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Martin's Potato Chips
5847 Lincoln Highway (Route 90),
Thomasville, PA 17364
Latitude: 39.924682 Longitude: -76.871837
This tour is free
Central Pennsylvania is considered by many to be the Snack Capital of the World. Enjoying the benefit of the rich loamy soil, farmers had to find ways to use their excess crops. From the farm kitchen of Harry and Fairy Martin in 1941, a unique potato chip found its way into the homes and hearts of York Countians. Their Business soon outgrew the kitchen. The Martin's built a small factory and expanded their distribution from delivering fresh daily to market stands, to also selling to mom and pop grocery stores.
In 1971 Martin's Potato Chips was sold to Ken and Sandy Potter. The Potter's had a dream of expanding the business outside the York area. By 1977 the delivery routes had increased from one to six, covering York, Lancaster, Dauphin and Adams county. As Martin's grew through the eighties and nineties, the combination of quality products and superior service proved to be successful. Martin's now has distribution facilities in Reading, Allentown, Philadelphia, Williamsport and Hagerstown, MD to insure products are delivered fresh daily.
Using only the best chipping potatoes and maintaining high quality oils for frying are just two of the many factors that make Martin's Potato Chips taste so great. Having a dedicated and motivated workforce has been the most important ingredient for our success over the years.
Today Martin's operates over 70 routes throughout central PA and Northern MD, with distributors in Virginia and Ohio. All potato chips and popcorn are made in our 40,000 Sq. ft Thomasville facility which produces over one million bags each month. Other products we distribute include Wege pretzels and a full line of corn products that are made locally for Martin's.
The tours at Martins chips are on Tuesdays only at 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00 and you MUST have reservations.