YNOT Blog

Ynot Quality & Safety – Going Above & Beyond

Click HERE to review our COVID Safety Protocols while dining with us!

At Ynot Italian, we stand with our local communities on the continued effort to contain and mitigate the impact of COVID-19. We want to assure you that we are committed to continuing our actions to maintain health and food safety procedures in our stores.

Ynot is proud to go above and beyond the standard regulations to further ensure the safety of you, your family and our entire community.

By retaining and maintaining all of our existing staff, Ynot has been able to fully train them on ServSafe and COVID-19 Training, allowing us to ensure the safety of our staff and customers during this time.

In addition to existing measures put in place at the onset of this pandemic, we have expanded our procedures and training to now include for all store level, curbside pick-up, delivery and now Limited Outdoor Patio Seating:

  • Gloves & Tissues available to avoid direct contact with surfaces
  • Strict sanitizing procedures including hourly disinfection of high contact surfaces and frequent table resets
  • Employees wear masks & gloves
  • Employee temperatures taken at the beginning of each shift and a sticker on their uniform collar indicates their health check is complete
  • Every employee is ServSafe and COVID-19 trained and certified
  • Floor markings at 6ft laid out for customers in-store to ensure social distancing
  • Phase 2 Reopening: Patio & Dine-In Seating strictly adhering to 6ft Physical Distancing between tables (and public spaces like sidewalks)
  • Phase 2 Reopening: Customers required to wear masks at all times when not seated/dining
  • Phase s Reopening: Patio & Dine-In Customers are asked to remain within their designated dining area during their visit (except to use the restrooms)
  • Phase 2 Reopening: Adhering to Strict Guidelines where Dining and Pick-Up areas are under a limited capacity
  • Phase 2 Reopening: Menus provided will only be single-use disposable pieces, or digitally accessed using customers’ own devices. In addition, all condiment baskets have been removed from tables – condiments will instead be served individually in lidded ramekins with your order

Find out how we’re keeping you safe with ViraDecon

Together we will beat this.

We are fully prepared and look forward to serving our valued guests, your family and friends in a safe environment – and we can’t wait to share in your moment of celebration with your next gathering with family and friends.

Wishing everyone the best of health and care!
Tony, Cyndi & Harry DiSilvestro

Ynot makes Back To School Easy & Fun!

Excellence for all – It all starts with a pencil case

To help prepare for Back To School season, Ynot Italian is offering free pencil cases to all kids who dine-in to help start their school year off strong starting Tuesday August 31st, 2021 (while supplies last). Pencil cases include:

• Ruler
• Pencils
• Pencil Sharpener
• Eraser
• Hand Sanitizer
• Family Meal Coupon

Helping the COMMUNITY isn’t just what we do, it’s part of who we are. We not only care for our customers and employees, we also care about the communities in which they live, work and play. We are honored to provide these pencil cases and be a part of your student’s back to school support for the new school year ahead!

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Enter for a Chance to WIN with you Dine-In with Us!

What better way to welcome the new school year than to catch a fun AND educational ausical with the whole family!
Starting September 1st to 10th, dine-in and enter to win at any Ynot Italian location for a chance to WIN a Family Four Pack for Blippi the Musical at Chartway Arena on September 14th!

The winner will be notified by Monday September 13th (Tickets to be picked up at Chartway Arena Box Office)

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Getting the kids ready for the first day

This back to school season can be quite stressful for parents as well. We’ve put together some tips (and maybe reminders) below to help you get your kids ready for their first day back.

Tip #1: Bring your child to the doctor for his/her regular check-up visit. It’s important to discuss healthy routines and hygiene now more than ever! Discuss washing their hands often and use hand sanitizer regularly.

Tip #2: Agree on a designated homework station, a set time and place every day for your child to finish their homework.

Tip #3: Ask your child if they are needing anything different for this school year. All your son or daughter will probably remember is their shoes and raincoat if it rains. We’ve compiled a check-list of back to school essentials. You can print this checklist here: YNOT-BACK TO SCHOOL CHECKLIST

Tip #4: Pick outfits the night before and wake up early to ensure your family has enough time to get dressed, have breakfast, and commute to school.

Tip #5: Plan your meals ahead of time – take advantage of specials and coupons available to help alleviate the stress of getting dinner prepared for your family after a long day. Ynot Italian has Family Specials that will easily feed your family. We also deliver! So, if you’re in a time crunch, just call in and we will get dinner to you in no time!

Tip #6: Planning an event? Why not order Ynot Italian? We cater for school functions and parties.

As proud Partners in Education, we want excellence for all. Ynot Italian supports local schools and missions that are dedicated to providing opportunities for children to achieve their education and career goals. Fostering leadership, empowering students, and immersing students in literature and reading are all pieces of the vision that Ynot Italian has for the Hampton Roads community.

