Who Invented Potato Chips?

According to a story that may or may not be true, the first potato chips were ‘invented around 1865 by a chef in Saratoga, New York.

The chef made a batch of thin-sliced potatoes for the diners at a guest house, but one of the guests kept sending the potatoes back and asking for thinner slices. So the chef cut a potato into the thinnest slices he could, dropped them into oil, and produced America’s first potato chips!

The first factory in America built solely to produce potato chips opened in Albany, New York, in 1925.