ALTOONA, IOWA (January 2020) – Outlets of Des Moines (OutletsofDesMoines.com) has announced the January opening of Iowa’s first Beef Jerky Experience. Beef Jerky Experience specializes in more than 100 varieties and sizes of premium jerky. There are exotic meats including kangaroo, alligator, venison and elk, as well as specialty flavors such as Moonshine and Cajun. Gourmet snacks, popcorn, candy, jellies, jams, sauces, spices and rubs and dog treats are also available. Customers can sample all varieties of jerky prior to purchase.
“We are pleased to announce the opening of Iowa’s first, and only, Beef Jerky Experience,” says Outlets of Des Moines General Manager TJ Just. “Beef Jerky provides a myriad of tasty treats perfect for healthy snacking,” he adds.
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.
Beef Jerky Outlet
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 100 franchise locations, including 6 founder-owned stores. 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.
Outlets of Des Moines
Shoppers will save up to 70 percent off on America's favorite brands at Outlets of Des Moines, an open-air lifestyle destination in Altoona, Iowa. Outlets of Des Moines features nationally renowned stores such as kate spade new york, Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike Factory Store, Michael Kors, Express Factory Outlet, LOFT Outlet, Converse, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour Factory House, Vera Bradley Factory Outlet Store, Levi’s Outlet Store, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Le Creuset, American Eagle and Lucky Brand. Outlets of Des Moines is conveniently located in the heart of Altoona, an entertainment destination featuring Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino, Adventureland Amusement Park, and Bass Pro Shops (take exit 141 off I-80 west and from I-80 east take exit 142). It is also served by public transportation via DART’s Route 17. Visit www.RideDart.com for schedule details.
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