Got Big Island Beef?

Got Big Island Beef?

You hear us talk about how we make all our burgers with 100% freshly ground, Hawaii-grown beef. But why does that make a difference? What's so special?
Trust us - in order to keep making our signature juicy, delicious burgers we know there's no other way. See why:

Why is Hawaii-grown beef so uniques and special?

Hawaiian beef, particularly grass-fed beef, is often considered special for a few reasons:
  1. Quality of Pasture: The lush, fertile pastures in Hawaii, thanks to its tropical climate and rich volcanic soil, provide excellent grazing conditions for cattle. This environment contributes to the quality of the beef.

  2. Grass-Fed Practices: Many Hawaiian ranches prioritize grass-fed methods, allowing cattle to graze on nutrient-rich grasses, which can enhance the flavor and nutritional profile of the meat.

  3. Unique Taste: The diet of the cattle, which primarily consists of grass, along with the influence of the local climate, can result in a unique taste profile for Hawaiian beef. Some say it's slightly sweeter or more flavorful than beef from other regions.

  4. Traceability and Sustainability: Some Hawaiian beef producers emphasize sustainable and traceable practices, which can appeal to consumers looking to support ethical and environmentally friendly farming methods.


Why is freshly ground beef better than frozen or packaged?

Freshly ground beef is often considered preferable to frozen or pre-packaged options for several reasons:

  1. Quality Control: When you grind beef fresh, you have more control over the quality and type of meat used. You can choose specific cuts of meat, control the fat content, and ensure that the meat is fresh and not compromised by freezer burn or extended storage.

  2. Flavor: Freshly ground beef tends to have a superior flavor compared to pre-packaged options. The oxidation process that occurs in frozen meat can affect taste and texture. Grinding the meat just before use preserves its natural flavors.

  3. Texture: Grinding meat fresh allows you to control the texture of the ground beef. Whether you prefer a coarse or fine grind, you can achieve the desired consistency to suit your culinary needs.

  4. Nutrient Retention: Freshly ground beef retains more of its natural nutrients compared to frozen or pre-packaged options. Freezing can lead to nutrient degradation over time.

  5. No Additives: Pre-packaged ground beef may sometimes include additives or preservatives to extend shelf life. By grinding your meat fresh, you can avoid these additives and have more control over the ingredients.

  6. Safety: Ground beef is more susceptible to bacterial contamination, and when you grind it fresh, you can ensure that proper hygiene practices are followed, minimizing the risk of foodborne illnesses.

  7. Versatility: Freshly ground beef allows for greater versatility in the kitchen. You can customize the blend of meats, experiment with different cuts, and create unique flavor profiles based on your preferences.

Not only are we supporting our local farmers and ranchers, but we're also making sure that every single burger we serve is the absolute highest quality Hawai'i can create.

To taste the difference for yourself, stop on by our shop or order online!

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