friday Holiday Buffet

 

When you’re out and about shopping on Black Friday, make sure you take a break and fill up at our Shopper’s Black Friday Breakfast Buffet on Friday, November 24 until 11AM. Visit the following Eat’n Park locations for our Black Friday Breakfast Buffet:

  • Altoona
  • Belle Vernon
  • Bethel Park
  • Butler
  • Butler (United)
  • Cranberry
  • Center Township
  • Dubois
  • Erie
  • Greenburg
  • Grove City
  • Hampton
  • Hermitage
  • Indiana
  • Johnstown
  • Latrobe
  • McKnight (Northbound)
  • Monroeville
  • North Huntingdon
  • North Versailles
  • Pittsburgh Mills
  • Robinson
  • Shaler
  • Somerset
  • South Hills Village
  • St. Clairsville, OH
  • Uniontown
  • Warren, OH
  • Waterfront
  • Waterworks
  • Weirton, WV

We’ll be serving up everything you need to reenergize, including breakfast meats, waffles, pancakes, fruit, and more! Strategize your shopping list while you enjoy a plate of breakfast favorites over coffee or juice. We’ll have you back on your feet and ready to mark the next person off your shopping list in no time!  

Is someone on your list a huge Christmas Star commercial fan? You can even do some shopping at our restaurant with us, and stock up on Christmas Star merchandise like shirts, mugs, and more!

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Does Eat’n Park Have a Military Discount for Veterans Day? You Bet — 10% Off All November Long!

At Eat’n Park, one day that’s close to our heart is November 11. And if you’re wondering, does Eat’n Park have a military discount on Veterans Day? You bet! In fact, to show our appreciation and gratitude, all former and current military personnel will receive 10% off for themselves and their entire party each time they dine in—for the entire month of November! 

How to receive the November Veterans Discount: 

  • Proof of service is required, so please be prepared to show your Military ID or your Veteran Designation on your driver’s license.  
  • We will also extend this discount to service members who arrive in uniform.  
  • The 10% discount will be applied to all meals on the check, so our veterans and active-duty service members are welcome to bring their families to dine with them.  
  • While this offer cannot be combined with any other coupon offer or discount, it can be used in combination with our free coffee for voters on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, and free Smiley Cookie for veterans on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11.  

This offer is valid for dine-in only November 1–30, 2023. 

Free Smiley Cookie for Veterans! 

All veterans who visit us on Veterans Day (November 11) will ALSO receive a free Smiley Cookie on us! This gesture of sharing a Smile is just a small token of our sincere gratitude for our veterans and current military personnel for their selfless service to our country.  

Meet our Team Member Veterans!  

Many veterans are also Eat’n Park team members! We would like to introduce you to just a few of the veterans you may encounter at our restaurants. We’re so appreciative of their service to our country as well as their ability to create Smiles for our guests every day! 

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We Salute Our Veteran Team Members!

We here at Eat’n Park are so honored to have such dedicated team members who create Smiles at our restaurants every day, and many of them are veterans who served in the armed forces.  

This November, we want to share the stories of some of these very special team members and thank them for their service!   


Joe McGough 

Military Branch: US Army Reserve 

Eat’n Park Title:  District Manager 

Number of Years with Eat’n Park: 28 

Favorite Eat’n Park Menu Item: Baked Cod 

What Makes You Smile? All of the relationships that I’ve had over the years with team members, guests, and fellow management. I’ve been fortunate to be around some truly special people throughout the years who have in one way or another helped me grow as an individual.   



David Dolby 

Military Branch: David was in the Navy as a quarter master in navigation for 4 years from 1970-74 

Eat'n Park Title: Dishwasher but also a jack of all trades who always helps in the kitchen when needed. 

Number of Years with Eat'n Park: More than 5 years

Favorite Eat'n Park Menu Item: Italiano Sandwich

What Makes You Smile? Going on cruises with his wife and family and "the people I work with"



Shyanne Davis

Military Branch: Marine Corp 

Eat'n Park Title: Service Supervisor 

Number of Years with Eat'n Park: 8 years 

Favorite Eat'n Park Menu Item: Bacon Cheeseburger 

What Makes You Smile? Friends & Family 


Thank you for your service! 

