Omaha Steaks is world-famous for its premium steaks and other gourmet foods! The company was founded in 1917 as a single butcher shop in Omaha, Nebraska. Omaha Steaks is a ﬁfth-generation, family owned business , that is now one of America’s largest marketers of beef. Omaha Steaks also owns an affiliate company, World Port Seafood. Omaha Steaks are shipped to customers, packed in insulated coolers chilled with ice. The company also operates retail stores, which carry the same products as offered through mail order. As of April 2013, Omaha Steaks is listed by the Omaha Chamber of Commerce as the 22nd largest employer in the city of Omaha. The company hires 2,500 seasonal employees. Some of which are hired to add to company’s permanent work force of about 1,800. Omaha Steaks is the largest small parcel direct shipper of gourmet foods in the US.