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Eat'n Park Hospitality Group Showcases Commitment to Nutrition Through Participation in Pittsburgh Food Revolution Day

PITTSBURGH – May 10, 2013 – When Food Revolution Day dawns in Pittsburgh on Friday, May 17, 2013, Eat’n Park Hospitality Group will showcase its commitment to nutrition with special features at Eat’n Park Restaurants (www.eatnpark.com) and Parkhurst Dining (www.parkhurstdining.com) sites.

On Pittsburgh Food Revolution Day, all Eat’n Park Restaurants will offer free soup and salad bar meals for children aged 10 and under with the purchase of one adult soup and salad bar entrée. The soup and salad bar is the top selling menu item for kids. Over the last three years, Eat’n Park has seen 10% annual growth in the number of salad bars ordered by children.

Parkhurst Dining, Eat’n Park Hospitality Group’s provider of contract dining and catering services, is giving guests at select Parkhurst locations a special recipe card and homemade chipotle seasoning mix with the purchase of a special Food Revolution Day entrée on May 17. The mix, made fresh onsite, and recipes were created by Parkhurst chefs Lee Keener based at Google Pittsburgh; Cameron Clegg at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Jeff Shaffer at Reed Smith.

“Participating in Pittsburgh Food Revolution Day provides Eat’n Park Restaurants and Parkhurst Dining an opportunity to empower our guests with choices and education about those choices,” says Trina DeMarco, Director of Community Giving and Corporate Partnerships, with Eat’n Park Hospitality Group. “We are committed to investing in the health and wellness of our guests and our community and live that commitment every day through our LifeSmiles™ initiative. Our goal is to provide $1 million and 20,000 volunteer hours towards a healthier future for kids and their families by providing access to healthy, affordable food, increasing physical activity and educating families about food choices.”

Pittsburgh Food Revolution Day is aimed at improving food access and education in Pittsburgh. It is part of Food Revolution Day, a global event that began in 2012 under the auspices of Chef Jamie Oliver.

Eat’n Park’s participation in Pittsburgh Food Revolution Day originated at the 2012 One Young World Summit in Pittsburgh when Jamie Oliver challenged area thoughtleaders to make the region healthier and more food conscious in the upcoming year. In response, a group of One Young World ambassadors from a variety of backgrounds and professions committed to working with local representatives, including Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, to achieve measurable goals in the community. The goals of Pittsburgh Food Revolution Day are to improve food access, food education and resources in Pittsburgh’s communities, and food education in schools.

Oliver launched his Food Revolution as a way to mobilize people everywhere to change the way they eat. His initiative has grown into a global movement, reaching communities across the world and connecting individuals, schools, businesses, and organizations at a local level to help curb diet-related diseases with better food education and improved access to fresh, healthy ingredients. The first Food Revolution Day was May 19, 2012 and saw more than 1,000 events in 664 cities across 62 countries.

More information is available on Twitter at @EatnPark and @PGHfoodrev.

About Eat’n Park Restaurants

Since 1949, Eat'n Park Restaurants has been a family-owned restaurant chain, serving guests across Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. At the heart of Eat’n Park are more than 8,000 team members committed to providing friendly, attentive service and supporting a growing number of community initiatives, including an annual fundraising campaign that has generated more than $8 million for children’s hospitals. Eat’n Park also donates almost half a million Smiley Cookies – the brand’s iconic symbol – every year to support community events and fundraisers.

Eat’n Park is a member of the Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, which is a portfolio of foodservice concepts focused on personalized dining and winner of the National Restaurant Association’s 2011 Restaurant Neighbor Award for community service. Additional information about Eat’n Park Hospitality Group is available online at www.enphospitality.com.

About LifeSmiles

LifeSmiles is Eat’n Park’s $1 million, 20,000 volunteer-hour initiative that aims to decrease childhood obesity by empowering parents and caregivers with choices; providing healthier food in schools through education and partnerships; providing access to affordable food in underserved communities, and increasing physical activity through community events.

About Parkhurst Dining

Parkhurst Dining Services provides exceptional culinary experiences and dining services to guests at the finest educational institutions, corporations and cultural destinations. Founded in 1995, Parkhurst Dining has become an industry leader in local sourcing and sustainable dining experiences. For more information, visit www.parkhurstdining.com.

Parkhurst Dining is a member of the Eat’n Park Hospitality Group which is a portfolio of foodservice concepts focused on personalized dining and winner of the National Restaurant Association’s 2011 Restaurant Neighbor Award for community service. Additional information about Eat’n Park Hospitality Group is available online at www.enphospitality.com.

