Resolution J5907-2013

Commemorating the 161st Anniversary of the Saratoga Chip, and recognizing August 24, 2014, as Saratoga Chip Day



  • Jun 17, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 12, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION commemorating the 161st Anniversary of the Sara-
toga Chip, and recognizing August 24, 2014, as Saratoga Chip Day

WHEREAS, It is with great pleasure that this Legislative  Body  acknowl-
edges  noteworthy  events  in  America's  history  which deserve special
recognition such as the creation of the potato chip; and
  WHEREAS, This year marks the 161st Anniversary of the  Saratoga  Chip;
this  Legislative  Body is justly proud to recognize August 24, 2014, as
the official Saratoga Chip Day, honoring the  day  the  chip  was  first
created, at a celebration to be held at the Saratoga Race Track, Sarato-
ga Springs, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  America's  first  potato  chip was created by George Crum, a
cook at Moon's Lake House on Saratoga Lake,  in  Saratoga  Springs,  New
York, on August 24, 1853; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1853,  a patron ordered fried potatoes with his meal; he
complained the potatoes were too thick and sent them back to  the  cook;
upset  someone  would  criticize  his  cooking, George Crum sliced a new
batch of potatoes paper-thin, fried them to a crisp in boiling oil,  and
then salted them; and
  WHEREAS,  What was intended as a stunt turned into an instant hit; the
fussy patron and his friends loved the "crunch potato slices"; soon  the
chips became known as Saratoga Chips; and
  WHEREAS, Saratoga Chips, as they were initially known, is the original
potato  chip  which helped launch a multi-billion dollar a year industry
in the snack food business; and
  WHEREAS, Saratoga Chips was reintroduced to  the  market  in  2009  as
"America's  First  Kettle Chip", and since that time, has grown steadily
in popularity; and
  WHEREAS, An industry was launched; today, Americans consume more pota-
to chips than any other people in the world, making potato chips  Ameri-
ca's favorite snack; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 161st Anniversary of the Saratoga Chip, and to recognize
August 24, 2014, as Saratoga Chip Day; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Saratoga Chips, LLC.


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