ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - It was a tough night for the Lobos, but a big one for an Albuquerque inventor who intends to revolutionize stadium snack-time.
Randy Asselin, an Albuquerque native, created the RockTop which debuted at the University Stadium and the Fighting Irish's Stadium at Notre Dame Saturday night.
It's a plastic nacho holder with a hole in the middle allowing fans to carry the combo with one hand and give them a table top of sorts to eat from.
"I think it's pretty great," said Lobo fan Eric Skold. "It's really nice to only have to deal with one hand. Eating in the stands is always tough especially when you've got people next to you and everything."
Asselin said the idea came to him while he was going through a drive through.
"It's one of those silly things that everybody looks at and says 'why didn't we put a straw hole in food trays?'" Asselin said. He added that now fans have their hands free to high-five, make Lobo signs and cheer on the Cherry and Silver.
He says this is just the beginning.
"We are looking at every menu item and not only in concessions in stadiums but in malls, mass transit areas and certain types of fast food. We want to change the way the cup holder is used," Asselin added.
The RockTops will be rolled out in stadiums around the nation throughout the football season. The product is made from FDA approved recycled plastics. At University Stadium it comes standard with nachos and a soda.
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