We Only Sell the Top 2% of All Beef
Unlike our biggest competitors, our products are certified USDA Prime.
USDA Prime beef is the highest grade you can buy and represents only 2% of all American beef. The United States Department of Agriculture describes it as “The ultimate in tenderness, juiciness and flavor”. However, because only a small portion of all US beef earns this grade, and demand for it is so high, most beef sellers are unable to offer it. That's where we come in.
Chicago On Camera
We're more than just steak. Chicago Steaks is a lifestyle, so we ensure chefs have an exceptional experience with how to videos and inspired packaging.
Our Steak is Rooted in Chicago Tradition
We're the leader of dry-aged beef with the largest dry-aging facility in the midwest.
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. Our steaks are trimmed by Linz butchers the old-fashioned way, hand-carved with expert precision. The result is an exceptionally tender and flavorful steak.
Voted People's Choice Winner in the Great Steak Debate, 2015.
"The winner was apparent early on. From first bite it was clear that [Chicago Steak Company] was an unforgettable cut. It became the talk of the party."
- Business Insider
Our Beef is Top-Tier
increase in demand for premium beef since 2002
of all beef only is considered USDA Prime certified
total USDA Prime beef sold in US in 2015
We Surpassed $2.7M in 2016
compound annual growth rate
average order per customer
average profit margin per order
Our Partners and Customers
We work with some of the country's finest restaurants and largest distributors
From Startup to Award-Winning Beef Purveyor
In the past 8 years, we've mastered the cut-to-order beef model.
My Chicago Steak Company is Founded
Chicago Steak Company Trademark Accepted
Hit $1 Million in Sales.
People’s Choice Award at Great Steak Debate
Winning against top industry giants like Omaha Steaks & Kansas City Steaks validated our dedication to quality to press and potential customers.
Wagyu Line & Chicago’s Best Seller at Costco.com
Costco estimates a minimum of $250K in annual sales on this channel.
Maine Lobster House
Here's How Your Investment Will Help Us
We're Focusing on Bringing New Products to Market & Getting the Word Out.
Maine Lobster House
This new brand will allow us to offer a focused product line using our existing vendor partner in Maine. The new products offered by this brand are in the same Foodie/Luxury Gifting segment as Chicago Steak Company so we will be able to cross promote to our existing customer base.
New Product Lines
Expanding our product offerings will enable us to grow our target audience to include new prospective customers. We will also be able to expand our targeted marketing efforts (namely, Pay Per Click) to include target keywords surrounding these items.
We will be focusing on targeting mobile users. We would also like to expand our reach with key market influencers and celebrity endorsements. Finally, the development of a Corporate Gifting Program is essential to the continued growth of the brand.
I wanted to take a moment and explain my decision to invest with Chicago Steak Company. In a
good investment or successful partnership one must consider with whom they are trusting their
money. When I was approached by the founders of CSC to invest I was naturally concerned
about the business model and the plan for success. However, when it came to the founders
“Will” to be a success, I had zero concerns. I am a believer CSC, its products, its model and its
ability to offer me a great ROI. I was always convinced they would be successful. However, it
was never any singular aspect of the company that satisfied me. What assured me in their success
was my knowledge of the founders ability to grind out success.
Coming from a restaurant background, I understand the passion and will it takes to achieve success. The CSC founders share a similar background and have the ability to do whatever it takes reach the goal of success. I have always been confident in their ability to design a plan, create and identify all the details, then grind out the long days, nights, weeks, months and years to reach the goal. Also, the CSC founders have a track record in building up the support system and team in the company. I have seen these qualities in previous business relationships.I expected it to continue and it has.
I bring up this ”Will” to be a success because it so important. Everyone wants to be successful. For me it’s not the “want” it’s in the “Will” and these guys have it!!!
Let's Dine Together
When it comes to the History of American dining, few things are as iconic as biting in to a juicy, tender and well marbled steak. From the days when the cowboys roamed the great plains with their longhorn steer, to the modern heritage cattle movement, a quality steak is one of the few foods to cross cultural and economic divides. The steak dinner has managed to remain a robust, down to earth dining experience while retaining a level of high end appeal that has made the steakhouse a ubiquitous presence in nearly every city, state and region of the U.S. In short, at Chicago Steak Company, we sell a popular product.
