Our Story


The Meatman was founded in with one simple belief: that the finest foods in the world should be available to everyone at a time of their choosing, not reserved for exclusive steakhouses and restaurants where only the privileged few can dine on very rare occasion. In short, we wanted to make restaurant-quality foods available to everyone at home.

Like many success stories, The Meatman came from humble beginnings. From 1997 through the early 2000's, the only way to order from us was via telephone. Our menus were paper, photocopied by the hundreds and handed out to anyone who would take one. Orders were personally delivered and our reach extended only to a small local area.

In 2007, our website was launched to facilitate easier ordering for our local customer base. Very soon after, we began shipping to all 50 states in the USA, quickly realizing that the country was hungry for a place to find what they couldn't at their local supermarket: prime beef, exotic meats, Kurobuta pork and rare finds like genuine imported Kobe Beef...the list goes on.

In 2008, after attending the University of Central Florida and re-locating from Orlando, Florida back to their hometown of St. Petersburg, founders opened the first Meatman retail store. Our headquarters was based on 4th Street North, the gateway to St. Pete, in a 3,000 square foot space and our first year was a resounding success.

The Meatman was founded in with one simple belief: that the finest foods in the world should be available to everyone at a time of their choosing, not reserved for exclusive steakhouses and restaurants where only the privileged few can dine on very rare occasion. In short, we wanted to make restaurant-quality foods available to everyone at home.

Like many success stories, The Meatman came from humble beginnings. From 1997 through the early 2000's, the only way to order from us was via telephone. Our menus were paper, photocopied by the hundreds and handed out to anyone who would take one. Orders were personally delivered and our reach extended only to a small local area.

In 2007, our website was launched to facilitate easier ordering for our local customer base. Very soon after, we began shipping to all 50 states in the USA, quickly realizing that the country was hungry for a place to find what they couldn't at their local supermarket: prime beef, exotic meats, Kurobuta pork and rare finds like genuine imported Kobe Beef...the list goes on.

In 2008, after attending the University of Central Florida and re-locating from Orlando, Florida back to their hometown of St. Petersburg, founders opened the first Meatman retail store. Our headquarters was based on 4th Street North, the gateway to St. Pete, in a 3,000 square foot space and our first year was a resounding success.