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I'm George Crum. I was born in the year 1822 in Saratoga Lake, New York
and I died in the year 1914 in Saratoga Lake, New York .
And this is my story.:
I was working as the chef in the summer of 1853 when I incidentally invented the chip. It all began when a patron who ordered a plate of French-fried potatoes sent them back to My kitchen because he felt they were too thick and soft.
To teach the picky patron a lesson, I sliced a new batch of potatoes as thin as I possibly could, and then fried them until they were hard and crunchy. Finally, to top them off, I added a generous heaping of salt. To my surprise, the dish ended up being a hit with the patron and a new snack was born!
Years later, I opened my own restaurant that had a basket of potato chips on every table. Though I never attempted to patent this invention, the snack was eventually mass-produced and sold in bags – providing thousands of jobs nationwide.
For more information on inventor George Crum, refer to:
Inventor George Crum Biography
The Potato Chip Inventor