Not so lazy Ray

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Undergraduate Ray Joyner has a year left on his degree but already is making waves in the business world. The junior from Cumming created Lazy Ray’s Ketchup & Mustard, a mix of the two condiments in one bottle.

Produced by an Alabama company, the product is for sale in Athens-area Bell’s food stores, the Buford Farmer’s Market, Woody’s Meat and Sausage Company in Alpharetta, Ferguson’s Meat Market in Cumming and Home Food Super Market in Raeford, N.C. He also is talking to representatives from Walmart and has a meeting with Kroger’s condiment category review board this month.

Lazy Ray’s was a finalist in the sauce competition during this year’s Flavor of Georgia Contest, sponsored by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.  Joyner got the idea from a childhood memory.

“I remembered how difficult it was to dip a corndog in both ketchup and mustard during elementary school lunches,” he says.

Joyner is developing a second condiment, Lazy Ray’s Fry Sauce, a ketchup and mayonnaise mix.

“It has the potential to become a full time job,” says Joyner, who is majoring in business, “and I hope it does, I think it would be fun.”