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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!


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!


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!).  


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. 


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!   


  • 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 


  • 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 


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


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


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


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


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!


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! 


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! 


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!