The Real Reason Steakhouses Are Disappearing


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  • Mashed
    Mashed  5 months ago +658

    Do you still fancy a steakhouse for a big, important meal?

  • PR PR
    PR PR Day ago

    Because clogged arteries!!!!!😉😉😉 is a dead silence

  • Jason Corlis
    Jason Corlis Day ago

    Anyone thinking they have had Kobe beef anywhere outside of Japan is delusional. Been told by a Japanese chef, that Kobe beef is only sold in Japan. There are very few head of Kobe cattle and that meat doesn't leave the islands. Waygu beef is sold outside of Japan and is the next best to Kobe. If you go somewhere and see Kobe on a menu, you are getting scammed

  • Wes Ayes
    Wes Ayes Day ago

    Steakhouses rock wtf

  • Donald Wolpert
    Donald Wolpert Day ago

    Though I shop and prepare meals, including beef, we often go to steak houses on birthdays and anniversaries. Ten years ago, we only had "Outback" and "Lone Star". Though "Lone Star" shutdown, "Texas Road House" and "long Horn Steak House" sprung up. (They are within walking distance from each other). Go to any one of them on a given evening, and they will be "packed". Steak houses are alive and well where I live.

  • Fred Dissmeyer
    Fred Dissmeyer 2 days ago

    Just what I want:
    A British person telling me why steakhouses are disappearing across my country, the greatest in the world.

  • Kevin Powell
    Kevin Powell 2 days ago

    Golden Corral steak is usually tough and overcooked.

  • Josh Slaughter
    Josh Slaughter 2 days ago

    You can easily make a better steak at home for cheaper.

  • JJ Flash
    JJ Flash 2 days ago

    This is complete BS. I grew up with these so called "Steakhouses" and rarely went to them. It's like going to Red Lobster for Seafood or Olive Garden for Pasta. They are all just a step above fast food. Whenever me or anyone else wanted a steak, we paid the extra money and went to a real steakhouse. Now, I buy grass fed beef and cook it at Home at 1/3 the price. So it's no wonder these places are going out of business (not for the reasons Mashed suggests).

  • rich attom
    rich attom 2 days ago +1

    Give me a good cooked burger with some great fries and ill keep the 50 bucks in my pocket

  • Michael Cayce
    Michael Cayce 2 days ago

    I love a rare steak!

  • William Overly
    William Overly 3 days ago

    Cows have unionized.

  • David
    David 3 days ago

    This is absolute bullshit. I live in central NJ and 3 steak houses just opened and are reasonably priced. Never trust a Brit for anything resembling reality

  • The Elephant
    The Elephant 3 days ago +1

    In my case, I am just satisfied with the stakes that I grill at home

  • Robert Simonton
    Robert Simonton 3 days ago

    $15 an hour for people who sweep floors and wash windows Cook's waitresses. Are putting out all restaurants out of business and workers out of jobs. Thanks to the Democrats. Vote Republican

  • Julian Oda
    Julian Oda 3 days ago

    This video is fake news. From an ethical wagyu rancher in texas

  • Martin Ingall
    Martin Ingall 4 days ago

    I'll have my steak medium rare.

  • Rob Pros
    Rob Pros 4 days ago

    I'd like to see more outrage over halal. Those are truly barbaric practices.

  • Angel Mendez
    Angel Mendez 5 days ago

    Ummm... no.

  • FireWalkWithMe25
    FireWalkWithMe25 5 days ago

    All your vids are meat negative. See thru u.

  • Gökhan Caglar
    Gökhan Caglar 5 days ago

    Bloody thick cut steaks nasty how can you eat that?. Try turkish food.

  • ClassicExampleBand
    ClassicExampleBand 5 days ago

    Steak houses that are going away include Sizzler and Longhorn Steak House. Those two places are terrible.

  • Steve Muccio
    Steve Muccio 5 days ago

    I live in Boca Raton, FL...we literally have 6 high end steakhouses (not outback) 4 of them are literally across the street from each other. Definitely not going out of business here.

  • David Miller
    David Miller 6 days ago +1

    Pay $50 for a steak I can buy for less than $10 and chook myself?

  • Chet Gravatt
    Chet Gravatt 6 days ago

    Give me my steak and F**K the nay sayers they are a bunch of fagot lesbians

  • Gerald Brienza
    Gerald Brienza 6 days ago

    Try to get a reservation at L U G E R S..........good luck.

  • TarHeel Shell
    TarHeel Shell 6 days ago

    I miss Lonestar Steakhouse

  • sandy smith
    sandy smith 7 days ago


  • Victor Diaconescu
    Victor Diaconescu 7 days ago

    same as sushi buffet which I, by the way, adore

  • Justin Flowers
    Justin Flowers 7 days ago

    Failed the mention the biggest reason cost went up. Corn being used for ethanol based fuels. About 10 years ago when they started doing this corn went up 3x in price. Corn is the biggest feed for cattle.

