The Beef Jerky Outlet has arrived in Cape Cod. The store is in the West Yarmouth Center off Route 28. The store is now open for business and is currently planning their grand opening celebration for the beginning of July. The store address is 525 Route 28, West Yarmouth, Massachusetts 02673. Visit the store’s Facebook page @BeefJerkyCapeCod to learn more.
This Beef Jerky Outlet specializes in more than 100 varieties of premium jerky. Exotic meats like kangaroo, alligator, venison and elk, as well as specialty flavors such as Bloody Mary, Sweet Bourbon and Cajun. Gourmet snacks, popcorn, candy, jellies, jams, sauces, spices and rubs are also available.
Packed with protein and low in fat, beef jerky is the perfect treat for meat lovers of nearly all ages. The popularity of jerky is rapidly growing. From 2009 to 2015, beef jerky sales jumped 46 percent. IRI, a market research firm, says Americans spent $2.8 billion on beef jerky in 2015 alone.
“After visiting a Beef Jerky Outlet, I was immediately hooked,” said Bill Hunt, owner of the Yarmouth Beef Jerky Outlet. “I knew I had to bring this store to the area. It’s such a fun store and such a unique shopping experience where you get to try it before you buy it!”
The store is in the West Yarmouth Center at 525 Route 28, West Yarmouth, Massachusetts 02673. Visit the store’s Facebook page @BeefJerkyCapeCod for more details about the store and upcoming events. The store plans to celebrate their Grand Opening next month.
History of Jerky
The word jerky has its origins in the native languages of South America. In the 1800s, the term “jerky” quickly spread across the New World to describe the process of smoking, drying and curing beef. Native Americans, cowboys and pioneers made and embraced jerky as an easily transportable and long-lasting food source. Today, jerky is one of the fastest growing snacks in the snack food industry. This is in part due to an increasingly high demand for lightweight, high protein, low fat, nutrient dense foods.
All About Jerky
• Jerky has traditionally been the number-one favorite snack of the military, and for years, NASA has
sent it into space with astronauts.
• IRI, a Chicago based market research firm, reports sales of jerky jumped 46 percent from 2009-2015,
and Americans spent $2.8 billion on beef jerky in 2015.
• Jerky is in the beef snack category — the fastest growing segment of the snack food industry
(Convenience Store Decisions, Nov. 2012).
• Our nation’s health craze is fueling the jerky revolution as runners, weightlifters, hikers and weekend
warriors eat it before, during and after exercise.
• Jerky is a popular snack for folks on the Paleo diet, which urges consumers to eat the kinds of foods
eaten by their hunter/gatherer ancestors.
• Jerky is catching on for women too, because the cured, low-fat snack provides an energy boost
without spoiling the diet. A Penn State University study found physically active women, ages 18-45,
consider jerky more convenient and satisfying than tortilla chips.
• Chefs are now incorporating jerky into their gourmet dishes. You can find jerky on the menus of high
end restaurants in Four Seasons hotels and others throughout the country.
About the Beef Jerky Outlet
The Beef Jerky Outlet was founded in 2010 and is the country’s first national jerky franchise. The company is headquartered in Kodak, Tennessee and there are currently more than 90 franchise locations, including 6 founder-owned stores, with 106 future stores planned. The Beef Jerky Outlet specializes in more than 100 varieties of premium jerky including exotic meats like kangaroo, alligator, venison and elk, as well as specialty flavors such as Moonshine and Cajun. Jerky is lean, high in protein, low in calories, contains less than 3% fat and has an extremely long shelf life. Millions seek out and enjoy this very nutritious snack every day. Across the country people are literally eating it up!