Established back in the year 1917, the Omaha Steaks, became renowned for manufacturing, marketing and distributing their steaks, red meat and gourmet foods. The company is named after the popular city Omaha. Omaha Steaks also owns an affiliate, World Port Seafood.
J.J. Simon and his son, B.A. came to America to escape antisemitism and they worked for 20 years as butchers for other people. Then in 1917, the family founded a single butcher shop and privately held their family business, at 17th and Douglas Street. The Simon family bought an old carpentry store, as the site for their meat-cutting business and they named it as Table Supply Meat Co. Their business moved to the other building at 1211 Howard Street by 1924, from which Simsons began selling cuts of meat to local supermarkets and national chain grocery stores, as well as the hotel restaurants and institutional customers. Lester Simon introduced Omaha Steaks all across the US. He took the work in his own hand for shifting the table supplies and shifted focus from the butcher operation to marketing of meat. Their next building step was the launch of Mail Order operation in 1952 to supply the distant customers.
Then Nebraska Governor Morrison sent steaks from table supply to President Kennedy and all of their governors in the United States in 1961. In that same year, Table Supply was appreciated for being involved in the Culinary Olympics that was held in Germany, at which the American team won the Grand Gold Prize with the dish which featured aged prime ribs of beef provided by Table Supply, thus gaining an international medal of appreciation for the Omaha Company. In 1966, with the transfer of headquarters at 4400 S. 96th Street, the family also changed the name to Omaha Steaks International. Omaha Steaks opened the first retail store in Omaha in 1976 and the company went through another expansion phase in the 1980s and 1990s, amalgamating administration and marketing in two new buildings.
The company adopted the new revolution of internet, omahasteaks.com was launched in 1955, and marketing was made much stronger. They also became a part of Microsoft Network in 1998. In 2011, Omaha Steaks launched a website for mobile devices and launched the Steak Time applications for iPhone and iPad. It even got huge appraisal by getting featured into popular shows like Good Morning America, Oprah, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Dr. Phil Show, The Larry Sanders Show, The Simpsons etc. Also, it has been referenced in the movies DodgeBall: True Underdog Story which is Up in the Air. Bruce and Todd Simon as judges were featured in Celebrity Apprentice episode. Evolving with the time, the Simpsons also published many cookbooks like The Steaklover's Companion: 170 Savory Recipes from America's Greatest Chefs, Omaha Steaks: Let's Grill, Omaha Steaks Meat etc. They also indulged in giving out free publications.
The products are shipped directly to the customers packed in coolers chilled with dry ice. It specifically takes care of their increasing clientele with their high quality products and years of experience.