Custom Apparel can be extremely helpful to any business, especially small businesses. One small business based in Pinckney, MI has been using custom apparel for years which has made them one of the most iconic restaurants in Michigan.
Zukey Lake Tavern is a single location restaurant in Pinckney, MI located on Zukey Lake. They are family owned and operated and have been for many years. The current owners, Jeff and Nick Plante, are brothers who took over the business from their father Chuck and retired owner Rick. The original building (which is still in use) was built on the north shore of Zukey Lake right at the end of Prohibition by the Girard brothers. Since then, they have largely expanded and now offer both indoor and outdoor seating.
What makes this place a local tourist attraction is their custom shirts. For years, people have come from near and far for food, drinks, and custom apparel. The iconic logo is both simple, yet memorable. Customers come from near and far just to experience the restaurant and get some custom Zukey Lake Tavern apparel on their way out. Over the years, the logo has become truly famous. In a 2019 New York Times article, famous actor Ryan Reynolds told the world that his favorite t-shirt happens to be a Zukey Lake Tavern t-shirt he got over 18 years ago!
Upon entering the indoor dining area at Zukey Lake Tavern, you’ll find a wall of pictures on your right. This wall is the “Zukey Lake Tavern Around the World” wall featuring customers wearing their Zukey Lake Tavern apparel in numerous cities, countries, and continents, from Alaska to China!
In Pinckney, it’s extremely hard to find a local who doesn’t own at least one Zukey Lake Tavern t-shirt or other apparel item. This is what helps make the Tavern so popular. Along with great food, drinks, and company, the iconic apparel makes this restaurant a top destination in Pinckney and the surrounding area.
We are proud to print the custom apparel for Zukey Lake Tavern and countless other amazing small businesses! If you ever find yourself in the Pinckney, MI area, be sure to check out Zukey Lake Tavern and snag a shirt! Pro Tip: If you’re visiting on a Wednesday, be sure to order a large specialty pizza to get one of their iconic shirts for free!
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