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Founder of Lays potato chips to be featured in upcoming TV special

The founder of an internationally known potato chip brand has a Greenville connection and will be featured in an upcoming special on the History Channel, reports Lillia Callum-Penso in a news story by Greenville News.

Herman W. Lay, founder of Lays potato chips, who was later head of theFrito-Lay Company, and then helped create PepsiCo, Inc., spent his grade school years in Greenville and attended Furman University on an athletic scholarship. That story, along with the one of how Lay built his own business from snack distributor deliveryman to company owner, will be part of the series titled The Food that Built America.

The series, which is now in its second season, airs Sunday, 9 p.m. ET, Feb. 14 on The History Channel.

Source: Greenville News. Full story here

Lukie Pieterse, Editor and Publisher of Potato News Today

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