Beef Checkoff Launches 2024 Nebraska Beef Passport


The fourth annual Nebraska Beef Passports are now available at The Nebraska Beef Council sponsored program officially begins May 1st and features over 50 restaurants and independent meat processors across the state that offer outstanding 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 hidden small town cafes, local bar & grills, steakhouses and burger joints. We’ve also included several Nebraska meat processors again which were a nice addition through our partnership with the Nebraska Association of Meat Processors.”

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. Collected points can then be 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.  

“This program is quite a learning experience and adventure,” said John Ecklund, a Beef Passport regular and former winner of the grand prize drawing. “It not only supports the beef industry, but it supports the Nebraska economy as well as the independent operations throughout the state.” 

Ecklund and his wife Deb plan to tour the state again over the summer via the Beef Passport, 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.” 

The Nebraska Beef Passport campaign runs May 1st through September 30th. For a full list of prizes and contest rules, visit or contact the Nebraska Beef Council office at 1-800-421-5326.

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

4/11 Bar & Grill – Pierce
Abie’s Place – Abie
Backaracks Steakhouse & Grill – Scottsbluff
Bordertown Steakhouse – Kilgore
Branding Iron Grill & Pub – Tilden
Bronco Hamburgers – Omaha
Bunkhouse Restaurant & Saloon – Valentine
Carl’s Tavern – Ord
Danbury Rec – Danbury
Double L Country Store & Café – Harrisburg
Eustis Pool Hall – Eustis
Grazers Bar & Grill – Arnold
Highway 2 Depot – Mullen
Holt County Grill – O’Neill
Hunter’s Restaurant & Lounge – Lincoln
Lazy D Restaurant – Taylor
Little Ted’s Pub – Nebraska City
Louie M’s Burger Lust – Omaha
Outlaw Steakhouse – Garland
PK’s Revival – Benedict
Popo’s Drive-in – Pender
Railside Highway Diner – Gibbon
Red Fox – Lincoln
Rowdy’s Steakhouse – Fairbury
Sandhills Lounge – Long Pine
Taste of Texas – McCook
The Cellar Sports Bar – Kearney
The Chubby Rhino – Oshkosh
The Driftwood – Ogallala
The Ridge – Chadron
Three 21 Tavern – Lexington
Thunder Road Sports Bar – Grand Island