Louisiana businessman Richard LeMoine has acquired the Beef Jerky Outlet store in Denham Springs and plans to open locations in Gonzales, New Orleans and Shreveport, according to the Seymour, Tenn.-based chain.

Lemoine will operate and upgrade the Denham store while scouting sites in the other cities, according to Paul Lyones, Beef Jerky Outlet vice president and founding partner.

Beef Jerky Outlet favors tourist venues and high-traffic retail zones, Lyones said in a news release. The Gonzales store will be close to Cabela’s outdoor sporting goods store, for example.

Both Shreveport, with its casinos, and New Orleans draw lots of tourists, he said.