Friday, May 10, 2013
Do you know where to get decorations with your school's colors? Specialty cakes? Signs for the yard?
Graduation season is quickly approaching, and parents of high school seniors are already planning special parties to celebrate. Local bakeries, party stores and other businesses offer school-color cakes, signs announcing the graduation, balloons and sometimes novelties, such as a multi-serving sandwich baked into the shape of the school mascot. Eat'n Park has gotten into the act via SmileyCookie.com. The restaurant chain's famous sugar cookies can be ordered online decked out in Canon-McMillan Big Macs colors. So, tell us in the comments box below: Where have you found specialty graduation food or party supplies for your Big Mac? Or, if you have an idea to help make another parent's planning a bit easier, share your tips here! Join Patch…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
This is a heart-warming story about how a local widow found comfort from the staff at the Eat'n Park in Kirwan Heights. Sue McDade and her late husband, Jim, spent years there making friends and "clowning around" with the staff and customers.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, February 6
Editor's Note: This story was written by Mike Jones, editor of the Chartiers Valley Patch, where this story first appeared. Sue McDade and her husband, Jim, loved coming to the Eat’n Park in Kirwan Heights, where they would clown around, perform magic or play kazoos for the customers and staff. The South Fayette couple had been married 19 years and was friends with practically every worker on the wait staff and many customers. “We knew everybody and everybody knew us,” Sue McDade said. “We would clown and do magic. The people here are so loving and caring. We just loved everybody and the staff.” So when Jim McDade died on Dec. 21, 2011 following complications from a stroke, Sue knew there was only one place she could go after leaving the …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Eat'n Park is giving away free Smiley Cookies in honor of the start of the hockey season.
Eat’n Park is giving guests something to smile about today—especially if they’re wearing Pittsburgh Penguins gear. To celebrate the delayed start of the National Hockey League season, Eat’n Park is giving away free Smiley Cookies to anyone wearing Pens attires to the restaurants on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Wednesday also is the first home game of the season for the 2-0 Pens. To qualify for the free black-and-gold Smiley Cookie, made especially for the 2013 hockey season, any form of Penguins attire is acceptable. The Smiley Cookie promotion lasts all day on Wednesday at all area Eat’n Park locations, including the one in McMurray.
Friday, December 28, 2012
All-time high amount benefits Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, other children's hospitals.
Eat’n Park Hospitality Group team members and guests have raised a record total of $421,645 for children’s hospitals and charities across Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia during the company’s 34th annual Caring for Kids Campaign. The contributions included those made at the Eat'n Park in McMurray. The grand total is an increase of more than 2 percent over the 2011 campaign and is the highest total ever raised in the history of the Caring for Kids Campaign, exceeding the previous record set in 2011 by more than $8,200. A major contribution to the campaign’s total was $154,000 generated by this year’s in-store Ford raffle, shattering previous records of money raised and tickets sold for this fundraiser. Since its inception in 1979, Eat’n…
Monday, December 10, 2012
All proceeds from last week's event go toward Eat'n Park's Caring for Kids campaign.
Angela Weaver of Canonsburg confirmed: The "Tips for Tots" event that took place at the McMurray Eat'n Park was a success last week—exceeding its fundraising goal of $1,000. Santa and Smiley (the company's mascot) were there for the kids, and Weaver (a server at the restaurant) herself spent time in "jail" to raise "bail" for the campaign—and the event even included a familiar face serving customers. Canonsburg's own Mayor David H. Rhome volunteered as guest server—and Weaver said she was very impressed with his skills! To read more about the fundraising efforts for the campaign (including an upcoming benefit concert), click here.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Scott Blasey of The Clarks will be performing locally Dec. 12 to help the McMurray Eat'n Park raise funds for the campaign—and all money raised benefits local children's hospitals.
Sure, the baskets that Eat’n Park stores raffle off for the company’s annual Care for Kids campaign raises thousands of dollars, and then there’s the Tips for Tots event—one where servers donate 100 percent of their tips to the cause. That cause—children’s hospitals across the region—caused one local woman working at the Eat’n Park in McMurray to step up her fundraising game. Angela Weaver, of Canonsburg, said she is spearheading efforts at the location to help it land in the top 10 fundraisers in the corporation this year. That’s why she not only is participating in the Tips for Tots event (scheduled at the McMurray location from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow—Wednesday), but she will also spend time in jail for it. Yes, Weaver said, the …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Take the family out for dinner and a movie!
Eat’n Park Restaurants is offering moviegoers this summer a chance to extend their night out with “$2 Off Movie Nights at Eat’n Park!” By taking their movie ticket stubs to any Eat’n Park location—including the one in McMurray—between the hours of 9 p.m. and 2 a.m., guests will now receive $2 off their order. This promotion will run through the end of summer and is available at all Eat’n Park locations not only in Pennsylvania, but in Ohio and West Virginia, as well. “Going out to see a summer movie is a family tradition,” said Kevin O’Connell, senior vice president of marketing, Eat’n Park Hospitality Group. “Now, moviegoers can come to Eat’n Park after the movie and enjoy a special deal on any of our menu items. It’s a great way to …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Canon-McMillan Patch congratulates Kenneth Petris!
Congratulations to Canon-McMillan's Kenneth Petris, who was awarded a scholarship from Eat'n Park Hospitality Group as part of its annual program. Petris is a team member at Eat’n Park’s Peters Township location. The scholarship program, which provides more than $50,000 in scholarships each year, is designed to reward team members for work within the organization and the local community. This year, 16 local high school students were named 2012-2013 scholarship recipients. According to Jeff Broadhurst, chief executive officer Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, the scholarship program creates opportunities for young adults who might not otherwise be able to receive a higher education. “Education is one of the most powerful tools for strengthening…
Saturday, January 7, 2012
The grand total is 21 percent more than raised during last year's campaign, and the highest in Caring for Kids Campaign history.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Eat’n Park Hospitality Group team members and guests have raised $413,371 for children’s hospitals and charities across Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia during the company’s 33rd annual Caring for Kids Campaign. The grand total is an increase of more than 21 percent during the 2010 campaign and is the highest total ever raised in the history of the Caring for Kids Campaign—exceeding the previous record set in 2006 by more than $51,000. Since its inception in 1979, the Caring for Kids Campaign has now raised more than $8 million. The money donated at Eat’n Park Restaurants and Parkhurst locations benefits children’s hospitals in local communities. In Pittsburgh, the Caring for Kids Campaign also shattered a record for the Free Care …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
This week, the restaurant is welcoming fall with its popular promotion, and a new menu item: Buffalo Mac’n Cheese.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Eat’n Park Restaurant is welcoming the autumn season by rolling out its popular Dinner for Two promotion. The promotion, which started Monday, allows guests to select from seven of the restaurant’s classic menu entrées as well as one new item, according to a release. The $14.99 promotion allows two guests to each select one entrée plus they will receive a free MiniSmiley Cookie. The Dinner for Two entrée selections include long-time favorites baked cod, lemon sole, chicken parmesan, mile-high meatloaf, mushroom onion burger, sesame pork chop and rosemary chicken. Also: Buffalo mac’n cheese is making its debut on the fall menu. “Dinner for Two is an opportunity to pair up with a friend, co-worker or relative to enjoy a relaxing dinner that…