Pre-prepared hot dogs have become as ubiquitous as the convenience stores that offer them. But when Boise,Idaho-based Pastry Perfection partners Mike and Brent Curry were approached by a growing convenience store organization to supply hot dog buns, one of the conditions of the deal caught them by surprise. The buns needed to be individually wrapped.
The store chain was pushing the envelope in regard to self-service, and for the sake of hygiene as well as freshness, each bun would need to be wrapped individually. The objective was to reduce the labor cost required to prepare a hot dog by enabling the customer to assemble the toothsome treat his or her self – but permitting the customer toreach into a conventionally packaged bag of hot dog buns, was not a viable option.
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