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Monday, November 6, 2023

Free Coffee for Voters this Election Day!


This Election Day, celebrate your right to vote with a free cup of coffee! Whether you’re dining in or ordering takeout*, simply show us your voting stub, email, or sticker on Tuesday, November 7, and we’ll pour you a hot cup of coffee on the house!

*If placing your order online, do not add cup of coffee to your cart. When you arrive for pickup, let our team know you'd like to add a cup of coffee and show them your voting stub, email, or sticker! 


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Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Eat’n Park Delivery: We’re on DoorDash!

Have you ever dreamed of enjoying Eat’n Park delivery straight to your door? Well, we’re here to make your dreams come true. Now presenting...Eat’n Park on DoorDash

That’s right, your Eat’n Park favorites can now come to you without you ever leaving home! Order on the DoorDash app and make any place the Place for Smiles with Eat’n Park delivery!  

6 Eat’n Park Delivery Meals for Your DoorDash Order 

Turkey Club 

Everyone wants to be a part of this club! We top smoked turkey with American cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on toasted white bread. Don’t forget to add a beverage to wash it all down!  

Classic Eat’n Park Salad 

This salad comes with mixed greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, egg wedges, cheddar cheese, and, of course, French fries, plus your choice of grilled chicken breast, crispy chicken tenders, herb-crusted chicken, or shaved rib-eye steak. 

Superburger Meal Deal 

Our Original Superburger, made with melted American cheese, pickle slices, shredded lettuce, and Sauce Supreme, served with French fries and a beverage or classic milkshake. 

All-American Scrambler Deal 

Delivery for breakfast? Yes, please! We top a toasted bagel with scrambled eggs, cheese, and your choice of bacon, sausage, or Canadian bacon, all served with breakfast potatoes or fresh-cut fruit and coffee or juice. 

The Italiano 

A sandwich you can’t refuse! We've topped grilled Italian capicola, salami, and pepperoni with melted provolone and crisp lettuce, plus crunchy banana peppers and zesty balsamic mayo for some added bada bing! All served on a grilled hoagie roll. 

Dutch Apple Pie 

Don’t forget dessert! Our Dutch Apple Pie comes with apple filling baked into a flaky crust topped with a rich and crunchy streusel topping.  

You’re so close to Eat’n Park delivery — it’s right at your fingertips! Download the DoorDash app if you haven’t already, find your local Eat’n Park, and place an order for delivery today!  

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Monday, October 9, 2023

Bananas Foster Breakfast & More Banana Dishes You’ll Love a Bunch!

We’re bananas for...well, bananas! Try these banana dishes during your next Eat’n Park visit, including our Bananas Foster breakfast meals on the Eat’n Park breakfast menu! 

Bananas Foster French Toast 

Two slices of Texas-cut French toast topped with bananas and warm Bananas Foster syrup. Feeling like a hungry monkey? Order our Bananas Foster French Toast with three slices!  

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Bananas Foster Waffle 

Our homemade Belgian waffle topped with freshly sliced bananas, warm Bananas Foster syrup, and whipped topping. Pair it with a warm cup of our Signature Coffee for a full, delicious breakfast! 

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Bananas Foster Pancakes 

Fluffy buttermilk pancakes topped with freshly sliced bananas, warm Bananas Foster syrup, and whipped topping. Order a side of sausage or bacon and a glass of orange juice to add some protein and Vitamin C to your breakfast! 

bananas foster pancakes


Not on the Eat’n Park Breakfast Menu, but Still Ap-PEEL-ing! 

Bananas Foster Milkshake 

Creamy vanilla ice cream blended with banana, our buttery Bananas Foster syrup, and topped with whipped cream. Enjoy the flavors from our Eat’n Park breakfast menu dishes, but for dessert! 

