Founded in 1893 by the Pollack family, in the original “stockyards”, or livestock market area of Chicago, the Stock Yard Meat Packing Company began as a retail butcher shop on South Halsted Street. In 1902, the priority focus shifted from the retail consumer business to concentrate on supplying restaurants, hotels and clubs. Generations of the Pollack family continued to grow the exceptional service and quality from a regional to a national level. In 1955 Stock Yards realized and met the market’s demand for providing the same exceptional steaks at home and the “mail order” business concept was born. The entrepreneurial Retail business flourished and grew rapidly together with the wholesale side of the business. The year 1968 marked the establishment of the first distribution facility in Las Vegas, and the entire supply chain has grown steadily since that time.