The Meat Business

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The Meat Business
Kent Paul and Maccer bring Ken Rosenberg back into relapse.

Kent Paul and Maccer bring Ken Rosenberg back into relapse.
Game GTA San Andreas
For Ken Rosenberg
Target Sindacco Mobsters
Location Caligula's Palace, The Strip, Las Venturas, San Andreas
Reward $8,000
Unlocks Madd Dogg
Unlocked by Intensive Care

The Meat Business is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas given to protagonist Carl Johnson by Ken Rosenberg from the office in Caligula's Palace, a casino located along The Strip in Las Venturas, San Andreas.


Ken Rosenberg has relapsed and is high on cocaine when Carl enters. The drug gives Ken a confidence boost and he decides to venture outside the office and show the city who's boss. Ken decides to go to visit the Sindacco Family at their abattoir to visit Johnny Sindacco, who is recuperating there after being discharged earlier from the hospital.

Carl and Ken make their way to Whitewood Estates, where the abattoir is housed at. When they arrive at the abattoir, Carl tries to stay behind, knowing that if Johnny recognises him, there will be trouble. However, Ken begs Carl to come with him, his confidence faltering. Unfortunately, Johnny suffers another heart attack when Carl steps out of the shadows during the meeting and dies. The Sindaccos realize that Johnny had a heart-attack due to a previous encounter with Carl, so they launch an attack on the two. Carl and Ken fight their way out of the abattoir, making sure there are no witnesses left alive before driving back to Caligula's Palace. During the trip back, Ken realizes how screwed he would be after this. Carl promises him that he would think of something to get him out of the trouble.


Ken Rosenberg: Oh, ha ha ha ha! Baby, I'm back, I AM BACK! Let's get this show on the road!

Kent Paul: The good Doctor has revived the patient! Sweet as, my son, sweet as!

Carl Johnson: So everything's straight now?

Ken Rosenberg: No! Absolutely not! I'm still screwed! Absolutely screwed, but at least now I'm in the right frame of mind. What the fuck are we going to do? Any minute now, some Mafia bullet is going to splatter my brains all over the wall! My wall, my beautiful wall...

Maccer: Ooh, you missed a bit. I'll have that.

Tony: Forgeddaboudit.

Ken Rosenberg: Oh, that's a great idea, Tony, but you know what? It ain't going to work, OK? Not this time... (mumbles)

Carl Johnson: Look, man, relax, get a grip...

Ken Rosenberg: Yeah, you're right, I need to get a grip!

Carl Johnson: Take control...

Ken Rosenberg: Yes, grab the bull by the horns!

Carl Johnson: And show everybody who's boss...

Ken Rosenberg: I'm the boss! I-am-the-boss!

Carl Johnson: Alright then!

Ken Rosenberg: All right! Let's tear this town up!

Carl Johnson: That's what I'm sayin'! So, where we going?

Ken Rosenberg: Details, details! Let's just get there!

Kent Paul: Rack them up, Maccer. What's the matter with you?

(Carl and Ken hop on a vehicle)

Carl Johnson: OK, boss man, where to?

Ken Rosenberg: We're going to pay the Sindacco's a visit. See how Johnny is, win him over with some (sniff) kind words during his convalescence. I've gotta get out of this game. Shit, my nose is pissing like a race horse (sniff). That is really good stuff. Hey drive faster, would you please? C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, what are you, an old lady?

Carl Johnson: So you trying to get out?

Ken Rosenberg: Yes. God, yes. I want to do something safe and legal and boring, with people that like me. And have a wife and some kids and get divorced and fight for weekend access, like everybody else.

Carl Johnson: Listen. I'll see what I can do.

Ken Rosenberg: Thanks, I'm just so tired of all this life or death bullshit. (sniff) Oh, shit, shit's all down my (sniff) damned shirt, and everything. Oh, that's my best shirt too, doesn't this shirt look good on me?

(Both arrive at the destination)

Ken Rosenberg: OK, let's get this over with. I'm the boss, I am the boss! I'm the boss, I am the boss! Yeah, (sniff) yeah...

(Carl and Ken enter the abattoir, Carl hangs beck)

Ken Rosenberg: What's going on? You forget something?

Carl Johnson: No - look, you go on in, I'm gonna wait.

Ken Rosenberg: Look, you gotta come with me this once. If I pull this off, I can carry on, I know I can, but please, you gotta come with me - I'm gonna squirt my ass all over the floor! Just this once pleasepleasepleaseplease...

Carl Johnson: Okay, okay - chill! Shit, this can't look good. Listen, everything's gonna be OK. Just remember; you're the boss!

Ken Rosenberg: I'm the boss? I'm the boss. I'm the boss. I'm the boss! I am the boss!

(Carl and Ken arrive at the room where Johnny is resting)

Ken Rosenberg: Hey, boys. Tell your boss that Ken Rosenberg is here to see him.

