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Let our chefs and supply chain experts serve up new ideas for beef menu concepts and for increasing your beef sales.

BEEF MAKES EVERY MENU BETTER

Follow the latest trends in beef, including innovative cuts and inspiring menu ideas. 

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beef consumer insights - february 2024

Learn about key beef consumer behavior trends heading into 2024.


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national beef tenderness survey

Despite the challenges the beef industry has faced over the last 30 years, including drought, herd liquidation, fluctuating supply, and input costs, the quality of beef and tenderness has seen great improvements.

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looking ahead: the beef market in 2024

Gain a sneak peek into 2024 and check out this analysis and outlook for what to expect from the beef market heading into the new year. Uncover the latest trends, market dynamics, and key factors shaping the cattle industry from supply and demand to price considerations and much more.  

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CAPITALIZING ON BEEF'S NUTRITION WITH CONSUMERS

It's no surprise that improving one's diet is a common resolution people make every New Year's Eve. According to a recent Forbes survey, of the 1,000 people surveyed, 32% of respondents cited improving their diet as their top goal for 2024. Losing weight, improving mental health, and improving fitness also made the top five.¹ Overall, this clearly shows that most people want to live healthier lives going into 2024. 

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EXPLORING CURRENT FLAVOR TRENDS IN BEEF DISHES

From innovative spice blends to creative marinades and unique ingredient combinations, let us embark on a culinary adventure as we delve into the current flavor trends that are revolutionizing beef dishes. 

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LEAN BEEF AS PART OF A HEALTHY MENU

Check out this inspiration sheet for lean beef nutritional information and some inspirational menu concepts you can bring into your own kitchen.

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wholesale prices - Updated weekly

Get a unique top-line view of average reported wholesale prices on beef subprimal cuts. Charts are prepared using data from USDA Market News and the VMMEAT® System by Meat Solutions.

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Cut Charts

Our beef cut posters are the most effective tools for learning about the various cuts of beef, where they come from on the carcass, and the recommended cooking method for each cut.

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Yield Data

Review general guidelines for approximate yields when fabricating newer beef cuts from traditional subprimals, like those from the Chuck primal. Start here, then do your own testing to dial in exact numbers for your operation.

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Stay connected to what's happening in foodservice, wholesale and more.

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Watch accomplished chefs speak about the profitability, versatility, and crave-ability of beef. Get some serious menu inspiration along the way. (Warning: Mouthwatering images ahead!)

Get foodservice inspiration and insights on menu planning, customer preferences, operations and more.

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Today's Beef Consumer Webinar - Foodservice - april 2023

Digging into the latest data around beef consumers' purchasing behavior, perceptions, and overall trends in the foodservice market.

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lean beef

We all know that beef tastes great, but did you know how good it is for you too? A 3 oz. cooked serving of lean beef provides 10 essential nutrients in around 170 calories, less than 10 grams of total fat and less than 95 mg of cholesterol.

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SUSTAINABILITY AND YOUR BOTTOM LINE: HOW BEEF PLAYS A ROLE

Restaurant foodservice operators know sustainability is more than just a buzz word… it impacts an operation’s bottom line and restaurants’ sustainability efforts factor into about half of diners’ decisions on where to dine.

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BEEF MEANS BUSINESS: AN INTERVIEW WITH TOP CHEF CARRIE BAIRD

The Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. team recently caught up with Chef Baird at an event at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Culinary Center, funded by the Beef Checkoff, to ask her about her favorite beef cuts, how beef can make a successful fancy toast, and ultimately, why Beef Means Business for her restaurant.

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