Banana Crème Pie 

Creamy banana filling and fresh bananas in a graham cracker crust with whipped topping. This dessert gives us all the peels every time we dive into a slice!  


What’s your favorite banana dish on the menu? Try them all! Place an order when you dine in or take your Eat’n Park meal to go when you order online or on our app for pickup at our lobby shelves, or at select locations, curbside pickup or our Pickup Window!  

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Sunday, October 1, 2023

Easy Halloween Cookies? Look No Further Than Eat’n Park

It’s October, which means it’s Halloween month! As you prep your costumes and parties, make sure you stop at Eat’n Park for easy Halloween Cookie ideas for treats! 


Monster Mash Cookies 

They're a graveyard smash — and an easy Halloween Cookie treat! Our Monster Mash Cookies feature our classic Jack-O-Lantern, Mummy, and Monster cookies! For all your ghoulish get-togethers, order online or stop in-person for pickup today at $10.99 per dozen.  

Halloween Decorating Kits 

Rather do your own cookie decorating? For another easy Halloween cookie idea, our Halloween Smiley Cookie Decorating Kits come with three bags of icing, candy corn, sprinkles, and six un-iced Smiley Cookies. Are you especially proud of a Smiley Cookie designed by YOU? Make sure to post your cookies on Instagram and tag us (@eatnpark)!    

SmileyCookie.com Bulk Cookies 

Not only is this another easy Halloween cookie idea, but it’s also a way to be the best house on the block! SmileyCookie.com has 50-packs of Smiley Cookies as well as Halloween gift packs to show someone you scare care! 

More Halloween Goodies! 

Phone Background  

Add some sweet scares to your phone and download our Halloween Smiley background here!    

Pumpkin Stencil  

Bring Smiles to your pumpkin carving this year! Print out these easy-to-carve stencils, featuring our classic and seasonal Halloween Smileys, and carve a face sure to create a Smile. Then, show us your creation on Instagram (tag @eatnpark!)!   

Never used a stencil before to carve your pumpkin? Here's how it works:   

  1. Download the stencil here then print.  
  2. Tape the paper to your pumpkin.  
  3. Take a pin and poke small holes through the paper and into the pumpkin around Smiley's eyes, nose, and mouth to transfer Smiley's face to your pumpkin.   
  4. Remove paper.   
  5. Use the outline you just created to guide you as you carve!  

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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Eat’n Park Near Me: Download Our App & Take These Guest-Approved Meals To Go

Do you feel like you’re so busy you don’t have time to eat? Eat’n Park can help! Before you Google “Eat’n Park near me,” download our app, where we’ll do the leg work for you! Our app filters the nearest Eat’n Park to your location so you can place an order for pickup wherever you are—whether you’re at home or on the go! Plus, the app also features exclusive coupons you can’t get anywhere else!


Want to order something to go but can’t decide? Here are 5 of our most popular to-go meals guests order over and over again.

Turkey Club 
This is the club everyone wants to get into! We top smoked turkey with American cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on toasted white bread.  

Classic Eat’n Park Salad   
Get your fill of veggies, protein, and fries on the go! We top mixed greens with cucumbers, tomatoes, egg wedges, cheddar cheese, and, of course, French fries, plus your choice of grilled chicken breast, crispy chicken tenders, herb-crusted chicken, or shaved rib-eye steak. 

Burger Meal Deal 
Burger, fries, and drink? They’re a takeout staple! At Eat’n Park, we give you options, where you choose the burger to add to French fries and a beverage of your choice (classic milkshake or soft drink).  

Whale of a Cod Fish Sandwich 
Is there anything more satisfying than unwrapping our Whale of a Cod sandwich when you get it to go? Each sandwich comes with a huge fillet hand-breaded with panko breadcrumbs, fried to a golden brown, and served on our fresh-baked hoagie roll. 