  • Jo Jo
    Jo Jo 7 days ago

    For me... it's the quality that has gone down.

  • Django Apple
    Django Apple 7 days ago

    I raise cattle and I'm not getting a 20% increase. Damn prices have dropped on the hoof. Goddamn shipping is eating up the margins on everything. From cattle to cucumbers. The government gets its piece of all of it.

  • Michael Holloway
    Michael Holloway 7 days ago


  • C. Lassard
    C. Lassard 7 days ago +1

    It's because of all the vegan freaks & tree huggers!

  • Nick Hayes
    Nick Hayes 7 days ago

    There is no drought problems that hasn't ALWAYS been.

  • wu ming
    wu ming 7 days ago +1

    @4:51 - What a pack of retards...
    I like pressure cooking steaks and then tossing them on the grill for a few minutes. Very good.

  • yveslo lou
    yveslo lou 7 days ago

    Ponderosa and Bonanza serve horrible grade meat it's actually unedible unless you injected with Papaya juice to make a chewable

  • waverly2468
    waverly2468 7 days ago

    So are consumers ever going to protest how animals are abused in movie sets ??

  • Sam Lutfi
    Sam Lutfi 7 days ago

    man this channel is utter crap

  • Charles W
    Charles W 8 days ago

    A lot of inaccuracies in this one. Ponderosa and Bonanza were buffet joints when they were still alive about a dozen years ago, not sreakhouses. Outback is a casual dinning outlet, not a traditional steakhouse. So there's 0 prestige associated with going to any of them. Steaks of various cuts are sold in supermarkets across the U.S. and consumed. It's a very common food product here. So comparing eating steak to going to a strip joint is a bit ludicrous.

  • matt prior
    matt prior 8 days ago +1

    Meat industry is using 60 % of fresh water to produce themselves ! This is insane and more insane is that again 50 % is used in north America ! Another 30 % goes to China , Japan South Korea and Asian nation !
    Fucking meat eaters literally drinking and consuming too much fresh water than their fair share !
    My hatred towards meat eaters and non vegetarian is just keep growing and growing despite various efforts to pacify my feelings against them !

  • Wes McGee
    Wes McGee 8 days ago

    Because beef is sky high.

  • Dueng Design
    Dueng Design 9 days ago

    Sounds like Vegan promote. Disliked.

  • Home is Neptune
    Home is Neptune 9 days ago

    Dude outback is not a steakhouse...dont worry all the genuine steakhouses are alive and well

    • Charles W
      Charles W 8 days ago

      Home is Neptune Exactly, it's a casual dining outlet that happens to have the phrase "Steakhouse" in its name.

  • msbrownbeast
    msbrownbeast 9 days ago +1

    @ 1:07 Why are you showing pork when the subject is about beef?

  • Doc Moore
    Doc Moore 9 days ago +1

    At 1:06...Those are DAIRY COWS you fucking moron.

  • DimSumJim
    DimSumJim 9 days ago

    The markup is just too high. I've learned that I can feed about 10-20 friends with $200 worth of USDA Prime Ribeye. It would cost me $600 - $1,000 to do the same at a steakhouse. If you want the ambiance, fine. If you want to enjoy the time with your friends without dropping a stack, that's fine too. I've gotten a number of compliments on my cooking in comparison to what's being served at restaurants. They may cook hundreds of steaks per night, but they cook it the same way, every time.
    I've also eaten real Kobe beef in Japan, just for the experience. They don't taste like a piece of heaven or anything, though it is enjoyable, but it's a nice to have, not a necessity.

  • Mister Misanthrope
    Mister Misanthrope 9 days ago

    BS. Ethanol production raised corn prices which raised beef prices. Corn prices on average nearly doubled in 2008 from the previous 10 year average, and have remained high ever since. That is what determines beef prices. The higher the price of corn the fewer calves are sold to those who raise them for beef.

  • Jim Coulter
    Jim Coulter 9 days ago

    Hot Dog! The real problem, the Government is over taxing Americans to support non americans that came illegally into America. All I can afford are cheap hamburgers and hot dogs. Eat more Chicken and Fish, it is better for you anyway! We never have Steaks anymore! It has been over 20 years since I was in a Steak House! Only Rich DemocRATS can afford it that work for the Government.

  • Serge Dufour
    Serge Dufour 9 days ago

    Nothing like home bbqing...steak marinated for 2 days in jack daniel's extra virgin olive oil and maple syrup. No restaurant in the world can beat that....

  • Daniel Lopez
    Daniel Lopez 10 days ago

    I’d rather make my own steak instead of some mediocre cool at a steakhouse.

