Former Bronco comes home to realize dream..

Jason Payne, former BSU football player (94–97) has returned to Boise with his wife and family to open Meals Squared, an innovative meal preparation company. Located at 2141 Broadway Ave, you'll find Jason and his wife, Misty, hard at work creating unique menus, chopping fresh vegetables and setting up for customer appointments.

In case you're unfamiliar with the concept of a meal preparation company, here's how it works: Customers select entrees online, sign up for a session to visit the studio kitchen where they assemble a month, a week or even one days worth of meals to take home, freeze and cook at their leisure.

After graduating from Boise State in '97, Payne and his family moved to San Diego, CA where they lived for a short time before following their careers to Portland, OR. It was here that less than a year ago, the idea for Meals Squared was born, resulting in their return to Boise in 2006.

"Playing football for Boise State had a significant impact on my life. Not only did Boise State allow me the opportunity to play collegiate football, it also taught me about life and the importance of giving back to the community," states Payne. "We were gone for 8 years but Boise never left us. We're happy to be back in Boise, where it's always felt like home, supporting Bronco Football and youth athletics like Boise Optimist Football League."

Payne played at Boise State as starting cornerback under the direction of Coach Pokey Allen (1994 – 1996) and finished his last year (1997) with Coach Houston Nutt. Payne was part of the 1994 team that not only held the title of Conference Champs but also propelled Boise State Football to Division 1-A status. He remains tied for second all-time in the Boise State record books with his three-interceptions in one game, coming against Weber State in 1995.

To learn more about Meals Squared visit their website at or call 424-0702.

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