This New Year is a big one - the turn of the decade! Everyone wants to throw the best New Years Eve party to ring in the long-awaited year 2020. For the last blog post of 2019, I am going to give you a few key tips to ensure that your New Years Eve party is one for the books. Here’s how to make sure everyone is happy at your NYE celebration!
I cannot tell you how fun it has been writing for you all every week since we began this blog in 2019. As we welcome the turn of a new decade, blogs will no longer be a weekly occurrence, but instead will posted once a month! We have so many fun things planned for 2020, we can’t wait for what’s in store! For the last time this year, thank you for joining me at The Spinato’s Family Table. May your 2020 be filled with happiness. Alla Salute!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! There are many different cultures and religions that have celebrations in the winter time - specifically the end of December! This week, we will explore 3 of the more commonly celebrated holidays that fall in December, so you can celebrate with friends, family, neighbors, and loved ones who celebrate something different.
I hope you learned something interesting about a winter holiday that you don’t celebrate, or saw some representation for your winter holiday. Let us know what you celebrated or learned about this winter on all social platforms @spinatospizza . As always, thank you for joining us at The Spinato’s Family Table. Alla Salute!
Winter Break 2019
It’s that time of the year that just doesn’t slow down! There’s so much going on right now between your regular work days, kids are out of school, vacations, holidays, family gatherings, ahh! It’s not the easiest thing to stay on top of every aspect of the season, but I am here to tell you that we are all going to make it just like we do every year. So take a deep breath, get comfy, and take a few minutes to read about how to keep your family fed and entertained through all the hustle and bustle of winter time.
Kids are back home for the holidays and school is out. That means they’re home. All. The. Time. We love it! But how do you keep those growing tummies fed and happy? With the great news that you don’t have to cook every night - Spinato’s has food for everyone at your table, whether it be a large pizza for the family, or individual plates of pastas, sandwiches, and salads. Come in and relax at a Spinato’s location and let us serve you, or take it home/get it delivered and let the feast happen at home. Trust me, everyone wins this way.
Leftovers! Everyone knows that pizza makes the best leftovers in the world. Kill two birds with one stone and get dinner for tonight that doubles as lunch for tomorrow! That’s two meals that you don’t have to cook. Are you liking where I’m going with this?
Spinato’s Broccoli Crust Pizzas are a must. Gluten-free, loaded with vitamins and protein, these frozen pizzas will satisfy any pizza-lovers craving. Pick up a few of these on your next grocery trip to Fry’s, Sprout’s, Safeway, or Albertson’s and pop them in the oven for a healthy and delicious meal to serve your family.
Keeping kids fed, happy, and healthy is a balancing act at it’s finest. Spinato’s has your back. Let us be a part of your family’s holiday celebrations this year. We can’t wait to see you soon. As always, thanks so much for joining us at The Spinato’s Family Table. Alla Salute!
Why You should Join the Family
You might wonder why all Spinato’s restaurants as well as our Headquarters and Fine Foods retail division are closed today. December 9th doesn’t ring a bell for any national holidays, and I can’t imagine why a business would sacrifice a full day of operations during this pizza season! Spinato’s closes all of their doors - even the offices that keep everything running behind the scenes - one day every December for our Company Christmas Party! This is just one of the many perks of being a part of the Spinato’s family. In the spirit of the season, I’m going to highlight my top 3 perks of working at Spinato’s! But trust me, there are wayyy more than just 3.
1. Company Christmas Party (and other holidays off)
There is a list of holidays that all of Spinato’s closes. These include national and bank holidays, as well as adjusted hours or days off for other common holidays. Extending this perk to our offices as well, our team members are always able to spend the holidays with their loved ones without the conflict of work in the way. In addition, every year the company throws a Christmas Party! Stores and HQ are closed that day and we all get together and celebrate the year and each other with awards, prizes, and connection over food, drinks, and fun! Paid for by the business so no cost to team members, Spinato’s truly puts people and connection first.
