So much meat has made its way to Illinois and we can't wait to chew on all this dehydrated goodness.

Beef Jerky Outlet has over 100 stores around the country and they've finally arrived in Illinois. The outlet just opened at 5 E. Grand Ave. in Fox Lake, Illinois. You'll find over 100 varieties of jerky, from stuff you've heard of to many things you haven't. And the best part, you get to try before you buy, according to the very entertaining video below from WGN's Marcus Leshock.

To plan your jerky jaunt to Fox Lake, you should read more here. Save some cracked pepper prime rib for me.

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