All-American Scrambler Meal Deal 
Did you forget breakfast on your way out the door? Luckily your Eat’n Park app tells you there’s an “Eat’n Park near me” on your way to the office! Order an All-American Scrambler served with your choice of breakfast potatoes or fresh-cut fruit and a coffee or orange juice!  
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Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Fall into a New Eat’n Park Menu

Ready to fall into a new Eat’n Park menu? We’ve got all your favorite autumn flavors, like apple, caramel, and of course pumpkin (because it isn’t fall without our favorite orange gourd!). Check out some of the new dishes on the Eat’n Park menu!  


Apple Chicken Salad 
Mixed greens topped with marinated Granny Smith apples, crumbled bacon, feta cheese, dried cranberries, and sliced almonds, all served with apple cider vinaigrette and your choice of grilled chicken or herb-crusted chicken.  
 
Caramel Apple Pie a la mode 
Our warm apple pie served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and topped with caramel drizzle. 
 
Caramel Apple Sundae 
Premium vanilla ice cream topped with caramel drizzle and cinnamon apples—you can’t get any more fall-delicious than this! 
 
Cinnamon Apple Waffle 
Our signature Belgian waffle smothered in warm glazed cinnamon apples and whipped topping. 
 
Coconut Crème Pancakes 
Fluffy buttermilk pancakes stuffed with coconut cream filling and covered with whipped topping and toasted coconut.  
 
Chorizo Breakfast Wrap 
Scrambled eggs, spicy chorizo, onions, bell peppers, breakfast sausage, pepper jack cheese, and spicy hollandaise sauce wrapped in a warm flour tortilla, all served with a side of breakfast potatoes or fresh-cut fruit.    
 
Chorizo Omelet 
Three eggs, spicy chorizo, onions, bell peppers, breakfast sausage, and pepper jack cheese topped with spicy hollandaise sauce, all served with your choice of breakfast potatoes or fresh-cut fruit cup and toast.   
 
Halloween Smiley Cookie Decorating Kits 
Now you can be a Smiley Cookie artist at home! This kit comes with 6 un-iced Round Smiley Cookies, 3 icing bags, and candy corn. Spook-tacular! 
 
Pumpkin Chai Tea  
Hot or iced, the sweet and spiced blend in our Pumpkin Chai is sure to get you in the mood for the season! 
 
Pumpkin Cheesecake 
Rich, creamy pumpkin cheesecake baked into a graham cracker crust, topped with praline streusel, pecans, and finished with caramel drizzle. 
 
Pumpkin Pie  
This classic pie comes packed with creamy pumpkin filling and crowned with whipped topping.   
 
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake  
We took the flavor of a pumpkin pie and put it into a milkshake, hand-dipped and made to order! 
 
Turkey Dinner 
Give thanks for roasted turkey and stuffing topped with gravy and served with cranberry sauce. 
 
Browse the full Eat’n Park menu here!  
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Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Back-To-School Eat'n Park Discounts: Where College Students Take 10% Off

It’s back-to-school season for students of all ages, including college students! Did you know we offer Eat’n Park discounts to students at select locations? Yep, we’re proud to offer 10% off to college students* who show their student ID at the following Eat’n Park locations:

*Please note: The discounts are for specific colleges at each respective Eat’n Park location.

Eat’n Park Discount Locations + Participating Colleges

  • Altoona (Penn State Altoona)
  • Austintown (Eastern Gateway College, Youngstown State University)
  • Banksville (Duquesne University)
  • Center Township (CCBC, Penn State Beaver)
  • Clarion (Clarion University)
  • Dormont (Duquesne University)
  • DuBois (Penn State DuBois)
  • Erie, Peach (Gannon University, Mercyhurst University)
  • Franklin (Clarion University Venango)
  • Greensburg (University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg)
  • Grove City (Grove City College, Slippery Rock University, Westminster College)
  • Indiana (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
  • Johnstown (University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Penn Highlands)
  • Latrobe (St. Vincent College)
  • Moon Township (Robert Morris University)
  • Morgantown (West Virginia University)
  • Somerset (Pennsylvania Highlands Community College)
  • St. Clairsville (Wheeling Jesuit)
  • Steubenville (Franciscan University)
  • Warren (Kent State Trumbell, Youngstown State University)
  • Washington (Washington & Jefferson College)
  • Waterfront (Chatham University and Duquesne University)
  • Weirton (Franciscan University)
  • Westmont (University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Penn Highlands)
  • Wheeling (Bethany College, Wheeling Jesuit)
This upcoming school year, enjoy Eat’n Park favorites for dine-in or to go and make the Place for Smiles the place for study breaks, late-night snacks, weekend brunch, and Smiley Cookies (because you’re never too old for them)! We look forward to seeing you soon! 

