Kennedy’s Meat Company in Temecula holds grand opening

Kennedy's Meat Company co-owners John Mayberry (left) and Mark Soto Mendoza celebrate the opening of the meat market's opening in Temecula, May 6. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo

Kennedy’s Meat Company, a family-owned specialty meat market, celebrated its grand opening in Temecula on May 6, 2023. The store offers a range of high-quality meats, including Top Tier Choice product, Prime beef, American Kobe, Australian Wagyu, and Wagyu from Japan, as well as their famous carne asada, pollo asado, free-range, and organic chicken, and a variety of marinated meats.

The Kennedy’s team sources their avocados and produce from local farms that are pesticide-free, highlighting their commitment to sustainability. Mark Soto Mendoza, grandson of Jesus Soto, who opened the original Kennedy’s in 1972 in the Imperial Valley, said he is excited to bring Kennedy’s to a new community and continue his family’s legacy of excellence in the meat industry.

The new 1,900-sq. ft. store features a spacious and inviting interior with a modern design, making it a welcoming place for customers to browse a wide selection of meats, including beef, pork, lamb, and chicken. The Kennedy’s family is dedicated to providing quality meats and excellent customer service, with their staff being knowledgeable about the meats they sell and always happy to offer cooking tips and recipe suggestions.

Guests who attended the grand opening were able to enjoy music, giveaways, and meat tastings straight from the grill. The store also debuted the first-ever “Summer of Kennedy’s Raffle Giveaway” where one lucky winner would receive six pounds of free meat (carne asada or pollo asado) every week during Summer 2023.

The Kennedy’s family is excited to share their passion for quality meats with the community. John Mayberry, a real estate broker from Carlsbad, played a major role in the store’s beautiful design. Kennedy’s Meat Company is sure to become a favorite destination for meat lovers in Temecula and beyond, providing high-quality meats with a commitment to sustainability and excellent customer service.

Julie Reeder
Julie Reeder