Wishing all Hampton Roads students the very best as they return to their schools this month. Happy Back to School!

Fans of the Game 2021

Enter to win a Tailgate Party Package that includes:
• 4 Home Game Tickets*
• A Spot in the Stadium Grounds for Your Private Tailgate Party
• A Ynot Tailgate Food Package

Enter Here!! Fans of the Game 2021

See chart below for Contest Schedule

Click HERE for full contest rules.

 Contest Start DateContest End Date† Home Game* ODU vs.
August 25thSeptember 1stSeptember 11thHampton
September 8th
September 15thSeptember 25thBuffalo
September 29thOctober 6thOctober 16thWestern Kentucky
October 13thOctober 20thOctober 30thLouisiana Tech
October 27thNovember 3rdNovember 13thFAU
November 10thNovember 17thNovember 27th
Charlotte
*See our ad in the ODU Football 2021 Program for a Special Offer at participating Ynot locations!
† Winners will be contacted the day after the Contest End Date

Customer Appreciation Week 2021

Join us starting Wednesday July 28th for our
Annual Customer Appreciation Week!

Thank You for being a part of our Family for over 28 Years!

We invite you to join us for a week-long celebration… just for you!
From our family to yours, here’s to many more years to come!
Tony, Cyndi & Harry

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Starting Wednesday July 28th, Dine-In, Take-Out or get Delivery at any Ynot location for
Daily Dine-In Specials PLUS find out the who the winners are of our Summer Family Fun Contest!

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Customer Appreciation Week Daily Dine-In Specials

(Wed July 28th – Sun. August 1)

Valid for Dine-In, Take-Out or Delivery ONLY on the Days indicated.
Offers not valid with any other coupon or discount. Must mention offer code with order.

Ynot Express Haygood Grand Opening

Join us Wednesday July 28th for the official Grand Opening of our Newest Express location in Haygood!

Kicking off with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony at 10:45am with our very own Mayor Bobby Dyer

PLUS

Don’t miss our Daily Specials between Wed. July 28th to Sun. Aug. 01 for our annual Customer Appreciation Week!
CLICK FOR DETAILS!

🚨 Giveaways & Contest Alert 🚨

FAMILY is so important to all of us – now more than ever – and it’s always been a key part of the “Y” in Ynot! We’re excited for our communities to get back out to dining with us along with supporting our local events. 

Thanks to Ynot Italian families, we’re celebrating 28 YEARS!!
So we’re going to celebrate ALL MONTH LONG!

Starting July 1st, Ynot Italian Families are invited to enter our Summer Family Fun Contest for a Chance to WIN exclusive Prizes, Experiences and Ynot Swag!


Enter IN-STORE at Participating Locations for 1 out of 28
Ynot Italian Summer Family Fun Packs

YNOT SUMMER FAMILY FUN PACK
• Ynot Swag: Cooler | Coffe Mug | T-Shirt | Pencil Case
Headset | Frisbee | Flashlights

• Voucher for a FREE 14″ Traditional Cheese Pizza
PLUS
• Family 4-Pack of Tides Ticket Vouchers

• A Gift from Family Fun Experience

OR

Ynot Italian Rewards Members get an EXCLUSIVE
Chance to WIN 1 of 7 GRAND PRIZES
Just by Sharing Your Ynot Italian Family Story!

Tell us (in as many or as few words as you please) your Ynot Family Story:
• a unique family tradition
• a funny episode
• a wonderful memory
• lessons in life from your elders…
we’d love to hear them all!

Click HERE to Enter ONLINE!

Grand Prize Includes the above Ynot Summer Family Fun Pack PLUS

• Escape Room Family Reservation Vouchers

• Local Race Entries (J&A Racing Entries | a Pair of Crawling’ Crab Marathon Entries | Mettle Events Racing Entries | A Pair of Heart of Ghent 10k Entries)

• Freedom Boat Club Sunset Cruise (Good for 1 year)

• Tides Landing Vouchers for the Family (includes Seats & Table at Future Games – based on availability)

• Neptune Festival Event Tickets

• Chartway Arena: Family 4-Pack to see the Harlem Globetrotters

• A Pair of Sandler Center Show Vouchers

$28 Ynot Italian Gift Card

See HERE for Contest Terms and Conditions.
Grand Prize eligibility is open to Ynot Italian Family Rewards Members ONLY.
Some conditions apply. No purchase necessary.


Haven’t joined Ynot Italian Family Rewards yet?

Join our Family HERE for a chance to WIN 1 of 7 Grand Prizes
& get exclusive Rewards, Swag & More
PLUS get 25 Welcome Points!


Winners will be announced during Customer Appreciation Week
(July 28 – August 1st)