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Friday, August 25, 2023

Our Labor Day Brunch Buffet

If you are lucky enough to have Labor Day 2023 off, join us at select Eat’n Park locations for our Labor Day Holiday Breakfast Buffet on September 4 from 7:30-11AM. Enjoy mini waffles, fruit, breakfast meat, and more for $13.99, and kids can enjoy the buffet, too, for $7.99. Choose from these select Eat’n Park locations and bring your family and friends to our Labor Day Holiday Breakfast Buffet!  

  • Altoona
  • Austintown, OH
  • Banksville
  • Belle Vernon
  • Bethel Park
  • Butler (Clearview Mall)
  • Butler
  • Center Twp.
  • Clearview
  • Cranberry (Marshall Twp.)
  • Dormont
  • Dubois
  • Erie
  • Greensburg
  • Grove City
  • Hampton Twp.
  • Hermitage
  • Indiana
  • Johnstown
  • Latrobe
  • McKnight (Northbound)
  • Monroeville
  • Moon Twp
  • North Huntingdon
  • New Kensington
  • North Versailles
  • Pittsburgh Mills
  • Robinson
  • Shaler (Etna)
  • Somerset
  • St. Clairsville, OH
  • Uniontown
  • Warren, OH
  • Water Works (Fox Chapel)
  • Waterfront
  • Weirton, WV
  • Whitehall

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Time is Running Out to Enjoy the Summer’s Best Strawberry Dishes

Can you believe summer is nearly over? Make it good to the last slice and enjoy these menu items, including the season’s best strawberry dishes, before they’re gone! 

Strawberry Pie

It’s been a classic Eat’n Park dessert since 1954! Every Strawberry Pie is filled with two pints of strawberries and topped with whipped topping.  

Chicken & Strawberry Salad 

It’s the ultimate summer salad! We take mixed greens and spinach and top them with sliced strawberries and toasted almonds, all served with our warm poppy and sesame seed dressing topped with your choice of either grilled chicken or herb-crusted chicken. 

Strawberry Waffle 

Our homemade Belgian waffle comes topped with fresh sliced strawberries and whipped topping. Pair it with a cup of coffee for the perfect breakfast! 

Other Summer Menu Items Leaving Soon!  


Spinach and Tomato Omelet 

Our Spinach and Tomato Omelet comes with three large eggs, tomato, spinach, and mozzarella cheese, all served with your choice of breakfast potatoes or fresh-cut fruit and bread selection. 

Orange Creamsicle Milkshake 

We take creamy vanilla ice cream, blend it with orange sherbet, and top it with whipped topping. 

Dine in to order the best strawberry dishes you’ll find this summer or order online or on our Eat’n Park app to take them to go!  
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Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Get Ready for Back to School at Eat’n Park

Are you ready for another school year to begin? Do you need first day teacher gifts? As you and your family go back to school this year, don’t forget to make time to eat in between practices, appointments, and everything else you’ve got going on in your busy schedule! Stop in at your local Eat’n Park for all the ways to stay fueled for fall! 

 


Save on our Soup Salad & Fruit Bar 

Looking to save some money? When you purchase our Soup, Salad, & Fruit Bar, all kids ages 3 and under enjoy the Salad Bar for free and all kids ages 10 and under eat for half-price! Make sure they get their fill of fruits and veggies and save!  


