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I had a wonderful conversation with Ben Munat at the Raincity Afterparty, and the discussion came around, as it often does with me, the grilled cheese sandwich with the image of the Virgin Mary.

We talked about it, the Mother Theresa baked good (a.k.a The Nun Bun), and it wasn’t a big leap to come up with the idea of a grill that put images onto bread.  Like an image of George Foreman on your steak.  From there, we decided that opening a sandwich place with famous faces would be a cool idea.  Then you could name the sandwiches after whoever’s face was on it.  Like a Mr. Burns Egg Salad sandwich or a Salami Davis Jr., for example.  A Viggo Mortadella on whole wheat.  OK, I’ll stop now.

I went looking online, though, and clearly, I’m not the first guy to have this general idea, though the tie-in to a restaurant seems to be just mine for now.  There are sites out there that collect random ideas and let people comment and even go do something with them.  Scott Adams even started an idea trading site called “The Lazy Entrepreneur”.

All of which is my way of saying, that just because this idea was already used, that doesn’t mean every idea will be.  From now on, if I have a good idea, I’ll share it—no sense letting my sporadic flashes of insight and/or insanity go to waste!


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Darn, the Lazy Entrepreneur site isn't working. Sounded like a good idea to me, too!


Posted by hermitdeb
  at 12:00 pm on Apr. 17, 2006

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