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BEEF MAKES EVERY MENU BETTER

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

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there's no substitute for beef

Meat and poultry consumption is expected to hit record highs this year. But that good news has been overshadowed by recent headlines about plant-based meat substitutes.   

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BEEF REMAINS A MENU MAINSTAY

To better understand beef trends in foodservice, we executed an annual foodservice volumetric study to measure operator purchases and distributor sales of beef and other proteins across all foodservice operator segments.

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Bao Beef Bun

Flavors from Korea, Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines are influencing dishes across the country. These cuisines can stand on their own or be fused together, evidenced by the French-Vietnamese, Pacific-Rim and Pan-Asian fare trending on menus today.

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BEEF QUALITY ASSURANCE: RAISING BEEF THE RIGHT WAY

While your diners may not be able to see a “label” that says BQA certified, both you and your customers can feel good knowing that 85% of beef in the U.S. comes from a BQA certified farmer or rancher. 

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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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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!)

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Double Date Dining

UNDERSTANDING HOW MILLENNIALS DEFINE “HIGH-QUALITY” BEEF WHEN DINING OUT

Survey research, conducted by the Beef Checkoff, revealed how Millennial consumers define “high-quality” beef and how foodservice operators can appeal to this segment through their beef offerings and menu descriptors.

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Beef Ribeye Cap Po' Boy

The Ribeye Cap offers a tender, flavorful cut of beef which can be used in a variety of menu applications. Whether it’s grilled, made as a roulade, reverse-seared or even smoked, this cut will give your diners a delicious meal rarely experienced anywhere else.

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Classic Beef Cheeseburgers

MAKING THE MOST OF QUICK SERVICE BURGERS

It’s no surprise that burgers are among millennials’ top choices when choosing to eat at a quick service establishment. For some, it even brings back sentimental childhood memories.

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IT’S WAY MORE THAN JUST A KITCHEN

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association Culinary Center, funded by the Beef Checkoff, is a beef-centric educational destination that provides culinary support and resources for Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. programming and beyond.

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