1695 HillTop Road
Monday, December 6th 11am-4pm
Tuesday, December 7th, @ 10:37am
Jim & Jackie have decided to retire from the operation of the J&J Steak Barn Jackie has written the history of the business which you can view. The food service equipment will be offered at the auction. Jim & Jackie will provide the buyer of the food trailer contact information for the events they have attended. The buyer of the trailer will need to negotiate contracts with the events previously attended by the Steak Barn.
We will start with ½ hour of live auction only items @ 11:07 the J&J Steak Barn trailer will start the simulcast auction, concluding with live auction only items.
Article by Jackie Murray:
IT ALL STARTED WITH A VISIONIt’s 1981 and the Margaretta Jr. High cheerleaders wanted to improve their skills by going to a cheer camp. They needed to find a way to pay for the camp. The idea of setting up a concession stand to raise the needed funds came about. Being a true visionary Bob Wright, father of cheerleader Lynn Wright-Sessler, went to work on the floor of the WR Farms shop measuring, cutting, and crafting a vision into what is now known as the Steak Barn. After a short time, Lynn and the Margaretta cheerleaders were in business. Cheer camp here we come! This was the beginning of a few years raising funds for cheer camps, new uniforms and all the things needed for cheerleading.On the Ohio State Fairgrounds at the intersection of Heritage, Cooper, and Dairy, a bigger vison took hold. Bob and Betty Wright met with the Ohio Cattleman’s Association and developed a plan to promote the Beef Industry at the Ohio State Fair. The plan was to serve cattle producers as well as fair goers with a quality product showcasing Beef that would continue from 1984-1991.After the 1991 Concession season, with one thing in common… the Steak Barn. Bob and Betty Wright passed the torch and the Steak Barn to its new owners, Jim and Jackie Murray – J & J Food Concession, and the vision would blossom. Some 29 years later, from 1992-2021 the vision is still glowing strong. Throughout the years Jim and Jackie have continued to work with Ohio Cattleman and Cattlewomen’s organizations to provide our consumers with the quality products to showcase our industry. The lines have continued to grow, and the Ribeye’s, Burgers and Chop Steak sandwiches, fries, and drinks have continued to be crowd pleasers. The continued volume has only been made possible by volunteer support from Ohio Cattleman, Cattlewomen, FFA Chapters, 4-H Clubs, and various other organizations. It is with great pride and a true sense of responsibility that Jim and Jackie will now pass the torch. We can only hope this long-standing vision continues.
In 2019 the Steak barn sold over 4 ½ tons of meat and 5 ½ tons of potatoes this total includes all events including the Ohio State Fair Food Pavilion.All equipment used to serve at the Steak Barn and the Food Pavilion will be offered for Auction by Bonnigson & Associates, December 7, 2021 @ 10:37 AM live and online simulcast.The 2019 Venues for the Steak Bark were Ohio Beef Expo, Ohio Spring Dairy, Ohio State Fair, Sandusky County Fair, and Farm Science Review. Upon purchase of the Steak Barn, we will provide the contact information for these events.
Truck & Trailers: International 4700 single axle, VIN# 1HTSCAAL6H362354, 196522 miles, 6+ spd. Transmission, DT466E 500 miles on rebuild, Box body 16’x96”, Side door, new roll up rear door, rear ramp, Carrier 422 refer unit. J&J Steak Barn trailer 22’x8’, No Title – Registration Only – Home Made, Complete w/ all the food prep equipment & fire suppressant system. Cargo Mate bumper pull enclosed trailer 26’x96”x 6’4”, 20’ flat, 6’ beaver tail, rear ramp door, 4’ side door, Heavy torsion ride axles, 225x75R15 tires. Nomad 27’ camper, bumper pull, 21’ awning. Taurus 21’ camper, bumper pull.
Cookers: Traeger Pellet Smoker, trailer model, (5) 35”x55” racks. Nieco model 962 Flame Broiler, Propane, w/ electric chain drive SN# 2136383. Pitco Deep Fryer, Propane, (2) basket. Patriot Deep Fryer, Propane (2) basket. (2) Flat Top Grills, Propane, 8 burners, open grate, 24”x65”. Members Mark Flat Top Griddle, Propane, 8 burners, 24”x65” solid flat top. Wolf Flat Top Griddle, Propane, 4 burners, 34”x48”. Wells 3 compartment steam table, w/ drain sink, Propane. (2) Electric steam pans, w/ lids. Pop Corn machine, used very little.
Food Service: Merco Counter Top Sandwich Slide, electric top heat, 20”x59”x22”. Sandwich Slide w/ prep table, electric heat, 36”x36”x55”, on casters. Bev Air Prep Table, 2 door refrigerator, covered condiment bay, poly cutting board, 2 shelves, 30”x48”x40”. Stainless Steel prep table, 30”x60”x32”. Poly Cutting Board table, 22”x43”. Stainless Steel Sink, 3 bay w/ back splash. Stainless Steel Sink, single bay w/ drain board, side & back splash. Stainless Steel Sink, 4 bay w/ back splash, 2 drain boards, 2 faucets. (2) Soft Drink Servers, 5 station w/ ice well, Bunn Coffee makers, Percolator coffee makers, Ice Tea Brewers, w/ extra serving dispensers. Chafing Pans, w/ stands, lids, 2 place Sterno cans. Cambro Hot Boxes. Several insulated coolers. VIP Stanchions, retractable & velvet Rope. Condiment Dispensers, w/ some product. Stainless Steel pans & lids, large assortment in various sizes. Large assortment of serving trays, bowls, utensils, knives, flatware. Pepsi cups, Styrofoam cups, napkins & napkin holders, French fry boats, foil sandwich wraps, table covering. (2) Lemon Squeezers. 15 Gallon GFS pickles. (3) 35# vegetable cooking oil.
Cashier: (2) Square Credit Card Reader / Processor. (2) Casio Cash Registers. (3) Sharp Cash Registers, Money Counter.
Décor: Old Chuck Wagon, Split Rail fence, Vinyl Picket fence, Frame Tent, 10’x20’, w/ full back side curtain, 3 sides ½ height side curtains, green & white. Frame Canopy, 9’x20’, green & white top. A-frame sign boards. Assortment of theme decorations. Large Assortment of Aprons, Hats, Shirts, Banners, w/ various Beef related logos.
Terms & Conditions: TERMS: CASH, GOOD CHECK, VISA, MASTERCARD or DISCOVER w/proper id. (4% Buyer’s Premium charged but waived for cash or good check.) Internet purchases will be charged a 5% convenience fee. All personal or company checks must be accompanied by driver’s license & viable credit card. New bidders (those without a positive Bonnigson & Associates purchase history) will need a statement from their financial institution confirming their ‘good standing’ must be accompanied with a bank letter guaranteeing payment upon presentation of check. Everything is sold “AS IS” with NO WARRANTIES of any kind. Complete terms and conditions are listed on the back of your bidder card.