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It’s that time of the year again!

The summer is winding down, the nights have begun to creep earlier into the evening, and the sky will soon be full of bellowing giant balloons. In the Truckee Meadows it never feels like September until the Great Reno Balloon Races begin! We absolutely LOVE this event for so many reasons and we hope you and your family do to.

Fun Facts:

Did you know that the Great Reno Balloon Races is the largest FREE hot air ballooning event in the world?!  This fun, family friendly event has been in Reno since 1982 and started with only 20 balloons. Now they are up to 100 beautifully colored balloons that take to the sky during the first weekend in September.

The Details:

This world-renowned community tradition is hosted each year at Washoe County’s beautiful Rancho San Rafael park. It kicks off bright and early on Friday, September 5 at 5:15 in the morning with the Super Glow Show. We know, that’s early, however, this is an amazing sight…even for the sleepy spectators.  Then, on Saturday and Sunday, during the Glow Show and Dawn Patrol (which starts at 5:00am), balloons glow, twinkle and fly along with choreographed music across a darkened sky, leaving the crowd awe struck. For generations the Great Reno Balloon Races continues to be one of our family’s favorite traditions and is an unforgettable experience for spectators of all ages.

Huge Balloons Ain’t enough?

If the wonder of the hundred plus hot air balloons isn’t enough to move you, there are plenty of other things about the festival that make it worth the trip. Events continue throughout the weekend and include a pajama party, bed-head competition, and shopping along Balloon Boulevard. You can see the entire schedule here.  The Great Reno Balloon races also work hard in our community benefiting charities, providing scholarships and helping those in need, which might be just the push you need to get out of your warm bed and out onto the green to experience the wonder and delight for yourself.

Pro Tips:

Be sure to get there early to get a good spot on the grass. Bundle up, bring lots of blankets, coffee, hot chocolate for the kiddos and attend this wonderful FREE event. Then, when you’re hungry, we will be waiting at all 4 of our Squeeze In locations to serve you a big breakfast or lunch. We look forward to the seeing the sky loaded with floating wonders, and to helping you make a family memory you’ll never forget. Share your favorite balloons and stories in the comments and we’ll see you at the Races!

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Here’s some of the Northwest Squeeze In Tribe (Stephanie, Uriah, Alex and Julissa) and Alien enjoying the balloons on Friday, September 5th, 2014.

 

‘Tis the season! No, not for Christmas but for the annual flock of migrating Burners on their way to and from the Burning Man festivities! The Squeeze in LOVES our Burners for so many reasons.

For those unfamiliar with Burning Man, you may be wondering…

Burning Man is an annual weeklong celebration of its very own culture – arts, diversity, entertainment, music – the unknown. The event takes place the week leading up to and including Labor Day, in the secluded Black Rock Desert of Nevada.

It all starts with the playa (a blank canvas, if you will) and by the time it’s in full swing, people from all around the world and all walks of life have come together, evolving the pristine, unpopulated desert into Black Rock City with a population of nearly 70,000 people!

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The culmination of the Burning Man event includes a 13 story tall wooden structure in the shape of a man, being ceremoniously burned to the ground. Then, after Labor Day, the great migration home begins and the Burners exit the playa, leaving no trace they were ever there.

Burning Man has a unique culture of art and self-expression, just like the Squeeze. Whether you’re on the playa or at the Squeeze, you’re encouraged to enjoy life by being yourself and expressing who you are. Although you should leave no trace when you leave Black Rock City, we encourage you to leave your mark here at the Squeeze.

You’ll see when you walk in, the countless others who’ve signed the walls, making it a form of self expression to all our visitors – making it unique with growth and expansion on each visit. We accept you as you are and we LOVE you!

In fact, that’s another thing we’re proud of at the Squeeze In — something you can also find at Burning Man – a spirit of love and acceptance.

From the Burning Man website: “Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.” We LOVE the Burning Man philosophy!!

As you meet Burners, you quickly find there are people from all economic backgrounds…from CEOs and attorneys to unemployed free spirited gypsies.

The beautiful thing is once you get to Black Rock City, your role in life doesn’t matter and you are there to have a good time while expanding yourself and growing with new experiences and journeys free of any judgment. Anytime you walk into the Squeeze in, you may have a similar experience.

