YC’s Mongolian Grill fights back after COVID shutdown
Staff Reports | Digital Free Press
YC’s Mongolian Grill is opening a Scottsdale location at 14850 N. 87th St. on Tuesday, Oct. 18.
Found near Raintree Drive and Loop 101, the new location marks the third for the locally owned and operated fast-casual restaurant, according to a press release.
YC’s Mongolian Grill Scottsdale features the restaurant’s signature small, large and unlimited bowls with flavorful, world-inspired sauces including Calcutta Curry, Spicy Thai, Curry-Yaki and Spicy Black Pepper. Guests are encouraged to pack their bowls full of fresh veggies, rice, noodles and sauces to customize their bowl experience. Each bowl is then stir-fried to perfection by a YC’s chef on the restaurant’s signature flat-top grill.
In 2020, the build-your-own concept’s original Scottsdale location, along with the Tempe and Chandler stores, faced hardships in the face of COVID and shut down in October, according to a press release.
“After a tough few years of working through adversity during the pandemic and beyond, we are ready to open the doors to an all-new YC’s experience and reconnect with our Scottsdale customers,” said Geoff Stanisic, who owns the restaurant brand. “We take pride in the food we serve and love being able to provide our customers with the best ingredients and a bowl full of authentic flavor.”
YC’s Mongolian Grill has been a locally owned and operated Valley staple for more than 30 years, opening its first location in Tempe in 1991. In that time, YC’s has become a cult favorite of longtime Valley residents and an unexpected delight for visitors.
YC’s Mongolian Grill Scottsdale’s store hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.