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Zweigle's historic delivery wagon In 1880, C. Wilhelm and Josephine Zweigle opened the doors of their butcher shop at the corner of Joseph Avenue and Kelly Street in Rochester, NY. Soon thereafter, the small store became known for producing great tasting "Old World" German products including Frankfurts, Wieners, Sausages, Bloodwurst, Weiswurst, Liver Sausage and more. As a family operation, C.Wilhelm and Josephine's children were active members of the business, becoming involved early in their childhood by helping clean up around the shop and running deliveries to the saloons and neighborhood markets that placed daily orders. As the business expanded, the deep-rooted family culture and commitment to quality established by the founders was passed on from one generation to the next.

Making great products starts with using great ingredients and unlike some of the "big" brands, no Zweigle's branded product contains mechanically separated poultry or fillers. From our famous Pop Open® products to our authentic ethnic sausages, deli meats and our new line of chicken sausages, every product is produced using fresh muscle meats that are always ground on-site. All products are produced in our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Rochester, NY. While modernizations in manufacturing and refrigeration equipment have helped ensure the safety and consistency of every product produced, it is our strict adherence to "Old World" recipes and techniques that have established Zweigle's as the hometown favorite.

Zweigle's historic tent stand Today: Zweigle's is a fifth-generation, family owned business that carries forward the legacy of quality and excellence that was established so many years ago. Julie Camardo-Steron, the great-great granddaughter of C.Wilhelm and Josephine, leads the company into the future with the same unwavering commitment to producing great tasting, premium quality products which will always be the cornerstone of our success.

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Julie Camardo Zweigle's CEO Dear Valued Customers,

Welcome to Zweigles.com and thank you for your continued loyalty to our products.

Back in 1880, my great, great-grandparents C. Wilhelm and Josephine Zweigle started our company out of a small butcher shop located at the corner of Joseph Avenue and Kelly Street. As the fifth-generation owner of Zweigle's, I am proud of what we have collectively accomplished over the 135-plus years we have been in business. The unwavering commitment to quality established by our founders has been passed on from generation to generation and has played a significant role in making Zweigle's one of Rochester's oldest family owned and operated businesses.

As I look to the future, I am excited by the possibility of passing on the tradition to my children and look forward to Zweigle's remaining a visible part of the Rochester landscape for many years to come. We are continually striving to develop new products that will help you with preparing great meals for your family. From our All Natural Chicken Sausage to our time honored classic Pop Opens®, we offer a wide range of products that are ideal for everyday cooking.

With the introduction of Savory Sensations and Mama Camardo's, two great new brands from Zweigle's, we are extending our product offerings to include a variety of high quality, convenient meal solutions. Keep an eye out at your local grocery store for exciting new items including fully cooked marinated chicken breasts, classic Italian meatballs and savory breakfast sausages. So, whether you are making breakfast for the kids, getting ready for a weekend BBQ, or preparing a gourmet meal for friends and family, Zweigle's has the products you need to make great meals easy.

Thank you again for visiting our site and for being a loyal Zweigle's customer. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,
Julie Camardo Zweigle's CEO
Julie Camardo-Steron
President, Zweigle's Inc.