Zims, Advertising Ashtray

Zims, Advertising Ashtray
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  • Product Code: ASH-Z
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  • £35.00
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  • Zims collectible advertising ashtray
  • Excellent condition
  • 1950's, rare
  • Zims - 1949-1995"

  • Crossing Nazi-occupied Europe with General Patton's Third Army, Arthur Zimmerman wished for two things: to get out of the war in one piece, and to come home to a juicy hamburger and luscious milkshake," J Weekly wrote of Zim's founder, who passed away in 2008. The publication also dubbed Zimmerman the "Bay Area's Unofficial Burger King" and noted his activism within the Jewish community as president of Congregation Beth Sholom, regional president of United Synagogues of America, and president of the Bureau of Jewish Education, Sinai Memorial Chapel and the San Francisco council of the Jewish National Fund.

    "When Dad came back from the war he borrowed a few thousand dollars and in 1949 opened up a small U shaped 22 seat counter operation at the corner of Lombard and Steiner in SF and called it Zim's," wrote his son, Steve, in a personal remembrance. "The emphasis of his operation was quality and he used whole choice chucks for his hamburgers which were trimmed and double ground and made into hamburger patties daily. Dad used real ice cream for his milkshakes and had a special hot apple pie with cinnamon sauce made for his customers."

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