The idea of opening A Bar N Ranch, a local boutique Wagyu cattle company in Dallas was sparked after founders, Gregg Allen and Van Nichols discovered the land they bought in Sherman, Texas was a high-functioning cattle ranch. They decided they wanted to pick up the trade of raising cattle and deliver it to the Texas market, but they weren’t sure which type of cattle.
After trying Wagyu beef and learning the benefits for the first time, they were determined to produce it using their own twist. Gregg and Van crossed a Japanese cattle breed of Wagyu bulls and American Black Angus cows to produce densely marbled beef. They continuously worked on enhancing the genetics and feeding programs to achieve optimum marbling, tenderness, and flavor. They also pride themselves on the health benefits Wagyu beef provides consumers. It contains a higher percentage of monounsaturated fats, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and lower cholesterol.
The time and commitment A Bar N Ranch invests into raising and delivering Wagyu beef in Texas says a lot about the quality. It took seven years to raise the cattle on their 6,000-acre ranch.
It also requires strategic planning to deliver their beef to 50 restaurant locations in Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston.
In the beginning, the three-person A Bar N Ranch team took turns making deliveries, which they found wasn’t a good use of their time. They needed to focus on on-site operations. Finding a delivery service became a priority to A Bar N Ranch, especially as business maintained its growth.
The search for the best courier service commenced. Katie Bolner, a marketing and meat sales associate at A Bar N Ranch said she was looking for a service who could handle perishable items and deliver them to each location within a sensitive time frame.
Another challenge was finding a delivery service who could keep up with their demand. A Bar N Ranch needs their goods delivered on their restaurant clients’ particular schedules. And there are times when restaurants run out of Wagyu beef and need a fresh supply, giving A Bar N Ranch a short amount of time to deliver.
Once they came across Dropoff online, A Bar N Ranch decided to give us a try. Katie said it’s been a wonderful experience, and the flexibility that Dropoff is able to provide their business is most helpful for them.
“The restaurant industry can be unpredictable and fast-paced, so having Dropoff take care of us gives us the opportunity to use our time in much more valuable ways, like running the business," said Katie.
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