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Complaint Review: Butcher's Choice Meats Inc.

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  • Submitted: Tue, December 13, 2005
  • Updated: Fri, November 16, 2012

  • Reported By:Naperville Illinois
Butcher's Choice Meats Inc.
38 E. Montrose Romeoville, Illinois U.S.A.

Butcher's Choice Meats Inc. door-to-door meat sales scam,deceptive practices and down right dangerous to your health Romeoville Illinois

*UPDATE Employee: Butcher's Choice , LLC.

*Consumer Comment: Butcher's Choice Meats

*Consumer Suggestion: Butchers choice not a bad company

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Hello, I am writing this in regards to the health and safety of the public concerning the food that some of us may or may not of eaten. I recently worked for a company by the name of Butcher's Choice Meats Inc. Their headquarters is in Novi, MI. They are a door-to-door meat sales company specializing in price gouging and fraudulent business ethics. I am concerned with the food that is being put out there in the public and the way it is being put out there. This company does not aquire door-to-door sales permit's, nor do they sell the quality of meat that they claim to be selling. I am no just a disgruntled employee for the reason I left wa because I just could not sleep at night knowing what I was doing for a living. When you see the costomers faces and their kids faces, you get a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach. The food that we were given to sell was less than satisfactory. As salesmen, we were trained to pass it off as choice steaks that are found in resturants such as Applebees, Outback, and Red Lobster. In fact, We were even trained to tell the consumer that as well. In all acuality, the food being sold is barely fit for a dog. My suspicions arose when one day I came home on lunch. I had no food in the refrigerator, so I went out to the truck and got a couple of steaks (Butcher's Choice Steaks) from my freezer on the work truck. I cooked them for lunch. While cooking, they got a green tint to them as well as shrunk and smelled very horrible. I gave them the benefit of the doubt and tried one. It was the nastiest tasting thing I had ever tasted. I couldn't even choke the rest of it down. I asked a co-worked (someone who has been with them for many years) why the steak tasted so bad. He told me not to eat them, just sell them. If I need steaks for home, Ask the manager and he would give me some steaks that they had purchased from another supplier. This is when I noticed that everytime we had a company cookout, Butcher's Choice Meats Inc. Would always supply us with steaks from somewhere else. My guess is the grocery store. They looked completely different as well as tasted great. We were trained to tell the consumer that the steaks were all 100% USDA Choice steaks. In all acuality, Only one box is and were passed it off like all of them were. I am not even sure the rest of the boxes were even inspected. They would give a 100% guarentee for 1 full year fom date of purchase also. This guarentee was actually only 3 days(as long as the law requires) but the people thought they were getting a year. It was even printed on their flyers. Another aspect of their company is the prices. We were trained to mark up the steak,chicken, and seafood by up to 200%. This was easy to do because like I said, we convinced the consumer that the were buying choice steaks and we also said we would give them a box of 110 chicken breasts for free. (Yeah Right) We just used the 110 chicken breats to help with dividing the cost per steak. Anyways, I later went online and searched for more info pertaining to this company and I found that they did the same thing in Toledo Ohio. I will attach the file that I found on that. Well I hope this spawns someone to do something about this. We need to let this company know that this won't stand in Illinois.

chicagoland, Illinois

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/13/2005 12:19 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Butchers-Choice-Meats-Inc/Romeoville-Illinois-60446/Butchers-Choice-Meats-Inc-door-to-door-meat-sales-scamdeceptive-practices-and-down-righ-167782. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 UPDATE Employee

Butcher's Choice , LLC.

AUTHOR: Danny McGowan - (United States of America)

Our Company in Byram, Ms. Is called Butcher's Choice , LLC. And we are not affiliated with this other company at all . We are licensed with the city of Byram . We also carry permits in Brandon , we are bonded and licensed with Rankin County as well . Every city we work we will have a business license . Our company only carries Select & Choice beef . We do not carry any prime meat nor do we advertise any . We have a 12 month guarantee on all our products . In three months of doing business in the Jackson area we have had two complaints called in which both were handled within 24 hours of being called in . If there is an unhappy customer we want to make them happy . It's beef and not every cut is going to be perfect every time ..that's why we have the guarantee .
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AUTHOR: Mary - (United States of America)

My son is currently working for this company in Byram, Ms.  He is trying to earn money to go back to college. All of the sales pitches described by the former employee are exactly the things being taught our son.  He has only worked for them for three weeks, and he has made some good money.  We purchased some of the "prime" steaks from him, and they were the worst tasting pieces of steak I have ever eaten.

I have contacted our local town where they are "working" out of, and they've never heard of them.  They haven't even filed for a permit to sell.  My son also told me that he and his partner, a friend of his, had been stopped in a nearby community by the police and told to leave because they didn't have permits. I am trying to convince him that he needs to quit this company, but he makes more with them than he did at his other job, so he doesn't want to quit.  I am going to show him this article when he comes in tonight.  Businesses like this need to be shut down.  Edger must own the Butcher's Choice business in Glen Burnie, or he doesn't know what good steaks taste like.
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#3 Consumer Suggestion

Butchers choice not a bad company

AUTHOR: Edger - (U.S.A.)

Butchers Choice Of Baltimore Inc This Company Is Great And Has Great Food!!!! Glen Burnie Glen Burnie Maryland

Hello all who read this i have been buying steak chicken and seafood from this company for 5yrs.The food is great and is easy to cook.They come to my home and bring it to me when i need it. I have seen alot of bad comments about this company and i think the people who write this trash should call the company before they plaster trash about Butchers choice.I had a problem with some chicken and they came right out to my house the next day to replace it.The guy i spoke to on the phone was Mark and he took care of it in 24hrs.I think everyone should try butchers choice because they really help there customers. Thanks!!!!!!!!


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