$3.99 Kids’ Meals 

Not only do we offer $3.99 kids’ meals for kids 10 and under who order off our kids’ menu, but we also have a brand-new kids’ menu, with delicious menu items sure to bring a Smile to any child’s face, like our Jr. Superburger, Cheese Quesadilla, and more! And of course, every kid leaves with a FREE Smiley Cookie, a tradition that dates back nearly four decades! 


Smiley Cookie Decorating Kits 

In addition to feeding the whole family without breaking the bank, Eat’n Park has ways to keep the kids entertained! Our Smiley Cookie Decorating Kits make great rainy-day crafts and fun classroom activities! 


Stock Up on Gift Cards 

You never know when you might need a gift card for someone! Our gift cards make great first day teacher gifts, treats for coaches, or any other reason to spread joy this season!  


Easy Takeout for Families

Don’t have time to sit down when getting the kids ready for back to school? Take it to go! Order your favorite Eat’n Park menu items online through our app or website for pickup via our lobby shelves, or at select locations, curbside pickup or our Pickup Window.   

Eat'n Park wishes everyone a safe and healthy back-to-school season!  

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Tuesday, August 8, 2023

History of Eat’n Park Smiley Cookies

In the nearly 75 years since Eat’n Park opened, some things haven’t changed. We still serve our Superburger, guests still sometimes jokingly refer to us as “Park’n Eat,” and kids know us as the “Smiley face cookie restaurant." Yes, Eat’n Park’s the Place for Smiles. . .literally—with our instantly recognizable Smiley Cookies


But have you wondered about the history of our iconic Eat’n Park cookies? Just as Eat’n Park has a rich history, so does our Smiley Cookie, and the Smiley Cookie history starts in Titusville, Pa.

Growing up in this oil town, Jim Broadhurst (our former CEO and now the Chairman here at Eat’n Park) would pass a small local bakery every day on his way to and from school. And every day, Jim would stop at this bakery to purchase a smiling cookie – one hand-iced with a happy face – for five cents from that local shop, Warner’s Bakery. 

As it turns out, those happy memories stuck with Jim, as happy memories often do. So, when Jim joined Eat’n Park and oversaw the opening of our first bakery in 1986, he wanted to share the tender experience he remembered from his own childhood. How could he create the same sweet sensation for kids dining at Eat’n Park? With the blessing of Ellsworth Warner at Warner’s Bakery, Eat’n Park began baking Smiley Cookies to give to every child for free after their meal. Nearly four decades later, we’re still treating kids to Smiley Cookies every day at our restaurant.  

However, the story doesn’t end there. In addition to becoming Eat’n Park’s mascot, our shining smiling cookie would also become synonymous with Pittsburgh, evolving into an unofficial city ambassador across the region and even the nation. Eat’n Park Smiley Cookies are so loved by children of ALL ages that we eventually began offering them for sale by the dozen and then online at smileycookie.com – though of course, they’re still free for every child who dines at Eat’n Park, or “the Smiley face cookie restaurant”! 

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Make it an Eat’n Park Takeout Night

You know that feeling. You just got home after a long day and don’t feel like cooking. What do you do? It feels like an Eat’n Park Takeout Night! Take your favorite Eat’n Park dishes to go when you order online or on the Eat’n Park app (a great resource for Eat’n Park coupons and discounts)! Try these takeout friendly meals today at your local Eat’n Park! 

Buffalo Chicken Wrap 
Eat’n Park takeout and take home! We take a flour tortilla with bleu cheese or ranch dressing and wrap it around your choice of our Crispy Chicken Tenders or Grilled Chicken Breast tossed in Buffalo sauce, with cheddar cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes. Served with 1 side of your choice. 


Classic Eat’n Park Salad 
Another Eat’n Park takeout favorite, this salad comes with mixed greens topped with cucumbers, tomatoes, egg wedges, cheddar cheese, and, of course, French fries, plus your choice of grilled chicken breast, crispy chicken tenders, herb-crusted chicken, or shaved rib-eye steak.  


