About Chicago Steak Company - Our History

 

About Us

 At Chicago Steak Company, we invite you to taste tradition. Since 1865 with the founding of the Union Stock Yards, Chicago has been at the heart of high-quality American meats. Chicago Steak Company proudly carries on that tradition. We specialize in hand-cut, Mid-West raised, USDA Prime beef - in short, the very best steaks your money can buy. We raise, trim, and age our steaks using centuries-old techniques, then vacuum-seal each individually, locking in flavor and freshness.

 

Chicago Steak Company

When you bite into a Chicago Steak Company steak, you’re tasting quality that goes back generations. Our partner, Meats by Linz, has defined excellence in steaks since 1963. Meats by Linz started as a small, family-run butcher shop, and began with founder Martin Linz’s commitment to the highest quality beef, butchered using old-world, artisanal techniques. More than 50 years later, Meats by Linz continues to honor that tradition under the careful watch of Martin's grandson, Fred Linz.

You will taste our commitment to tradition in every Chicago Steak Company steak. Through our partnership, Chicago Steak Company serves only the finest American beef. Our steaks are sourced exclusively from Mid-West raised heritage cattle, giving our steaks the prized tenderness, marbling, and flavor that can only come from superior growing conditions and bloodlines.

Our steaks are then aged for four to six weeks to develop the complexity of flavor demanded by 5-star restaurants, steakhouses, and discerning steak lovers. We offer wet-aged and dry-aged steaks - according to your tastes - using aging techniques that go back generations. With the largest Dry Aging Facility in the Mid-West we have created a unique flavor profile that is second to none and we are the leader in Dry Aging Beef nationwide. Our steaks are trimmed by Linz butchers the old-fashioned way, hand-carved with expert precision to remove extra tissue and fat. The result is an exceptionally tender and flavorful steak, bite after beefy bite.

 

USDA Prime - The Top 2% of All Beef

Chicago Steak Company is dedicated to bringing you the very best in beef, which is why we specialize in Dry Aged USDA Prime steaks. With our state of the art Dry Aging room we artisan age each steak up to 6 weeks for a robust, nutty, flavor profile. USDA Prime is the highest grade awarded by the USDA to beef, accounting for only the top 2% of all beef raised by American ranchers. Our company also offers Upper 1/3 USDA Choice beef. These are steaks that have just missed the cut-off point for USDA Prime, and deliver comparable quality for a lower price. Nothing, however, quite matches the tenderness and flavor of USDA Prime beef.

The USDA Prime shield signals superior marbling, tenderness, and flavor. Abundant marbling is the trademark of a USDA Prime steak. Marbling - the thin white streaks of fat that “marble” a great piece of beef - is considered the greatest sign of a quality steak. As a well-marbled steak cooks, its fat melts, coating your steak in buttery, beefy flavor. This is why 5-star restaurants and resorts go to such great lengths to exclusively serve USDA Prime steaks.

Some other wholesalers reject USDA grading in favor of their own & in-house” grading systems. Usually, this is their way of passing off lower-quality steaks while raking in USDA Prime prices. At Chicago Steak Company, we advise consumers to always look for the USDA shield, ensuring the quality of your purchase.

The Ultimate Steak Experience With our dedication to exceptional steak, Chicago Steak Company promises The Ultimate Steak Experience. Our steaks are great for any occasion. They grace the tables of award-winning restaurants, make exceptional gifts for family, friends, and colleagues, and make a delicious centerpiece to any backyard cookout.

Our steaks were named a “must have” luxury item by Discovery’s Catch It, Keep It. In March of 2015, we went head to head against seven of our top competitors, at the inaugural Great Steak Debate, hosted at America Cut steakhouse in Manhattan. Our steaks were awarded the People’s Choice Award, with Business Insider calling our steak, “the talk of the party.

We are also dedicated to educating people about what makes a great steak. At Steak University, we publish videos and articles on cooking techniques, share steakhouse-style recipes, and profile the very best steakhouses across America in our steakhouse reviews section. Whether you love juicy dry-aged ribeyes, the rich flavor of USDA Prime tenderloin, or the melt-in-your-mouth experience of Kobe-style Wagyu beef, our commitment to tradition and the world’s finest beef makes indulging in The Ultimate Steak Experience easier than ever.

 

 

Chicago Steak company Difference

When buying a Steak, make sure it really is the BEST!

Learn what makes a steak from Chicago Steak Company the Ultimate Steak Experience: Grade, Artisan Aging, Hand Selection & Hand Cut, and Individual Registration.
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Premium Angus Beef - Midwest Raised 

At Chicago Steak Company, we invite you to taste tradition. Since 1865 with the founding of the Union Stock Yards, Chicago has been at the heart of high-quality American meats. Chicago Steak Company proudly carries on that tradition. We specialize in hand-cut, Mid-West raised, Premium Angus USDA Prime beef – a program that has defined excellence in steak since 1963.

Each steak is hand-cut by Chicago butchers with five generations of experience. In short, the Ultimate Steak Experience. Learn More »

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