6 Things You Didn’t Know About Frito-Lay
Frito’s Corn Chips
In 1932, C.E. Doolin bought a bag of corn chips from a local business in San Antonio. It just so happened that the manufacturer of this chip was selling his business, which Doolin decided to purchase.
During the same year, Herman W. Lay began his business in Nashville, which delivered snack foods. He purchased the manufacturer, and the H.W. Lay & Company was born.
In 1961, the Frito Company and the H.W. Lay company merged and became Frito-Lay, Inc.
It is likely that Frito-Lay makes your favorite snack! After all this company makes up 59 percent of the U.S. snack chip industry.
Potato Chip Varieties
Frito-Lay has over 56 varieties of potato chips alone. From Wavy Roasted Garlic & Sea Salt Flavored Potato Chips to Pizza Flavored Potato Crisps, there is a little something for everyone!
More Than Chips
Frito-Lays may specialize in the potato chip, but they have stock in 33 companies that make snacks. For instance, they own Doritos, Grandma’s and even Cracker Jack!