2. Family Meal
TWICE a day Everyday in the restaurants, and every Wednesday for lunch in the offices, team members get Family Meal. Pizzas, pastas, salads - whatever you want! It may not seem like a huge thing, but trust me, in the service industry, a “lunch break” is a myth and a legend. But when we are provided with a meal every shift (remember, we get these twice a day so every shift gets fresh food!) right there in the back for us, it’s easy to stay nourished, energized, and HAPPY! It also gives us yet another chance to connect on a regular basis over great food with our coworkers.
3. Dress “Code”
Or lackthereof. In the restaurants, team members wear a denim or Spinato’s shirt, and jeans - no holes. That’s it! That’s the dress code! Any color jeans you want, any style of denim shirt you want. Name tags, aprons, and non-slips are a must of course, but employees are not restricted by a confined set of rules for dress - Hair colors, tattoos, piercings? Go for it! You are free to be you at Spinato’s. This goes for our offices too! You don’t have to be business formal every day. Jeans and a T-shirt gets the job done just as well.
These are just 3 of the dozens of perks of being a part of the Spinato family that resonate with me in particular. Being able to grow into myself as I grow in the company at the same time has been invaluable. Join the Family! Click on the top of the page where it says Join the Family and see if Spinato’s is the place for you. As always, thanks for joining us at The Spinato’s Family Table. Alla Salute!
December is here! There are so many celebrations this month, and Spinato’s is here to help you stay on top of quality time with loved ones, AND all of the gift giving this season! Spinato’s is always the perfect environment to spend time with friends and family over great food and awesome service - take a break from all the cooking, take the family to Spinato’s, and make some memories together. Running out of gift ideas or need some inspiration? Spinato’s has your back here, too! This month, Spinato’s has some awesome promotions going on that you definitely want to get in on. So you don’t miss a beat, here are a few Spinato’s Stocking Stuffers that you can pick up at any Spinato’s location:
As you can see, Spinato’s is a great place not only for quality time over great food, but also for grabbing some great gifts for your loved ones. We hope to see you at any of our 5 valley locations soon! As always, thanks for joining us at The Spinato’s Family Table. Alla Salute!
Spinato’s Thankful List
As Thanksgiving commences this week, it’s important to take some time to slow down, be still, and reflect. The hustle and bustle of the holidays tends to get to us, make us frantic and anxious so that we can hardly enjoy this special time with loved ones. In order to avoid this, I thought it would be valuable to put the question in my coworkers’ heads: What are you thankful for this holiday season? I encourage you to do the same with yourself and your families as the holidays roll in. To help inspire you, I compiled an array of things that we at Spinato’s are thankful for.
I hope this list brought you a little inspiration and got you in the holiday mood as the season turns the corner. Take some time to enjoy special moments with loved ones this week. As always, thanks so much for joining us at The Spinato’s Family Table. And from all of us at Spinato’s, Happy Thanksgiving! Alla Salute!
Thanksgiving Meals for People who Hate Turkey
The time continues to fly by as Thanksgiving is turning the corner of next week. Preparations are in motion and the holiday cheer is starting to ring! It’s time to finalize those shopping lists and gear up to hit the stores, because everybody is coming over and they are coming hungry. This week we are going to highlight some key menu items that you MUST have in your Thanksgiving spread for people who hate turkey - or at least the vegetarians, vegans, or other dietary restrictions at your table.
Mashed Potatoes - sans the gravy
The Show Stoppers - How to incorporate Spinato’s to your spread
Broccoli Crust Pizzas!
I hope that one of these menu items inspired your spread to be inclusive of those with dietary restrictions so that the whole table to eat and connect together on this special holiday. Please tag us and send us any photos of how you enjoy our pizzas and sauces. As always, thanks so much for joining us at The Spinato’s Family Table. Alla Salute!
4 Simple but Meaningful ways to Honor Veterans
Happy Veterans Day from all of us at Spinato’s! Since our Blog Monday happened to fall on a very special holiday, of course we will be spending this week’s post talking about veterans! Making a point to honor, recognize, and thank the brave men and women who have served our country is important to the whole Family, and we want to use our platform to help spread that energy.
Are you grateful for our veterans, but just don’t know how to show it? Well, I’m going to give you 4 simple but meaningful ways to honor our veterans and show gratitude that you can practice this Veterans Day.
