During this exciting two-day pop-up extravaganza, the Michigan sandwich haven will fully take over The Ruin Daily, Chicago’s quirky day bar and deli, giving die-hard Zingerman’s fans and novices alike the chance to sink their teeth into the savory action while it lasts. Together with The Ruin Daily’s team of sandwich superstars, the celebrated Ann Arbor eatery will present selections from its famed menu of 133 mouth-watering choices constructed using Zingerman’s premier ingredients including housemade breads twice-baked for extra-crispy crusts, scrumptious cheeses, organic veggies, perfectly seasoned meats and more, along with an array of its signature sweets and sides.
WHEN: Sunday, May 19th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Monday, May 20th from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
WHERE: The Ruin Daily (328 S. Jefferson St. Chicago, IL 606610
WHAT: Slinging some of the top sandos in the country since 1982 and often considered one of the most famous eateries in the state of Michigan, Zingerman’s Delicatessen is consistently ranked among the world’s best sandwich spots. Praised by INC Magazine, the Harvard Business Review and MSNBC for their immensely successful business model, Zingerman’s co-founders Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig routinely share their unique approach with other operators through leadership development and management training seminars.
THE SANDWICHES: Look forward to time-honored Zingerman’s classics such as the #2 Zingerman’s Reuben made with corned beef, Swiss Emmental cheese, Brinery sauerkraut and Russian dressing on Jewish rye bread and the #36 Lila & Izzie’s Skokie Skidoo made with Swiss Emmental cheese, coleslaw and lots of Russian dressing on grilled farm bread. In addition, the delis will create an all-new collaborative sandwich, only available during the epic event. Full menu details to come.
“We’re thrilled to bring the Zingerman’s experience to the Chicago dining scene and give the city a taste of what we’re all about,” says Rodger Bowser, Managing Partner of Zingerman’s Delicatessen.”The Ruin Daily is not your average sandwich spot and we couldn’t be more honored to set up shop in their space and collaborate for this one-of-a-kind takeover.”
“After experiencing Zingerman’s many different projects, and with their philosophy on service and hospitality, we are really excited to be hosting them at The Ruin Daily for this pop-up,” says Bruce Finkelman, Managing Partner at 16″ on Center. “A visit to their deli is a truly awesome experience and they have built a strong cult following that extends well beyond Michigan. For years we’ve had the pleasure of learning from their team by attending Zingerman’s seminars in Ann Arbor and we know Chicagoan’s will absolutely love these delicious sandwiches.”
In true Ruin Daily fashion, guests will have the option to wash down their feasts with select craft beers from Michigan breweries along with several specialty cocktails featuring Zingerman’s tastyhouse-made ingredients. Stay tuned for the full menu of deli-deliciousness, coming soon!
ABOUT THE RUIN DAILY: The Ruin Daily is a sandwich shop and day bar by hospitality group 16″ on Center (Revival Food Hall, MONEYGUN, The Promontory), who understand that life is too short for sh*tty sandwiches. The boozy deli welcomes guests for breakfast, coffee, sandwiches, cocktails and post-work offerings from dawn until dusk. The all-day restaurant boasts house-made deli meats and offers interesting twists on familiar favorite sandwiches for meat eaters and vegetarians alike, such as the Pastrami on Rye, Club Wrap, Farmer’s Friend and more. Guests are invited to enjoy a full coffee bar as well as morning pastry offerings by James Beard award-winning chef Mindy Segal. The venue also presents a rotating roster of drinks served all day, including grab-and-go options for when you’re just not into people. The Ruin Daily is located at 328 S. Jefferson St. (on Jefferson and Van Buren), Chicago, IL 60661 and is open Monday-Friday from 8am — 9pm. The concept earns its quirky name from Martin Van Buren, arguably one of the best/worst presidents in history. #MVB was widely blamed for “ruining” the financial system through the economic depression in 1837. For more information, please call 312-929-2707, or visit www.theruindaily.com.
ABOUT ZINGERMAN’S: The Zingerman’s Community of Businesses is a family of eleven independently operated businesses all located in the Ann Arbor, MI area. Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig founded Zingerman’s Delicatessen in 1982. Following a successful decade that brought Zingerman’s national attention for their signature sandwiches and for their selection of olive oils, meats and cheeses from all over the world, Paul and Ari pondered various avenues for growing their business. Rejecting the franchising model, they opted to develop new enterprises with entrepreneurs that would follow the Zingerman’s guiding principles and commit to doing business in and around Ann Arbor. The new business would provide goods and services that would support and be supported by each other. In 1992, Paul and Ari partnered with Frank Carollo to open Zingerman’s Bakehouse. That was followed by other partnerships that brought forth Zingerman’s Training, Inc. (1994), Zingerman’s Mail Order (1996), Zingerman’s Creamery (2001), Zingerman’s Roadhouse (2003), Zingerman’s Coffee Co., (2004) and Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory (2009), Zingerman’s Cornman Farms (2014), Miss Kim (2016), and Zingerman’s Food Tours (2018). Today, the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses has annual sales of almost $70 million and has received national coverage for both their food and their business philosophy from The New York Times, Saveur, USA Today, The Oprah Winfrey Show, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and many other outlets. In 2006, Ari was the recipient of the James Beard Foundation award for Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America. In 2008, Paul and Ari were given the Lifetime Achievement Award from Bon Appetit. For more information about the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, please visit our website at www.zingermanscommunity.com.