  • Hog Nuts
    Hog Nuts 10 days ago

    To expensive .

  • Charnell Coetzer
    Charnell Coetzer 10 days ago

    Then why are Americans still so FAT!

  • Petr Maly
    Petr Maly 10 days ago

    The price was not because of draught, it was because of the EU changed it's policy on subsidies and many EU farmers got rid of cows (butter price doubled for a short while), causing a drop in supply worldwide and it will take some time to repair the damage.

  • TSG
    TSG 11 days ago

    Black Anus closed too.

  • mekka abdul
    mekka abdul 11 days ago

    This is so strange that I see this a week after I noticed our longhorn steak house was closed and they said they’ve been close since 2014 but I just noticed 🤦🏽‍♀️ I never been a big steak eater

  • Edward Francis
    Edward Francis 11 days ago

    What steack is that ? 0:47

  • xUdieToox
    xUdieToox 11 days ago

    Yeah whatever, ill take a 40oz aged ribeye medium rare with a side of mashed potatoes and asparagus please.

  • Izzy
    Izzy 11 days ago

    Im doing a 90 day old age T-bone steak, so far 30 days more to wait

  • real stitch
    real stitch 12 days ago

    One time when i ate at a steak house they served our food cold and i hated that!!!! AND IT TOOK FOREVER FOR THEM TO BRING THE FOOD TO US AND THERE AREN'T ALLOT OF PEOPLE THERE!!!!!

  • Aragorn Stellar
    Aragorn Stellar 12 days ago

    These hypocritical protesters probably have no problem with a baby being ripped piece by piece alive from its mother’s womb.

  • Harold Bowden
    Harold Bowden 12 days ago

    Meat is murder and gives you bowl cancer.

  • tyler hurd
    tyler hurd 12 days ago

    I love grilling and I’m sure every man does. That’s why

  • lost94133
    lost94133 12 days ago

    Modern Americans
    No crying bitching left wing fruits is what she means
    They're not modern or normal for that matter
    They're the problem with this country at the moment but they will not be entertained much longer

  • Eric Reames
    Eric Reames 12 days ago

    Exspensive to eat at

  • Ken Jett
    Ken Jett 12 days ago

    I dont go out and eat steak much anymore and it is too expensive in the stores. Just last week a strip steak at Walmart was $10 a pound that is just olain crazy. So do i give up on steak nope i am a hunter and i stock my freezer with good wild game that i butcher myself. That is how you beat these ridiculous prices, a Country Boy can Survive.

  • Khondker Rifat Hossain

    It is a sad wide American Style Steakhouses are opening. In Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, can find fantastic steakhouses...

  • Mind YourOwn
    Mind YourOwn 12 days ago


  • kalelopaka
    kalelopaka 12 days ago

    Because they are overpriced, and they use those awful sous vide or whatever things, I want a good tasting steak, so I'll grill mine for real at home and get a tasty tender steak. Why I always get chicken when I go out with friends.

  • brandon wright
    brandon wright 13 days ago

    Love my steak well done please

  • Rich Fame
    Rich Fame 13 days ago

    Lol she has not been two KY or texts has she lol 😂 stake house on every corner LMAO I googled steakhouses near me came up with five pages

  • Mark Hurst
    Mark Hurst 13 days ago

    If you had been paying attention the last few years, you would see there is too much rain and too many floods. Farmers can't give hay away for $1 a bale. This report is full of fake news.

  • Lamar Childers
    Lamar Childers 14 days ago

    There are a few good Steak Houses left likeTexas Road House and Bobby Van’s and I still go to them every so often. But one of the other reasons why people are getting away from Steak House other than the cost is that alot of people are either limiting their intake of red meat or giving it up altogether.

  • heeder777
    heeder777 14 days ago

    Then you have companies like Landry’s buying out Morton’s. Having eaten at the original in Chicago and several times in Vegas, the quality went out the window along with all the traditions that made Morton’s great. It was always our go to place for special occasions but no more. Privately owned steak houses are still a good bet but the prices are outrageous but the meal and service are top notch. If I buy choice cuts, even prime if I’m feeling like I need to burn an extra 15 bucks a pound and can find prime beef I can put on a very good steak dinner, at home, with cocktails for so much less money. And I’ve found a way to microwave the steaks so we only wait a few minutes for well done😉😖Actually I’m well trained in all of the cooking venues, some are not but steak is a good place to start learning your skills.

  • army103
    army103 14 days ago

    As I've gotten older, I've come to realize that a steak is a steak - as long as it's cooked & seasoned well, it doesn't matter where you get it or how much it costs. I recently paid $40 at a nice restaurant for a rib eye steak that was very good, but I've made equally good chuck steaks at home for $5.

