Jack Link’s Unveils 'Meat Rushmore' (Video)

Replica of monument sculpted from more than 1,600 pounds of jerky

Jack's Links Meat Rushmore jerky (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Snacks)

NEW YORK -- Jack Link's is commemorating the third annual National Jerky Day with the creation of "Meat Rushmore," a meat replica of South Dakota's famous Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The 13-foot-tall, 17-foot-wide structure is covered in more than 1,600 pounds of Jack Link’s beef, pork and turkey jerky, weighing in at more than 350,000 grams of lean protein.

The company is showcasing the 1,400-cubic-foot Meat Rushmore on Thursday in New York City's Columbus Circle.

will stand in Columbus Circle from sunrise to sunset. Snack-lovers can also meet Jack Link's brand icon Sasquatch, receive free jerky samples and enter contests to win a year's supply of Jack Link's jerky.

Enter the #MeatRushmore selfie contest or "Fifth Head" at Meat Rushmore sweepstakes Meat monument visitors are invited to enter a contest for the best selfie taken at Meat Rushmore by sharing photos on Twitter and Instagram using #MeatRushmore and tagging @JackLinks.

Fans can also visit JackLinks.com to insert a picture of themselves as the "fifth head" on Meat Rushmore.

"Meat Rushmore is our most monumental undertaking yet and a fitting tribute to the all-American love of jerky as the 'ultimeat' snack'," said Kevin Papacek, director of marketing for Jack Link's Beef Jerky.

Conveniently packaged and requiring no refrigeration, Jack Link's jerky is available in flavors ranging from savory to sweet to spicy.

Based in Minong, Wis., Jack Link's is a leader in the meat snack category. It offers more than 100 premium meat snack products at retail outlets in more than 40 countries.