Product Review: Perky Jerky
Perry’s Beef Jerky Company was founded in 1948 in Texas. Perry’s beef jerkey company is one of the oldest and most well known beef jerking companies in America. They are famous for their beef jerked meat products such as Perry’s Beef Jerk, Perry’s Hot Dogs, Perry’s Sausage Links, Perry’s Sausages and much more!
The company is owned by William J. “Bill” Perry. His father, John H. Perry, started the business with just $1 in savings when they moved from Kansas City to Austin in 1878.
At its peak, the company employed over 400 people at its original location and another 300 or so at other locations around Texas and Oklahoma. By 1914 the company had expanded into New York State where it still operates today under new ownership and management.
Perry’s Beef Jerky Company was acquired by Cargill in 2002. The company changed hands several times before being sold to a group of investors led by the investment firm TPG Capital in 2013. Since then, the company has been focused on expanding production facilities and improving efficiency.
In 2018, William J. “Bill” Perry died at the age of 86. He was known for his dedication to quality and customer service and was loved by all who knew him.
Perry’s Beef Jerky Company is most well known for its traditional beef jerky, however it also produces a wide variety of other meat snacks that are low in fat and high in protein. These include hot dogs, sausages, and pork rinds.
Perry’s Beef Jerky also produces vegetarian, kosher, and gluten-free snacks that are high in protein such as peanuts, sunflower seeds, almonds, and more. They are the perfect on-the-go snack for people with busy active lifestyles.
Perry’s Beef Jerky has repeatedly won awards for its dedication to quality. All of its snacks are made in the good old fashioned way: with real ingredients prepared by hand. There are no additives, preservatives, or MSG.
Perry’s Beef Jerky is available for purchase online and in select stores across the United States. To find a location near you, visit their website.
Interesting FactsThe company made national news when it was temporarily banned from the Harris Teeter grocery store chain over claims of price fixing.
The company has since been exonerated and has returned to all former locations.
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