Who invented potato chips?


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Potato chips were the invention of George Crum, a Native American chef working in Sarasota Springs, New York, at a resort where a patron complained about French fries being too thick; Crum sliced the replacement order particularly thing in an attempt to exact revenge on the complaining guest and the potato chip was born. The diner loved the chips.

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Although Crum never patented his creation, his chips were a big hit and diners began to request them. They were initially known as Saratoga chips and were sometimes called potato crisps. Crum went on to open his own eatery a few years later, and every table in the establishment was topped with a basket of chips.

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