Monday, April 11, 2011

Oh Yes I Can Eat Just ONE! (I fibbed)

The merger of two entrepreneurs' dreams became one of the largest snack food companies in the United States. In fact some reports say this snack food accounts for 59% of the U.S. snack chip industry! Were talking Frito-Lay!

Who knew and you want to hear more?

Back in 1932, C.E. Doolin, happened into a San Antonio cafe, and bought a bag of corn chips. That's when and where the crispy history of these chips began. Liking the chips so much, Mr. Doolin discovered that the manufacturer of the snack chips was in the market to sell his business. Mr. Doolin knew a good thing when he tasted it, so he purchased the recipe, and began to sell FRITOS® Corn Chips from his Henry Ford Model T Ford.

During the same year FRITOS® was pounding the pavement and rolling on wheels with Mr. Doolin another icon was in the making!

There was?!  Another icon?

Herman W. Lay had begun a potato chip business in Nashville by delivering snack foods. 'Bet you can't eat just one'... this was the H.W. Lay & Company.

Fast forward, through the grease, sweat and tears to 1961, where these two delicious snack foods would join. That's right, the Frito Company and the H.W. Lay company merged to become Frito-Lay, Inc.

Perhaps in their dreams, but not their wildest expectations, Did Mr. Doolin or Mr. Lay expect their products would be America's favorite snack food company?  We didn't BUT we're glad it happened!

Today, Frito Lay goodness continues to be produced by more than 45,000 Frito-Lay employees in the United States and Canada. They make it, sell it and bring smiles and yards of edible delights and a variety of other fun too!

Mmmmmm.....the 1940s had it good, thanks to the 30s Snack Kings!

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