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Cattlemen’s Beef Quarters Announces New Menu Item for 2019

Kylie Peterson | July 24, 2019

Contact: John Mortimer, Manager, Cattlemen's Beef Quarters, 515-249-3774, [email protected]
Kylie Peterson, Director of Marketing and Communications, 515-296-2305

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IBIC's Kylie Peterson shares Iowa Beef's role at the 2019 Iowa State Fair and mentions the new food item at the Cattlemen's Beef Quarters--The Ranch Hand Steak Salad. 


The Cattlemen’s Beef Quarters at the Iowa State Fair announces a new menu item for 2019 – Ranch Hand Steak Salad. 

“We’re excited to introduce a new beef item to our menu,” says John Mortimer, manager of Cattlemen’s Beef Quarters. “We are always looking for new ways to expand our menu to meet the needs of our customers.”

The Ranch Hand Steak Salad is a lighter menu option with a fresh crisp bed of Romaine lettuce, topped with tender prime rib steak, zesty black beans, sweet corn, shredded cheddar cheese, tri-colored tortilla strips and served with dressing on the side.

“This new menu item will be a refreshing choice on those hot days at the fair,” says Kylie Peterson, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Iowa Beef Industry Council. “Satisfy your steak cravings with this simple salad. A little sweet and savory with a whole lot of nutritious.”

Inspiration for this new menu item came from Mortimer was looking for a way to add a new item to his menu that featured his juicy prime rib steak. Protein-packed, satisfying and delicious—this steak salad bumps your average salad greens up a notch with some tasty steak flavor.

Mortimer adds, “We will be excited to hear what our customers think of this new menu item.”

The Ranch Hand Steak Salad will be available for $9.00 daily from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. The 2019 Iowa State Fair runs from August 8 – 18 in Des Moines.

The Cattlemen’s Beef Quarters, a beef advocate, boasts an exclusively all-beef menu including prime rib dinners, roast beef sandwiches, ribeye steak sandwiches, taco salads, one-third pound hamburgers and is the home of the original Hot Beef Sundae. More information can be found at or on their Facebook page.


About the Iowa Beef Industry Council: The Iowa Beef Industry Council is funded by the $1-per-head National Beef Checkoff Program and the $0.50-per-head Iowa State Beef Checkoff.  Checkoff dollars are invested in beef promotion, consumer information, research, industry information and foreign market development, all with the purpose of strengthening beef demand.  For more information, visit

Operated by Beef Promotions of Iowa, Inc., the Cattlemen’s Beef Quarters is managed by John Mortimer of Dallas Center. Sixty-eight County Cattlemen’s Associations bring over 1,200 beef industry volunteers to prepare and serve beef during the Iowa State Fair. The Cattlemen’s Beef Quarters has been serving beef at the Iowa State Fair for 34 years.