The Giittinger family started the Otoe Spur Bar and Grill in 1992. They changed the name to Otoe Steakhouse in 2002 when Mel Giittinger introduced the Otoe Steakhouse Seasoning. He promoted this seasoning in Southeast Nebraska and used it in his own restaurant. From his explosive and “not knowin a stranger” kind of personality, it became popular in a lot of businesses and homes. In 2013, Mel passed away, so the family sold the steakhouse, but they kept the seasoning alive. Cindy Snyder, Mel’s daughter, is now the owner of Otoe Steak Seasoning and has big plans for the future!