Pat LaFrieda Jr., the "Magician of Meat," has revolutionized the burger and meat industry. Running a third-generation wholesale meat purveyor business in New Jersey with his cranky dad, Pat Sr., and his smooth-talking cousin, Mark Pastore, Pat and his family have built the company into a meat empire. But with big business comes big problems. Whether it's last-minute requests, creating burger blends and menus for new clients, dealing with difficult customers or navigating the personalities of a 500-person work staff, Meat Men takes viewers on a high-"steaks" ride with a side of humor, served medium rare. (Source: FOOD Network)
Chef Franklin Becker from Abe and Arthur's runs out of Porterhouse steaks in the middle of service and calls Pat Jr. with a meat emergency. It's a big order on any night but even harder to fill with dull knives. On top of that, Chef Alex Guarnaschelli calls in a last-minute order for 60 Tomahawk steaks. 80,000 pounds of meat needs to go out the doors tonight and the butchers have no knives. This is Pat Jr.'s worst nightmare!