The idea of making beef jerky, like many creations, was accidental. A beef jerky vendor approached Dr. Medeiros with an interest in buying a 5-gallon bucket of Teri-Licious sauce. When asked why he wanted 5 gallons of the sauce, his answer was, “To Make Beef Jerky”. The 5-gallon bucket was never sold. It was used to make beef jerky by Dr. Medeiros. Samples were passed around. The feedback was a green light and the introduction of a winning product.