Doorman 1: Ken who?

Ken Rosenberg: K-Ken Rosenberg... Ken Rosenberg! The guy that runs this town!

(Doorman 1 goes into Johnny's room)

Ken Rosenberg: So, uh, how's Johnny?

Doorman 2: He's doing much better, yeah. He ate something this morning.

(Johnny comes out of his room in a wheelchair)

Johnny Sindacco: Heeyyy, Ken... Ah, Christ, this fucking thing... Ken... Como esta e, eh, how you doing?

Ken Rosenberg: Pretty good. And you?

Johnny Sindacco: Ah, still got a little bit of the night terrors, touch of diarrhea, but I'll get through it.

Ken Rosenberg: Huh, diarrhea, cool! Yeah...

Johnny Sindacco: And who's this...?

(Carl, who has been standing in shadow, steps forward)

Carl Johnson: How you doing, Johnny?

Johnny Sindacco: It's fucking him... It's him! Oh my God... Oh God... It's him... Aaargghh! My heart! Euchh... my heart...

(Johnny falls to the floor, wheezing and clutching his chest)

Carl Johnson: Damn, that nigga's fucked up!

(Sindaccos attack Ken and Carl)

Carl Johnson: Shit, they've started a fire to keep us back! There must be an extinguisher here somewhere, find it!

Ken Rosenberg: Carl, leave no witnesses or we're dead meat!

(Ken gets the fire extinguisher)

Ken Rosenberg: Got the extinguisher, I got the extinguisher! Take those guys out and I'll put out the flames! Stand back, I' gonna blast these flames!

(Ken extinguishes the flames)

Ken Rosenberg: Well, what are you waiting for?

(Ken sees Carl's actions)

Ken Rosenberg: Screw this, I'm going to hide in the freezer!

(Carl continues to attack the thugs)

Ken Rosenberg: This is so exciting, Tommy, it's like old times!

Carl Johnson: Who the fuck is Tommy?

(Carl does more shooting)

Ken Rosenberg: Holy fuck, what is it about my luck? I'm screwed!

(Carl continues attack the thugs)

Ken Rosenberg: We gotta do something!

(Carl kills more thugs)

Ken Rosenberg: Well done, CJ!

(Both continue to make their way out)

Ken Rosenberg: Shit, this is insane!

(Once Carl has killed all thugs in the first area)

Carl Johnson: OK, it's clear!

Ken Rosenberg: I'm never doin' drugs again, never ever, ever ever!

(Once Carl has killed everyone)

Carl Johnson: The exit's through the stock house.

(Once outside)

Ken Rosenberg: Shit, we gotta get the fuck outta here! We need some wheels! Get me back to Caligula's!

Carl Johnson: You calm down, and follow my lead.

Ken Rosenberg: Holy fuck, man, we work well as a team togeteher, huh, CJ? You and me, tearing this town up. Nobody can stop us, nobody in the world!

Carl Johnson: Johnny's a done deal. And so is his gang.

Ken Rosenberg: Too fucking right they are, dumb pussies! Oh fuck! I'm screwed! I'm fucking screwed! What the fuck am I going to do? Shit, shit, SHIIIIT....

Carl Johnson: You just got to hang in there. Play it dumb. I'll figure out a way to get you out of this.

Ken Rosenberg: Just drop me at the airport!

Carl Johnson: Nah man, they gotta think you dead. I'll think of something. I promise.

(Both arrive at Caligula's)

Carl Johnson: Get in there, and be cool. Like you been out for a relaxing drive or something.

Ken Rosenberg: Calm, yeah, calm. I'm calm. REAL FUCKING calm! I'm calm, Mr. Calm, Mr. Calm, that's me, Mr. Calm.


The rewards for this mission are $8,000 and an increase in respect. The missions Madd Dogg and Freefall are unlocked.

Post-mission phone call script

Catalina: I know it's you, you stinking perro!

Carl Johnson: Look, just say what you gotta say. I ain't interested in these stupid games!

Catalina: Stupid games? This is my heart you play with!

Carl Johnson: What? Look, you... Damn! Gotta change my number!


  • As they escape the abattoir, Ken will utter comments to Carl under the illusion he is escaping alongside Tommy Vercetti, his former partner. Ken mentions Tommy's first name instead of Carl's, leading to Carl asking Ken who Tommy is.
  • The player can fail the mission by getting inside the freezer that Rosenberg is hiding in and wait until the freezer door closes. The mission will fail along with a message "You are trapped in the freezer with Rosenberg". The player will respawn in a nearby hospital as if CJ was wasted.
  • The comment where Ken Rosenberg says to Carl where he thought he was with Tommy Vercetti is a reference to the film Reservoir Dogs.

See also


Video Walkthrough

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