J&D’s Foods is the company that has earned a spot in our heart (and arteries) with their products like Bacon Salt, Baconnaise, Bacon Lip Balm and bacon-flavored envelopes aren’t just sitting on their salty, smoked rumps. The company is hard at work at other products, and is also auctioning off this bacon bust of — who else? — Kevin Bacon.
They say recessions are good times for innovation and a time to start your own business, and Justin Esch and Dave Lefkow are proving both true with their invention, Bacon Salt. Building from the simple idea that “everything should taste like bacon,” these two entrepreneurs quit their successful tech jobs and started their alchemical project out of their garage. By showing up at sporting events dressed as bacon and using Facebook and Twitter, they racked up 800 orders in the first week and sold out of Bacon Salt in 6 days. An inspiration for anyone with the entrepreneurial desire sizzling inside them.