Asheville, N.C. – Sept. 24, 2019 – DeBragga, New York’s Butcher®, Jersey City, N.J., was recognized as the No. 5 Sales Volume Independent Specialty Meat Company Foodservice Distributor by the Certified Angus Beef ® brand. The award was presented at the brand’s Annual Conference, held Sept. 23-25, in Asheville, N.C. Brand partners at the conference, including meat processors, distributors, chefs, retailers and cattle ranchers, explored merchandising and marketing solutions to satisfy growing consumer demand for great-tasting beef.

As the first foodservice distributor who began offering the branded beef in 1982, DeBragga is as dedicated as ever to delivering top-quality beef to chefs. The team is expert at cutting and aging beef to customer expectations, especially through its focus on the Certified Angus Beef ® brand and Certified Angus Beef ® brand Prime. DeBragga works closely with culinary schools, so students gain hands-on experience with multiple beef cuts. The distributor also supports top chefs in New York City and beyond at events featuring the branded beef.

About the Certified Angus Beef ® brand

World renowned for its exceptional quality and generous marbling, the Certified Angus Beef ® brand is the original brand of premium beef. It was created over 40 years ago, in 1978, and is still owned today by family ranchers who are determined to bring the best Angus beef to the table through a gate-to-plate network that also includes meat companies, retailers and chefs. Ten exacting standards ensure the beef’s superior taste and tenderness in every bite. For more information, visit or follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.