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New burger eatery in Ontario offers taste of the Highlands

Shad Cupp tends to some mushrooms on the grill at The Ranch in Ontario as he talks about his family's ranch and burger business. (The Enterprise/SCOTTA CALLISTER)

ONTARIO – Shad Cupp says diners at his new The Ranch-Scottish Highland Burgers outlet are getting the healthiest beef there is.

He and his family opened the burger restaurant last month in the former Papa Murphy’s location on Southwest Fourth Avenue, catercorner from Ontario City Hall.

“People are really getting more concerned with how their food is being raised, where it’s being raised,” said Cupp.

He knows where The Ranch’s beef comes from because he raises it himself, at his Big Valley Ranch in Emmett, Idaho. And it isn’t the standard Angus, but rather Scottish Highland cattle. They are shaggy, stout and . . .