Before Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States, the businessman was known for his casinos, skyscrapers, hotels, and golf courses, and became a reality star when he hosted “The Apprentice” from 2004 until 2015. As a man who sought out several business ventures, it came as no surprise when the former president announced he was going to sell a line of steaks.
According to Think Progress, Trump Steaks was released in 2007 and was a line of hamburgers and steaks supplied by meat company Buckhead Beef. The steaks were oddly sold at Sharper Image (by mail order), with prices ranging from $199 to $999. In his commercial, Trump proudly declared, “When it comes to great steaks, I’ve just raised the stakes!” Unfortunately, plastering his face on different cuts of meat wasn’t selling.
After only two months on the shelves, the company, known for selling electronics and high-tech products, no longer sold Trump’s signature steaks. CEO of Sharper Image Jerry Levin said, “We were just an agent to sell them, really,” adding, “The net of all that was we literally sold almost no steaks. If we sold $50,000 of steaks grand total, I’d be surprised.” According to The Washington Post, Trump Steaks were once sold on QVC, too, but they appear to be a thing of the past, as no filet mignons or New York Strips are selling online or in stores.