The origins of Frito Lay can be traced back all the way to 1932 when C.E. Doolin made his way into a small San Antonio café where he purchased a bag of corn chips, un unbeknownst to him this tasty chip would become one of the country’s most popular and favorite snacks.
Mr. Doolin soon discovered that the manufacturer of the chips he had purchased was very eager to sell his business, so Doolin purchased the recipe without giving it a thought, soon after he began to sell Fritos Corn Chips from his model T Ford.
During that same year in Nashville, Herman W. Lay started his potato chip business by delivering snack foods. Some time later Mr. Lay purchased the manufacturer of the snacks he delivered, and so the H.W. Lay & Company was born. His company became one of the largest snack food manufacturers in the Southeast and his “Lay’s” brand is still one of today’s favorite potato chips in America.
Herman W. Lay and C.E. Doolin soon merged their companies (Frito Company and H.W. Lay Company) in 1961 and named it Frito-Lay inc. Today their brands account for more then half of the American snack chip industry. Till this day the dream of two entrepreneurs still lives on and their desire to become America’s favorite snack has been proudly fulfilled. They manufacture, sell and distribute their products in a wide variety of flavors and fun packages that allow their consumers to enjoy a snack that is both delicious and environmentally safe
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