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AMERICA'S BEST : High Steaks

January 13, 1994|KATHIE JENKINS

If you want a great steak, you have to start with great beef. And then it has to be well aged for tenderness and flavor. As any butcher can tell you, this is easier said than done. Prime aged beef has become practically nonexistent.

For more than 70 years, Omaha Steaks has been selling succulent cornfed Nebraska beef to individuals and businesses all around America. And year after year, many of these customers have been ordering gift packages for their beef-loving friends, relatives, employees and business associates.

Aged to perfection, the steaks arrive by Federal Express two-day air, wedged in a reusable Styrofoam cooler, along with a copy of the Omaha Steaks Good Life Guide & Cookbook and cooking chart. Four six-ounce, 1 1/4-inch-thick filet mignons cost a hefty $49.95, plus $6.50 shipping charges (that's about $14 a steak). Boneless nine-ounce strip sirloins are four for $52. Four 10-ounce London broils cost $43. But if you have the slightest complaint, the company will gladly replace the steaks or refund your money. It's a lot like getting married is supposed to be. You get perfect devotion and unswerving commitment, and Omaha Steaks has you on its mailing list for life.

Omaha Steaks International

440 South 96th St.

P. O. Box 3300

Omaha, Neb. 68103

(800) 228-9055

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