Popularity isn’t enough though. In fact, the popularity, and accessibility, of steak was one of our initial obstacles when we founded Chicago Steak Company in 2008. How could we convince customers that they should buy steak from us instead of a grocery store or one of the handful of other mail order steak companies?
Our passion for a great business model and ability to recognize the sound of opportunity knocking, quickly gave us the answer. We had to be better than everyone else. We needed to source, supply and ship a better cut of beef than your local butcher. We needed to excel at customer service and provide a top notch shopping experience in order to out do the existing eCommerce chains. We needed to provide the best online platform for educating, marketing and interacting with our customers at a personal level. We knew that we couldn’t get into this business without a commitment to excellence in all levels of our organization. And so we didn’t… Eight years later the result of that commitment to excellence shows in our accolades. When pitted against seven of the best steakhouses in the country and our main eCommerce competitors during the Great Steak Debate in Manhattan, Chicago Steak Company was the talk of the competition, snagging the People’s Choice Award. We’ve received incredible press coverage and have been featured on television channels such as the Home Shopping Network, Discovery Science Channel and National News programs; just to name a few. Celebrities like Mite Ditka and Greg Grundberg from Star Wars, sing our praises. But what really matters is our customer feedback, which is second to none in the steak direct mail industry. It’s one thing to say that we strive to be the best, but another to give you the facts and details of our product and business model that back up our claims.
And it all starts with the product. Chicago Steak Company produces a high end, luxury brand of steak. When our customer sends a box of Chicago Steak Company steaks, they buy with confidence knowing they will be receiving some of the best steaks available on the market today. We do this by partnering with one of the best beef families in the Mid-West. Meats by Linz began as a small, Chicago area family-run butcher shop in the 1960’s. The popularity of their cuts, and Linz’s commitment to excellence has shown with its staying power. Over 50 years later, the founder’s grandson continues to produce top quality, hand-cut selections of steak.
Our steaks come from only the finest American beef, sourced exclusively from heritage cattle raised in the Mid-West. The breeding, selection and expert level of care given to the Linz family herds, shows in the flavor, marbling and tenderness of Chicago Steak Company Steaks. Each and every dry aged steak is aged in the largest dry aging room in the U.S. As a result, each steak on our Chicago Steak Company Website receives the USDA choice, or even higher, USDA prime designation. Unlike our mail order steak competitors, we don’t hide our USDA grades, we proudly flaunt them.
At Chicago Steak Company, we know that it is not enough to have a great product. This is why we also offer top notch customer service on every sale. Whether it is $60 in steak or $600, we take personal pride in making sure each and every customer is 100% satisfied with their order. We also provide education and outreach to our customers with step by step instructions, an online “Steak University” and a beautiful, newly redesigned website. At Chicago Steak Company, we are committed to producing more than just a meal or selling a product. We are dedicated to creating an all-encompassing experience. From the moment our customer opens a box of individually wrapped steaks, until the very last bite leaves the fork, we want our customers equating Chicago Steak Company with a high end, lifestyle brand. This is where you come in.
As an investor in Chicago Steak Company you have a unique opportunity to join a fast growing luxury, lifestyle company. Since 2008, we have continued to build and expand our eCommerce opportunities. In 2010, just two years after shipping our first Chicago Steak Company gift box, we hit $1 million in annual sales. Then, in 2014 we reached $2 million in annual sales. December 15, 2015 marked our largest sales day in company history yet, with $127,000 in total sales. But even with these successes, we refuse to rest on our laurels and are maintaining our commitment to be the best in the industry across all facets.
With that in mind, we have been launching a series of exciting partnerships, identifying areas of product line growth and marshaling our current resources to better reach existing and new customers. In 2016 alone we have partnered with some of the biggest names in website sales. FTD Florist, Costco, GoldBelly.com and Neiman Marcus are all sites where you can now purchase Chicago Steak Company products. We’ve also expanded our product line to offer lobster through our new www.MyLiveLobster.com website, and will soon be rolling out a wine expansion to our gift box selections. As an investor you will be part of a growing company that is intent on becoming our customers’ one stop shop for the gourmet and luxury lifestyle experience. The Chicago Steak Company WeFunder campaign is just another way we are demonstrating our commitment to never settling. Whether it is sales figures, customer satisfaction, market share or our gourmet steaks, lobsters, wine or future products; good will never be enough. We at the Chicago Steak Company strive to be the best and are looking for investor partners that share the same commitment to achievement. I humbly invite you to be part of our adventure in entrepreneurial success.