Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The place for smiles...

...is giving it's employees something to smile about.

Eat 'n Park to close restaurants early on Super Bowl Sunday

Eat'n Park Restaurants will close all its locations at 3 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, as a show of support to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Homestead-based Eat'n Park at first considered closing only its Pittsburgh-area stores, said spokesman Adam Golomb, but decided to give all its team members time to watch the game.

"It's the only day other than a major holiday that we're closing early," Golomb said. "It's a holiday in Pittsburgh."

In 2006, when the Steelers faced, and beat, the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL, Golomb said the restaurant had no sales. "We decided it wasn't the right thing for the company and for our team members to be open," he said.

The restaurants will reopen at 6 a.m. Monday Feb. 2.

Eat'n Park is close to selling out its Steelers Super Bowl pack, which includes a dozen Steeler Smiley Cookies and two Terrible Towels for $24.99. "We've done more sales in the past two weeks online as we did all of last year," Golomb said. "It's been all hands on deck, we're calling in team members to help. It's done much better than expected."

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