Zingerman's and Domino's: What is the origin of these company names?
Turns out, it’s the result of a last minute switch from the restaurant’s original name: Greenberg’s Delicatessen.
The pair — who opened Zingerman’s Deli on Detroit Street in 1982 — wanted to name their business Greenberg’s after Hannah Greenberg, a regular customer at the fish market Saginaw owned, an MLive report says.
But Saginaw and Weinzweig had to change the deli’s name a few days before opening after a Farmington Hills business owner named Greenberg said they couldn’t use his name.
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“We came up with Zingerman’s; it sounded zingy and fun,” Saginaw told MLive.
Ann Arbor Township-based Domino’s Pizza was founded in 1960 when Tom Monaghan and his brother, James, bought Domi-Nick’s pizzeria in Ypsilanti for $500. When Dominick wanted the name back, an employee came up with Domino’s.
The company’s three-dot domino logo represents the company’s first three stores.