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Dan Shanahan, President & CEO of Buehler’s, accepts the 2020 Pinnacle Award, the highest award given by the Ohio Grocers Association (OGA), from Kristin Mullins, President/CEO of the OGA.
WOOSTER, Ohio (Jan 2020) – On Tuesday, January 21st, the Ohio Grocers Association (OGA) presented its prestigious Pinnacle Award to Dan Shanahan and Buehler’s Fresh Foods. The OGA Pinnacle Awards are given annually to recognize overall excellence in retail operations, and are the highest awards given by the Ohio Grocers Association. Award criteria are based on: creativity, merchandising, innovation, human resources, community relations and overall successful operation. Buehler’s Fresh Foods received the 2020 Pinnacle Award for Large Operators (multi-store retailers).
“We are honored to be able to present Dan Shanahan and Buehler’s Fresh Foods with an award that exemplifies the excellence they show every day,” said Kristin Mullins, President/CEO of the Ohio Grocers Association, “Buehler’s is a wonderful example of the best in the grocery industry, and Dan is a great example of leadership involved in both the industry and the community. On behalf of OGA and our Board of Trustees, we’d like to congratulate them, and are proud to honor them with the 2020 Pinnacle Award.”
“On behalf of all our employees we are very thankful to receive this year’s Ohio Grocers Association Pinnacle Award for Large Operators,” said Dan Shanahan, President & CEO of Buehlers, “We are great admirers of Kristin Mullins, her team, and the job they do for Ohio grocers which makes this award even more meaningful.”
Buehler’s Fresh Foods grocery store was founded in 1929 by E.L. Buehler and his wife, Helen. The family moved the business in 1932 to Wooster, and, after four generations, grew to 13 stores serving the northeast Ohio market. In 2017, Buehler’s became an ESOP (employee stock ownership program) with the belief that selling to their own employees was the best way to assure the continuation of the innovative and creative spirit which made the chain a benchmark for independent grocers.
In addition to receiving the crystal award at the store presentation, Buehler’s Fresh Foodss will also receive a Proclamation from the Ohio Statehouse, as well as special video recognition at the Ohio Grocers Association Annual Brown Bag Celebration of the Industry on April 25th at the Irongate Equestrian Center in Hartford, Ohio.
The Ohio Grocers Association is the leading voice and advocate for Ohio’s grocery industry, and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
Premium Quality Longhorn Beef is raised locally in Perrysville and Coshocton, by a small group of family farmers. They are committed to providing the very best locally raised, grass-fed longhorn beef. No added hormones, no antibiotics, of course! This beef is perfect for Buehler’s customers who are concerned about their health, but still want to enjoy the deliciousness of beef!
America’s original grass-fed beef, longhorn beef is amazingly healthy. It’s low in calories, yet high in protein! Fat grams are unbelievably lower then chicken white meat!
Take a look at the Longhorn Beef Information chart below and see how this healthy meat compares with regular ground beef, pork, venison and turkey – as well as chicken! You’ll be surprised how healthy it really is!
If you’ve heard chefs talk about their “Sear, the Slow” cooking strategy, you know that searing seals the meat and then finishing the cooking process with a low heat retains juices. That is the perfect strategy for cooking longhorn beef burgers.
• Burgers can be seared in a little grass fed butter in a cast iron skillet and finished at a low heat.
• On the grill, use the same strategy using a high heat to sear both sides, then finish at a low heat.
• Either way, be sure to achieve an internal temperature of 160°F.
Premium Quality Longhorn Cattle brings together two local farm families who are dedicated to raising quality, grass-fed beef – Bonnie Glen Longhorns and Morris Land & Cattle Co. in their green, Ohio pastures.
Bonnie Glen Farm is a family owned farm specializing in breeding and growing Texas Longhorns. Their farm is located in Coshocton, which also happens to be the home of a Buehler’s store!
Owned by Andy and Amber Dunmire, Bonnie Glen Farm has been raising longhorns since 2012. As members of the International Texas Longhorn Association as well as The Ohio River Valley Texas Longhorn Association, the Dunmires are dedicated to assuring their cattle meet the highest breed standards.
The Morris Land & Cattle Co. is located in Perrysville. With over 100 years of combined beef cattle experience, the Morris family knows the perks of raising cattle in Ohio! They began raising Texas Longhorns in 2015 and are pleased to offer the highest quality, naturally raised Texas Long Horn beef.
The Texas Longhorn breed was perfected by 400-500 years of natural selection. This breed was the basis of cattle empires of the 1800’s. Seeing longhorn cattle grazing locally brings to mind the glory days of the American West – right here in Ohio!