Wednesday, May 8, 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 Peters Township Indians colors. So, tell us in the comments box below: Where have you found specialty graduation food or party supplies for your Indian? Or, if you have an idea to help make another parent's planning a bit easier, share your tips here!
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
This is a heart-warming story about how a widow from South Fayette found comfort from the staff at Eat'n Park.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Mike Jones
Tuesday, February 19
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 Pittsburgh area hospital. “I was so confused,” she recounted. The look on her face when she entered the Eat’n Park restaurant…
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 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…
Sunday, December 9, 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) 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 …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The scam artists targeted the Eat’n Park restaurant in Kirwan Heights and stole $100.
A pair of “quick change” scam artists targeted the Eat’n Park restaurant in Kirwan Heights last week and apparently have hit several other places along the Interstate 79 corridor. Collier police said two black men, one in his 60s and the other in his early 50s, went to the restaurant near the former Kirwan Heights interstate exit on Aug. 2 and stole about $100. Police said one man spoke to restaurant workers while the other was able to take money from the cash register. Investigators did not elaborate on how the scam worked. Police said the one man was about 5-foot, 5-inches tall and weighed about 160 pounds. The other man was wearing a white fedora hat during the heist. Police said they left the restaurant driving a green Jeep sport-…
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Eat’n Park is offering a deal for moviegoers to bring in their ticket stubs to receive $2 off their orders.
Looking for a casual date that includes dinner and a movie? Or how about a movie and then dinner instead? Eat’n Park is offering a deal for moviegoers to bring in their ticket stubs to receive $2 off their orders from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The “$2 Off Movie Nights” promotion will run from July until the end of summer and is available at all area Eat’n Park locations, including the restaurant along Route 19 in Peters Township. “It’s a great way to extend a fun evening with friends or family as well as enjoy great food at a great value,” said Kevin O’Connell, who is Eat’n Park’s senior vice president of marketing. Customers are asked to bring the movie ticket into the restaurant and purchase at least $5 of anything on the menu. Varying closing …
Sunday, April 29, 2012
It was a close race! One vote determined the Peters Township Readers' Choice winner.
The Readers' Choice poll closed Friday and a favorite Peters Township breakfast spot has been determined. And Best Breakfast goes to ... Bartram House Bakery! It was a close race. The eatery had one vote more than Penny's Diner, and 22 percent of the vote. Others in the running were Farmhouse Coffee, Arlecchino Ristorante, The Country Store, Panera Bread, Eat'n Park, Bruegger's, Bob Evans and Starbucks. Bartram will be hearing from us soon. Stay tuned for the next Readers' Choice contest to be introduced Monday (Hint: Think Mother's Day). Follow Peters Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
You nominated your favorites, now it's time to vote!
We're looking for the best of everything in Peters Township and we want to know: What's your favorite family-friendly restaurant? We asked and you shared over the weekend. Now, it's time to submit those votes! We've put a list together of nominees—including yours—and we'd love to hear from you. Where do you take your family for a bite to eat? Take the poll below, or find the restaurant names in our Directory (click link or see tab above) and leave a review. Is your favorite family-friendly restaurant missing? Email Editor Andrea Bosco at email@example.com, or tell us in the comments, to have it added. Polls close 9 a.m. Friday. Andrea will decide the winner by the number and quality of reviews on each restaurant's listing (no nasty …