The buns sell for $2.50 for a pack of five at Connell’s Orchard shop in Chippewa Falls, WI. It was Sydney’s idea to package the buns in sets of five because he noticed that curved brats in the area are sold five to a pack. Making these sorts of simple observations prompted his invention in the first place.
“He said to me, ‘Daddy, how come brats are curved, but the buns are straight?’”Jeremy Claxton recalls.
“I remember I was going around a slight corner of the road and I had to wait for the corner to end to turn around and say, ‘Dude, I don’t have an answer for you.’”
What I really like about this is that the boy came up with the idea, but he and his dad eventually consulted a professional baker for help formulating the bun. Inventions are rarely the work of a single person, and it's good to know when to bring in an outside expert.