Did you know that March 14 is potato chip day? Potato chips came around in 1853 when Commodore Cornelius Vandervilt sent his fried potatoes back to a chef because they were too thick. The chef sliced them thin, boiled them in oil, fried them, added salt, and sent them back as a joke. But they were an immediate hit! One Michigan company that specializes in potato chips and celebrates its 80th year in Detroit is Better Made Potato Chips. Congratulations Better Made, on a successful Michigan business.