  • Antonio Kinsey
    Antonio Kinsey 14 days ago

    I remember when I was a young kid it was a treat when my folks would take me to the Chart House. Are they still around.

  • John Davis
    John Davis 14 days ago

    The truth is you can buy a great cut of beef and cook/ grill it yourself much cheaper. And have a delicious
    Steak dinner! When I go out for dinner I buy a delicious meal that I don’t know how to make at home.

  • True Moo
    True Moo 14 days ago +1


  • Fifth Business
    Fifth Business 14 days ago

    Kobe beef is stupid. A few miles from Kobe is a different prefecture that produces wagyu beef that’s pretty much just as good, even better. Way cheaper, for the same shit. No scandal

    WVUSUNSFAN14 14 days ago

    Americans are killing American traditions! This is just one of many. A damn shame!!!

  • Barry Blundell
    Barry Blundell 15 days ago

    its hard to get good beef when the good young beef go's overseas for better price like the wealthier Asian market up to 80bucks a kilo for yearling rump and even more for ribeye , and 2nd class older beef stays home and you are still watching the shit beef get more expensive as if it was the good stuff been happening for a couple of decades now

  • reg5381
    reg5381 15 days ago

    I love a good steak but there is no anti beef agenda.People are cutting back on red meat and opting for chicken breasts and salmon.

  • pik nick
    pik nick 15 days ago

    Want a good steak and live in CA? Go to Harris ranch restaurant.

  • NackDSP
    NackDSP 15 days ago

    The last few steaks I bought at restaurants were not cooked as I ordered, even at the best places in town. Now it is just too easy to drop a Costco steak in my sous vide and get exactly perfect results every time.

  • highrzr
    highrzr 15 days ago

    Too much money for something you can cook at home yourself. Most Angus and Kobe beef is just over priced fatty beef..,.

  • Desk Top
    Desk Top 15 days ago

    The number one reason for steakhouse closures is the price of meat, but you missed the distinct number two's the popularization and use of the home BBQ. Everyone now has one, everyone thinks they're the pitmaster and no one wants just another steak at the end of the week.

  • Ijustcamehere Ijustcamehere

    Believe me, the idea that everyone is concerned over the treatment of the animals being slaughtered is bullshit.

  • tawpgk
    tawpgk 15 days ago

    Sous vide is killing steakhouses if they are at all. I can better cook a good piece of meat at home better than a restaurant with sous vide.

  • adam jumblat
    adam jumblat 15 days ago

    Ever driven past a Longhorn steakhouse on a Saturday night.. the amount of heavy mouth breathing fat fucks stumbling out of there is staggering.

  • adam jumblat
    adam jumblat 15 days ago

    This is bullshit. I treat myself to prime ribeye often and the price has not changed much and the quality is the same.

  • TheDaxindex
    TheDaxindex 15 days ago

    Fuck you !!! Steakhouses are the best !!!

  • kingsky68
    kingsky68 15 days ago

    A lot of stupid Americans pay hundreds of dollars for kobe beef that was fake. Fuckers.

  • Plutot Crever
    Plutot Crever 15 days ago

    20 years ago, most people couldnt cook a steak properly and used cheap spray painted nonstick pans for everything. Until the mid 90s people in the West were, more or less, retards in the food / cooking department. Now, they can cook a steak properly. Thats what changed. But the restaurants using wood chips / grills and aged meat will survive.

  • Steve Emery
    Steve Emery 15 days ago

    I cant afford steak HOME or OUT

  • Lam rof
    Lam rof 16 days ago

    I love steak and I eat one every one Month.

  • FoxyPercival714
    FoxyPercival714 16 days ago

    Dumbass, SJW, vegans are the cause.

  • Alex Pearson
    Alex Pearson 16 days ago

    We totally agree. I for one, have switched from ‘Keg steakhouse’ [can any one say EXPENSIVE] Canada to cooking 3 inch thick rib eyes - AAA or better ( prime ) for a lot less at home. AND an Awesome Red Wine at home that would cost a fortune in a restaurant. Keg cannot touch my steak and wine. The only area not mentioned here is that their cooking tools are better. Expensive boilers like Salamander etc. This I cannot do at home. So they have me the way, IMO hot, hot, hot broiler is the way to cook a steak - It beats all else.

  • Free Will
    Free Will 16 days ago

    That’s because the Rothschild family that secretly owns big beef hike up the price around 2007 , for there personal greed

  • Blair the cat
    Blair the cat 16 days ago

    So it took you 6 minutes to say
    1. Beef is pricy
    2. Vegans exist

  • James Court
    James Court 16 days ago

    If you’re hung up on the prices of a good steakhouses, then you shouldn’t be going there. Everyone knows you can make steaks for cheaper at home, but going out to a 5 star steakhouse is not just about eating the meat. It’s about the dining experience.