You’ll just as likely find people in suits, families with kids and someone who just rolled out of bed, still in their jammies with a shock of bed-head-hair seated at the next table. Either way, suit or jammies, come as you are. We’re honored and eager to have the pleasure of serving you the Best Omelettes on the Planet.

After all, it’s YOU – our welcome guest – who makes the Squeeze In what it is. We love our EggHead Community – we’re eager to add our genuine welcome anytime you visit.

As Burners make their way through, they fill our seats and always bring such a good positive energy. Often times during the annual migration, it would appear the Squeeze In is a ‘Burners only” breakfast joint because the restaurant is overflowing with our many hot friends. We absolutely LOVE it!

So, if you’re on your way through town either to or from the playa, we’re thankful to be part of your journey. We welcome you to be part of ours – it’s one and the same. We guarantee you’ll not find a better breakfast, lunch, Bloody Mary or mimosa on your journey to or from the burn!

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves…

“Anyone may be an EggHead. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.”

Welcome to the Squeeze In!

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But, we need your help!

As many of you already know, our past wasn’t always filled with plentiful omelettes and Chadillacs (sorry, couldn’t resist the menu reference). In fact, our family really didn’t have much and struggled to make ends meet for many years.

We used food stamps at the grocery store, shopped at discount and thrift stores, would have meager garage sales to try to make ends meet and we would also stand in line at St. Vincent’s for food commodities and shopped the thrift store for living essentials.

Because of our abundance of love and faith, we went “From Rags to Restaurants” but we will never forget our humble beginnings. That is why we are happy to give back to our community and the very same charities that helped us through those meager times.

During the whole month of August, we are having our 2nd annual toiletry drive for the Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada and St. Vincent Programs. Needed items include travel-sized toiletries, such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, etc.

And check this out: If you bring in a donation, you get one free mimosa or juice! It’s a win/win! You donate to local families that need your help AND you get a free mimosa. You really can’t go wrong.

Please visit any 3 of our restaurants in Reno or Sparks and help support a great cause today!

Northwest Squeeze In
5020 Las Brisas Blvd. Suite A5
Reno, NV 89523
(775) 787-2700

South Squeeze In
25 Foothill Rd. Suite 3
Reno, NV 89511
(775) 853-6090

Sparks Squeeze In
4670 Sparks Blvd. #110
Sparks, NV 89436
(775) 626-0100

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We’re growing!

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Have you heard? The Squeeze In is expanding to the Bay Area and we are SO excited!

Here’s what Johnathan L. Wright of the Reno Gazette Journal had to say about our expansion…

http://on.rgj.com/1rwL1uC

What is one of the most common ways that people interact with businesses they support or want to find more information about? Most would say by visiting their website. That is why we are stoked to announce that our brand-spankin’-new website is now up and running! There are so many wonderful changes that we are excited to tell you about!

On our new gorgeous website, there’s so much at your fingertips!

  • Are you an EggHead? If not, you can sign up on our website and become a member today. After you do, everything you need is shipped directly to you so you can start earning free food, special hookups, exclusive offers, bonuses and more on your very next visit! AND, it’s totally FREE (and awesome)! Already a member of the EggHead club? Cool! Check your EggHead account right from our website!
  • You can also download our free smart phone app, which really comes in handy! Our app has our menu, maps, directions, links to all our social media sites, a tip calculator, videos, photos, family bios and more! PLUS, we’ve got a cool “specials” page you can show to your server and get a special deal! Download it today!
  • Do you have an event coming up where you would like to buy someone you love a Squeeze In gift card? Well, we have great news…that is now available on our new site! Just click and buy and it is on its way!

 There’s so much to explore! So please, be our guest and take a tour today!

 http://bit.ly/NewSqueezeInWebsite

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At the Squeeze, we LOVE to feed people, and we’re sure you can tell by our huge portion sizes that we believe that no one should ever go hungry.  This is why we’re super excited to announce what we’re doing to make a difference in feeding hungry kids and adults, here at home and across the country.

