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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! 


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


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!  

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”! 


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!