The Slaughterhouse is a barn-themed steakhouse that operates in Springfield. The interior is decorated with hanging steer carcasses and a fountain of blood, and customers choose a cow for their steak which is slaughtered right in front of them. Everything on the menu contains meat and the menu itself is a whole chicken pounded flat.
The restaurant is controversial amongst vegetarians for its overly pro-meat attitude and a group (including Lisa Simpson) were scheduled to protest.
Homer met Red Barclay there and challenged Red to a beef-eating contest. Red won but suddenly died of beef poisoning, leaving behind a truckload of artichokes and migrant workers to be delivered to Atlanta. As Homer overheard two other truckers talking about Red, he decided to drive Red's truck to Atlanta.