The stats:

  • According to The Will Play for Food Foundation, in 2012 more than 31 million low-income children requested meal assistance
    That’s Thirty-One MILLION Children… In the United States of America.
  • According to The Food Bank of Northern Nevada, 1 in 4 kids in Washoe County don’t know where their next meal is coming from AND
  • More than 16 percent of Nevada’s population misses meals

We know we can make a difference. Not only do we LOVE to serve our guests but we also LOVE to serve our community and our country.  We’ve recently teamed up with 2 amazing causes we’d like to share with you!

The first, is a hunger project named eatiply™.  eatiply™ is a meal for meal food donation project, created to fight hunger in local communities, raising sustainable support.  When you dine at an eatiply™ restaurant like us, every select item ordered provides a meal to someone in the community going without. It’s that simple.  Right now, we are providing this at our Sparks location, so please swing by and check it out!

What’s great is these donations stay right here in OUR community. eatiply™ currently partners with multiple local food banks as their distribution partners to make sure the donations are going back into supporting our community.

The next one, with the help of our amazing services provider, ACN, we are supporting The Will Play for Food Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to provide meals, sustainability programs and education to Children-In Need in every community in the United States. Through their amazing WPFF event, they are brining Entertainment, Business and Fan communities together to end childhood hunger! Here is a quick 4-minute video…check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skKzKYYf6yg

We absolutely love what we do. Providing amazing food in a fun environment with great people is what makes us happy. And we are so super stoked to be making a dent in something we feel so strongly about…feeding hungry people! We truly do appreciate YOU, our guests. Because without you, none of this would be possible!

It is so amazing to help these worthwhile causes! If you are interested in how you or your business can also get involved in these causes, please feel free to contact Misty Young at 530-305-3599 or misty@squeezein.com.

What’s in YOUR pot of Gold?

This month we asked our associates what they would buy if they found a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Their answers are surprising, funny and heart warming. Read ours and then comment with yours!

Sparks associates:

Amber Hill: I would buy a shop for my future bakery

Brianna Clancy: I would buy a new car

Kayla Bennett: I would pay off my parents debts

Natassha Still: I would eat A LOT.

Brooke Ingraham: I would travel to New Zealand.

Jake Williams: I would pay off my parents house.

Maggie Hull: I would buy a trip to Hawaii for my whole family.

Lisa Wardrip: I would pay off my house.

 South associates:

Katie Robinson    A plane ticket to wherever I’m wishing to go when I find the pot

Bryan Becker     My dream car and a puppy

Tiana Pirtle        Quit my jobs and go travel the world for as long as I could

Miah  Lee        A hundred acre property for my hubby to do whatever he wants!!

Tenney Vaugh    I’d buy an annual pass to Disneyland

Luke Drymalski    Buy the essentials for a bike touring then go

Heidi Davis        I would buy a house for my mom to live in

Ashley Nunnally    I’d pay off all of my bills!

Allie Duby        2 horses named Pye & Pazazz. They are my loves.

Pat Myatt    A cabin up at Lake Tahoe

Riley Warren    A Siberian Tiger

Oswaldo Acosta    I would buy a ranch and a truck for Allie

North associates:

Amanda Martinez: A Pink Pony & A Pink Corvette

Stephanie Murphy: A Puppy!

Albert Hancock: An elevator to outer space

Julissa Pulido: A beach house

Dylan Raatz: He would buy the girl of his dreams whatever she wanted.

Alex Davis:A new house and a new car

Uriah Valentine:A house for his momma

Noah Reyonalds: Beachfront property in Costa Rica

Taylor Reidman: A limitless universal plane ticket

Mariah Phillips: would buy a bloodhound puppy to play with Stephanie’s puppy.

Erica Heavrin: a liger

Jacy Knapp: A plane ticket somewhere for her and her friends

Edwin Gomez: playboy mansion fully furnished with girls

Chewy: whatever my

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Steve Hatcher and our Alien

Steve Hatcher and our Alien

Squeeze In Associates

Squeeze In Associates

children want

Roy: A peace of mind

Gonzolo: a house in Reno

Carlos: would feed the hungry

Luis: A house on Tahoe or a Lamborghini

Truckee associates:

Nicole Sexton: A house on the beach in Oceanside

Steve Hatcher: Pay off everything, set aside money for my kid’s college educations and then have some fun!

Jacquelin Summerfield: Buy a Clydesdale

Zach Rabow: A plane ticket to Europe and a vineyard.

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