Jack Link’s Beef Jerky is known as an American snack company best known as the producer and marketer of the eponymous brand of beef jerky. It was founded by John ‘Jack’ Link in 1986. Jack thought of the idea to make jerky while hunting with his family. He used his great-grandfather’s Old World recipes.

The foundation for Jack Link’sTM was set in the 1880s when Chris Link came to America from the old country and settled in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. He didn’t bring much with him, but he did bring his family’s sausage recipes. Talk about applaudable priorities.

Soon his sausages and smoked meats became legend. It was all anyone could talk about (or so we hear).