Gary’s QuickSteak, an Omaha-based food company, has grown by more than 200 percent in the past two years. Its quick-cooking meat products are now sold in more than 2,200 locations across the Midwest and western United States.
Part of the company’s growth can be attributed to its partnership with GROW Nebraska, which helped Gary’s QuickSteak launch online sales of its product in early 2019.
Tara Pieper, National Sales Director for Gary’s QuickSteak, said GROW Nebraska made it possible to sell the company’s frozen meat products and WOW seasoning online to retail customers everywhere thanks to its e-commerce platform, Buy Nebraska.
“We are so blessed to be GROW Nebraska members,” Tara said. “They have been a godsend, and they are just right outside our back door.”
Gary’s QuickSteak is the creation of Gary Rohwer, former Nebraska restaurant owner and founder of PepperJax Grill. Gary’s QuickSteak beef and chicken products are pre-sliced very thin and heat up from frozen in just a few minutes. It’s ideal for making quick Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, rice bowls, burritos, tacos, breakfast, ramen bowls, salads, soups and sliders.
Gary’s QuickSteak partnered with another GROW Nebraska member, Nebraska Star Beef, to coordinate the shipping and cold storage of its product.
“They totally broke us into the ecommerce market,” Tara said of GROW Nebraska. “It was so hands off for us. They did everything working with Nebraska Star Beef and their own tech team.”