OSU is taken with bacon
Nick Vales, a sophomore construction management major at Ohio State University, buys a pack of Sugardale bacon slices from the school’s bacon vending machine.
shelf-stable bacon snacks were donated by Smithfield, Hormel and Sugardale, and the proceeds of items bought go to the meat science program. Everything in the machine costs $1.
The machine has proven as irresistible as bacon itself. Just after noon on Friday, close to a dozen people stood around the machine, watching Page restock it, taking photos and videos of purchases and giggling constantly.
“I love this, just the overall Ohioness of it,” said Shay
Merritte, a pre-dental student at Ohio State. “Oh, and I love bacon.”
Though inventory was getting low Friday, Page said more bacon products are on the way. The vending machine will stay in the building until finals wrap up on Thursday.
Stories about the machine have gone national, from local TV segments, Fox News and a spot on the Today Show.