ABILENE, TX. — The grand opening of the Beef Jerky Outlet came just in time for national beef jerky day.

This new family-owned business fell in love with the store in Tennessee.

"We discovered the beef jerky outlet when we were in Tennessee in smoky mountains, in the pigeon forge area and just enjoyed the store in general," says owner, Michael Perkins.

The Perkins family is also planning another grand opening in Midland this week.

"That's right it's a family affair, my dad and I are business partners in this store here. My wife my sons, everyone has been very helpful in getting this up and going," says Michael.

With over a hundred different flavors of jerky to choose from, one can find it all. The store also has popcorn, candy filled with insects, and much more.