Pretzel Sticks 
Order this Eat’n Park app on our Eat’n Park app! (Get it!) Our Pretzel Sticks appetizer travels well and comes served with honey mustard and cheese sauce.  


All-American Scrambler 
Breakfast for dinner? It’s always a good time for Eat’n Park breakfast! This classic scrambler nestles perfectly in the seat next to you on your way home and includes a toasted bagel with scrambled egg, cheese, and your choice of bacon, sausage, or Canadian bacon, all served with your choice of breakfast potatoes or fresh fruit. 


Cookies and Cream Pie 
You gotta save room for dessert, right? Our Cookies and Cream Pie has become a new classic, topped with creamy whipped topping and cookie crumbles.  


Make it an Eat’n Park Takeout Night tonight! Order online or download our Eat’n Park app for app-exclusive Eat’n Park coupons and more!  

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Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Grilled Stickies Return to Eat’n Park!

Some things just stick around after all! We are thrilled to announce the return of our beloved Grilled Stickies! 

Featuring our classic Sticky Loaf, griddled to perfection and topped with our signature sticky sauce, Grilled Stickies have been an Eat’n Park classic for decades. 

We are excited to partner with a local company, 5 Generation Bakers, located in McKees Rocks, to bring Grilled Stickies back to all our locations. The Baker family has been baking in Pittsburgh since 1875, and we are excited to collaborate with another legacy, multi-generational, Pittsburgh-based brand to continue to create smiles for you, our guests!

Whether you prefer them for breakfast, for dessert with a scoop of ice cream, or as a sweet treat on your birthday, we are delighted to bring this legacy item back to our menu for future generations of guests!


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Monday, July 3, 2023

$5 App/Salad Bar Deal & Other Easy Family Friendly Dinners

Looking for easy dinners for picky eaters this summer? Bring the whole family to Eat’n Park, where we have something for everyone!  

easy family friendly dinners

Order the Salad Bar, Add a $5 App 

For a limited time only, when you order our fresh, craveable, customizable Salad Bar entrée, add an appetizer, like our Basket of Loaded Fries or Hand-Breaded Zucchini, for just $5. Mix and match any appetizer with the Salad Bar! Click the "Restaurants" tab in app to find a salad bar location near you! 

Our Brand-New Kids’ Menu 

There’s a reason we were voted “Best Family Friendly Meals” in Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Magazine readers! We have the best meals for picky eaters and just recently launched a brand-new kids’ menu, featuring our Jr. Superburger, Cheese Quesadilla, Orange Sherbet, and more! 

$3.99 Kids’ Meals 

Feed the whole family without breaking the bank! All summer long, kids 10 and under can order off our kids’ menu for just $3.99!  

Salad Bar Deals 

When a grownup orders from the Salad Bar, kids 3 and under eat from the Salad Bar for free! Plus, kids 10 and under can enjoy the Salad Bar for half-price! It’s a great way to feed the whole family (and to make sure they get their veggies!).  

Park After Dark 

Enjoying a late dinner after the ball game? Stick around and save room for Park After Dark desserts, with $5 shakes and $3 slices of pie after 8PM!  

Burger Meal Deals 

Kids love burgers and shakes. Adults love burgers and shakes. So why not satisfy the whole family’s cravings with Burger Meal Deals, where you can add French fries and a milkshake to your favorite Eat’n Park burger and save some money? 

Eat’n Park’s the Place for Smiles and families! Stop in for these easy family friendly dinners or take your Eat’n Park meal to go when you order online!  


 


 

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Saturday, July 1, 2023

Eat’n Park Family Month at the Pittsburgh Zoo

This July, go wild for Smiles at the Pittsburgh Zoo! All month long, we’re celebrating Eat’n Park Family Month! All kids who visit the zoo in July will receive a coupon for a free Eat’n Park kids’ meal! It’s something the whole family can enjoy! 

Plus, on Smiley Saturdays in July, Smiley himself will be at the zoo from 10AM-3PM, where he’ll be taking photos and handing out Smiley Cookies! 

