tender by design™: FRESHNESS. LOCKED IN.

Unpredictability is a major challenge in the beef industry. There is variance in quality of beef, driven by the time of year, and price can fluctuate up and down almost without warning. Until now, it hasn’t been possible to lock in the "best quality" along with consistency in price, while still providing just the right amount of inventory for your daily needs all through the year.

Enter Tender by Design™ – a revolutionary process by which frozen beef can be just as high-quality as fresh AND offers the convenience operators need:

Consistent Quality


Less Variability in Price

And Tender by Design steaks contain no ingredients on the US Foods® Unpronounceables List®*.


Rethink Frozen Steaks

Rethink everything you thought you knew about frozen steak. Learn what sets Tender by Design apart from the competition. Find out more about the benefits here.

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Rethink Frozen Steaks

Operator and Chef Testimonials

Hear real-life testimonials from operators and chefs on Tender by Design, and how it’s helped manage food costs and quality while delivering fresh taste.

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Available Products

See all the available products you can get now from Tender by Design – from half-faced, center cut sirloin to baseball cut steaks, strip steaks and more. Now offering a broader assortment and customizable options!

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COP Specialists

Contact your local COP specialist to review customizable options in your area.

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*Please refer to the US Foods Unpronounceables List for more details at www.usfoods.com/unpronounceables