2022 Gold Medalist
The Broadhurst Family
PITTSBURGH’S BROADHURST FAMILY – OWNERS OF ICONIC
EAT’N PARK RESTAURANTS – TO RECEIVE 2022 GOLD MEDAL
Broadhurst family selected for their leadership in business and for giving back to the Commonwealth through sustained philanthropy, notably support for children’s hospitals
PITTSBURGH (August 24, 2022) – Elizabeth Preate Havey, President of The Pennsylvania Society, today announced that Pittsburgh’s Broadhurst family, owners of Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, will receive The Pennsylvania Society’s 2022 Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement at the Society’s Annual Dinner on December 3, 2022 in New York City. The Society has for nearly 125 years brought its members and friends together each year to celebrate Pennsylvania’s leadership in the economic and industrial life of our nation.
For more than seven decades, Eat’n Park Hospitality Group’s chain of restaurants, Eat’n Park, has established itself as an iconic and beloved place where families come together to enjoy everyday meals and to celebrate life’s special moments. The Hospitality Group employs more than 8,000 people across its footprint and also includes its contract dining division, Parkhurst Dining, as well as an e-commerce brand, SmileyCookie.com and two additional restaurant brands, The Porch and Hello Bistro.
At the heart of this success is the Broadhurst family, who embody the ‘can-do’ spirit and care for neighbors across Western Pennsylvania, and beyond. The family has shown a remarkable commitment to community, with each family member having served on numerous nonprofit boards of directors, including within the arts, community development, human services and education. In fact, each of the family members has served on a board of directors for higher education institutions within the Commonwealth.
“Most recently, the Broadhurst family’s commitment to community was on full display during the most difficult days of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Preate Havey. “The company made certain that insurance premiums were paid for furloughed employees, adopted innovative ways to keep as many people employed as possible, and young area students who could not receive lunches due to schools being closed were fed by Eat’n Park Hospitality Group team members. For their leadership in business and for what the family has given back to the Commonwealth through their remarkable philanthropy, The Pennsylvania Society is pleased to bestow the honor of the Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement to the Broadhurst family.”
Preate Havey noted that the Broadhurst family’s legacy of caring began with Suzy and Jim Broadhurst in the 1970s. It continues to this day with president and CEO Jeff Broadhurst and his brothers Mark, who serves as Senior Vice President & COO of Parkhurst Dining, and Brooks, a member of the Board of Directors and who spearheaded community partnerships during the pandemic.
Under the family’s leadership, Eat’n Park Hospitality Group has a longstanding tradition of charitable giving as well. The company annually donates at least 5% of its pre-tax profits to nonprofit organizations. Within this commitment, the company provides grants to numerous nonprofit groups, including to the United Way and to every food bank across the company’s footprint. Additionally, the company and its team members annually host its Caring for Kids fundraising campaign which has raised more than $11 million for children’s hospitals.
The Society’s Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement was founded in 1908 and is presented annually to a prominent person, or persons, in recognition of leadership, citizenship and contributions to the arts, science, education and industry. In addition to the honor itself, The Pennsylvania Society contributes to a Pennsylvania charity chosen by the recipient of the Gold Medal, subject only to the approval of the Society Council. The Broadhurst family’s charity will be announced at the Annual Dinner.
The Annual Dinner will once again be held at the New York Hilton Midtown.
About Eat’n Park Hospitality Group
Eat’n Park Hospitality Group is a portfolio of foodservice concepts focused on personalized dining, including Eat’n Park Restaurants, Hello Bistro, The Porch, Parkhurst Dining, and SmileyCookie.com. Family-owned since 1949 and headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, ENPHG serves more than 50 million guests every year in its restaurants, on college and corporate campuses, and in every state through its online store. ENPHG is committed to treating guests, team members, and clients like friends and serving outstanding food with a smile. Additional information about Eat’n Park Hospitality Group is available online at www.enphospitality.com.