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Zingerman’s co-founder, Paul Saginaw has been a strong proponent of increasing the minimum wage. This past January, he joined other business leaders from around the country and traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with US Secretary of Labor, Thomas Perez.
Instead, Paul, Lori, and the Deli staff were happily surprised when the presidential staff informed them that the president had decided to have one of the Deli’s world-famous sandwiches prior to giving his speech. At that point, police and U.S. Secret Service agents secured the Deli and the surrounding area, closing it off to all traffic.
A few minutes later, the presidential motorcade arrived and out stepped President Obama, along with U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, D-MI. Paul and Lori met the pair inside the Deli, and gave them a quick tour before ordering lunch.
President Obama and Rep. Peters then greeted Deli staff and guests, shaking hands and smiling for photos and smartphone videos. One guest briefly lamented that he would be late work, but a guest at another table assured him, “Don’t worry–you have the best excuse ever!” A few minutes later, he was overheard on his phone saying, “You’ll never guess what happened…”
The President then went upstairs to have a private lunch with three servers in various metro area restaurants. The workers, Graham Kovich, of Warren; Aisha Thurman, a mother of three; and Mira Friedlander, a senior at the University of Michigan are all in favor of an increase in the minimum wage.
After lunch, the president again greeted Deli guests:
Then Paul and Lori again joined the president, and all traveled to the University of Michigan’s IM building for the main event. During his speech, President Obama talked about why he decided to stop at Zingerman’s. The remarks were captured on video:
enjoy an inspiring breakfast with zingerman’s co-founder Ari Weinzweig
Please join us this coming Friday, April 4, 730am-9am, at the Zingerman’s Roadhouse for a very special breakfast.
Ari will discuss his latest book, Part 3 of the Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading series, A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Managing Ourselves. The latest book continues to share the “secrets” that have helped take Zingerman’s from a 25-seat, 4-person start up to a nationally known, $49,000,000-organization employing over 600 people. The book includes Secrets #30-39, and explores our belief that some of the most important work we do to build great organizations and lead rewarding lives is the work we need to do inside. The book includes essays on our approach to managing ourselves, mindfulness, leadership at the four levels of organizational growth, personal visioning, why the way the leader thinks will be manifested in the way the organization runs, creating a creative organization and more.
You’ll also hear from Zingerman’s staff, we’ll be inviting employees from around the organization to engage Ari in a dialogue about Zingerman’s, building the business, being part of this organization and how you can apply Zingerman’s approaches to help strengthen your organization.Don’t miss it!
Event is from 8:00 am to 9:00 am, Breakfast served at 7:30 am.
$20 for breakfast or $45 for breakfast and a copy of Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading, Part 3: A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Managing Ourselves
My favorite part of the cheese has to be the 1-year cheddar. What I love about the Creamery recipe is that there are big chunks of cheese — you can really sink your teeth into them, and it melts in your mouth.
Ok, so the Creamery recommends that the best way to serve their pimento cheese is to spread it over pretzel rolls made at the Zingerman’s Bakehouse. Um, yes… is there another way? Well, there are but the pretzels are my favorite by far. I always get them sliced — they are the perfect bite size way to get the pimento cheese into your mouth. The saltiness of the soft pretzels makes such a unique combination of flavors in your mouth.
Is there any way that you shouldn’t eat pimento cheese? NO. The Roadhouse pimento mac n’ cheese, especially when it is extra caramelized, is like heaven on earth. I actually made this at home and was amazed at how great it came out when I’m not anywhere near a professional cook. I think it’s just so good that you can’t do wrong by it! What else goes with Pimento cheese EVERYTHING. I put it on scrambled eggs, on a bagel, on a burger, on a hot dog… seriously, you can put it on anything. I venture to guess that it would even taste good on chocolate — ha!
Ok, so let’s be honest, all I really need to pair it with is a spoon and I’d be a very happy girl. Thank you Zingerman’s for this amazing, mind-blowing, scrumptious and life-changing recipe!