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Take a Terrifically Tasty Trip to France

A week of enjoying the food and wine of Lyon and the Jura awaits If you’re one of the many folks I know who’s thinking about heading out for some significant overseas travel to try to make up for the last few years, this Zingerman’s Food Tour to France might just be the ticket. Not […]

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Bourbon Gelato from the Creamery

A terrific new tasty treat Looking for a super tasty dessert this week? Are you a big fan of bourbon? We have just the ticket at the Creamery—handmade gelato crafted with a healthy dose of barrel-aged Kentucky Bourbon. Gelato, if you’re not familiar with it, is the frozen dessert of Italy. It originated, it seems, in […]

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Congratulations to Lisa Schultz, Zingerman’s Newest Managing Partner!

Lisa started at Zingerman’s Roadhouse in 2004 as a server, worked her way up to Restaurant Manager in 2013, and now, as of August 18th, is Managing Partner! She has a passion for providing excellent service (she’s played an integral role in creating the service culture of the Roadhouse) and a focus on helping the […]

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Thinking About Art and How We Think

Approaching our work as art can change our worlds Designer Debbie Millman once wisely shared this life advice: “If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve.” Inverting Debbie’s insight into a more positive frame, I arrive at this: “Imagine ourselves as artists and it’s amazing what can come of it.” When I […]

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A Radically Different Take on Responsibility

A small shift in beliefs that can have a big impact You might well know the old, cynical restaurant anecdote in which a customer flags down a server who’s passing his table and politely asks for another glass of water. “I’m sorry, sir,” the server replies, “but you’re not in my section.” This story is […]

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A Call to Commit to the Craft of Service

Defining the service we give to our guests in the same way we do our cheese, bread, and coffee Sometimes things come together for me in strange times and unexpected ways. Some of those ideas melt away over time and lead to very little. Others play out very positively. What follows is new, and I […]

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