If local grocery stores place limits on ground beef purchases or do not stock enough products to satisfy the amount of meat that you need, use an alternative beef source that includes purchasing items and having them delivered to your eatery. Buying through a commercial food industry supplier, collaborating with a farmer or a local butcher shop, and signing up for a subscription service are three different options that you can use to make ground beef orders.
A Commercial Food Industries Supplier
Restaurant owners often purchase bulk beef products from a business that serves commercial food establishments. Large orders are typically delivered via a freight company. A large order can include purchasing a half or an entire side of beef and requesting that the meat is finely ground, before being shipped to your business.
Contact a supplier and request a breakdown of the beef packages that they sell. Opt for the smallest size available, if you have limited storage space or if you would like to test out the beef product, before upgrading your order to a larger size.
A Farmer or a Butcher
A beef sales program that involves being matched with a local farmer will provide the opportunity to select grass or grain-fed beef. Similarly to a standard bulk order, you will be able to choose the size of your order. Some farmers offer a crowdfunding option, which involves forming a group with other people, who will each invest some money for an equal portion of a cow.
Many butchers sell bulk products that have been sourced locally. Order the number of pounds of ground beef you prefer or select a meat box that contains a variety of items that can be utilized at your eatery and your home.
A Subscription Box
A subscription box may include beef, pork, chicken, or seafood products or a combination of all of them. Products may be organic or non-organic. Some retailers offer subscription boxes that are themed and that contain specific cuts of meat and portioned sizes.
There are alternate subscription plans that allow a consumer to mix and match the products that they will receive or to order one specific item, such as ground beef. When signing up for a subscription plan, you may be rewarded with some introductory products that are free of charge. Many retailers attempt to market their products in this manner, in hopes of acquiring loyal customers who will purchase a wide variety of products from them in the future.