Act of Kindness
If you are out and about and notice a veteran, think about extending an act of kindness toward them in honor of their service. This could be as simple as holding the door, wishing them a Happy Veterans Day and thanking them, or paying it forward! For example, you could buy a veteran their coffee in line, or buy the next person in line their drink in honor of Veterans Day (people love a pay-it-forward chain).
National Two Minutes of Silence
This tradition is something I believe has become lost on the general population after primary education. Every November 11th at 11am, the entire nation is invited to join together in a two-minute period of silence to remember and honor those who have served. Keeping this tradition alive and beating is a wonderful way to show appreciation for our veterans on this day.
Use your Channel to Thank/Honor Veterans
Wherever your voice is heard, use that channel to show gratitude to veterans. If you are a painter or photographer, paint or shoot a veteran-honoring piece. If you are a business owner or manager, implement a special discount or deal for veterans on their special day. Or, if you write blogs for the best Pizzeria in the world, write a blog about honoring veterans!
Make it Personal with Veterans you Know
On this Veterans Day, take some time to reach out to any veterans you know and express your gratitude in whatever way you see fit. Gifts and care packages are never a bad idea, but something small and simple is also meaningful. A simple phone call, text, or social media post goes a long way.
I hope that you take one or more of these ideas into consideration while you are enjoying your Veterans Day. And to all my Veteran readers: Thank you. It’s always a pleasure having you all at The Spinato’s Family Table. Alla Salute!
Starting your Holiday Checklist Early
I don’t know how it happened, but guys… it’s November. I don’t think I’m alone when I say that these past couple months - almost the whole year, really! - have really flown by. November and December are filled with holidays, celebrations, birthdays, family gatherings, harvests/solstices, and a whole lot of FOOD! The time for preparations is now, and let me tell you something… I am not ready! So, in the spirit of all things Holiday, I’ve decided that there will be no man left behind this season! This week, we are going to create a Holiday Checklist to keep you organized and prepared for this tumultuous end-of-the-year craziness!
This is the checklist that I came up with for my November and December Celebrations. I hope this helps you guys stay organized and have a stress-free holiday season. I’m excited to continue talking about all the As always, thanks for joining us at The Spinato’s Family Table! Alla Salute!
October Fun a Few Days More
October has been filled with so much fun, news, and accomplishments, it’s been challenging to keep track of it all! But, before the month is over, we want to recap and remind us all of this eventful month so that you all can take advantage of some special opportunities! November and December are sneaking up on us, so let’s enjoy the last few days of October together the Spinato’s way.
Join us at one of our 5 valley locations this week to take advantage of two very cool limited time offers we have been hosting all month long. For dinner, grab the family a couple of Broccoli Crust Pizzas any way you like! Gluten-free, guilt-free, and straight up delicious! Trust me, everyone at your table will be able to enjoy these pies!
For dessert, you can satisfy your sweet tooth AND give back to the community by ordering some pink cannolis! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we have turned all our cannolis pink and we are donating $1 for every single cannoli sold all month long to our local charity, Don’t be a Chump, check for a Lump.
You can enjoy a well-rounded meal that leaves your tummy and your heart satisfied with friends and family - in stores, pick-up, and delivery! Take advantage of these special dishes before the month is out!
Phew. I’m glad I told you about all that before October ends so you don’t miss out! Now, let’s take a quick look at some things we’ve accomplished! We are so excited and want to share them with you!
We were at the Women’s Expo this month and let me tell you - it was amazing! Not to brag or anything, but we were definitely one of the most popular booths of the weekend! Who can say no gluten-free guilt-free delicious PIZZA?! Needless to say, we made lots of new friends and had so many fun conversations about our Broccoli Crust Pizzas! Thanks to everyone who helped out that weekend - it was a success!
And my favorite piece of news I saved for last. This one really warms my heart. From September, we raised and donated $11.500 for the Phoenix Children’s Hospital thanks to all of you!!! That is something truly incredible. Together, we really made a difference. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you from the Spinato’s Family.
We always love sharing with you here at The Spinato’s Family Table. Until next time, Alla Salute!