Meating the Needs 

Antonio Holloway’s journey with Meat by the Case (MBC) is more than just a business venture; it’s a family legacy rooted in a passion for serving the community. The story begins with Antonio’s father, Albert “Pops” Holloway, a skilled butcher with a dream to provide quality meats to his community at affordable prices. In 2010, that dream materialized into MBTC in Hugo, Oklahoma, where Albert’s dedication to his craft and commitment to service laid the foundation for what would become a thriving family business. 

For Antonio, MBC represents more than just a career path; it’s a continuation of his family’s tradition of hard work and community engagement. Inspired by his father’s example, Antonio and his brother Andre took the reins of the business, expanding its reach to Dallas, Texas, in 2016 with a store front location in Oak Cliff. Three and a half years later they expanded into a warehouse space in Mansfield. With a vision to carry forward the family legacy while serving others, Antonio finds purpose and fulfillment in following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, Joseph Holloway. 

MBC’s commitment to its community is evident in its customer base, which includes small restaurants, food trucks, caterers, families, and various organizations. From family gatherings to church events, MBTC’s meats have become a staple in the lives of many, reflecting the deep-rooted connections the business fosters within its community. 

The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic brought unforeseen challenges, but it also presented opportunities for MBC to shine. “While grocery stores faced shortages and individuals turned to alternative sources for supplies, MBC experienced a surge in demand. It led to a remarkable 500% growth virtually overnight,” says Holloway. In response, Holloway and his team adapted, increasing staffing and extending operating hours to accommodate the influx of orders, further solidifying MBC’s reputation for exceptional service even in the face of adversity. 

But MBC’s impact extends beyond the realm of business. As a family-owned enterprise, it actively engages in volunteer work, partnering with non-profit organizations and churches to support community initiatives. One notable effort was the “Raise Funds with Turkey Drums” program, which raised over $10,000 for the Bethlehem Food Pantry ministry during the holiday season, showcasing MBC’s commitment to making a difference beyond the realm of commerce. 

Holloway who has a background in Engineering, and a graduate of New Mexico State University says, “My leadership is guided by the lessons instilled in me by my father, whose dedication, work ethic, and emphasis on family continue to inspire me.” Together with his wife Tracee, whose expertise in branding and social media has enhanced MBC’s presence, Antonio remains committed to not only providing quality meats but also serving as a beacon of hope and support within the community. 

Outside of business, Holloway finds solace in spending time with his family and indulging in his hobbies, which include working out and enjoying the tranquility of Oklahoma’s countryside. As a true country boy at heart, he cherishes the moments spent hunting and fishing, embracing the simple joys of life away from the hustle and bustle of the business world. 

In essence, Antonio Holloway’s story and goal of helping to “meat” the needs with MBC is one of family, community, and unwavering dedication—a testament to the enduring legacy of hard work, service, and the pursuit of dreams. 


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