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By Jeff Pack

Chance encounter spurs big idea for local entrepreneur


Last updated 11/5/2018 at 9:35am

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Art Roldan is the inventor of a lettuce bun product that can be formed into several different shapes. He has patents on the product all over the world and is working toward securing funding for mass production.

Art Roldan was sitting and enjoying a lettuce wrapped hamburger in a local In-N-Out restaurant when inspiration struck him.

"I sat down and started to eat, and this gal sits in front of me, I don't know her from Adam, but she was a very nice lady," Roldan said. "I said, 'So, do you eat these a lot?' She says, 'You know, I love these lettuce wraps and I would eat them every day. The problem is once you take a bite, they fall apart and the condiments go all over and I've ruined my blouse, so I have to really be careful.'"

She said that it would be nice if a farmer could grow lettuce in the...

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