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“Like Platinum Bank, we keep it simple. But, we also listen to our customers and try to anticipate what they want.”

— Big Steer Meats

Big Steer Meats

Platinum Bank is honored to go “a cut above” when working alongside Big Steer Meats. We actually have a lot in common. Listening to and exceeding the needs of customers is vital to the success of both of us. From our welcoming concierge bankers to our seasoned leadership, we make time for our clients. Keeping our eyes and ears open for requests, and out performing the competition are keys to our growth and to that of our customers.

It’s our honor to introduce you to Big Steer Meats

When Charlie Cory greets his customers, it mirrors his father’s welcome when he started the company in 1978 on the east side of Saint Paul. Inside jokes with regular customers, friendly welcomes for newcomers, and recall of “the usual” orders for faithful snowbirds are all enjoyable parts of an honest- and busy-day’s work. With a memory as sharp as his knives, and a business sense just as pointed, Charlie has taken Big Steer beyond a thriving local butcher shop. He has diversified. His wholesale food sales to restaurants and other stores account for nearly half of his revenue, and he has designs for further, national growth in the works.

Charlie’s contagious, down-to-earth friendliness, genetic knack for creating great-tasting food, and eyes-wide-open business savvy serve him well in the niche he has carved out for himself and his team – which nearly doubles each fall to operate his ingenious mobile butcher shop that serves the needs of his deer hunting customers. Charlie’s Pietrafesa Spaghetti Sauce with secret ingredients is available both at Big Steer and at many popular restaurants in the area and is pre-stuffed; ready-to-grill Al Capone Italian Ribeye is an award-winning creative idea that has become one of his top sellers.