Business, Our Businesses

A Positive Innovation from the Independent Restaurant Coalition

  One of the most positive innovations of the last few months has been the formation of the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC). The group came together a few weeks into the pandemic to help independent restaurants collaborate and advocate effectively for their needs in Washington. While the headlines and aid packages have historically gone to […]

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Business, Leadership, ZCoBbers

Things Fall Apart (But They Never Leave My Heart)*

  Over the 38 years we’ve been in business, I’ve worried about, talked through, and planned for hundreds of strange scenarios. I’m a planner, and here at Zingerman’s we’ve been forecasting and budgeting and organizing for probably 30 years now. But, as Mike Tyson once famously said, “Everyone has a plan ’til they get punched in […]

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Business, News, Our Businesses, ZCoBbers, ZingLife

A message from Ari to our Community in the midst of Covid-19

  Friends, colleagues, customers, community, I’ve been holding off a bit on writing something over the last week. In the flood of messages about the Coronavirus (Covid-19), I keep waiting to be able to offer some new insight, a more holistic approach, or better still—a solution. I alternate between wishing it wasn’t happening (denial) and […]

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Bakehouse, Bread, Business, ZCoBbers, Zingerman's History

My Good Friend Frank

“Friendship is often more enduring than love and less exacting.” Emma Goldman My Good Friend Frank; 40 Years of Fine Food, Friendship, and Fun Back in the spring of 1978, I started my first job in restaurants. It was washing dishes at a place a few of you might well still remember, called Maude’s, over near […]

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Business, Food Artisans, Good Food

Miss Kim’s Guide to Kerrytown

Miss Kim, Zingerman’s seasonally-driven Korean restaurant, is happily nestled in the heart of Kerrytown. We invite you to explore our neighborhood by building a staycation around your next Miss Kim meal. To help you plan your day in Kerrytown, we talked to Miss Kim’s team for their top tips to enjoying the neighborhood. Whether you […]

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Business, Leadership, Vision, ZingTrain

Writing A Vision Of Success

3 tips for writing a vision of success from Kat Gordon, Professional Pie Taster & Owner at Muddy’s Bake Shop in Memphis, TN, and a ZingTrain client. “This isn’t a vision, it’s an illustrated to-do list… let’s try a second draft.” No one can say this as kindly and with as much encouragement as Maggie […]

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