In my journeys blogging about bacon I meet a lot of interesting people with big ideas about bacon. So when I stumbled in to Scott Kveton and his Bacn store I was not surprised. I knew someone was going to do it and in fact, I was thinking about doing it myself. Scottâ€™s big idea is to sell that best bacon to the messes.
I recently wrote a post about my first impressions of Scott and his store. This time around I thought it would be nice to let Scott tell the story of bacn.com. In the following interview, you learn a lot about the man, the myth, and the bacon lover.
Mr. Baconpants: Why did your start blogging about bacon?
Scott Kveton: For obvious reasons, I love bacon. I started talking more and more about it in my personal blog, during talks I’d give at conferences and then on Twitter and Facebook. Pretty soon people started sending me links, pictures, etc about it and I figured, “Geez, this is my hobby now.” I decided to break out a separate blog sometime in the Summer of ’08 called bacongeek.com and the rest is history.
MBp: Where has bacon blogging taken you?
SK: While blogging I started to realize, along with a few close friends, that there was a lot of â€œreallyâ€ really good bacon out there that people didn’t know about. We took bacongeek.com and built bacn.com which has become the place where we sell bacon, bacon t-shirts and other bacon-related food and trinket items. Its been an absolute blast and we were even able to launch it in 21 days.
MBp: Tell me and funny/interesting story invoicing you and bacon.
SK: Hmm. I think it was when Ford came to us at Bacn.com and asked us to drive one of their cars around (a Lincoln MKS) delivering our bacon. Jury is still out on that one; we get the car in a few weeks.
MBp: What is your favorite bacon recipe?
SK: I’m pretty simple. I love a Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Avocado sandwich. That’s hard to beat with the right bacon and ingredients.
MBp: What are your future goals for your blog and bacon?
SK: I just love bacon and I love the entire culture that has built up around it. I’d love to see more and more successful blogs and people doing bacon-related things. The sky’s the limit and we just hope to be a big part of all of it.
As I am sure many of you know Bacn.com is a supporter of our Bacon LIVE podcast. Be sure to check out the past and future shows to get live reviews of the bacon they sell. So far itâ€™s been â€œreallyâ€ really good.