On today's episode of All in the Industry®, Shari Bayer is on-location in Ann Arbor, her college town of The University of Michigan (#goblue!), with her guest Ari Weinzweig, the radical CEO and co-founding partner of the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, which includes the legendary Zingerman’s Delicatessen, which opened over 40 years ago, in addition to 13 other businesses (all around the Ann Arbor area), with more than 23 managing partners. Recognized by Inc Magazine as one of “The World's 10 Top CEOs (They Lead in a Totally Unique Way);” by the James Beard Foundation as one of the “Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America,” and the recipient of a Bon Appetit Lifetime Achievement Award — Ari has charted a new path for creating and growing a business. Rather than replicate the original, and now iconic, Zingerman’s Delicatessen, Ari and his partner Paul Saginaw made the conscious decision to create very different businesses, with their own managing partners, that would instead replicate the original Zingerman’s values, which Ari has continued to expand upon and write about extensively. He is the author of the four-part series Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading, as well as a public speaker and writes a weekly e-newsletter. Today's show also features Shari's PR tip to be radical; Speed Round; Industry News on The New York Times article, "The New Reality for College Dining Halls: Dozens of Dietary Restrictions" by Priya Krishna; and Solo Dining experience at the latest location of NY culinary and cultural icon, Russ & Daughters, in NYC's Hudson Yards neighborhood.
** Check out Shari's new book, CHEFWISE – Life Lessons from Leading Chefs Around the World (Phaidon, Spring 2023), now available at Phaidon.com, Amazon.com and wherever books are sold! #chefwisebook **
Photo Courtesy of Ari Weinzweig and Shari Bayer.
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