Posted by Lance on December 31, 2014
Our company started in Jeff's home kitchen where he had his own dehydrator and began making homemade beef jerky and sharing at family functions. His delicious jerky would disappear quickly. Teaming up with his cousin Lance, the name Banzai Jerky was coined and they began packaging and selling their jerky to friends and coworkers. Again the jerky disappeared fast. In 2012, with the help of a successful Kickstarter campaign, the business was officially launched. A co-packer was located and a fun brand was created.
Banzai Jerky was officially being sold online and at OC and LA food events. Through hard work and word of mouth, buzz about this local brand started to spread. New fans quickly respected the quality of the product as well as the great taste. A year later, Banzai Jerky launched their Bacon Jerky product in two flavors, Spicy Teri and Teriyaki. This came at the heels of another incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign and took the company to another level. Banzai Jerky products are now being carried in small markets in OC, LA and SD...and can also be bought on Amazon and FoundEats.