We hope to see you this July at the Pittsburgh Zoo for Eat’n Park Family Month! 

Click here for tickets! 

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Tuesday, June 27, 2023

All the Ways to Enjoy Your Local Eat'n Park Salad Bar

Who doesn't love the Eat'n Park Salad Bar? It’s always a guest favorite! After all, where else can you enjoy three different types of meals without breaking the bank? There are so many endless combinations to try at the Salad Bar, and here are a few for you to enjoy it during your next Eat’n Park visit!

Eat'n Park Salad Bar

Create a Soup, Salad & Fruit Meal Exactly to Your Taste 

Build the perfect salad with all your fresh and craveable fixings, sip on a warm bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup (or whatever the Soup of the Day is!), and finish it all off with some fresh-cut fruit.  

Bring the Whole Family to Enjoy the Eat’n Park Salad Bar 

Besides enjoying a vast assortment of ingredients on your plate personalized to your taste, did you know that there are other perks to enjoying our Salad Bar? For every order of an Eat’n Park Salad Bar entrée, one kid aged three and under can enjoy the Salad Bar for free! Plus, all kids ages 10 and under can enjoy the Salad Bar for half-price! Feed the whole family on a budget while also getting them to eat their fruits and veggies! 

Enjoy the Salad Bar AND an Eat’n Park Meal 

Torn between ordering the Eat’n Park Salad Bar and another delicious Eat’n Park meal? Why not choose both! When you order a dinner, like a Whale of a Cod or Chicken Bruschetta dinner, add the Salad Bar as your side for $3.99 or to your meal for just $4.99 more!  

Find a Local Eat'n Park Salad Bar

We’re thrilled for guests to stop in and enjoy the fresh, craveable, and customizable Salad Bar at their local Eat’n Park*.  

Eat’n Park Salad Bar Hours: Open at 11 am Monday through Friday, at 12 pm on Saturday, and at 3 pm on Sunday.  

*Eat’n Park Salad Bar is not open at the following locations: McKeesport, Bridgeville, McKnight (Southbound), Murrysville, and Wheeling.  



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Tuesday, June 20, 2023

3 Ways to Save Some Money at Eat’n Park This Summer

You gotta budget for the beach, right? Here are 3 ways to save some money at Eat’n Park this summer.  

 


$5 App with Salad Bar Entrée
Salad? Check. Soup? Check. Fruit? Check. Appetizer? GAMECHANGER. Yep, when you order the Soup, Salad & Fruit Bar as an entrée, you can now order an appetizer for just $5! Imagine all the combinations!  


$3.99 Kids Meals
This is not a drill! Feed the whole family without breaking the bank with $3.99 kids’ meals, along with our brand-new kids’ menu featuring a Jr. Superburger! The $3.99 deal applies to kids ages 10 and under.  


Park after Dark Dessert Deals
From 8–11PM, stop in for $5 shakes and $3 slices of pie! It’s the perfect treat for after the movie, taking the team out to celebrate, or marking the end of a work shift.  


Order now online or on the Eat’n Park app! 

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Thursday, June 15, 2023

4 Eat’n Park Father’s Day Gifts for Dad

What are you getting dear ol’ Dad for Father’s Day? Here are 4 suggestions to make his day filled with Smiles!  

Smiley Cookies  
Who doesn’t want to receive a treat like this one? They're a sweet surprise that will put a Smile on his face.  

Join Us on Father’s Day 
Breakfast, lunch, or dinner—take him to Eat’n Park this Father’s Day! We have something for everyone, including popular summer menu items, like our Zucchini Lasagna and Strawberry Chicken Salad. We also have our Sunday Brunch Buffet from 9AM-2PM.   

Pie (Because Everyone Loves Pie!)
Choose Dad’s favorite pie for takeout and deliver it straight to him for Father’s Day! (It just might make you his favorite child!)   

Get Him a Gift Card to Eat’n Park 
Stop in to pick up a gift card for a future visit to the Place for Smiles.  

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