I know that the “rules” of the We Are The World Blogfest are to link to an article that reports good news. I published a story last Wednesday about a good news story from my past, and several people said I could have used it for #WATWB. Of course, there was no article, so I didn’t feel it would fit. I don’t have an article to point to today, but I have a web page – and a very good feeling.
Growing up in Pittsburgh, Eat’n Park was the local restaurant chain serving Big Boy® hamburgers. In fact, my first memories include having our order delivered on a tray that was hung on the driver’s window. Going to Eat’n Park wasn’t just going out for fast food, it was an experience that included family, the family car, some very good food, and a great milkshake. Eat’n Park would have remained a fond memory except for the fact that on a visit to Pittsburgh, when I had the pleasure of introducing our daughter Faith to my old favorite fast food restaurant.
Faith was impressed that the breakfast menu had a message to vegetarians:
“Fresh fruit may be substituted for bacon or sausage on any breakfast entrée and the price of the meal will be reduced by $1.”
Every trip to Pittsburgh since that first one has included at least one stop at an Eat’n Park. Usually, we stop at the first one we encounter on our way west.
I was searching the Eat’n Park website when I discovered their core values. This is what I am sharing for #WATWB this month. You can follow the link above to see all five core values. Below are the three that I find most important:
“WE CARE ABOUT PEOPLE.
We care about each other, we care about our guests, and we care about the folks who live in the communities we serve. You can check out what we are doing in the community here.
WE EMBRACE INNOVATION.
Our marketplace, our guests, and our world are always changing and we must continually look for ways to improve. We don’t change for the sake of change – we seek change to make our business and our communities better.
WE FOSTER DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION.
Our teams are stronger and more engaged when we value individual and group differences.”
I find the last core value to be the most necessary in today’s world.
The “We are the World” Blogfest has extended its year-long journey and is in its 16th month. This blogfest’s goal is to spread the message of light, hope and love in today’s world. We are challenging all participants to share the positive side of humanity. This month’s co- are: Simon Falk, Andrea Michaels, Shilpa Garg, Sylvia Stein, Belinda Witzenhausen , welcome participants and encourage all to join in during future months. #WATWB is a blog hop on the last Friday of every month. Click HERE to check out the intention and rules of the blogfest and feel free to sign up at any time between now and February of 2019.
The gallery has some pictures from our various visits and while playing the Pittsburgh Edition of Monopoly (which includes Eat’n Park in the Yellow property group).