COMPANY NEWS, INDUSTRY INFORMATION & RESTAURANT INSIGHTS
West Coast Makes Orange County Business Journal Fastest Growing Company List
For the second year in a row, West Coast Prime Meats was listed as one of Orange County's fastest growing mid-size private companies by the Orange County Business Journal. West Coast was ranked 24th on the list with 105.5% 2- year annual growth rate. West Coast was #4 for mid-size businesses with revenues over $50 million. Thanks to all of our customers, suppliers, and great employees for supporting our rapid growth!
Orange County Register Article on West Coast Prime Meats Founders
Great article this weekend in the Sunday Orange County Register with our founders on the cover! http://www.ocregister.com/articles/business-636527-restaurant-nickoloff.html
Diestel Turkey Launches 1st Ever Non-GMO Verified Sliced Deli Turkey
A few months back Diestel Family Turkey Ranch in Sonora, CA known for it's sustainable ranching practices, launched the 1st EVER non-gmo verified natural and organic sliced deli line... and we just got some at the office here and it's amazing! To read more, go to http://diestelturkey.com/diestel-launching-non-gmo-verified-grabn-go-slices/
Chicken Breast Market Update
From the West Coast buyer's desk... Since Monday September 15th, the chicken breast market (based off the Urner Barry) has moved up $.06/lb. As a result all chicken breast are increasing into next week. Breasts are in very tight supply and still remain a relative decent value compared to the other proteins. As of right now the increasing are not expected to be a long term.
Beef Markets and Tenderloins Up
Live cattle was “up limit” yesterday and today. This means live cattle increased its max amount in one day. Tenderloins continue to lead the charge with most packers currently asking $14+ for Choice. With this increase in live cattle the past two days, packers have increased most cuts into next week. Striploins are still a good value and so it may be good for operators to feature these for a few more weeks before the heavy filet season starts.