Nebraska Beef Passport to kickoff May 1 with over 40 stops

Nebraska Beef Passport to kickoff May 1 with over 40 stops
Map of the 2024 Beef Passport stops. Restaurants are in blue and meat processors are in red.
April 15th, 2024 | News Release

The fourth annual Nebraska Beef Passport will launch on May 1st as part of the Nebraska Beef Council’s Beef Month celebration. The Beef Passport will highlight over 40 restaurants and independent meat processors across the state that offer beef.   

“We’re excited to kick off this year’s Beef Passport,” said Adam Wegner, director of marketing for the Nebraska Beef Council. “We’ll have several new locations on the pass including some hidden small town cafes and a popular burger joint in Omaha. We’ll also be including several Nebraska meat processors again which were a nice addition to last year’s pass.”   

A Beef Passport regular, John Ecklund, is a former winner of the grand prize drawing of $250 in fresh beef. 

“This program is quite a learning experience and adventure,” said Ecklund. “It not only supports the beef industry, but it supports the Nebraska economy as well as the Mom & Pop operations throughout the State.” 

Ecklund and his family have plans to make the tour of the state via the Beef Passport again this summer, this time with his daughter and granddaughter who will be visiting from England.

“When we travel, we try to plan our schedule for meals that are on the passport,” explained Ecklund. “We know that the food will be good, reasonably priced and the service will be outstanding.”

Beef Passports are available for free on mobile devices or can be printed directly from the website Beef Passport holders earn points for each visit to participating locations. Points can then be collected and redeemed for prizes offered by the Nebraska Beef Council.

Each visit also qualifies the pass holder for a chance to win the grand prize drawing of $250 in fresh beef.

The Nebraska Beef Passport campaign runs May 1st through September 30th.

(27) Restaurants on this year’s Beef Passport:  

  • 4/11 Bar & Grill, Pierce 
  • Abie’s Place, Abie Backaracks Steakhouse & Grill, Scottsbluff 
  • Branding Iron Grill & Pub, Tilden 
  • Bronco’s Hamburgers, Omaha 
  • Carl’s Tavern, Ord 
  • Danbury Rec, Danbury 
  • Double L Country Store & Café, Harrisburg 
  • Eustis Pool Hall, Eustis 
  • Grazers Bar & Grill, Arnold 
  • Holt County Grill, O’Neill 
  • Hunter’s Restaurant & Lounge, Waco
  • Lazy D Restaurant, Taylor 
  • Louie M’s Burger Lust, Omaha 
  • Outlaw Steakhouse & Saloon, Garland 
  • PK’s Revival, Benedict 
  • Popo’s Drive-in, Pender 
  • Railside Highway Diner, Gibbon 
  • Red Fox Steakhouse, Lincoln 
  • Rowdy’s Steakhouse, Fairbury 
  • Sandhills Lounge, Long Pine 
  • Taste of Texas, McCook 
  • The Chubby Rhino Tavern, Oshkosh 
  • The Driftwood, Ogallala 
  • Three 21 Tavern , Lexington 
  • Thunder Road Sports Bar, Grand Island 
  • The Cellar Sports Bar & Grill, Kearney 
  • Little Ted’s Pub & Grill, Nebraska City   

(18) Meat Processors on this year’s Beef Passport: 

  • McLean Beef, York 
  • Husker Meats, Ainsworth 
  • North Bend Locker, North Bend 
  • Pickrell Locker & Smokehouse, Pickrell 
  • Blair Meat Market, Blair 
  • Gentert Pack, Holstein 
  • Wahoo Locker, Wahoo 
  • Faltin Meat Market, Howels 
  • American Butchers, Beaver City 
  • Den’s Country Meats, Table Rock 
  • Dundy County Processors, Benkelman 
  • Ord Locker, Ord 
  • Heartland Provisions, Diller 
  • Aurora Meat Block, Aurora 
  • Midwest Meat Company, Minden 
  • M-K Meats, Unadilla 
  • Belschner Custom Meats, Amherst 
  • Karpisek’s Market, Wilber

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