Contacts:

Grace Hoyer, Public Relations
Parkhurst Dining 
610-282-0916, office
610-349-0844, cell
ghoyer@parkhurstdining.com

Eat'n Park Hospitality Group Showcases Commitment to Nutrition Through Participation in Pittsburgh Food Revolution Day

PITTSBURGH – May 10, 2013 – When Food Revolution Day dawns in Pittsburgh on Friday, May 17, 2013, Eat’n Park Hospitality Group will showcase its commitment to nutrition with special features at Eat’n Park Restaurants (www.eatnpark.com) and Parkhurst Dining (www.parkhurstdining.com) sites.

On Pittsburgh Food Revolution Day, all Eat’n Park Restaurants will offer free soup and salad bar meals for children aged 10 and under with the purchase of one adult soup and salad bar entrée. The soup and salad bar is the top selling menu item for kids. Over the last three years, Eat’n Park has seen 10% annual growth in the number of salad bars ordered by children.

Parkhurst Dining, Eat’n Park Hospitality Group’s provider of contract dining and catering services, is giving guests at select Parkhurst locations a special recipe card and homemade chipotle seasoning mix with the purchase of a special Food Revolution Day entrée on May 17. The mix, made fresh onsite, and recipes were created by Parkhurst chefs Lee Keener based at Google Pittsburgh; Cameron Clegg at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Jeff Shaffer at Reed Smith.

“Participating in Pittsburgh Food Revolution Day provides Eat’n Park Restaurants and Parkhurst Dining an opportunity to empower our guests with choices and education about those choices,” says Trina DeMarco, Director of Community Giving and Corporate Partnerships, with Eat’n Park Hospitality Group. “We are committed to investing in the health and wellness of our guests and our community and live that commitment every day through our LifeSmiles™ initiative. Our goal is to provide $1 million and 20,000 volunteer hours towards a healthier future for kids and their families by providing access to healthy, affordable food, increasing physical activity and educating families about food choices.”

Pittsburgh Food Revolution Day is aimed at improving food access and education in Pittsburgh. It is part of Food Revolution Day, a global event that began in 2012 under the auspices of Chef Jamie Oliver.

Eat’n Park’s participation in Pittsburgh Food Revolution Day originated at the 2012 One Young World Summit in Pittsburgh when Jamie Oliver challenged area thoughtleaders to make the region healthier and more food conscious in the upcoming year. In response, a group of One Young World ambassadors from a variety of backgrounds and professions committed to working with local representatives, including Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, to achieve measurable goals in the community. The goals of Pittsburgh Food Revolution Day are to improve food access, food education and resources in Pittsburgh’s communities, and food education in schools.

Oliver launched his Food Revolution as a way to mobilize people everywhere to change the way they eat. His initiative has grown into a global movement, reaching communities across the world and connecting individuals, schools, businesses, and organizations at a local level to help curb diet-related diseases with better food education and improved access to fresh, healthy ingredients. The first Food Revolution Day was May 19, 2012 and saw more than 1,000 events in 664 cities across 62 countries.

More information is available on Twitter at @EatnPark and @PGHfoodrev.

About Eat’n Park Restaurants

Since 1949, Eat'n Park Restaurants has been a family-owned restaurant chain, serving guests across Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. At the heart of Eat’n Park are more than 8,000 team members committed to providing friendly, attentive service and supporting a growing number of community initiatives, including an annual fundraising campaign that has generated more than $8 million for children’s hospitals. Eat’n Park also donates almost half a million Smiley Cookies – the brand’s iconic symbol – every year to support community events and fundraisers.

Eat’n Park is a member of the Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, which is a portfolio of foodservice concepts focused on personalized dining and winner of the National Restaurant Association’s 2011 Restaurant Neighbor Award for community service. Additional information about Eat’n Park Hospitality Group is available online at www.enphospitality.com.

About LifeSmiles

LifeSmiles is Eat’n Park’s $1 million, 20,000 volunteer-hour initiative that aims to decrease childhood obesity by empowering parents and caregivers with choices; providing healthier food in schools through education and partnerships; providing access to affordable food in underserved communities, and increasing physical activity through community events.

About Parkhurst Dining

Parkhurst Dining Services provides exceptional culinary experiences and dining services to guests at the finest educational institutions, corporations and cultural destinations. Founded in 1995, Parkhurst Dining has become an industry leader in local sourcing and sustainable dining experiences. For more information, visit www.parkhurstdining.com.

Parkhurst Dining is a member of the Eat’n Park Hospitality Group which is a portfolio of foodservice concepts focused on personalized dining and winner of the National Restaurant Association’s 2011 Restaurant Neighbor Award for community service. Additional information about Eat’n Park Hospitality Group is available online at www.enphospitality.com.

Contacts:

Grace Hoyer, Public Relations
Parkhurst Dining 
610-282-0916, office
610-349-0844, cell
ghoyer@parkhurstdining.com